C/O TOL PO Box 1080

 Patagonia, AZ 85624

Phone  520-394-9008

E-mail  ajotanorte@yahoo.com

Anatole J. North

Experience:    Independent Contractor                                                          1996-Present                        Eastern USA

·        Experienced in all forms of general carpentry: layout and design, foundations, framing, roofing, electric, plumbing, drywall, finished flooring, fixture installations, remodeling, cabinetry.

·        Utilize alternative building methods: specialize in strawbale, recycled and non-toxic building materials, ‘off the grid’ – passive and active solar electric, composting toilets, water systems.

·        Practiced in traditional building methods: post and beam, barn construction, hewing beams, human powered and traditional hand-tool use.

·        Woodworking: cabinetry, furniture, doors, windows, artistic wood carving.


                        Carpenter                                                                                1994-Present                        USA

                              Windhill Builders – Franklin, NY: custom cabinetry building and installation.

                              Knewstub Construction – Ithaca, NY: dockbuilding and piledriving crew chief.

                              Oschnor Brothers – Oneonta, NY: pasture poultry pen construction.   

                              Carver Construction – Ithaca, NY: building traditional Scandinavian saunas.

                              Trotti Building – Oneonta, NY: remodeling, landscaping, roofing.

                              Kreher Metalworks – Washington, DC: ornate metal, stair & rail fabrication.

Another Way of Building – E. Meridith, NY: slate roofing, dismantling and rebuilding vintage barns,

                                          strawbale, earth plasters, recycled material use.

National Forest Service – Petersburg, AK: worked on crew repairing and remodeling cabins.


                        Maintenance/Grounds Caretaker                                             2000-2001                        Patagonia, AZ

·        Coordinate site care and maintenance of a residential health center.

·        Responsibilities include: building renovation; machinery, gas, electric and water system repairs; landscaping; spa and sauna upkeep; general maintenance.


                        Vegetarian Macrobiotic Chef                                                   1999                             Ithaca, NY

·        Involved in all aspects of food preparation from implementation to sales.

·        Catered events and festivals and managed weekly Farmers’ Market booth.


                        Volunteer Relief Work                                                             1998                             Guatamala

·       Developed cottage woodworking industry in indigenous refugee community.

·       Taught maintenance and repair of technological systems: solar, water, gas engine.


                        Caretaker – Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center                   1991-1992                        Breckenridge, CO

·        Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of grounds, cabins, ropes course, and snow mobiles.

·        Assisted with implementation of programs for the disabled.


                        Instructor/Outdoor Ed Leader – Outward Bound                      1991                             Table Rock, NC

·        Ran adventure-based courses: hiking, rock climbing, whitewater canoeing, ropes course.


                        Sea Kayak Wilderness Guard   – National Forest Service            1992                             Petersburg, AK

·        Gathered scientific data on extended sea kayak expeditions for the National forest Ser.


Education & Training:          Rochester Institute of Technology –  Mechanical Engineering Program

                                                Forest Service – wilderness survival, chain saw, navigation, radio communications, rifle    

                                                Outward Bound – 3 month outdoor educators’ practicum

                                                Xela Language Center – Spanish language course

                                                Wilderness First Responder

                                                Trained in Reiki healing energy work


Achievements:           Nationally ranked in Olympic flatwater Kayaking, member of 1989 Pan American team.