We are a family that currently resides in Central Oregon, on a small farm. Shari is 48 years young and works as a Natural Resource Specialist in the field of Solid Waste (Waste Prevention, Recycling, Composting). She enjoys music, reading, outdoor activities and sustainable living. Andy is 53 years young and works as a photographer, doing both free-lance work and as a photo-tech at COSTCO. He is also a person of many trades and skills, from car repair to cooking. He is an incredible guitar player and musician. Ansley is 14, and attends Cascades Academy of Central Oregon as a ninth grader. She loves to read, loves art, loves cats, and plays violin. Marleigh is 8, and attends Cascades Academy of Central Oregon as a third grader. She loves to read, loves to play with her toys, loves her cats and plays violin.
Last year, the Dunning family embarked on a 3-week adventure to Guatemala. We spent 1-week at a language school (Sakribal) in Quetzaltenango and two weeks learning what we could about this amazing country. It was a humbling and remarkable experience and left us wanting to help, as a family, in some region of Latin America, for an extended period of time.
So - this January through April 2010, the Dunnings will be taking a leave from work and formal schooling, to travel/volunteer in South America (Ecuador and Peru). Please join us as we work on gathering our funds and supplies, conducting research on Ecuador and Peru, learn about pre-travel plans, set up our itinerary, and 'set sail' on our journey. We welcome all positive thoughts, ideas, suggestions, recommendations and stories.
La Familia Dunning