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  • 98 References 57 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2004
  • Community Manager
  • MBA in Sustainable Business
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Enlightenment and affectionate detachment.


Hi, my name is Casey! I'm fun, outgoing, a little bit crazy. My family and friends all tease me saying that when I walk into a place of strangers I leave with a dozen friends.

My favorite thing to do is to meet new people and hear their stories. Someday I would like to write a book about different CouchSurfers and the amazing things that they have been able to accomplish through CouchSurfing.

I have been passionate about traveling for as long as I can remember. I was lucky growing up and had the opportunity to live abroad with my family as well as spend the majority of my youth in Alaska. I can't think of too many better places to grow up than Alaska. It definitely cultivated my sense of adventure. I grew up fishing, camping, trekking on glaciers. It was a lot of fun!


It seems like everywhere I go, the more I see the less I know.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I believe that CouchSurfing has the potential to help create a world without borders. A world without hungry children and without people living in fear of racism and violence.
As the wise Kelly Patterson always says, "It only takes meeting one cool person from another culture to dissolve any preconceptions or prejudices."

I am part of the New Member Welcome team. I love it! I get to see all the new members who join and send them personalized greetings welcoming them to our community. Would you like to do that to? Ask me how!


CouchSurfing has changed my life in the best of ways! I've been able to host amazing people from around the world as well as meet people in my local communities that I may not have found otherwise.

My first surfing (not hosting) experience ended up with me on German national television talking about Couchsurfing. That was exciting!


Writing, Skiing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, camping, surfing, ice climbing, fire spinning, volunteering

  • culture
  • writing
  • books
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • volunteering
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

I have an ecclectic taste in everything.

Top movies: Everything Is Illuminated, Snatch, Zoolander, Y Tu Mama Tambien

Top Books: The Alquemist by Paulo Coelho, Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, Night by Elie Wiesel, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Growing up in Alaska I have seen the most amazing northern lights! It doesn't matter how many times they come out, they are so magical I am always awe-struck.

In Bali a group of CouchSurfers climbed an active volcano at sunrise. We were hot and sweaty when we got to the top, but as the sun crested the mountains and the fog cleared it was a gorgeous view.

Teach, Learn, Share

Here are two links that every member of CouchSurfing should read. They are the tips pages for both surfers and hosts. Some good guidelines here!

Hosting tips:

Surfing tips:

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook and do dishes! I am also skilled and spinning a long yarn and keeping my hosts well entertained. If you want a shoulder to lean on and a friendly ear to bend, I'm a pretty great listener.

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, Indonesia, New Zealand, Spain, Turkey, United States, Venezuela

Old School Badges

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    26 Vouches
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge
  • Alaska 80dd7c85fd20cb7b2132bf9e5e40ef3be31e6c7eb60add0eb45a70de1e66ad78
    Alaska Collective
  • Base camp dcfcfc7182982092ecdb436eaa2e5a3c9df7506b4a0109015c9920f84368fb48
    BaseCamp Collective
  • Costa rica dc0142aa217589971e7c85f997e7216e7b1092fdab1675d500bda5761bb6cad3
    Costa Rica Collective
  • Istanbul 641d7e6a644f7ac47411d11f9a8960b229e3faa03de0745c95f8c365dc4eba3d
    Istanbul Collective

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