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 was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and 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 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 Facetime or Sky.pe.
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.
I have previously housesat for 4 different families that I met through housecarers. I've travelled to Singapore, Hawaii, and California for house and petsitting. Duration ranging from weeks, although I prefer at least 3 or more weeks depending on the distance I must travel. I’ve taken care of both cats and dogs. I also volunteer at an animal shelter as a dog-walker.
If there's anything else you'd like to know please send me a message. I look forward to hearing from you soon!