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Don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing.
I am a professional brewer living in Portland, Oregon. I love traveling, meeting new people, and sharing new experiences. I have lived in many places around the united states, including the beautiful bay area of California, but I believe Portland is one of the most wonderful places to live in the world.
I am a passionate person who is inspired by beautiful places, people, and perspectives.
I enjoy listening to jazz while time withers away with a pint and good company. I strive for timeless moments.
When a person dies, an entire library dies, because everything was written in his mind. The idea is that while living you share your knowledge through your mouth. And when you die, it disappears. - Found in the "bigger picture" of an art piece @ the Tate Modern Art Museum.
Your path has been in front of you since birth. It has been waiting for you to show up. Whether you diverge or follow is now up to you. There is always more than one way to go.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting, surfing, traveling, meetings and gatherings, introducing new people to couch surfing, and helping spread the word of Couchsurfing.
Is incredibly valuable and enjoyable, I can't wait to experience more.
Cycling, Good jams, Cooking, Good beer and brewing science, Traveling, New places, New people, New friends, Adventure, Spontaneous action, Slamming a perfectly poured Guinness (The Tradition), Practicing Juggling, going to concerts, exploring, and living.
I love to meet people who are on my level, and I like to have my mind expanded. I want to grow, learn, teach, and experience. I don't like standing still, but I do love enjoying the little things in life.
Music, Movies, and Books
Zen. And the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
Hemingway. Fitzgerald. Vonnegut. Orwell. TS Eliot. Thoreau.
Miles Davis. Art Blakey. Horace Silver. Coltrane. The Duke. Satchmo. Dizzy. Monk. Fanatic about jazz.
Wide varieties of Indie rock, Metal, Hardcore/punk, and Motown and Soul.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hierve de Agua. Near Oaxaca, Mexico.
Try cycling on the A5 near Verona on your way from Venice, heading toward Lago d'Garda. I wouldn't call it amazing.. but I would call it... Insane. When you ge to Lago d'Garda or Lago d'Iseo... that is when you will find one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. 600 KM from Venice to Milan... and Genoa to Antibes France via bicycle. I'll have to try real hard to top that experience.
I have lived in San Francisco, Portland OR, Chicago Illinois, Minneapolis MN, and Munich!
Teach, Learn, Share
Open to all, and willing to share.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States