Rhonda & Ryan

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Austria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey

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    Travel dates

    01/01/2017 - 20/04/2020

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Hi, I’m Rhonda. My husband Ryan and I are American globetrotters and experienced volunteers (multiple times in several spots).

    We’ve participated in Workamper in the states, wwoofing in westerner Europe and workaway across Europe and in Asia. We love the lifestyle.

    Both creative people with strong backgrounds in hospitality, we are comfortable with technology, love helping with marketing and strategies, enjoy gaining skills to add to our growing assortment,

    I’ve owned a home staging company so have some decorating, landscaping, arranging and design skills.

    We are relaxed, comfortable with people, accustomed to being very adaptable.

    Ry plays several instruments and carries his ukulele

    I’m multilingual: German, French, a little Spanish, currently learning Bulgarian.
    I’m a former dental hygienist and Disney World tour guide, a plant lover, upcycler and mother of 3 great adults.

    Ryan was educated in a top tear Liberal Arts college with a degree in Elementary Education and Theatre Arts. Before our life of travel, he was trained at the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas USVI and has excelled in all areas of hospitality including performing in musical acts across America.

    He especially enjoys the comradery of working with others.

    We travel because we love to meet new people, experience new things, learn, share and grow.
    Rhonda_n_Ryan

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Visualizing Innovative Approaches- Developing Marketing Plans and Strategies- Decorating/ Arranging/ Organizing- Teaching-children and adults any of our skills- Some Graphic Design-Music (Ryan plays ukelele, guitar, bass, drums, a little piano) -Photography-Hospitality/ Guest Relations/ Tourism-Public Speaking/ Story Telling- Copy/ Writing/ Editing- Basic Gardening, Landscaping/ Patio Scaping- Basic building and handy tasks- Video Editing- Arts/Crafts- Creative Approaches

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Age

    59 & 42

  • Nationality

    United States of America

  • What else ...

    Since writing this description, we have had numerous additional experiences including helping renovate old farm houses in Switzerland, helping build a cob style outdoor kitchen and assembling bee frames in Bulgaria, building goat enclosures and garden structures in Romania, volunteering at a music festival in the Emmental valley and a summer camp kitchen in Tennessee, house sat in Southern Spain, harvested at a food forest in Austria, helped out at an English school in Ukraine and much more. At this time, we’ve been on the go just over 6 years.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Rhonda is Allergic to dairy, potatoes and wheat products (gluten)

    • Special dietary requirements
      as described above but not picky

Photos

Ryan and I enjoy America's own folk dance "square dancing" and have danced all around America and even abroad. In this picture new friends in France loaned us clothes to wear for their holiday dance party!
our first workaway experience was amazing- this is the thank you ceremony that the school held for us- made me cry
on a workaway in India- Ryan created and taught the kids an original school cheer. You can tell they loved it :)
Happy happy Holi! Hanging and celebrating with the locals in India during our time off.
I've worked a lot with children in my life and especially enjoy leading them in art projects. My background includes having been an arts and crafts director at two kids camps.
making friends while being workawayers in India
I started one of Florida's first home staging businesses in 2003. Helping home owners and realtors best market their properties from online visual presence, to first impressions at showings, to writing listings.
decorating a historic hotel in New Mexico - a work/trade relationship I negotiated when we were passing through town- turned into an 11 day stay including conceptualizing, planning and executing a special event for them
a self promotional flyer I used while we spent some months in Montana two winters ago- I can help with these things and more
got to help take care of this little darling at our very first WWOOF'ing experience in France
Former camp counselor, great with kids and the elderly- that's my husband :) Here he's teaching some ukelele chords
I love plants and grew up helping at my Mom's plant nursery in Pensacola Florida

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