Monique was born in 1966 in Switzerland; and prior to the start of her kindergarden year, Monique
and her family moved from the French part to Zurich, the Swiss German part.
At the age of sweet 20, graduated with a Master Degree in Business
and Administration, she began world-wide traveling. Her first destination to Australia included working for Adilam Electronics
in Melbourne followed by an unforgettable journey to the breathtaking underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef
and the deserted sands of the Northern Territory where she spent several weeks with Indigenous Australians and learned
all about living off the land, in harmony and in balance with the environment.
In 1998 Monique went to Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu to get her
English proficiency diploma in academic speeches. Although the diploma was very important, surfing became her new passion &
the Aloha spirit tremendously inspired her lifestyle and future artworks.
She later worked several years for Swissair
where she gained valuable experience in human resources and office management. Besides her official job she took
flight lessons and also joined the Swissair Emergency Care Team as volunteer - first aid & disaster
relief caregiver to support families who lost their beloved ones in plane crashes and in other tragic incidents. She
got deployed to Halifax in 1998 after the plane tragedy had happended; then to New York after 9/11, and also was sent
to Thailand after the Tsunami hit. Monique supported staff & families during the mass-dismissal
within SAirGroup-Swissair and during its dissolution in 2001 and 2002.
After Swissair got closed down she went on a sabatical and traveled one
more time to Australia and Hawaii with a stop over in California and Mexico. When she returned to Switzerland she
was offered the position of executive assistant, human resources- and office manager at Moneyline Telerate;
responsible for Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France & Hungary. In 2005 Moneyline Telerate was then taken over by
Reuters and that was the moment Monique decided to go abroad. Monique moved to Miami Beach and started working as personal assistant for the rich &
famous and a year later she then started her own business 'The Etiquette Expert' in Miami and trained potential
personal executive assistants in corporate tasks:
How to manage time and VIPs / C-level managers professionally, prioritize projects,
budgeting & accounting; supervising household staff, butlers, nannies, landscapers and vendors. The workshop also included table manners, dress
for success and how to apply a perfect, natural looking makeup. 'A well-dressed professional doesn’t mean
you need to look like you walked off a magazine photo shoot but you need to make smart decisions about what you wear for work
depending on the industry.
Feng Shui and the 'ancient chinese art of placement' guided her into the world of interior design. In 2007, Monique graduated
as interior designer from the Institut of Interior Design New York.
In September 2007 she packed her belongings and drove from Miami Beach
to Los Angeles, crossed 8 States and attended for a few months vocational training in film editing and motion
graphics at Video Symphony in Burbank (Los Angeles); and also learned the craft of old age- and prosthetics makeup for
film and video. Besides classes she kept on training young personal executive assistants which was still her main
registered her film treatment 'Mahalo Sunrise' with the Writer's Guild of America West, Los Angeles on December 31st, 2008.
(Registration No: 1322103)A month later she was spotlighted in the January 2009 edition
of the film maker's magazine Los Angeles as newcomer screenwriter (page 49), featured with 'The Wrestler' and 'Slumdog
published in 2009 her book 'Mahalo Sunrise' in German and English; A story about the largest FBI stingray operation
in Hawaii's history. Please find more about her own personal story on the 'page Mahalo Sunrise E' / Mahalo Sunrise D'.
In May 2011 Monique got honored in Los Angeles with the
International Book Award - in the category 'true story / non-fiction.
Later she became a forensic photographer and worked besides her many creative projects and company duties on crime scenes
till the moment came that her own world was too 'dark' and to 'sad'.
has a copyright in 'exchangeable jewelry' and the trademark 'addicted2miami' is hers.