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  • Fluent in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning Arabic, Dutch, Russian
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Genie without a lamp, granter of wishes, master of none; ...
  • Stanford
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me

Film buff, writer
Gun for hire

Born and raised in the US but suffer from a gypsy wanderlust, a basic instinct to move and travel around and see the world for what it is. I'll be in New Zealand for a year and I hope to find not just a place to lay my head on, but hopefully a community, a home away from home.

I like to read a lot (books mainly, but I spend entirely too much time on Wikipedia), I love to write stories/shitty love poetry/screenplays, and I think I've watched every bad 80's horror movie ever made. Travelling, eating, learning new languages, drinking something (probably) unhealthy, bonding at two in the morning under the cover of darkness staring at the stars. I like people and am genuinely fascinated by them.

I can make friends with a backpack.
Shoot first, ask questions later.

IG: hearcharlieroar

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm in love with the world around me and the people in it. Mark Twain once wrote that the two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why. I believe I've figured out why.

I was put here under the stars and clouds and above the earth and the ground below to marvel at the world, fall in love with it and it's people, and write about it. That is my purpose. I am a writer. I was made to love.


I couchsurfed when I first moved to New York with Shawn Guffey and had a blast. It was my first and only experience and I could not have had a better introduction to the city. Someday soon I would love to pay that forward. I also met some pretty amazing people in the south of France for a weekend in Nice, did some skiing with a lovely family that I stayed with in Switzerland, and lived on a farm outside of A Coruna in Spain. Some of the best friends of my life, I tell ya.


Films, television, books, languages, food, cultures, music, art...I like intimately connecting with people from everywhere. Everyone has a story. My job is to figure it out and learn what it means to be a human being through connection and travel.

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • movies
  • stamps
  • music
  • languages
  • eating
  • travelling
  • life
  • people
  • clubs

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harry Potter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looking for Alaska, The Fault in our Stars, The Rules of Attraction, The Catcher in the Rye, Brave New World, As I Lay Dying, Spoon River Anthology, Sherlock Holmes, Dante and Aristotle Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Anything written by Hemingway or Fitzgerald or Gertrude Stein. I'm big on the 1920's, the "Lost Generation", so Romantics are the ones that truly unstitch me. Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Donna Tartt. The list goes on.

Music: The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Phantom Planet, Matt and Kim, The Beatles, The Cure, The Smiths, John Mayer, and I love movie soundtracks. Lorde is my spirit animal.

Films: The Godfather, Chinatown, Halloween, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Batman Returns, Chocolat, Requiem for a Dream, Harry Potter 5-8, Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, (500) Days of Summer, Mean Girls, The Invasion, I, Robot, Psycho, Rope, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, It follows, Scream (all of them, even Scream 3) among others.

Television: Fringe, Desperate Housewives, Nip/Tuck, The X-Files, Phineas and Ferb, Lost, Jericho, Gossip Girl, Spongebob, Angry Beavers, etc...

As a note, there are to many to mention. I have a very wide and eclectic taste of films, books and music.

Teach, Learn, Share

The ones with the open minds, the free spirited, the wandering hearts and gypsy souls of the world.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A sparkling personality and an honest friend.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, United States

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