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Username Hamish2  

65 + years
May 30,2024
Retired college teacher.
2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

We are experienced house sitters with excellent house sitting references available and referee's contact information on request. After retiring from business in 2001, we taught at a university in China for seven and a half years. Since 2009 we have been enjoying taking care of valuable properties.



August 2018 – present Replacement of both knees and eye surgery.

May 2017 – August 2018 USA Truck (Reference)

February 2017 – March 2017 PTL Trucking

December 2016 – present Black Mountain, NC (Reference)

June 2015 – December 2016 Caretaker Lake Lure, NC (Reference) 

November 2014 – June 2015 Caretaker Deadwood Lodge – Idaho

August 2014 – October 2014 Caretaker Cape Town South Africa

May 2014 – August 2014 Caretaker Trinidad and Tobago (Reference)

October 2013 – May 2014 Caretaker Ireland (Reference)

May 2013 – October 2013 Caretaker Columbus, Ohio (Reference)

October 2012 – May 2013 Caretaker Ireland (Reference)

May 2012 – October 2012 Caretaker Columbus, Ohio (Reference)

October 2011 – May 2012 Caretaker Ireland (Reference

May 2011 – October 2011 Caretaker Columbus, Ohio (Reference)

October 2010 – May 2011 Caretaker Ireland (Reference)

April 2010 – September 15, 2010 Caretaker Australia (Reference)

January April 2010 Caretaker Le Duc France (Reference)

At a special dinner, and by special action of the University President, appointed Full Professor, a lifelong dream.

October Honored by the central government of The People’s Republic Of China in The Great Hall Of The People in Beijing at a dinner for selected foreign experts who have been exemplary in their dedication to excellence. This dinner was part of a five day series of events sponsored by the central government for 90 foreign experts chosen from over 200,000.

October 1, 2006 – Honored as “Friend of China” by the Governor of

Hebei Province at a National Day banquet in the Hebei Provincial Capital, Shijiazhuang. Among 30 recipients of the 2006 awards there were five teachers.

September 2002 – December Associate Professor of English, Baoding Teachers College, Baoding. Hebei, PRC. teaching classes in written and oral English skills, film, and Survey of Culture. Appointed Director of Foreign Teachers. Sallie and I have extensive experience teaching teacher workshops and providing extracurricular learning environments for students.

September 2001 – Senior Director of Flight Operations Administration, Hawaiian Airlines.

This job ended with the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City which effectively shut down the airline and forced it into bankruptcy. For the short time I was there, I reported to the Vice President and President regarding factors relating to the management of the airline’s pilot cadre.

December 2000 – September 2001 -  Director of Safety at Chicago Express Airlines.

March 2000 – December 2000 -  Manager of Flight Simulator

Instruction at PanAm International Flight Academy in Plainfield, Indiana.

December March 2000 -  Captain American Eagle Airlines.

1988 – 1996   President Regional Airline Pilot Association.

I administered all aspects of this trade union’s operations including the publication of a newspaper. I testified to the Congress of the United States on two occasions and took American Airlines to the Supreme Court of the United States on a legal matter.

1976 – 1985 -  President Bishop Brothers, Inc.

The company operated DC 3, DC 6, L 1011, and Hughes 990 aircraft throughout Alaska.

I was a line pilot during the summer season for several Alaskan air taxis flying light aircraft on wheels, skis, and floats. I also spent a long time plowing along in C-47s.

1967 – 1979 -  Educator in the public schools of Alaska.

I taught various subjects, including English writing at various schools in Alaska ranging from primary grades through university classes.


BS from Portland State University in History and Philosophy 1966.

Certified teacher in the Western States of the United States.

Airline Transport Pilots Certification.

Typed in DC 3, Dc 6, DC 7, Metroliner as single pilot IFR, and SAAB 340B line pilot, simulator instructor, and FAA Designee.

About 23,000 flight hours.

CDL-A license (Certified training school.) with 1.5 years of experience and road training. Three tickets for operation in areas where trucks were prohibited. I missed the sign, sorry. No other citations.

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