Kimberly & Dennis

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  • Travel information

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    Activities we are interested in:

    Our aim is to volunteer our way around the world and never stop. We want to get to know you, your culture and traditions. How can we help you?

    Our next destination:

    Bangkok, Thailand - from Mar 2023 until Mar 2023
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  • Description

    Hi! We are a cartwheel-turning couple who value new experiences and learning new things. We ran a successful non-profit children's theatre company, that toured the United States for several decades. Now we are eager to share what we have learned on stage and in business. We are accustom to the nomadic lifestyle, having lived and traveled in a motorhome (caravan) for many years. We are curious about you and your culture, the arts, traditions and seeing the natural wonders.
    In November 2021 we set out to circumnavigate our way around the world from East to West. We choose our destinations based on where we think we can help the most. We are especially interested in programs that benefit children.

  • Interests

    Yoga / Wellness
    Art & design
    Performing arts
    Drawing & painting
    DIY & crafts
    Cooking & food
    Vegetarian or vegan

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  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner
    Turkish: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    We are eager to learn as much as we can of other languages as we make our way around the world.

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  • Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn

    We're interested in:  

    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    Helping around the house

    Able to teach about:  

    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Babysitting and creative play
  • More details about your skills

    We are Dennis and Kimberly Goza, we founded our own children's theatre company, Act!vated Story Theatre, and "wore all of the hats" required to put national touring productions together.

    As actors we performed highly physical comedic shows to entertain and educate, performing up to 3-4 shows a day, 5 days a week /200 shows a year.
    * Developed an interactive method of teaching American Sign Language through stories, songs and games that kids and adults alike enjoyed.
    * Kimberly has sewing skills, having created many costumes and clothes from scratch
    * Dennis is a published writer, experienced in editing.
    * Travel writing and photography for Road Trip America.
    * Videographer and video editing for theatre, travel website (Activated Adventures) and California State Parks.

    Entertaining kids and teaching them theatre, dance, sign language and creative writing.
    Homeschooled (or as we like to say "Road Schooled") our son all the way through High School.

    * Experience running a small non-profit, nationally touring theatre company for children and their families since 1989. Responsible for web design, marketing, sales, production and more.
    * Full time travelers since 1992: accustomed to plotting routes, scheduling itineraries and taking life as it comes, minimalists accustomed to making the best of any given situation.
    * Christmas Tree Lot Managers for 10+ years: hauling trees up to 15’, using chainsaws, organizing, customer service and sales, all with magical elf enthusiasm.
    * Haunted House Manager for 4 years: some design and construction, training and managing actors, SFX make-up, advertising, graphic design and marketing. Leading families through kid friendly tours during daylight hours.
    * Several years experience in the hospitality industry working as a hotel receptionist in a San Francisco hotel and as wait staff at several restaurants along the way. And a short stint in a warehouse, filling orders and operating machinery.

    Word Documents, Excel and Google Sheets
    Website design: HTML, CSS (Dreamweaver, WordPress and others), knowledgeable SEO, keywords and editing copy.
    Social Media skills (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube)
    Photograph editing and graphic design: GIMP
    Advanced Video Editing: Da Vinci Resolve
    CRM from design to implementation
    3D Design - Sketch-Up
    Sound Editing - Audacity
    Music Composition - Finale

    Neither one of us has any health issues or is on any medications.

  • Age

    55 & 69

  • What else ...

    WorkAway/Volunteer Experience since November 2021:
    * hosting activities at a hostel in Merida, Mexico
    * teaching in Jaibalito, Guatemala (grade school)
    * conversational English in Ambato, Ecuador (children and adults)
    * teaching English in Villanueva, Colombia (preschool - adults)
    * teaching students (preschool-middle school) Chicaque Natural Park, Colombia
    * teaching students English in Oulad Teima, Morocco (preschool - grade 12)
    * conversational English in Casablanca, El Jadida and Berrechid, Morocco (children and adults)
    * teaching Pre-K-3rd grade students in Chengannur, India
    * teaching English, theatre and writing to students in Faizabad, India
    * teaching English, theatre, yoga and martial arts to young students in Bodhgaya, India
    * teaching English to students in Siem Reap, Cambodia (grade school)
    * teaching English Language Arts, stories, theatre and dance to students in Hoi An, Vietnam (5-13 year old)

    We both love hiking and snorkeling.

    Dennis composes music and plays baritone ukulele. He enjoys puzzles and games, and drawing. Tai chi, shaolin and basketball.

    Kimberly practices Ashtanga Yoga, loves to dance and is learning to slackline, spin poi, skateboard and juggle.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Prefer a vegan/vegetarian diet of primarily fresh produce, beans and nuts. We are more than happy to prepare our own meals.




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