Simon studied professional gardening at the Groen College in Boskoop from 1992 to 1996 with a special interest in plant knowledge. In 2001 he completed his studies at the International Agricultural College Larenstein in Velp for Garden and Landscape Design, Civil Engineering with the graduation assignment: A2 canal zone - Design for ecological nature development in a strip between Den Bosch and Rosmalen intersected by the diversion of the South -Willemsvaart. Immediately after graduating, Simon joined H+N+S Landscape Architects to develop the CAD and GIS projects. Due to the ease with which Simon can work with computers, work is also done for graphic layout and server management is also part of his task as system administrator.
Simon likes to be in wide open nature or (peripheral) urban green areas and as an amateur photographer he also captures them frequently.