Ester serves as an Industry Trainer and Knowledge Manager for the Network, which she joined in 2022. In this role she trains groups on offshore wind projects and how to get involved in the supply chain. She also oversees the Network’s content and creates knowledge resources for both internal and external use.
Before joining the Network, Ester was a local representative and sales agent in the sustainability field in New Orleans, where projects in stormwater management and green infrastructure helped to combat flooding and subsidence in the city. Prior to that, she gained international experience and business acumen working in professional development and both project and knowledge management in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Ester received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Antwerp and a master’s degree from York Saint John University.
Originally from the Netherlands, Ester resides in North Carolina with her husband, cat, and dog, where she enjoys native and herb gardening and the generous southern culture including its spicy foods and great music. Besides gardening and time with her family, she loves starting the day by meditating and feeding the many birds in the yard.