Enjoy your time away knowing your space is under trustworthy care. I have house-sat in Thailand and Vietnam, managed a farm in the Philippines, boat-sat in Australia, nanny-ed in New Zealand, family-exchanged in India and took care of 10 pet birds in Puerto Rico. My local friends know they can rely on me when they leave town to mind their apartment, vehicle, pets, etc.
Animals and I have a great connection. Growing up, I cared for dogs, cats, fish, turtles, birds, reptiles, goats & pigs. There were usually more dogs than people at family gatherings! My mom works for a dog rehabilitation program and shares her knowledge about pet-owner relationships. I often watch my dad's thirteen year old Chocolate Lab while my dad travels, which includes walks, feeding, medication, massages, room temperature adjustments and daily pictures/updates.
I am an intelligent and active woman, born and raised in Southern California, currently based in Long Beach. My career is in elementary school education and also co-run a Community Arts Center. After returning home from 3 years of working/traveling overseas, I recently bought an old-school ambulance and am converting it into a tiny-home-on-wheels. It's a very fun project! While I enjoy the nomad life, it's sometimes nice to curl up on a couch with a book, or have a furry-companion for a week.
Respect is my primary virtue. Adaptability and autonomy are two of my strong qualities. I'm an master organizer, not afraid of getting dirty in the garden, enjoy dancing while I tidy-up, have great attention-to-detail, know how to uphold expecations and communicate clearly and honestly. Let me know what you need and I'm sure I can help you!