Selfie @ Palm Cove, Northern Beaches of Cairns, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, the Antipodean summer of 2019.
Tania learnt to sail on Hobie catamarans like the ones pictured behind here at this beach. Palm Cove is in fact where her passion for yachting and regattas began!
Discover more about her pursuits and interests below.
Tania was born in 1970 in Cairns, tropical Far North Queensland. She learned to sail in Australia; taught by her father on catamarans like the Hobie boats you see behind her in the 2019 selfie below.
In fact, it was at this Cairns beach & now international resort village called Palm Cove where she first sailed, before yacht racing in Berlin, off Kent, on Sydney Harbour and Port Melbourne. During her first 18 years in the tropics, she became a qualified beach life guard at the Palm Cove Surf Lifesaving Association.
Tania then spent nearly 20 years as a Berliner, living in the intense intellectual hub & loving the multifaceted cultural life of the German capital. She won a Government scholarship to do her PhD at the University of Potsdam which brought her to Brandenburg from Nürnberg in 1995.
As of 2020, she commutes to her German technology venture AI Bots as a Service in Munich - in Bavaria where her father originally hailed from before emigrating to Australia. Her tech company is ranked highly by the US crunchbase & is located next to the famous Bavaria Film City in Grünwald.
Otherwise Tania enjoys sailing on Lake Constance from the beautiful German "Smart City" & Green Tech marina of the student-dominated though well-restored Renaissance Konstanz. She's had a long-standing base in the vibrant, Weltoffen & healthy economy of Baden-Württemberg.
She lives partly with her English family (includes husband, 2 sons, 90 yo inlaws & animals) on their 150 year old mixed arable agricultural enterprise, Court Farm in Kent, close to the border of Greater London, not far from Cambridge & just a Eurostar train trip directly to Paris, Brussels & Zurich!
Tania has supported her husband Andrew Lingham's award-winning, low carbon, green tech, Regenerative Ag business. Andrew is known UK-wide for his pioneering sustainability experiments including cover cropping and No Till or "no ploughing" methods on the 900 acres shared with Pasture Reared beef/Grass Fed cattle and sheep. See the videos of Court Farm bee hives & Tania's "Bee Vlog".
Their livestock is all sold through their on site "local produce" farm shop - Court Farm Butchery & Country Larder - which has benefitted from Tania's state of the art digital marketing campaigns and online PR strategies such as:
posting photos of the farm, the shop & our special events on Google Maps that have reached half a million people as a Level 7 Local Guide
on Facebook, Twitter & microsites like blogs
and even a bespoke Greenfield AI bot butcher with Emotional Intelligence, as described in the Case Study "Sir Loin" featured in her BEP book on AI (chat)bots.
My poetic intervention in the catastrophic, countrywide drought & bushfires of 2019-2020 in Australia
This volume of poetry is dedicated to the destroyed habitat, National Parks & helpless animals, insects and general wildlife that have been killed by climate change and humans' unwillingness to take sufficent action to protect them.
Please click on the book cover for "To Canaries Gone By, Poetry from the Coalface" to get a free preview of this work.