The successful caretaker of several homes and pets, I come with multiple references, including one from a Home Owner in Inverness, CA - whose home I took care of for three years while they ran Stanford University's Overseas program in South Africa. (References at link above.)
For the past few years I have been based in Port Townsend, WA, working as the Executive Director of Jefferson County's Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) ( dot behealthyjefferson dot com / about-chip) (Also see my l!nKed!in profile by searching Lori Fleming, Greater Seattle Area).
After being a long-time homeowner in Washington state I moved to Northern California while my son did his undergraduate work at Stanford. In the years since then I have alternated between longer term "real jobs", and house/pet-sitting in beautiful locations.
The past 10 years have included several short and long term home/pet sitting situations up and down the West Coast. The ideal situation always includes the openness for a partner to stay with me at your space, and I appreciate the homeowner's openness to that possibility on the assignments I take.
While I am currently on assignment leading a local county agency, my work is a diverse mix that includes consulting services focused on strategic planning, fund raising and the direction of related projects. These assignments are rotated with writer/artist stints, as the flow allows.
I am happy to be able to share excellent home and pet-care references from several West Coast house-sitting stints including Yosemite, Point Reyes National Seashore, and multiple 2-3 month stints in Seattle's Belltown, Tacoma, Bainbridge Island and Port Townsend, Washington area.
Feel free to connect with me at Bridge2vision at gee maill for a copy of my references, or to learn a bit more about each other on Skiiiipe (search HugeNScary or Flori Leming).
Thanks for stopping by and best of luck in your search!