Studied forest science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich ETH, specializing in forestry policy. Diploma thesis on nature conservation requirements and the resulting effects on forest management. Was awarded the federal certificate of eligibility for senior forestry official positions based on his practical work in the 4 BE and 7 SO forestry districts (1987/88). Advanced vocational training in practical forest management in the Dorneckberg forestry district.
Managing interdisciplinary environmental projects, establishing EIA reports, heading environmental supervision projects, planning and implementing river revitalization measures, managing forestry projects, planning and implementing engineering work and substitute remediation, site supervision, handling invitations to bid.
Member of the Arlesheim community council.