The Bavarian with Swabian roots decided to learn to describe society after his Abitur. Earning his diploma in sociology at the LMU was the final proof he needed for being able to claim a comprehensive understanding of society for himself. At the market research company TNS Infratest, he conducted studies for Disney and various radio and TV stations. Later he set out to work for Maximusfilm in Unterföhring where he was making films for ProSiebenSat.1, Discovery Channel as well as for MDR as director and producer. At o2 Germany, he was the coordinator of their IT service provider. Trivia: In 15 years of voluntary work as a youth trainer in the local gymnastics club, he never allowed for any bones to break under his supervision. The (e-)sports enthusiast, who is interested in politics and science alike, likes to read his way through the international press when he is not busy entangling his fellow citizens in discussions.