Barbara Spoelstra

Barbara TasAs a Dutch expat child in the UK, and an expat partner and mother in the US and Italy, Barbara has experienced, enjoyed and survived various cultural shocks and cycles of change, and learned about family, marriage and friendship. Between the foreign postings of her husband – an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy – she worked diverse jobs in the Netherlands where she is currently stationed. Barbara has three children (born 1997, 1998, 1999), two of whom were born in the US. In her spare time she enjoys running, crossfit and fieldhockey.