From: United States
Australia, French Polynesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nepal, United States
24/10/2018 - 20/12/2018
Hello, my name is Maximillian. After leaving university, where I was studying Marine Science and Biology, in 2017 I have been focused on traveling, working, and trying to get as many meaningful experiences around the world as I can. I was born in London, England and have also lived in France, Maryland (USA), and Washington DC (USA). I have been traveling around the world for most of my life and have truly come to appreciate encountering new people, cultures, and places. Since leaving university I have worked filming Polar Bears in northern Canada (Manitoba and Nunavut), traveled throughout Alaska and the Yukon as a sled dog handler (participated in the Copper Basin 300 and the Yukon Quest 1000 as a handler), and worked for a wildlife documentary production company (Earth Touch). I have a passion for wildlife photography/videography. I have loved nature all my life, especially the ocean. I have been fishing and freediving all my life and have spent a few months this past year surfing in southern France and Delaware. I love being as immersed as possible in nature, the more remote the better. My goal is to learn about as many different ways of living as I can.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
I have quite a bit of experience in manual labor. Working during the wintertime as a dog handler in Alaska and the Yukon meant many 12+ hour days of demanding physical work in temperatures that often stayed below -30 degrees celsius for days on end. That experience made me comfortable working long days in extremely harsh environments.
I have lots of experience working on boats. I have interned many times for marine biologists. This work involved being on a boat between 5-10 hours a day. Depending on the project the work would involve lots of freediving, working with sharks, or setting up equipment on the boat.
I have some experience in construction. I took part in a project to build a house in Taos, New Mexico. During that time I worked mainly on constructing the roof out of wood.
I pride myself on being a quick learner. I generally only need things explained to me once, however, will not hesitate to ask questions if I am unclear about something.
I believe my most important skill is my attitude toward work. I will keep working until whatever needs to be done is done without a complaint. I am a big believer in getting the most out of everything I do. That means no matter how mundane or difficult work is I will approach it as an opportunity to learn, the more I put into the work the more I will get out of it.
English (Native), German (Fluent), Spanish (Mediocre)
German, Greek, South African. United States (Permanent Resident)
At the end of the day, my purpose is to learn. As long as I can keep doing that, I believe, whatever I do will have been a success.
Special dietary requirements