WOW! I checked out the website. Sounds like an amazing adventure and it will be a great experience.
According to the site you can stay for a few weeks or it looks like up to 3 months. Is there a possibility to stay longer should one…"
Thanks for the words of encouragement :) I was born and raised here in Utah. When my youngest child flew the coop last spring I decided it was about time for mom to do some of what I always wished I had. Alaska was first on…"
"Sounds Wonderful! Having spent 2 winters in SLC myself... Uganda will definitely be warm. I am curious... What are you going to be doing in Uganda or how did that come to be. Best of luck there, keep us updated and hope it all works out well for you."
"If you get a RV/trailer then why not live in it instead of the dorms? That would be the main purpose to have one in my opinion.
I can not speak for all seasonal locations but where I went the parking of a trailer would have been in their…"
"Hi Matthew. I also thought about getting an RV or trailer. Between the two I think the trailer would have been best. I thought about it for a couple years. While there were some excellent reasons to get one specially if you did not want to get stuck…"
"Hi Matthew. Yes in deed it is very possible to work seasonally. I started back in 1989 and kept at it for about 10 years. At that time Coolworks was never around. However you did learn of other resorts and such by fellow associates. Also through…"
"Two thumbs up if you have a job and place lined up... I don't think you will be disappointed. I love Key West! It has sort of a small town feel. Yet sort of an island feel to it. Definitely a party town with a laid back feel (Duvall Street…"
"That will be a wonderful adventure! Not many people can just take off not knowing the outcome. I am sure as time approaches you will have many more possibilities you could do there. It is a big step to go but your commitment will be rewarding.…"
"Hi Matthew. Sorry, I am actually/currently in Virginia now. When I was in the Tetons it was mainly for the summer seasons. Though I had an understanding how Jackson was for the winter. They do get some business once the snow starts, Around the town…"
"Hi. It sounds like it has been a great weekend there so far. Hope the weather is holding out well.
I remember Donan's. I use to love going there on Monday or Tuesday nights for the hootenanny. You would never know who would be there playing or…"
I am me... I was born and raised in South Seattle in what is now known as the City of Sea-Tac located by the famous Sea-Tac international airport.
My first seasonal job was due to the fact my sister had gone for only one season before having the responsibilities of having a family of her own. She had kept trying to get me to go for a few years afterwards. Well the time was right and being tired of where I was working at the time... I applied and was hired. It was a big corner stone in my life.
I was embarking on a new journey, met some great people from abroad and an experience of a lifetime that only a few people get the chance to go through. It is not everyone who gets an opportunity to live and work in some remote part of the world that others can only dream about.
I started working in the Grand Tetons! I spent 10 summers in GTNP. I also spent some winter seasons in between in; Death Valley, CA., Salt Lake City, Ut., Couer D Aleane, ID. as well as returning a few winters back to Seattle.
In 1998 I went back to Seattle and remained there until 2010. Then in 2010, it was time for another change... after some thought I decided and moved/resided to Virginia Beach, VA. and the adventure continues....
I am exploring the East Coast and I am currently working for the well established and legendary "Lynnhaven Fish House" situated on the Lynnhaven Pier and over looking the Chesapeake Bay in the Virginia Beach area of VA.
Recently moved (October, 2012) up the Eastern Shore to a town called Berlin, MD. Nearby is Ocean City, MD.
Last Seasonal Job:
Grand Tetons, 10 summers at GTLC (CBV: summers of 1989-1997, JLL summer 1998)
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Where have you lived and worked?
Below is where I have lived, worked and the positions held at each place.
Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton N.P., WY. (10 summers, 1989-1998)
-----Host, Busser, Cashier, Server, Chuckwagon Asst. Mgr.,
-----Poneer Grill Mgr., Banquets
Furnace Creek Inn & Ranch, Death Valley, CA (Winter 1992-93)
Snobird, Utah (Winter 1990-91)
Omni Restaurant, Seattle, Wa, (1981-1989 & winters 1990, 1993)
-----Busser, Cashier, Host, Server, Supervisor/Shift Mgr.
Jasmine Bakery, Federal Way, WA. (1985)
Kits Camera, Tukwila, WA. (Winter 1989-90)
Hungry I Restaurant, SLC, UT. (Winter 1990-91)
Red Lion, SLC, UT. (Winter 1993-94)
-----Cafe Server, Room Service Server
Olive Garden, Federal Way, WA. (Winter 1994-95)
Wackenhut Security. Issaquah, WA. (1998-2001)
-----Security Gaurd contracted to Western Wireless
Best Western Rivers Edge, Tukwila, WA. (1998-2010)
-----Banquet Server, Banquet Lead Captain/Coordinator
Landmark Convention Center, Tacoma, WA. (2000-2005)
-----Banquet Server, Banquet Captain
Act 3 Catering, Tukwila, WA. (2006-2010)
-----Banquet Server, Banquet Captain
Lynnhaven Fish House, Virginia Beach, VA. (1/2011-10/2012)
Thanks for the words of encouragement :) I was born and raised here in Utah. When my youngest child flew the coop last spring I decided it was about time for mom to do some of what I always wished I had. Alaska was first on my list...check. Africa is next. I was a employment specialist/headhunter for several years. So job search, and internet research is kinda my specialty. I wanted to go to Africa...but yep expensive! I was very lucky to find a very kind small organization who is more than willing to have help at no cost to me. Other than airfare, which a wonderful friend covered, and I will cover my own small expenes. A small price to pay for such an amazing opportunity. I mainly will be orking with the children at the kinship. I will have the chance to work at a farm on the weekends if I don't have something else going on that particular weekend. I am so blessed to have this chance to do some amazing things at this stage of my life. I know so many people who are just existing; I plan on living! And seeing as much of the world as I can possibly see :) If you want to see more about where I'm going they have a little website. www.kininitiative.org TTYL.....Lisa