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Summer Roll Call for the 2017 Season
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Started this discussion. Last reply by aggie71 20 hours ago.


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Everett, WA
About Me:
I am the CoolWorks Pied Piper'ess, which means I moderate this network and keep up our presence on the Interwebs. I also help employers post their jobs on our site. If you have questions about anything CoolWorks, please ask!

I live, play and work in the Pacific Northwest. After college, I took IMHO the requisite trip abroad spending time in Europe and then New Zealand and Australia. Upon my return, broke and needing a job, I went to an open house for Driver/Guides with Gray Line. It sounded intriguing enough and I figured if I could drive my dad's old '68 Chevy Nomad, I could drive a 40ft. motorcoach. Well, this experience lead me to the cruise and tour world and I spent 11 years in the "seasonal" world on a FT basis doing safety, recruiting and human resources for both Holland America and Princess Cruises.

Since 2007, I have been a member of the CoolWorks crew helping folks find seasonal jobs, and I couldn't be happier. Hearing from people who, through seasonal jobs, find experiences that set the stage for their growth and happiness in life is a fantastic feeling.

In my spare time (HA!), I am on the board of directors for Washington Business Week, and I run a small pet and people portrait photography business called Kari Quaas Photography. My life is filled with fun activities and I love to make new friends living the seasonal life.
Last Seasonal Job:
Being a Driver/Guide for Gray Line of Seattle.
Favorite Seasonal Job:
That's a tough one. I once worked concessions for the Everett Giants, now called the Everett Aquasox and that was a ton of fun. The people I worked with were energetic, fun and we got to share in the ups and downs of a minor league baseball team. Real grass! However, through my job as a Driver/Guide I saw lots of things that I never would have had the opportunity to do so if not for that experience. For example, I once drove the generals of the navy to every port and base around the Puget Sound including Bangor Sub Base. I got to carry national sports teams to and from the airport, dodging plane wings. What a trip! Quite literally.....
Where have you lived and worked?

Everett, WA - YMCA, Panagopolous Pizza, Catholic Community Services, Everett Giants, CoolWorks

Pullman, WA - Regents Dining Hall, SALC (tutored students)

Seattle, WA - Gray Line of Seattle, Gray Line of Alaska, Princess Tours, and CoolWorks

Bellingham, WA - CoolWorks

Jokingly, Anchorage, AK for Gray Line of Alaska where I drove one airport transfer and a cruise ship transfer from ANC to Seward. : )
Dream Job:
Make enough money from taking photographs to support my habit.

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aggie71 replied to Kari Quaas (Q)'s discussion Summer Roll Call for the 2017 Season
"First time since I "retired" in 2009, but I actually won't be working summer 2017....taking the summer off :) If any of you are remotely close to Pagosa Springs, Colorado give me a ring 713-898-6407.  aka aggie71 or Ranger Rich"
20 hours ago
Kari Quaas (Q) replied to Kari Quaas (Q)'s discussion Summer Roll Call for the 2017 Season
"Nice! Good luck, Letha. "
Letha Moore replied to Kari Quaas (Q)'s discussion Summer Roll Call for the 2017 Season
"I've got a second interview next week and then hopefully I will let you know where I will be!"
Kari Quaas (Q) replied to Kari Quaas (Q)'s discussion Fall / Winter Roll Call for 2016 / 2017 Season

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At 4:27pm on November 28, 2016, Holly Keith said…

Thank you for the welcome:)

At 3:03pm on June 27, 2016, Paul Margolis said…

Thanks, Kari.  I'm looking forward to adventures when I finally decide to retire in the next year or two.

At 7:48am on April 24, 2016, aggie71 said…

I'm so excited to hear about Megan's engagement!  How cool is that!  I presume this guy likes a cold beer, and ball games :)  I wish them the very best!  I still remember the great times we had in Jackson Hole ..... even the crazy plane nightmares :)

At 5:47pm on December 4, 2015, Joe Brook said…

Thanks Kari excited to be part of the community!

At 11:44am on October 25, 2015, Shelly Campbell said…
Thank you, Kari!
At 11:27am on August 20, 2015, Lois Patricia (Patty) Peters said…

Thank you so much for the warm welcome Kari Quaas,

  I have heard nothing but good about coolworks. As I start my journey in my new home (motor home) with my dog an bird I am hoping to be able to find a rewarding and much fulfilling position with coolworks. My objective is to be in FL. the end of Oct. or first of Nov. but also I am willing to stop along the way for a position that is challenging and rewarding! I guess you could say my calendar is open along the path to FL. which that could change as well. I just need warm climate in the winter months. Looking forward to meeting fellow coolworkers!

                                                    Yours Truly,

                                                 Lois AKA 'Patty'

At 3:55pm on March 13, 2015, Susan Robinson said…

Hi Kari

I recently joined as I am hoping that not this year but next year, I can join those who work in the parks.  This looks like a wonderful web resource. My only question right now is, when is the best time to begin looking for work if I want to work in summer/seasonal jobs in 2016.  Would it good to start looking in January, or sooner?  Thanks for the help. 

At 2:44pm on February 27, 2015, Jeni Lake said…

Thanks Kari! I'm looking forward to learning about what is out there!

Your 'neighbor', Jeni

At 6:56pm on February 2, 2015, Bunty SomRoy said…

Hello! Thanks for the warm welcome. Glad to finally be here.

At 1:20pm on December 11, 2014, Fa'amuli Fidellis Falaniko said…

Thank you Kari!


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