Born 1979 in Rinteln (Lower Saxony, Germany). 1999 to 2004 studies in Medieval and Modern History, Scandinavian languages and Northern Archaeology at the University of Kiel. 2002 to 2004 scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.
8 December 2004 Master’s degree from the University of Kiel (Master thesis “The account book of the printmaster Peter Drach of Speyer (c. 1450-1504)”).
2001 research assistant with the Residenzen-Kommission der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen (Germany). 2002 to 2005 research assistant with the Professur für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (Professor Dr. Gerhard Fouquet) at the University of Kiel (Germany). 2005 deputizing Assistant Keeper at Den kongelige Mønt- og Medaillesamling, National Museum, Copenhagen (Denmark). 2006 to 2008 Instructor (since 2008 Assistant Professor) with the Professur für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (Professor Dr. Gerhard Fouquet) at the University of Kiel (Germany). Since 2008 Keeper of the Uppsala University Coin Cabinet (Sweden). In November 2012 guest lecturer at the Historical Institute of the University of Mannheim (Germany).