From: Canada & United States
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
01/01/2017 - 31/07/2017
*️️Summer 2017 Update*️️
Hi. We are Dwight and Alana. We have been professional workawayers :) since July 1, 2016, and we love being a part of the Workaway community. We are both university-educated and workaway educated!
Dwight has a masters degree in civil engineering (specializing in transportation not construction) and Alana has a PhD in psychology. We have taken a break from the corporate world for a year so far. We have since traveled around British Columbia and recently completed a 4-month trip of Southeast Asia.
As workawayers last Summer 2016, we pruned grape vines, thinned apple trees, tilled soil, weeded, excavated, helped build a retaining wall and greenhouse, picked blueberries, peeled and bagged garlic for sale, babysat, housecleaned, and cleaned cabins, hosted breakfasts, and checked-in guests.... and any other little tasks required by our hosts.
We really love life, love the outdoors, we laugh a lot, are very sociable and have strong work ethics. Our fun activities are hiking, sailing, biking, jogging, P90X, yoga (lots of it), cooking, reading, socializing, etc. We have lots of energy, and would love to learn and try new things!
We are available for Workawyay in Summer 2017.
Alana is pretty versatile. She is strong and fit, great outdoors around the garden/farm (excellent at weeding... she really goes at the roots!), and she is comfortable in the home and kitchen. She is also excellent with kids; they are attracted to her because she's really just a big kid... although she says it's because she has a sign on her forehead that reads "talk to me", that only kids can see! She has a kind personality, does show-and-tell very well, "make-believe" games, teaches lessons, crafts, reads to children with lots of character, etc. She previously taught at a University in Washington DC and connected easily with her students.
Me (Dwight) - I'm a farmboy. I grew up on a livestock farm and operated a family-owned community grocery store. I worked alongside my dad and brothers rearing and milking dairy cattle and beef cattle, riding horses to herd cows, rotating cows from pasture to pasture, growing pigs, and driving a Massey Ferguson tractor. At our small grocery store I inventoried, ordered and parceled out stock including produce, flour, rice, sugar, breads, cosmetic items, etc. I'm now a transportation engineer (one of the 5 sub-disciplines of civil engineering).
We are both adept at everyday computer essential tools just in case anyone needs help in that department.
We are now looking forward to traveling, meeting some great people, learning new skills, helping our hosts, enjoying tonnes of laughs, and working to see the true fruits of our labor.
Hopefully we will meet you soon. Cheers!
Help with Eco project
Helping with Tourists
Managing a small grocery store, gas station and hardware.
Rearing dairy and beef cattle - feeding, changing pastures, medicating, milking by hand, etc.
Babysitting/childcare (excellent at this :))
Cooking (excellent at this as well :))
Teaching children (excellent)
2 & 2
We are very healthy and vibrant; eating reasonably clean and exercising a lot.
Special dietary requirements