From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

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    Travel dates

    28/02/2015 - 01/01/2025

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Hi Hosts!
    Beautiful Latin America has been my home for the past 15 years. For 9 of those years, I led groups of people on adventure tours through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru. Also, I am a certified and experienced English (ESL) teacher. I have taught English at a university on the coast of Oaxaca, a rural high school in Guerrero Mexico, and a language center in Chiapas Mexico, (as well as in Vietnam, Thailand, and San Francisco.)
    I love working with people, and I work well with people of all ages and nationalities. My degree is in Cultural Anthropology, and I have worked for many years with people from different cultures, both in San Francisco and abroad. I did volunteer work with refugees and immigrants in California, as well as in a refugee camp in Thailand with people who had escaped out of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. I have traveled though 55 countries, mostly backpacking on my own.
    I have experience working in small hotels and restaurants, and managing a hostel and some vacation rental units. I really enjoy working with the guests, and helping them make the most of they stay.
    I think I'm part dolphin, because I really need to be near water; it can be a lake, a river, or an ocean.
    I've been doing yoga for many years, and got my Hatha yoga teaching certification in San Francisco California in 2000.
    I have dual citizenship, Canada and the US, but I feel Latin America is my home. I'm very easy going, and love challenges and new experiences. I am energetic, flexible, reliable, honest, and a hard worker, and look forward to having wonderful experiences with Workaway!

  • Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice

  • What skills do you have?

    I speak English and Spanish. I'm comfortable with all kinds of people. I have a strong pull to help people, so I am very good with customer service. I'm great with logistics, and an excellent problem-solver. I am a born teacher, and love sharing new experiences with people.
    I have experience working with computers, Word, Excel, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English and Spanish

  • Age


  • Nationality

    Canada/U.S. dual

  • What else ...

    I love trying new things, so if there is something that needs to be done at your place that I haven't done before, I am more than happy to learn something new!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements