Greetings! I am a teacher of English as a second language to adults around the world. I am location-independent as I teach via internet and phone. I can essentially work anywhere in the world, provided there is reliable wi-fi or phone service. I like to visit other U.S. states and foreign countries as a housesitter.
I left a government career to have more opportunities to travel on my terms - where, when, and for how long. I like to stay in one place and explore the area and culture. I love nature, urban environments, and meeting locals. My favorite way of traveling has always been to visit friends or family and live like a local. Housesitting is a great fit for my lifestyle.
I am a homeowner and a landlord, so I understand the concerns a homeowner has when considering housesitters. I am a non-smoker, clean, respectful, and energy conscious (with utilities, water, etc). I love animals, especially friendly dogs that like to go for walks. I also enjoy gardening and am happy to look after your garden or indoor plants.
I've lived in many cities in the midwestern U.S. but most of my adult life has been spent in Washington, D.C. I am very comfortable in urban areas. I've also lived abroad in Vietnam, which was a wonderful experience and a happy time in my life. I adjust well to a variety of locations and diversity of culture.
What else? I've had several security and background checks (all clean) - the result of my government career and also volunteering in schools over the years. I am available to chat with potential housesitting hosts via Skype or Facetime.
My housesitting preferences tend towards urban/suburban environments and places that have good transportation options (walking, biking, subway, bus). However, I will consider all opportunities.
If there's anything else you'd like to know please send me a message. I prefer to be contacted through the Housecarers messaging site rather than text message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!