Serving more than forty years as a civil servant of the Dutch Kingdom, the majority served on the island of St. Maarten where he was born, Calvin is passionate about advising students and families of their higher education choices.

Calvin has a deep understanding of the higher education industry which he obtained through his professional service as a coordinator and senior officer for Study Financing of the Education Department in St. Maarten before going on to serve as Policy Advisor to St. Maarten’s first Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports.

In his professional capacity, he has visited over fifty colleges/universities in the USA and Canada and was responsible for negotiating, and drafting agreements enabling St. Maarten students to benefit from reduced tuition rates and institutional scholarships.  Since 1991 he has organized and arranged campus visits for large groups of local high school students to colleges and universities in the USA.