From: United States
01/11/2017 - 26/01/2022
Miriam could only be described as having the gentlest of spirits while possessing a level of profound dedication, rigorous work ethic and tenacity for any project that is unarguably extraordinary. Her passionate love of animals recently reunited her with a childhood favorite, horses, for which she offered her time so lovingly as a volunteer at the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association for children with disabilities. She was promoted to Team Leader, assisted in the Florida Special Olympics and is Protective Behavior trained. She also volunteered at the Marion County Humane Society and was an ongoing support to her grandparents maintaining 7 acres of forest property in Ocala, Florida. She is no stranger to knives, axes, machetes, chainsaws and the occasional hammer.
Classroom management skills (former elementary & high school teacher/special education for children with learning & emotional disabilities), tutoring core academics for elementary and middle school aged children, basic equine care, protective behavior trained (disabled children therapy/equine) through Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (Florida Greenway/Florida Dept of Environmental Protection), cooking skills, gardening skills (recycling/composting/pruning/weeding), some power/hand tool experience/skills (drill/circular saw/chainsaw/sawzall/electric sanders/ax/machete/gas powered log splitter etc), residential painting, amateur artist (ebony graphite/chalk,oil pastels/paint/stippling), advanced organizational skills (experienced/skilled with compulsive hoarders), construction/remodeling detail clean, housecleaning (deep clean), basic camping skills, general animal care (horses, dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, goats, doves, rabbits, pigs), former member of ATC (Appalachian Trail Conservancy) trail maintenance, campground host Alaska's Donnelly Creek (maintained camper bathroom/grounds, collected registration fees), experience with AirBnB and similar vacation/rental properties/ maintenance Nashville TN, Suches GA, St Augustine & Ocala FL, tiny house private project Camdenton, MO, joint participation in sweat equity group Gainesville, FL (time sharing work included gardening, invasive weed and shrub species removal and transplanting- accumulated hours went to host residence), participated in various time bank, work exchange and slow food movement groups, material minimalist skills, amateur archery skills, volunteer with Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery Gainesville, FL (funeral set up/ assist with holistic human burial) and.....whatever opportunities present themselves to us next :D
Combined Sample Barter Projects:
*️️️️️️️️️ several 800 - 1500 sq ft of floor to ceiling residential de-hoarding/extensive organization projects
*️️️️️️️️️ created and maintained successful eBay storefront for hundreds of valuable collectible items
*️️️️️️️️️ restored old concrete floor with hand painted detail
*️️️️️️️️️ restored 1/4 acre of vegetable garden beds, (removed dense, highly invasive weeds) seeded and harvested
*️️️️️️️️️ plant transplanting projects
*️️️️️️️️️ fence repair projects
*️️️️️️️️️ sanded and repainted various metal works
*️️️️️️️ stripped, sanded and restored antique wood furniture and wood floors
*️️️️️️️️️ various interior and exterior painting/restoration projects (shutters, molding, art deco etc.)
*️️️️️️️️️ implemented and maintained successful weight loss regime (shopping, food prep, detox, exercise and whole foods)
*️️️️️️️️️ environmentally sensitive volunteer base camp maintenance project (food prep, water retrieval, various winterizing work) and more
*️️️️ assisted with opening a privately owned/operated restaurant in Richfield, UT (painting, deep cleaning, waiting tables, washing dishes and inventory control.)
Certified Special Ed (grades Pre-K- 12th) & Mathematics (grades 5-10) Instructor Florida (not current)
Certified Life Coach
CPR & First Aid Certified (not current)
Protective Behavior Trained (equine/persons with disabilities)
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Miriam and I (Tiffany) are traveling as a mother- daughter team. Upon the recognition that many of our dreams had already come true, Miriam and I were inspired to assist others in the fulfillment of their own personal dreams. This motivation brings with it an exceptional quality of satisfaction that is, well, the avant garde of rewarding social endeavors. Challenging the archaic notion of "cash is king," our aim is to tap into a new kind of currency- one rooted in a desire to approach all people truthfully and to broaden our understanding of what it truly means to share. The Workaway philosophy affords us the opportunity to approach the root of what it is to be human. Going beyond the standardized norms of personal aspirations and successes, we have determined that through sharing our time and energy with others we are coming closer to determining the truth of who we are and why we are here.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️ The early morning hours are our optimal time to work. We are the proverbial "early to bed, early to rise" pair. Consequently we would be better suited for those hosts who are in need of early risers, not night owls. Please bear this in mind if considering us.
*️*️ Also we do have a vehicle so no concerns there.
Special dietary requirements