From: United States
25/09/2019 - 01/10/2023
Hello there! I am an environmental engineer that has 14 years work experience in the oil refinery and oil&gas industry as an air quality compliance specialist, working with computers and in processing units. I'm especially nerdy with MS Excel and have hosted a lot of training using MS Powerpoint when needed. I was a licensed P.E. and have previously managed staff as well.
About 10 years ago, I agreed to help my best friend with her publishing project and consequently became familiar with book editing and layout in MS Word as well as tax reporting for a small business in the US that never seemed to make money. I also published a book of poetry! During this time, I traveled a lot, planned a lot, moved several times, and edited children's books for a friend of mine. I also became a certified yoga instructor.
About two years ago, I left my career behind to be an environmental Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. I worked on environmental education in the local schools and generally tried to convince anyone who would listen to make less non-biodegradable trash and start composting. I also worked closely with an organic farm near where I lived on various projects, including establishing a tilapia fish pond, constructing a seed nursery, and learning about mushroom production and creation of saleable mushroom products. I learned about seed saving, the importance of heirloom varieties, and the need for resiliency in the face of a changing climate.
My two years in the Philippines inspired me to continuing learning more, especially in the realm of agriculture, and I would like to use this workaway experience to enable that learning process. So far, I've worked at a Buddhist retreat center, an olive/cherry farm, a yoga retreat center, a goat dairy farm, a wilderness/adventure lodge, and sold honey/bee-related products through this site. I'm looking forward to meeting you and trading skills!
PS I grew up on commercial construction sites, as I was raised by a busy dad, so I'm comfortable with tools and construction but not especially skilled.
I've also been around dogs and/or had my own dog responsibility from childhood until moving to the Philippines. Now that I've made it back home, I'm loving the dog companionship!
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