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Overview

  • 13 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Russian
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • TV Photojournalist
  • B.A.; Metro State University of Denver
  • From Denver, CO, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel the world and document what I find through word, photographs, and video.

ABOUT ME

I'm currently working as a TV photojournalist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and, like many on here, I have a penchant for traveling! I'd like to end up someday working as a foreign correspondent for US media - so America knows what's going on in the rest of the weird, wonderful world.

I like traveling, beer, good music (see below), the issues and effects surrounding legal 420 (I am from Colorado, after all), meeting new people, learning about other cultures, going places I shouldn't, developing my own film, riding bikes, and adventuring in the wilderness. I've also recently taken up kayaking, so if you're into kayak/canoe/SUPing, let's get out on the water!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'm a Couchsurfing O.G.; member since 2007. I've crashed on couches from Seattle to Prague. Haven't had the good fortune of hosting yet (my schedule gets hectic), but hopefully that will change.

Interests

Photography, indie films and music, airports, nerdy fare (Dr Who, TNG, etc.), high altitude sunsets, (re)building and repairing computer hardware and practical tech, the Cubs, travel, public transit and urbanism/urban studies, cooking, the mountains, linguistics, history (mostly 1865-present), air travel, trains, hole in the wall restaurants, backpacking, slide film, good music, cycling.

  • photography
  • cooking
  • beer
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • communications
  • freelancing
  • history
  • journalism
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

All-time playlist:

- Arcade Fire
- A Hawk And a Hacksaw
- Death Cab
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor
- Metric
- HEALTH
- Caribou
- DFA1979
- Broken Social Scene
- Beirut
- Rush
- LCD Soundsystem
- Wu-Tang Clan
- Feist
- Devendra Banhart
- DJ Shadow
- drizzy (gotta have one guilty pleasure)

movies:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels, Breathless, The Darjeeling Limited, Amelie, Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), the Bourne trilogy.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Stood in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. That's pretty big for me, having been born in a landlocked state and all.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a teachable amount about:

- photography
- video production
- journalism in its various forms
- travel logistics (I can book you pretty much anything short of the Transsiberian)
- computer hardware and how to build/repair it
- light coding (mostly OS level terminal stuff, primarily OS X/Linux but some Windows)
- DIY automobile mechanics (mostly Subaru but some BMWs and Hondas also)

I would love to learn more about:

- Linguistics
- Botany
- Medicine
- Audio engineering
- Cooking
- Outdoors/wilderness skills
- FLYING (if you can hook me up w flying lessons/plane rides we will be besties forever)

What I Can Share with Hosts

Anything I know and a great deal of enthusiasm for the places I visit!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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