I'm from the United States and am backpacking through Europe for a year.. or longer! While backpacking I plan on using this time, without a job, to work on my writings. I'm originally from Lincoln, Nebraska but have spent the last 5 years in New Orleans, Louisiana. I love singing cheesy songs I came up with to my mom's chihuahua Oso and spoiling him with a lap to sit on, kisses, and throwing his coveted bally. My main hobbies are reading, writing, traveling, and drinking coffee, if that can be considered a hobby. I like going for walks, hiking, and if I get the chance ice skating. I also love taking city and nature photos on my Canon EOS Rebel. I'm a huge cat lady but love all animals as well!
Swap Boutique, New Orleans -January March 2019
As the Manager I lead employees in improving store operations, increasing sales, and providing top notch customer service. I also took pride in maintaining merchandise inventory, attaining sales targets, and solving customer complaints with a positive outcome. An example of exceeding sales goals, through the online sales of our couture merchandise, I doubled sales from the previous year. One of my favorite aspects of my job was taking photos of our products in creative aspects and posting it to our social media platforms. I was able to build my portfolio by organizing photo shoots of employees wearing ensembles I put together.
Dog Sitting, New Orleans -November 2018 & March 2019
I had the opportunity to dog sit for two lovely miniature schnauzers for a lady who I met through my job at Swap Boutique. I took them for walks and fed them on the set schedule preset by their parents. I also took care of their beautiful house and followed through with duties like bringing in the mail, letting in the grounds keepers, and emptying the pool cleaner bag. The dogs and I also enjoyed long walks to Audubon Park and spending all day outside in the backyard!
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The Plant Gallery, New Orleans -September January 2016
I enjoyed establishing a bond with a loyal customer base over superior products. Thus far exceeding employer expectations across an assortment of platforms including sales through generating customer interest, learning about different plants, and how to take care of said plants.
Integrated Life Choices, Lincoln Nebraska -October Oct 2013 & July July 2015
I providing care to people with disabilities in a home setting so that they can lead a fulfilling life. I supported my clients to overcome challenges, achieve their goals, and reach their personal best. Distributing my time effectively on numerous tasks throughout each work day. I juggled quality time with clients, verifying completion of data amongst fellow worker’s, ensuing petty cash accounts were up to par, and completing General Event Reports if any discrepancies would arise.
I would like the opportunity to pet or house sit while traveling throughout different parts of Europe because, It'll give me the chance to be surrounded by animals while I'm traveling. It'll give me the chance to focus on my writing as well as experience different cultures.
I have dog sat for a German Shepherd in New Orleans, a handful of times. I have also done dog sitting for two Miniature Schnauzers a couple of times, also in New Orleans! I've once cat sat for a friend of mine, where she brought her cat over to my house, while she was out of town! Lastly I've sat for two larger dogs, Beaux a boxer mix and Bella a mastic mix, for the owner of my most recent employer. I have had multiple cats throughout my life. I now am very close with my mom's pets Oso the Chihuahua and Mause the polydactyl minx. I love all animals and would be open to learning how to take care of other animals as well!