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  • 9 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Italian
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Chef
  • No education listed
  • From Austin, TX, USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


I live in Wellington, New Zealand, and have been living there since 2005. Wellington is a great city! The city is beautiful, but we also have a great community of people, and something is always happening - festivals, events, music, foodie things. I grew up in Austin, Texas - another city with wonderful people, live music and heaps of outdoor activities.

I work as a chef, in restaurants or catering, but I also teach cooking classes based on seasonal, sustainable eating with global flavour.

I am currently travelling in Spain, Morocco and Portugal. I wanted to learn tapas from Spain, in Andalusia, so I've come to this region to spend some time learning from local chefs. While in the area, I am also travelling to Morocco and Portugal. I love connecting with people through food - conversations about food, while cooking, eating or tasting new things!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I enjoy meeting people from the places I travel to. For a coffee, lunch, a walk - it changes the travel experience. I like to meet locals and learn about where you come from, life in your city. I enjoy it much more than just being a tourist.


  • dining
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • wine
  • walking
  • partying
  • board games
  • traveling
  • music
  • live music
  • local food
  • healthy food
  • local culture
  • walking around
  • eating food
  • local cuisine

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia

Countries I’ve Visited

Bulgaria, Cambodia, Guatemala, Iceland, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Italy, New Zealand, United States

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