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  • 11 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Ukrainian; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Gardener
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


Elisabeth and I met as Peace Corps Volunteers working in Ukraine. She currently supports international research programs at Tufts University while I work as a gardener at the Arnold Arboretum.

More about us...we enjoy simple things, friendly people, and out of the way places. We are relaxed, welcoming, and cheerful, and more than happy to share beers/food/ and our home.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We've both surfed throughout Eastern Europe as well as a bit in Belize. We hosted quite a few surfers passing through Belize and Guatemala and have loved hosting, particularly when we have time to hang out .


Elisabeth and I like activities that keep us moving as well as volunteer opportunities that provide chances to work with different people. We're both interested in conservation, sustainable living, photography, writing, and gardening.

  • writing
  • photography
  • dining
  • beer
  • vegetarian
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • volunteering
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Catch 22, Labyrinths, Living on the Wind, Gates of Europe
Music: David Bowie, Townes Van Zandt, Tin Hat Trio
Movies: The Big Lebowski, Leviathan

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A friend and I were traveling through Romania and took a nice hike up into some hills . On the top, we found dozens of huge and beautiful oak trees scattered in a large field...sitting together on a 400 year old oak stump, being passed by a herd of sheep with their whistling shepherd, was a pretty great afternoon for me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belize, Ukraine, United States

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