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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 48, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Ben - CIO; Cyndy - reading teacher
  • we both have Master's degrees in education
  • From deep east Texas
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About Me


Immediate Goal: find a couch (or couches) in Paris for our 10th anniversary; Long-term mission: learn about other cultures and share our unique Texan culture


Cyndy teaches reading to low-performing students. I do IT work. However, these are just means to an end. We both are life-long learners and enjoy travelling and meeting new people. We've been married for ten years, have two children and two dogs -- all of which keep us very busy and keep life very interesting.


Find the good in everything.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We're very new to the CS project and are still finding our way around.


Before the CS website, I've shared my couch as well as been to other's houses in the US, Canada and New Zealand. One of the best was a CS/camping experience that took us through 2 countries and 15 states over a three-week period.


We both enjoy reading, singing and spending time learning. I also like climbing mountains and camping and have done a lot of it in Texas and Colorado.

  • dogs
  • culture
  • singing
  • marathon
  • reading
  • traveling
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Alltypes of music (Ben Harper, RATM, Jon Spencer, and Cyndy likes country music). Thought-provoking and/or comedic movies (Momento, Happy TX, Titus, anything Kevin Smith).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Completed my first marathon -- the Yukon Arctic Ultra. It was -20C at the start and -50C at the finish. One of the coolest things I've done!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United States

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