The HouseSitter

Specializing in peace of mind for you and your pets.
To locate compatible house sitting opportunities to 
explore and learn about new cultures.

Graduated- Jan 1983
Olathe High School, Olathe Colorado
Pacific Horse Center, Elk Grove, California
Riding Master Diploma 1984

PowerHouse ~ New Zealand

Jan 1996 - Present

Perry's Pet Sitting,  Lafayette, Colorado
  • Pet Services ~ complete care of client’s animals including play time, cleaning and feeding. Recognizing medical problems, administering medicines (oral and injectable)
    Additional Service  ~ collecting mail, caring for garden and indoor plants, limousine service to and from play area, groomer or veterinarian.
    Business Duties  ~ record keeping, book keeping, answering phone, managing arrivals and departures of pets, appointment schedule and discussing animal behavior.

Emily, Smartest, Bestest !

287 Beverage Partners,  Boulder, Colorado
Book Keeper
  • Responsible for bookkeeping from the time the store opened until it was sold, including teaching the new owner my employer's system of bookkeeping. Duties included use of QuickBooks software to enter/ pay invoices, generate payroll and pay monthly bills including taxes, phone, alarm system and rent. Use of Excel software to enter daily transaction reports. I was also responsible for discussion with vendors and/or store manager regarding invoices and purchasing/restocking office supplies. 
The Gray
Oct 1995 ~ Feb 2002

Hart's Barn,  Lafayette, Colorado
Barn Manager
  • Responsible for management and care of six horse barn including stall cleaning, feeding twice daily, fence repair, barn maintenance, hay moving, screening new clients, monitoring each horse for trauma, signs and symptoms of illness and behavorial problems that needed further attention from owners.

Nov 1992 ~ Sept 1998


Alpine Hospital for Animals,  Boulder, Colorado
Office Manager
  • Supervision of three receptionists, coordination of tasks, appointment schedule, answering four phone lines, invoicing and collection of fees.

May 1991 ~ Jan 1992

Rocalar Farms,  Valley Center, California
Co-Barn Manager
  • Responsible for feeding and watering sixteen show horses twice daily in exchange for living accommodation.

Sept 190 ~ Oct 1991

Louis Fisher Owner/Player,  Rancho Santa Fe, California
Polo Horse Groom
  • Responsible for seven horses, pre and post game care, health care management, tack and laundry cleaning, daily exercise and stall maintenance.

Blue ~ New Zealand
June 1989 ~ July 1990

Rock Springs Guest Ranch ,  Bend, Oregon 
  • Responsible with seven co-workers for complete care of approximately 60 guest trail horses. Duties included feeding, grooming, wound management, saddling, trail guide, horseback riding instruction, barn maintenance, and participation in guest activities during off duty time.

    September 1989 through June 1990 ~ Solely responsible for complete care of 60 horses, training of green horses and purchase of horses for upcoming season.

Summers ~ '86, '87, '88


Peaceful Valley Guest Ranch ,  Lyons, Colorado
  • Responsible with five co-workers for complete care of approximately 110 guest trail horses and three stallions. Duties were similar to those involved with Rock Springs Guest Ranch.
Sept 1987 ~ Dec 1987


Selecta Tours,  Taupo, New Zealand
Barn Manager
  • Responsible for management and care of fifteen hourly-ride horses in exchange for room and board with the owner's family.

Additional Experience

Lazy EV Bar Racing Stables, Montrose, Colorado Halter broke weanlings, worked with yearlings as part of a work study program during high school, was invited to Centennial Race Track in Denver to provide round the clock care for twelve race horses under the supervision of their owner~1983

Show groom at various hunter/jumper shows for Richard Sands Stables and the Children’s LA Riding Club. ~  1984

 Cure’s and Curiosities (gift shop) in Keystone, Colorado ~ Sales clerk during winter season ~ 1988-1989

Guided trail rides for Club Med on St Lucia ~ 1988

Hickory Farms, Escondido, California ~ Sales clerk for Christmas season ~ 1991-1992

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