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  • 279 references 239 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 72, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Director of Casino Marketing /Operations
  • Univ of Washington Construction Management
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About Me


To Meet, host, and Learn about People from Around the World


Raised in Montana. US Navy in Vietnam. 48 years in Reno. Divorced with two children and five grandkids. Active in the casino business. I live about 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe. I play golf and ski. I have a 5 bedroom , 6 bathroom house. We'd be able to visit Lake Tahoe, casinos, sporting events, go to dinner, hiking museums, shooting , Virginia City and/or check out special events in the Reno/Tahoe area. I enjoy good conversation and learning things about the various countries that CS come from. I still work and I generally only have time to travel around on a weekend.


I'm easy going and like to stay active. Intelligent conversations and learning new things about people's experiences is always interesting to me.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Had CS from all over world stay at my home and enjoy meeting them. Lots on J1 visas headed to Tahoe. Many I am still in touch with and several who have stayed more than once, one on 5 times. One couple got married and I had privilege to give the bride away. Have had lots of young people who stayed with me before and after going to Burning Man. And appreciate all the CS many letters, texts, and calls staying in touch!


Skiing, hiking, golf, going to sporting events, Games, bowling, chess, bridge, pool, driving my Porsche, and investing and business processes. Also for dining I am a meat and potatoes person.

  • concerts
  • chess
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • investing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • baseball
  • soccer
  • golf
  • bowling
  • business
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

The Hangover, The King's Speech, Fargo,, There's Something About Mary, The Godfather, Knives Out , rock and country music, Time magazine, Forbes,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

It would be raising a great family. But more specific to CS I have met and made friends with a couple hundred Couchsurfers in fact a participated in one couple's marriage.

Teach, Learn, Share

All of the CS I have hosted are younger, actually much younger than I, but I love their energy and enthusiasm. There are lots of activities as hiking, skiing, golfing and enjoying the beach at Lake Tahoe. Some CS like to check out downtown, and the casinos.. I have taken CS to baseball games, basketball games, a shooting range, and football games most for the first time. Also I have hosted a lot of students who are coming to the area on J1 visas and I am very familiar with where to go for their work cards, not to mention the shopping they all want to get done:).

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States, Viet Nam

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