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I am an open-minded idealist, helper, traveler, nature lover, hiker, yogic practitioner, creative, gardener, animal lover, and intensely curious soul. Most people think I'm 10-15 years younger because of my activity level and ability to learn, grow, and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. They also say I'm easy to live with because I'm tidy, responsible, patient, kind, quiet, and hold space for others. But that I also have a fun personality. I do like to help people smile! :-)
My enjoyment comes full cultural immersion, exploration, the arts, learning, meeting new people and finding common ground. Especially with those that have the capacity to share, laugh deeply, and find the good in others. Living a life that combines diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for everyone is important to me.
My background is a combination of business and volunteer experience, typically in roles of significant responsibility, working with many personalities and different cultural backgrounds. I left my professional life about 6+ years ago to travel and volunteer. Which included living in India for over a year. I prefer to be active, outside, trying new things, learning and growing. I'm detailed, handy, eager to trade skills, and open minded. I like to think outside the box and problem solve. I love learning so I tend to ask a lot of questions. I also like to observe to better understand projects, people, situations and how I can best contribute to them. My goal is always to help people grow and do well for themselves.
I'm currently the landscape team lead at a combined intentional living and yoga retreat center. For over 1.5 years now I've worn multiple hats here which include guest interaction, yoga class support, internal community support, and shared chores. The only reason I'm leaving this beautiful community is because of my need to travel again!
Feel free to send questions! Happy to explain anything.
InterestsMountainNatureCampingSailing / BoatingAdventure sportsYoga / WellnessCyclingDancingOutdoor activitiesHikingCharity workGardeningCarpentrySustainabilityAnimalsPetsLanguagesArchitectureArt & designPerforming arts
show moreDrawing & paintingDIY & craftsMusicTechnologyVegetarian or veganCultureSelf developmentEvents & socialPlant care
More details about my language interests
Interested in learning Hindi, French, and Spanish. Happy to help you with English.
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:GardeningAnimal CareHospitality/TourismCharity WorkArt Projects
Some knowledge of:DIY and building projectsBeing an elderly companionGeneral MaintenanceLife at a FarmstayEco ProjectsHelping around the houseHelping with Computers/ InternetTeaching
Able to teach about:Languages
More details about your skills
Hosting - Making guests feel warm and welcomed
Organization - Including sorting, purging, down-sizing
Gardening/landscape - very small or large areas (experienced with many types of hand tools, small and larger equipment, including operation of trucks and tractors)
Light maintenance or renovation, some repairs
House and pet sitting
Yoga - as an assistant (YTT-500 certified, trained in India)
Conversational English (CELTA certified)
There are various other skills in addition to these that each host has been pleased to benefit from.
What else ...
I enjoy yoga, meditation, philosophy, hiking, holding space for others, connecting with the earth, and healthy living. I like to remain fit and active. Hiking, yoga, and gardening are my main forms of exercise. I am COVID-19 vaccinated, plus boosters. I do not smoke or do drugs. I am not a partier, but pleasant gatherings with hosts, volunteers, or community members is always lovely.
Some more information
Special dietary requirements
Vegan/vegetarian - If this is a concern, I can make my own food :-) I'm used to it.
Thanks for good helping hands!