Hi, my name is Ed Slingerland. I live close to Amsterdam & Amsterdam Airport with my wife Daniëlle, our sons Michael & Colin, cat Violet and dog Tim.
By trade I am an all-round IT-guy, working for 2 Amsterdam hospitals, but I am now mainly focusing on the business my wife and I started some years ago: Oiled by Nature.
We are independent distributors with Young Living essential oils because we love the products and what Young Living stands for.
In my spare time I love to travel, meet new people, walk the dog, work out in the gym, occasionally go for a run and read REAL books.
I am a huge baseball-fan: I train & coach the Haarlem Little League Seniors team (U16) my oldest son plays in and I love watching him play in his regular team – RCH – that I trained & coached up until this year (for the last 10 years). I collect baseball jerseys, from way back to unknown teams, my drawers contain thousands of baseball cards and my caps collection grows out of control (check CAPS).
My youngest son used to play baseball as well, but switched to water-polo a couple of years ago. He used to pitch, so he has a strong arm, that he can put to good use in the games: he can trow a ball past 3/4 of the length of the bath… As of this year he is regular defending the goal for his team – ZPCH.
I also have kind of a vinyl addiction – I collect records… Over the years I have collected several thousands of them. Even so much that every now and then I forgot I already had that record. So now I selling my doubles on Discogs, to buy others I do not yet have.