Mona Makela

House Sitter With Great References And A Background Check

House Sitter in Seattle

Please, note: I don't have recommendations on my profile. I will provide you the contact information of my references instead when you are ready. I am 48 years old self employed photographer - you can see my website here and I come with my 14 years old exceptionally well-behaved midsize female dog, 45 pounds, who gets along with all kinds of critters great. I own my own home in Northern New Mexico but I am in the process of selling it as I miss the ocean and want to live closer to it. I don't smoke, drink or use any other odd substances. I have a clean background check available that was conducted in the end of December 2014. I am handy and can repair things if something breaks on your premises, but I am also smart enough to see when to call a professional. If you need references I have as many as you may like to see. I was the founder and twice elected president, until my resignation, of our community organization in Tres Piedras, NM. In 2009 I put in over 1,000 volunteer hours to bring us broadband connection which had been denied to us many times in past. And we received it! Last spring we also received our first public transportation bus, which was mainly my effort. I have been involved with many other forms of volunteer work as well. I don't tell this to you to indicate what a dapper person I am, I am telling it because I believe that it would indicate that if I have all this extra energy, the likelihood that I would be neglecting your home and fur kids is rather minimal. The following is directly from my website: Mona Makela has expressed her passion for art all her life. Her art education began early in Helsinki, Finland where she attended the Waldorf School, an alternative education focused on the development of individual creativity, which profoundly influenced her. Mona was fascinated with her first camera at the age of six. From 1986-1990... she assisted in a professional photography studio. Mona has also vigorously expressed her talents in the visual arts through oil painting, fiber art and jewelry. Her work in these mediums has strengthened her understanding of light, composition, texture and detail. Before establishing her presence as a full-time artist Mona worked first as a research assistant at the Finnish Meteorological Institute and later as an assistant meteorologist. After her move to the United States in 1990 she worked as a field technician for an environmental engineering company. In 1984 she acquired sailplane pilot's license and two years later a license for single engine airplanes. Since 2005 she has dedicated herself to photography full time. Out of 26,000 entries, her photo, "Morning Greeting," was a finalist in the Smithsonian Magazine's second annual photo contest. Her photograph of John Suazo's sculpture was selected as the cover feature for Mr. Suazo's 30 year retrospective at the Harwood Museum of Art in New Mexico, and her photo of the Newspaper Rock in Canyonlands, Utah has passed through the hands of President Obama in the Federal Executive Order Report to the President. Casting her eye on a grand arena of subjects and shooting for perfection, her images have been widely published in magazines, journals and books where they have illustrated articles and been utilized for advertisement. Publications include US News and World Report, Women's Health Today, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, Publication by The US Immigration and Naturalization Office, New Mexico Magazine, Taos News, Fashion (book), Home and Garden Magazine, Wild Weather (book), The Independent (British daily newspaper), Eucalyptus Magazine, Publication by The Royal Society of Chemistry, ABC News in Science, Mother Earth News, Revealing Invisible Truths in America's Soul (book), Publication by Martha Stewart Omni Media, USA Today, Publication by Capital One Bank, PBS Nova and Research EU by European Commission. Chasing the light to capture ideal landscape photos, Mona's tireless dedication has rewarded her with brilliant images, which she also sells as prints and postcards at galleries and shops in Taos, New Mexico. Top quality equipment is important to Mona's work. Shooting with a Canon 5D Mark II and working on MacIntosh platform, she strives for perfection, producing photos that remain technically sound when viewed full size. She seeks to bring forth beauty in her subjects and by freezing a moment in time and space intends to reveal the details we may otherwise miss. Mona's favorite subjects include people, the natural environment and organic foods and products. She has a special interest in applying humor and surprise to advertising. Mona's versatility as a photographer makes her work applicable to both personal and commercial projects. If you need an outstanding image of a product you wish to sell, striking pictures for your acting or modeling portfolio, pictures for a book you wish to publish or photos to advertise your business or sell your house, Mona will be glad to talk with you about your individual project.

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Phone Number 206-799-... Confirmed
Years of Experience 2
Provider Type Individuals
Services Collect Mail
Feed Pets
Care For Plants
Take Out Trash/Recycling
Snow Clearing


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