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Overview

  • 19 references 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Professional Musician, Biologist
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, 2016
  • From Charleston, SC, USA
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About Me

I'm a professional Cellist and training as a biologist in wildlife conservation and education. I have my own music group, CoastalChamberMusicians.com, where I play in weddings with my two sisters who play violin. Check out our music videos on that website.

I love meeting people and sharing ideas and experiences. I'm interested in all things sustainable, home cooking, and good books.

I love all types of exploration and adventure. I've hitchhiked through New Zealand and Australia, worked as a SCUBA diver in Colombia SA, and studied coral reefs in Belize. I've lived in Alaska, Maine, Virginia and South Carolina, where I was born. I've been to nearly every state of the USA.

I scuba dive, sail, ride my bike everywhere, go on camping trips, and watch birds.

I own 10 chickens that I get fresh eggs from every day. I spent a summer internship at Polyface Farm, which you may have heard of through the documentary Food Inc or bestseller Omnivore's Dilemma.

I have no interest in drugs, and I'm not crazy about cigarettes or excessive alcohol, either.

I'm constantly researching and learning and writing. Life is an adventure to explore and I enjoy sharing it with others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

As a host, I want to meet people, hear their story, and make their travels easy.

As a visitor, I want to travel in an authentic way, meet locals, and have environmentally low-impact travels.

Interests

In no particular order...

Reading
Hiking
Ichthyology
Entomology
Herpetology
Ornithology
Mammology
Ecology
Botany
Physiology
Philosophy
Scuba diving
Biking
Food
Sustainability
Farming
Physics
Outdoors
Music
Photography
Writing
Fitness
Sailing
and a thousand more...

  • wildlife
  • chickens
  • birds
  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • concerts
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • fitness
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • violin
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • martial arts
  • biology
  • ecology
  • teaching
  • entomology
  • ornithology
  • physics
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Books I've Read in the last 15 months:

The pleasure of Finding things out
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman
Classic Feynman
What do you care what other people think?
Feynman's Rainbow
No Ordinary Genius
The Story of B
Lord of the Flies
To Kill a mackingbird
Divergent
Insurgent
Allegiant
The lizard king
Out of the Silent Planet
Perelandra
That Hideous Strength
The New Testament of the Bible
Genesis
Exodus
Leviticus
Screwtape Letters
My Ishmael (Daniel Quinn)
The Grapes of Wrath
Animal Farm
The Mother of God (Rosolie)
Shackleton's Way
The Art of War
The Giver
Mere Christianity
Life of Pi
The Great Gatsby
A grief Observed
Surprised by Joy
The Four Loves
The weight of Glory
The Great divorce
Anne Frank - The diary of a young girl
God in the Dock
The problem of Pain
REA CLEP Calculus
The pilgrims Regress
Of other worlds
Till We Have Faces
Four (Roth)
Phantastes (MacDonald)
A Thousand Splendid Suns

Favorite Music:
Bach
Dave Matthews
Rush
One Republic
Coldplay
Passenger
Christina Perri
Brahms
Three Doors Down
The Piano Guys

Movies:
Don't watch many of these.....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Recently, I passed a college calculus course with an 'A' after 2 weeks of self-teaching, without any calculus background.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you the basic structure of Spanish in 2 hours.
I love sharing with people the wonders of the world through science.
I love learning about people.
The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.

If there's a cello around, I'll give you a private concert!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm an energetic guy who can help out. I'm very clean. I'm a good cook (some say so, anyway). See 'teach, learn, share', above.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belize, Colombia, New Zealand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Colombia, United States

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