I am a reliable, experienced, multi-lingual American professional single woman with great integrity. I respect people and property and have strong values. I do not drink or smoke.
Having spent 14 years growing up in Europe, I have always considered myself a citizen of the world. For the past 17 years, I have been employed at an embassy in Washington, DC, where I serve as a Senior Advisor / Congressional Liaison. Prior to that I worked on Capitol Hill for a Member of Congress from Arizona, where I lived for 3 years. I am comfortable interacting with people from all walks of life. I have lived in NYC, FL, CA and AZ, and VA, where I currently reside. I am involved with a church and enjoy being of service to others. I enjoy immersing myself in local culture and learning about new ones - I worked for a Japanese company for 6 years and served on a mission trip to Kyrgyzstan. My linguistic abilities have served me well and I am proficient in several languages.
If you have animals, I would be happy to care for them. My beloved cat Sophie, who I adopted from a shelter at the age of 6 weeks, lived with me for 19 years. I also enjoy dogs and am godmother to an adorable black shih tzu, Winnie the Pooch, and frequently care for her and her twin sister. I enjoy horseback riding, which I've done for decades, although my current passion is ballroom dancing. I also do some sailing.
While new to this site, I am not new to house sitting; I've cared for friends' homes in Alexandria, VA, Ocean City, MD, Williamsburg, VA, and most recently, in the Netherlands.
Although I work full-time, I do have some flexibility thanks to vacation days. I would be happy to take excellent care of your home and will be available as of January 2018.
Thank you for your consideration - I look forward to hearing from you!