Nathalie

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  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Forever curious about this beautiful Planet Earth/Ocean of ours, while my tempo and tongue are Caribbean, I am a multilingual, multicultural citizen (European mother, Caribbean father).

    Am 'allergic' to (plastic) pollution, fastfood, driving in traffic. Am in love with the Ocean (all things aquatic), smiling, my dog, fresh air, the natural world, good food, meaningful conversation and connections (human and other animals), sunrises & sets. Active & Independent. I am happiest by, in, on or near the water. I believe in purposeful and simple living, slow food, the kindness of strangers, and stopping to smell the flowers.

    A full-time marine conservationist by profession, in recent years I have transitioned to being an independent consultant to pursue other interests and a more nomadic lifestyle.

    At this point, I have decided it is time to move my base from Jamaica (where I grew up) to Europe. My parents live in Rome, Italy. I do not have siblings, and now feel that I need to and want to live closer to them. Life is short, and the time I have with them is limited. I am investigating southern Europe (either south Portugal and Italy) and think that a number of Workaway experiences will serve as a good ‘test run’ as I want to possibly set up a small agrotourism and ecosystem restoration business/project focused on land/water restoration and stewardship, multi-day ‘adventure/exploratory’ tours involving watersports (SUP, surfing, diving) but also cultural exchanges, experiencing traditional food, etc. I shy away from using catch phrases but something along the lines of ‘purposeful travel’. As I worked in the marine conservation and fisheries field for many years, my dream would be to marry that experience with my love for the ocean, being outdoors, traveling, paddling, genuine food/people/intercultural exchanges and connections.

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Sailing / Boating
    Adventure sports
    Water sports
    Yoga / Wellness
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Van life
    Farming
    Gardening
    Carpentry
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Pets
    Languages
    Art & design
    Books

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  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

    Able to teach about:  

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Language practice
  • More details about your skills

    *️️ Gardening/farming, seedling care, seed harvesting and storage (spent almost 3 years as an apprentice and then co-manager of vegetable garden and greenhouse in Colorado, USA (sometime ago, but skill have the skills!)
    *️️ Multilingual - speak English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and some German.
    *️️Project management.
    *️️ Have 15 plus years experience working within the NGO environment.
    *️️ Good with my hands if I’m shown what to do or given instructions.
    *️️ Good at (interior and exterior) decoration.
    *️️ Guest management, hospitality - I ran my own AirBnB for 2+ years.
    *️️ Watersports skills - certified scuba and free diver; am an experienced stand-up paddle boarder and also surf,
    *️️ Environmental conservation professional. For more information, see :
    http://nathaliezenny.strikingly.com/

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    Portuguese: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

  • Age

    49

  • Nationality

    a melting pot - French and Jamaican passports, German mother, Caribbean father, raised in the Caribbean, lived in multiple countries

  • What else ...

    Am a newly certified yoga instructor who needs practice! Like to cook

    http://nathaliezenny.strikingly.com/

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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