Maikel was born and raised in IJmuiden, a small town at sea, just 30 minutes western of Amsterdam.
He’s living together with Marjolein, their son Sepp and two other sons of Marjolein, Noah and Quinn.
Maikel is working in the mortgage business since 1997. In this year he started working with the ING Bank assessing the mortgage files. In 2001 he met Henk Jansen and started working as a mortgage advisor for Herenvest Groep. In 2012 Maikel changed jobs as being a mortgage consultant for Expat Mortgages. In his spare time Maikel likes to play tennis and skiing in Italy, Austria or France.