Paul & Kara

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Thailand

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    Travel dates

    24/04/2019 - 01/07/2019

  • Badges

    Explorer
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  • Description

    Paul and Kara are a happy and energetic married couple who are taking a year off (or a year on, as they prefer to think of it) to explore. They’re mechanical engineers by education who have just left their jobs in Detroit, Michigan to pause from the daily rush. They plan to spend time traveling and volunteering, refining some neglected skills and learning some new ones. They care about the environment and enjoy it by camping, hiking, and simply observing nature’s great design. They’re looking to live a purposeful, outward-facing life together and practice being present while doing so.

  • Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Paul is an optimistic and resourceful problem-solver with an inventive mind, and he approaches any task with confidence and tons of enthusiasm. His positivity is contagious, and his constant energy makes him a natural leader in groups. Paul is detail-oriented and pointedly observant. Combine this with his insistence on doing things correctly and completely, and it makes it easy to depend on the quality of his work. Paul is thorough planner, researcher and organizer. He learns quickly, excels with hands-on projects and works well with tools. Paul is fantastic with children (he has an uncanny ability to make them love him immediately), and he’s a talented athlete as well.

    Paul received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia. He has eight years of experience in product development engineering in the automotive industry. He has extensive experience with CAD modeling and plastic part design. In every job Paul embraces responsibility and performs well above his level.

    Kara received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University in Columbus. She also graduated with a minor in design and a minor in creative writing. She has five years of experience in product development engineering in the automotive and consumer products industries with a focus on user experience.

    Kara possesses practical problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and she has considerable work experience with hands-on prototyping and CAD modeling. She is a strong customer researcher with a detailed and interpretive eye for observing the way humans interact with their surroundings. Beyond her career skillsets, Kara has a passion for design, art and literature. She thrives when creating page layouts and presentations, especially to communicate information visually, and she has a natural instinct for impactful graphic and interior design. She uses Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe InDesign for page layout and Adobe Lightroom for photo editing. She is also good with editing writing, giving thoughtful feedback on papers, essays and poetry. Kara’s peers say that she is a motivator, easily inspiring and encouraging those around her with her positive personality and bright outlook on life.

  • Languages spoken

    English

  • Age

    30 & 28

  • Nationality

    United States of America

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Mushrooms

    • Special dietary requirements

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