I am an active, thoughtful animal and plant lover with a curiousity for travel and the outdoors. I have worked in customer service, supportive home care, and in a greenhouse and landscape business. I do not have a dog of my own but grew up with a Samoyed and Pomeranian, and have doggy-sat for friends and family many times (working with labs, german wirehairs, argentinian mastiffs, muts) --- so I know how to handle all kinds of animals, big and small! I have grown up caring for cats, fish and lizards as well and have spent a lot of time at two local shelters.
Although young, I consider myself an old soul. I enjoying caring for other beings and I appreciate the small, simplicities in life. I enjoy cooking and cleaning -- and take pride in both. I am fit and live a healthy lifestyle and have been vegetarian for about a year. I believe what you put into your body is essential to overall health and wellness -- in mind, body, and spirit. I am motivated, friendly, and independent. I very much value cleanliness and hard work, and have learned small trade and 'fix-it' tasks while traveling and living on my own. I attended St. Olaf College (um ya ya), enjoy many creative mediums from music and books to painting and designing, and have a deep appreciation and understanding of the plant world and our Mother Earth.
I would prefer a medium - long term situation where I may be able to have a part time job as well. I also do a lot of art work from home. I am most comfortable with dogs, cats, chickens, birds, fish and lizards -- not so much so with horses but willing to learn. Having a garden is a plus :) I am new to Housecarers but would be happy to share personal and professional references as well as a clean background check.
Life is one grand learning experience, I look forward to connecting with you and treating your home, animals, and community with the same love and respect you'd treat them with. Thank you !!