Nina Ruud is a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist and has been a Certified Massage Therapist for nearly 12 years, and is currently practicing in beautiful San Diego, CA.
She is a genuine globe-trotter with adventures leading her far from her quaint hometown in Northern Wisconsin.
She has studied massage in Thailand as well as her original course work in the United States. Nina is a practicing zen student and has lived monastically as an organic farm apprentice near San Francisco.
Nina has backpacked solo through Central America, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and has traveled many times across her home country.
An artist of many mediums, Nina finds ways to express her art through painting, drawing, dance, and writing. She is a yogi, a farmer, an entrepreneur, and a storyteller.
Nina has been very active in volunteering in her community.
Voices for Children- Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) offers her an opportunity to advocate for fostered children, participating in their care by speaking with their therapists, teachers, foster parents, and social workers, making sure no aspect of their life is falling through the cracks.
Through her work with PAVSA- Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault, she organized a hotline for victims of sexual abuse. And,,she continues to provide massage for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
She adores the wonder of a child's mind and wants to encourage kids seek their infinite potential through mindful compassion and nurturing touch.
Why do you feel you would be an asset to the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer team?
Having the ability to thrive in unfamiliar places is an asset like no other. I am very flexible in group situations, and make for a worthy team player. Physically I am in excellent shape and have a healthy lifestyle. I travel easily and I thrive in diversity.
It's taken me five years to be in a position to be able to do this and I would be honored to be a global ambassador for the Liddle Kidz Foundation.
Why would you like to participate in this outreach event?
I want to travel with a group of people that share the motivation to be of service. There is a revolutionary message with this adventure that I want to be a part of. I want my life to continue to surprise me with more ways I can use my talents and attitudes to help other people.
There are millions of infants and children worldwide who are struggling to live to their fullest potential. Would you like an opportunity to bring nurturing touch and pediatric massage to orphaned and displaced children around the globe?
Do you wish to share your skills with children who are affected by Cerebral Palsy, AIDS/HIV, landmines, Agent Orange, developmental disabilities, genetic birth defects, mental and emotional trauma?
Just ask yourself . . . can one person make a difference?
Take this moment to make a difference in the life of a child.
Apply now to be part of our next international volunteer team . . .you too, can be a Liddle Kidz Ambassador!