Four years ago I moved to Seattle with my family (my wife Leanna, 2 children Andreas and Annika and Winston our dog) Working in the Telecommunications industry for the past 20 years for Siemens and now Nokia has given us the opportunity to live and get know many places – China, Germany, Brazil and the Middle East. Throughout this time using and developing German language and staying in touch with culture & society has been one of our priorities as a family. We have been part of the EGLS community for 3 years now. I grew up in China and Germany and received my higher education in the US (Valparaiso Univ., IN and Cornell Univ., NY) studying Physics and Elec. Engineering. Today I work as a Head of Sales at Nokia Networks building and enhancing Cellular Networks for major operators throughout the United States.