I enjoy recreating outdoors, both on land and in the water. Cooking delicious food, sipping a drink with good music in the background. Exchanging stories and books. Laughter, always appreciated.
Although Covid has put a damper on travel, whenever it is appropriate, I look forward to once again meeting new people and experiencing new places and cultures in a safe and sensitive manner. I can abide by local Covid protocols (vaccination, quarantine, masks, etc) and do so with a smile on my face. I am happy to help Workaway hosts for a month, or more/less depending upon the host's needs. I'm a bit of a science geek and also enjoy all things archaeology, birding, cooking, dancing, reading, writing and learning as much as possible about this big, wide world.
** UPDATE 2021-22: I am at McMurdo Station, Antarctica until the end of February 2022. Afterwards, if Covid restrictions are lifted, I plan to explore New Zealand, and possibly crew on a yacht. I am also looking into ventures to Tasmania and... wherever the winds may blow. Let me know if you are looking for a WorkAway helper.
InterestsMountainNatureCampingSailing / BoatingWater sportsWinter sportsCyclingDancingOutdoor activitiesHikingFarmingGardeningCarpentrySustainabilityLanguagesDrawing & paintingWritingBooksMusicPhotography
show moreAstronomyCooking & foodPolitics / Social justiceCultureHistoryEvents & socialPlant care
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:Language practice
Some knowledge of:DIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceEco ProjectsCharity Work
Able to teach about:GardeningCreating/ Cooking family mealsLife at a FarmstayHelping around the houseHospitality/Tourism
More details about your skills
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Workaway taco truck (Otago, New Zealand); food prep, serving, cashier, customer service, cleaning.
*️️️*️️️ Workaway private residence (Queensland, Australia); gardening, landscaping and kitchen assistance.
*️️️*️️️ Workaway dive resort (Sabah, Borneo); gardening, customer service, kitchen and diving assistance.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Workaway two lodges (Guanajuato, Mexico); housekeeping, gardening, customer service, painting, tiling and light carpentry and plumbing.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Food service management.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Founder/manager of an organic vegetable and herb farm.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Founder/director wholesale food distribution company with a emphasis on organic, locally-sourced foods.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Adventure travel and tourism industry experience as business manager, tour planner, hiking and mountain bike guide, snow coach driver, alpine ski instructor, dive boat assistant.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Sailing crew with over 8,000 miles logged and 8 months at sea; trimming sails, helm, night watch, navigation, anchoring, provisioning, cooking, cleaning, maintenance.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ A variety of outdoor sport skills: multi-day backpacking, sailing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, river rafting, packrafting, alpine and Nordic skiing, mountain biking, road cycling.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Landscaping, gardening, irrigation, trail construction.
*️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️ Basic carpentry and plumbing, painting, forestry, strawbale home construction.
More details about my language interests
This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.
American, United States
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*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ I am capable of working alone or as part of a team
*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ I am honest, reliable, tidy, organised, self-motivated and adaptable
*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ I am a music fan of many genres; volunteer radio DJ for 12 years
*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ Received full Covid-19 vaccination, April 17, 2021, will receive booster as soon as available
*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ Advance Open Water PADI Scuba Diving certification
*️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️ ServSafe Food Handler certification
*️️️*️️️ Previously a Wilderness First Responder, Search and Rescue volunteer, PSIA II ski instructor
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Special dietary requirements