Hello! My name is Matthew and I'm a 28 year-old Polish-Ecuadorean born and living in California, USA but everyone swears I'm younger - perhaps when you spend as much time laughing and being active outdoors as I do, it must be what keeps me youthful: I especially love hiking, rock climbing and being in the water, including sailing on it. I've graduated with a degree in Communication Studies with coursework in Childhood Development: birth to adolescence. The majority of my paid experience has been working with children ages four to fourteen years old. From playing with legos and stuffed animals, to tossing around the ball (and sometimes the kids too!), splashing around the pool, to outings like the park, fair, museum, trampoline house or beach, I think the reason I connect easily with kids is because I am not just there to supervise, I participate! For the past 6 years I've been a career manny (aka male nanny) and so I can readily assist with homework, play/exercise with children, get them to/from school, and help them prepare for bed complete with bedtime story; I've done it all! I have passed a Department of Justice and FBI fingerprint & background screening here in the United States. I currently have both U.S. and Ecuador passports but I also qualify for a Polish passport and am in the process of applying so I'll be a part of the EU too. I am CPR & First-Aid certified, can drive auto/manual transmission, and fluent in English & Spanish plus a little bit of French. I adore both children AND pets, so if you would like a fun-loving, energetic person that will engage your child (or children) and keep them safe, then I hope you will give me a chance to be a part of your family.