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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese
  • 33, 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

Just moved back to my native area, the Pacific Northwest US, after 4 years abroad in Tokyo. Working on PhD application to start the next adventure in my life.

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).


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

  • culture
  • dining
  • beer
  • exercise
  • traveling
  • sports
  • teaching

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

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

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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