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Mike Thomason
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  • Saint Paul, MN
  • United States
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West Saint Paul, MN
Where have you lived and worked?
I have lived and worked in Alaska, Arizona, Minnesota, and Georgia.
I have traveled to Poland, Spain, Austria, China, Italy and Mexico.
About Me:
I am retired. My career was 40 years of IT. Since retirement, I have worked as an IT consultant to a Podiatrist and a dentist. I have worked in customer service functions at Home Depot and ACE Hardware and have driven vehicles for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. I am a volunteer driver for a non-profit agency. I also owned a DQ and a Fudge Shop for a short period.
I worked my first seasonal job at the Denali Pricess Wilderness Lodge in 2008.
I really enjoyed the seasonal job and am looking forward to try new places.
Last Seasonal Job:
Grand Canyon-North Rim
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Don't know yet. I enjoyed Denali.
Dream Job:
Guest Services at Cozumel Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

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Digital Camera-Article

Posted on February 25, 2009 at 1:41pm 1 Comment

I am planning to purchase a digital camera for my summer at the Grand Canyon North Rim. I have been reviewing articles and reviews for about a month now. The article below was one of the better ones at explaining the details of camera options. I hope this will help those of you who want to purchase a camera for their seasonal employment.

I am considering one of two Canon models; Canon PowerShot SX110 IS($230) or Canon PowerShot SX10 IS ($370). They are highly rated and have more than… Continue

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At 8:44am on January 20, 2010, Andrea said…
Hey Mike! I am going to lurk around the chat for a while to answer your questions. I think it would be easier for us to converse that way.
At 9:43am on November 7, 2009, Patty Coon said…
Mike: Xanterra did ask one of my references to write a letter of recommendation. She submitted it by email when requested by the HR office. It's not done in advance. It's after they call you. If you really want me to, I could write one, I guess.

Did you see all the IT and Accounting jobs that I found through the Grand Teton Lodge application that routes through Vail? Might be worth applying there, too.

Yellowstone is my "fall-back" summer job. I'm kinda needed here in VT, and my camper needs repairs. Not sure when I'll get back west/southwest.

PS - I'm not sure my file from Forever Resorts is going to read well either!
At 2:35pm on April 15, 2009, Ron said…
Hi, Mike looking forward to meeting you ,have a safe trip to NR Ron!
At 10:08am on March 29, 2009, Andrea said…
Love the pics, Mike. They make me want to head to Vancouver.
At 2:26pm on March 6, 2009, Ryan said…
Hey Mike!
Hows Minnesota? where will you be this summer? back at DPWL?

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