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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Associate Professor
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics; B.A. Sociology / Exercise Science;
  • From Portland, OR, USA
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About Me

I'm in Tokyo until August/Sept 2016. I've been here over 3 years working as a University English professor. Moving back to my native Portland, Oregon after this final semester. Until then, I'm looking to experience as much as possible, meet cool people, and definitely share this amazing country, which has given me a few amazing years.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing was there for me when I needed a cheap escape after a particularly bad breakup, and I escaped for a mini-trip up to Vancouver, Canada. I've been hooked ever since (though I go up and down with how active I am on here).

I hosted a meetup in the Kichijoji neighborhood of Tokyo for about 2 years. I don't host regularly, but I am definitely down to hang out with travelers and show you some awesome stuff you might not find in guidebooks.


Sports and exercise. Travel. Meeting awesome people. Good beer. Good food. Conversation. Language. Culture.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: 1Q84, The Alchemist, Norwegian Wood

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Moving to Tokyo and starting my life from scratch. Hope to do it again in another country someday.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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