Hi there, my name is Remkus de Vries. Well, it’s actually Joeke-Remkus, but given how most of you will pronounce the J as dzy … I decided to drop my first name. Online that is.
I am from the Netherlands, but really I consider myself a world (class) citizen. In most of the social media biographies, such as Twitter, you will find me describing myself as something like this:
Spiritual being having a human experience. Love my wife and kids, NLP & Mindmapping, WordPress and Life in general. Uomo Universale wannabe™, Frysk. WordPress designer & developer
… and that’s pretty much what it is. And yet it’s not.
I’m 44 years old and happily married to Karin and proud father of my son Roan and daughters Marinde & Sterre. I live in the province of Fryslân (which will explain my Frisian first names) and I’m the CEO of Forsite Media as well as WP ServicePoint, a premier WordPress maintenance and services company. Forsite Media is a WordPress specialist internet media company specialized in enterprise solutions.
I am also co-founder of ThemeMix, a premium WordPress theme shop, together with my wife. We are selling solutions in the shape of themes, plugins, and add-ons.
Yes, very very much!
Not only am I working with this wonderful piece of software every single day in all the various capacities, I’m also the admin of the Dutch WordPress forums, as well as lead the translations team
and make sure the Dutch WordPress version is released in a timely fashion. Fortunately, this is fully automated nowadays.
On top of that, I’m also the president of the WP Nederland Foundation and of the things we do is organize the Dutch WordCamps.
Not stopping there though, I was also the co-founder and (co-)lead for the first two WordCamp Europe conferences and as a general rule, love to go to WordPress Meetups and WordCamps. Find out here where I have been and where I will be going thanks to the lovely folks at Yoast for sponsoring me contributing to the WordPress project by going to and organizing these WordPress events.