Dries, 27 years old, was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. He has been his own boss ever since he started fending for himself. He started organizing events with a group of friends when he was 18 years old. They managed to get a festival off the ground in Antwerp and have quite some known artists and bands on their stage. Next to this Dries started his own record label called Furthur Records with the same friends, was the manager for a former Belgian band and started his own apparel brand called Exalted Apparel. Busy man!
During his Master in Engineering, Dries was responsible for building the energy systems into a solar powered racing boat and got acquainted with batteries. He already knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur and start his own company, so he continued to do a Master in Business Management. His large passion for music, both creating and producing, gave him the idea for LIFEPOWR. During one of his ‘pure sessions’ on location, he came up with the idea to create a portable energy solution to make recording music outdoors easier. Voila, LIFEPOWR was born! The rest is history 😉
Jan, 27 years old, is our daily supplier of cute cat- and dog movies and slightly inappropriate jokes during work (breaks). Jan traded in the option to have a Bachelor degree in Communication Management for a career in sales, which resulted in a lot of work experience throughout the years. He worked as sales captain at Pepperminds Belgium for two years and a number of other companies including Cool Blue, Infotheek and Hifinesse. As brand manager at LIFEPOWR, his job entails a great variety of tasks, including sales, marketing, business development and operational work.
In his free time Jan likes to go on date nights with his dog Maya and his cat Tom. Oh… and of course his girlfriend. On the weekends Jan partakes in popular activities like binge drinking and ‘Netflix and chill’, but he also has really good taste in music. His inspiration when he plays the drums or guitar comes from his favorite bands The Smiths and Oasis. Jan doesn’t have any clearly specified aspirations for the near future, but with his natural charm and looks we know he will achieve anything he sets his mind to.
Thayenne, 27 years old, is our visual/verbal creative spirit and female touch in the office, originating from our Northern neighbors. Thayenne switched her career in coffee for a marketing job at LIFEPOWR. Up until May 2016, she has been working as a barista ever since she was 16, of which the last three years here in Antwerp. Besides her weakness for black gold, she has a passion for music, films, dance and words. After doing her Bachelors in Communication and Marketing back in her hometown Rotterdam, she finished her master’s degree in Film and Visual Culture in Antwerp.
For her job at LIFEPOWR, she is able to combine both her studies, as she is responsible for all in- and outgoing content, both audiovisual and written. When Thayenne likes something, she does not just like it, she loves it. This is reflected in her slight obsession for New Girl, Bon Iver and having plants in her living room (the current count is 24). Although she loves her creative job at LIFEPOWR, Thayenne secretly aspires to someday open her own mobile specialty coffee bar, preferably in a van with which she will travel through Europe and combine the work/leisure life.
Alan, 27 years old, is the other half of the creative team, the man behind the screens. He is the one creating all graphic & motion content when his co-workers ask for it. Even though Alan officially only works part-time for LIFEPOWR, he can always be relied on. He has been part of LIFEPOWR from the very beginning in 2014 with the making of the video for the crowdfunding campaign of the A2 on IndieGoGo, and still brings the same enthusiasm to the office as he did at the start.
Alan was born with a passion for the visual world. His daily life is consumed by freelance work in photography and graphic design and making commercial videos and after movies. Alan was born in the Dutch city Roosendaal but moved to Belgium when he was 14. When Alan is not busy creating visual content, he plays soccer. He has a very broad interest in music but has a gift to always find the hidden gems. Alan is planning to start his own company next year and focus more on his own creative work.
Geoffrey, the newest member of the team, is a little older than everyone else but his childlike spirit lets you believe he just entered his twenties. He is a known pun-master who sees a great opportunity for laughter in every serious comment ever made. If you ever feel stressed, overwhelmed by life or generally bored, Geoffrey’s got your back.
Before starting his job as our Back-office Hero at LIFEPOWR, Geoffrey started working mixing bands and building festivals, and did distribution in the event scene. At LIFEPOWR Geoffrey is responsible for all administrative tasks, logistics, and sales.
When not forced to be serious, Geoffrey likes all kinds of activities. This ranges from hanging out with friends, organizing legendary parties, attend large paintball games with other fanatics, cooking (not entirely sure if this is true, still waiting for an invitation…) and drinking regional craft beers. He’s especially fond of his motorcycle that he takes on frequent trips through Europe to meet new people and see beautiful landscapes. This is even how he met his love, Giulia! Good thing with her Italian roots it’s no real challenge for her to survive Geoffrey’s vibrant character 😉