Studied chemistry, Ph.D. Institute of Geochemistry, University of Heidelberg. Industrial research and development of soil remediation plants.
From 2001 head of the office for environmental protection and managing director of the regional climate protection agency Heidelberg and Rhine Neckar (KliBA).
Since 2015 director of the Office of Environmental Protection, City of Stuttgart. Legal and licensing authority. Conceptual tasks and responsibilities for climate protection, climate adaptation, biodiversity and sustainable indicators.
Member of international and national working groups. Chairman of the Environment Commission of the Deutsche Städtetag. Publications on topics of environmental protection and sustainable development.