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  • Descripción

    n8 here- I'm a mellow, thoughtful, kind fellow who loves to learn and explore the universe! I enjoy quiet mornings with tea, journal and book, but also embrace dance parties and the infinite goof.

    I am pretty adaptable to my surroundings, and tend to observe and go with the flow rather than directing the show (I don't like being the center of attention). I am hard-working, but know how to relax when it is time. I have a community of amazing friends scattered throughout the world and we love to rendezvous when we can...

    I'm currently taking a break from the New York winter where I work seasonally on a small family farm and a world-class méthode Champenoise winery. My partner, Jillian, and I are driving our way down to Florida and looking to soak up some sun and saltwater. We would love to spend some time working and learning on a small-scale farm, preferably with a permaculture/biodynamic/sustainable bent.

    We'd also love to work in exchange for time on a sailboat and/or with an eco-tourism outfitter. We are currently traveling in Jillian's Subaru and are comfortable sleeping in our tent, or simple housing. Our schedule is quite flexible, and we're not due back to New York until mid- to late April.

    I've had a career working with wine and in restaurants (front and back of the house) for 15+ years, and am moving more in the direction of farming full-time (well, 9 months of the year which gives me 3 months for another passion- travel!).

    Farm life provides a much healthier lifestyle, and I take great satisfaction in both the labor and the fruits! I love to cook and ferment, and am constantly learning/experimenting with homesteading skills. I love most all animals, especially cats, working dogs, goats, mini horses, kune kune pigs, sheep, turkeys, and ducks. I have been studying herbal medicine for 3+ years, and am fascinated by plants...

    I am detail-oriented, and value simplicity and efficiency- "mise en place" is a concept/practice that has proven its value in my life- be it in the kitchen, behind a bar, on a sailboat, on a farm, on the road. I am patient and observe before jumping into an endeavor. I like to be shown what to do and how, but am a fast learner and enjoy the freedom to improvise on the spot...

    I am most comfortable in warmth, sunshine and salt water. I appreciate snow and mountains, but feel more at home on a sailboat, beach, or desert. I have explored much of the US, some of the Caribbean, and a little in Mexico/Canada and am excited to see more of the world! I speak passable Spanish/English, enjoy being shown different perspectives/cultures/lifestyles, and cultivate a practice of compassion...

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    Navegar / barcos
    Deportes acuáticos
    Yoga / bienestar
    Actividades al aire libre
    Arte y diseño
    Dibujo y pintura

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  • Habilidades y conocimientos que quiero compartir o aprender

    Ciertos conocimientos de:  

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Vida en una granja
    Proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales
    Trabajo de caridad
    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos artísticos
  • Que habilidades tienes?

    English/Spanish, 5+ years farm experience, cooking/fermenting, light carpentry, painting, operating tractor/skidsteer, wine & beer knowledge, 15+ years in service/hospitality industry, sailing/boating, PADI certified, extensive repertoire of bad jokes, actually enjoy doing dishes...
    I have worn many hats:
    Counselor at an outdoor adventure camp for kids in Salisbury, MD
    Deckhand on a sailboat in the US/BVI
    Sommelier in a fine-dining restaurant in Santa Fe, NM
    Prep-cook at a French bistro in San Diego, CA
    Wine buyer for a boutique wine shop in Portland, OR
    Farm hand on an animal rescue farm on Maui, HI
    Caretaker of a 14 acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC
    Bartender at a Tequila bar in Baja, Mexico
    Restaurant manager on Long Island, NY
    Farm-sitter on a biodynamic farm on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

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    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido

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    Interest in all languages, especially practicing Spanish and learning ASL

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