Rebellious Soviet. Baker. Trail runner. Grand Canyon guide.
Born in the USSR and raised in Belarus. Been traveling since age 15.
From San Francisco Bay Area to the Baltics, to the US East Coast and then to Kansas, back to Belarus and then back to the States. Fell in love with Flagstaff and decided to just stay here. Do not regret my decision for a minute! When you come here you'll know what I mean.
I do some freelance technology work, lots and lots of Airbnb hosting, baking for guests and local businesses and adventure guiding in the Grand Canyon.
I love literature. Really enjoy reading books about communism, Soviet Union and Imperial Russia, probably because they help me understand where I come from and who I am.
I also love trail running with my standard schnauzer Sammy and teaching him cool tricks.
To me, hosting is about PEOPLE: meeting them, taking care of them, hearing their life stories, drinking wine on the porch, laughing.
My motto is to "live a century in one moment". That's how one Belarusian poet inspired people to live.
Hope to see you at the cabin some day!