CURRENT LOCATION: Charlotte, NC
My name is Joe, I'm 29 yrs old. I am a non cigarette smoker and I drink rarely. I'm a pretty goofy guy with an odd sense of humor. I learn quickly, especially if I am hands on. I'm confident I can get almost any job done by my own hands or by bringing different knowledge / solutions to the table.
Between 2009-2013 I was maintaining TF33 aircraft engines. Before that I was working odd jobs, having fun, and doing a little bit of college.
2013-2015 I was traveling through the US and spent a year traveling in Australia seeing some cool things and meeting some awesome people.
2015- Present I returned to school at Prescott College in Arizona studying adventure education and sustainable community development. Some family issues arose and decided being closer to family was more important. I now live near Charlotte in North Caroina
BASIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS IN:
> Aircraft Engine Maintenance (3.5 Years USAF)
> Basic Building / Carpentry
> Basic First Aid
> Basic Landscaping
> Can Manual Transmission Vehicles
> Nutrition & Exercise (Self Taught)
> Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Cert (have not been practicing for awhile though)
> I am also spending my time studying various subjects that interest me.
At this time I am entering a career as an elevator technician apprentice. Do to the time constraints of working full time.
> I would like to spend 1-2 days helping and learning as much as I can. I am hoping to return to hosts consistently to see projects through to the end.
> I would like to work with other volunteers. I am interested to work in all types of climates with all types of plant and animal life.
> I would like to focus a lot on carpentry and woodworking, but that being said I would enjoy doing anything.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS I WISH TO GAIN OR INCREASE:
> Carpentry & Woodworking
> Sustainable / Alternative Living Practices
> Boating / Sailing
> Vehicle Maintenance
> Sustainable Building Methods
> Renewable Energy Technologies
> Interior & Exterior Construction / Building
GOALS / HOPES:
> Develop positive long lasting relationships with locals and other volunteers
> Submerse myself in the regions culture and environment
> Gain useful knowledge about the regions people, culture, and environment
> Attempt to understand the people and their way of life
> Use the knowledge I've gained to grow personally
> See what other amazing things this planet has to offer
> Learn new beneficial skills
> Discover my passions
> Give back in someway as a thank you for everything I have been given
> Gain a new/different understanding of people, life, the world
> Gain a better understanding of my culture and of myself
When I'm not working or volunteering, I would like to get out and explore as much as possible.