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  • 20 References 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • sea kayak guide, outdoor educator, social worker, counsel...
  • some graduate school
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


I appreciate not having to stay in hotels and am happy to provide others the same kindness.


The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightening and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees, -- all these have voices, and they constitute a community of existence that is profoundly related.
-Thomas Berry

Vegetarian or Pescatarian (Omnivorous when visiting other's houses)


Buddhist with an appreciation of other religions and philosophies especially Taoism and Advaita. Also high on my list is Ratty's philosophy from Wind in the Willows
"There is nothing- absolutely nothing-
half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I don't really do anything to build the community besides my offer to host. I think its great but I have a lot of other things, including other forms of social activism, I am putting my time into.


Not so much surfing yet (besides my friends places)
I did follow the dead for a summer although that was more like America surfing
I have hosted more than a dozen people so far and its been great


Anything outdoors, plants, ecology, radical education, counseling, human development, music, art, literature, history,

  • animals
  • wildlife
  • birds
  • arts
  • singing
  • design
  • photography
  • education
  • dining
  • italian food
  • japanese food
  • meditation
  • motorcycles
  • anime
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • sailing
  • buddhist
  • astronomy
  • business
  • ecology
  • teaching
  • etymology
  • religion
  • social work
  • tourism
  • sustainability
  • social justice
  • buddhism
  • sushi
  • cosmology
  • choir
  • social media
  • vegetarian cooking
  • independent cinema
  • japanese culture
  • social psychology
  • sea kayaking
  • satsang
  • positive psychology
  • maine
  • nature conservation
  • wildlife conservation
  • pescatarian
  • advaita
  • enlightenment

Music, Movies, and Books

Huckleberry Finn
Leaves of Grass
A People's History of the United States
Summer Hill
Old Path White Clouds
The Awakening West
The Enlightened Mind
The Enlightened Heart
Lots of books on ecology and history, hundreds more (really, bookstores control my brain)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Standing on the edge of the water of the harbor I grew up on thinking about that
Giving night time kayak tours focusing on astronomy & cosmology

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a wilderness guide and a social worker. I have a deep interest in the natural world and in sustainability and food systems and am somewhat knowledgeable on these topics. I run a small business and have some experience in promotion and web design because of that. In a former life (undergrad) I spent a lot of time as a social activist and a campus organizer.
I would like to learn to weld and to learn some carpentry. I want to be a better gardener and a better sailor. I am currently trying to become decent at web design, editing video, and photography.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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