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  • 8 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Research Greenhouse Operator
  • M.S. in Tropical Forestry
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Looking to inspire and be inspired.


I just received my master's degree in tropical forestry. I grow thousands of native Hawaiian trees for reforestation projects.

I am also in the beginning phase of starting my own farm and native plant nursery and building a tiny house on the side!

I wake up everyday with a deep desire to break down the boundaries of comfortability and to experience the raw nature of our beautiful planet. I indiscriminately travel, explore remote mountain forests. I am an almost fluent german speaker. I wake up before sunrise to capture brilliant landscape photos on a weekly basis.


Live and let live. Mark twain once wrote, "travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness". This is my life.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am honored to have met so many kind people connected to CS in Europe. I cherish my time spent with all of you. I now live in the countryside on the Big Island of Hawai'i, I will try to accommodate a surfer or two into my schedule.


I met and stayed with a few awesome people when I backpacked through Europe in the Summer of 2013.


I enjoy almost all new experiences. Here's my short list: the outdoors(hiking, backpacking, exploring forests, forestry, nature photography), traveling, road trips, foreign language, gardening, being around plants, landscape photography, time lapse photography, history, art, science, astronomy, literature, film, etc.

I spend a great deal of time researching nutritional science. I love being very closely connected to my garden. I am constantly inspired to cook delicious plant-based meals.

  • arts
  • literature
  • photography
  • flying
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • homebrewing
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • skiing
  • astronomy
  • forestry
  • history
  • science
  • tourism
  • road trips
  • lakes
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

If I had to chose one genre it would have to be classical baroque. The cello moves me. Too many others to name. I am open to experiencing all music at least once.

I really enjoy film. I enjoy a good epic: Interstellar, There Will Be Blood, 2001 A Space Odyssey, etc... I also enjoy comedies. STEP BROTHERS!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm constantly on a conquest to uncover the amazing.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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