John

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    United States

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    Travel dates

    28/11/2018 - 06/03/2020

  • Badges

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  • Description

    I am multi-talented with many different construction skills, mechanical repair skills and I have volunteered teaching disabled skiing for 20 years with adults and kids, and have also taught motorcycle riding and defensive driving classes. What I love about teaching is seeing the "lightbulb" fire up when the concept is learned. Some of my past experience has been in sales work and medical work. Reading is a passion and I am conversant on many subjects. I also love to dance , being good at waltzes, country and western, polkas and Contra. I am non judgmental and easy going. I am conversant in Spanish and am working on upgrading these skills. I enjoy photography and in general being out in nature, learning the lessons to be learned there. In the past I have also ran a tree removal crew, organized dance camps for our local contra dance community and volunteered in otherwise making these dance camps come together. Music of most kinds are a joy to me. A sense of humor is important and I love telling and hearing jokes.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    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
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    carpentry/construction, mechanical repair, gardening, teaching, dance, photography and more

  • Languages spoken

    some Spanish and excellent English

  • Age

    70

  • Nationality

    American from northern New Mexico

  • What else ...

    I bring an ability to see alternative solutions or techniques to problems/projects along with many different construction and maintenance skills-my chainsaw skills are top notch with safety being my primary concern while doing this kind of work ( I was foreman for 2 years for Wright Tree Service in Los Alamos New Mexico post Cerro Grande fire in 2001-my crew removed hazardous trees and cleared dead trees from terrain where the mechanical clearers couldn't get in, or near to houses). I have in the past owned a house for 26 years in northern New Mexico with an orchard and all the attendant tasks associated with caring for apple, cherry, pear and apricot trees. I will safely operate: string trimmers, bush cutting machines, chainsaws, tractors, trenchers, wood saws, drills and too many other power/hand tools to mention. My people skills are good and I like to talk with folks to find out their stories. I strive to improve my Spanish skills. While at my New Mexico home I built a sweat lodge and did at least 100 of them over the years, using Yerba Santa, frankincense, myrrh and sweet grass on the rocks for healthy steam.
    paz, John

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      none known

    • Special dietary requirements
      no

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