Pascal Mages currently lives and works in Zurich. He grew up in the eastern part of Switzerland (Thurgau) but also carries gens from the western side (Vaud). After becoming watchmaker he spend some time working abroad in Mexico and the US and went on with studying environmental science at the ETH Zurich. He currently works in energy efficiency consulting and research. As a side project he is taking care of FreeBeer.
He has been involved with OSM since 2008 and has been an occasional and vacational mapper since. In 2011 he managed to cycle all the way to Istanbul only using OpenStreetMaps improving the map as he went along EuroVelo6. At the annual general assembly 2013 he accidentally ended up being elected onto the SOSM board as treasurer.