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  • 12 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Law Student
  • BA in Political Science at U of Illinois, after Miami Uni...
  • From Naperville, Illinois, USA
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About Me


Brian: Now in Tokyo Edition


Laid-back bicyclist revolutionary who dances between Chicago and Urbana-Champaign because I'm currently in my second year of law school. I've been all sorts of things before law school: DJ, graphic designer, IT support, really anything. Call it indecisiveness if you wish, I call it wanting to experience everything life has to offer, although I prefer a few close friends rather than tons of random acquaintances as I can be a little quiet at first and love to hear people's experiences and stories.



The world as a whole has to get better while I'm a part of it, and I want it to be my doing. No sitting idly by.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'd like to make other people feel welcome how I can as they get around through the world as well as help share my experiences with others.



So my first real CS experiences really happened while I am/was in Japan summer of 2010 for an internship. Not knowing many people in the city, I immediately turned to CS to help me get to know at least the transients if not a few of the locals who are open to meeting new people!

Things I've gotten to do so far because of CS: Hiked 16km at Mt. Takao, crossing three different prefectures, rocked it out in Tokyo's oldest amusement park, enjoyed a craft beer night, stayed up all night partying in Roppongi, cheered on the Tokyo Swallows, biked around the Imperial Palace, woke up underneath the Tokyo Tower, sang Utada Hikaru, PUFFY, and Eminem in Hachioji... and many more plans are in store.


Learning learning learning, always trying something new, caring for my fellow man, fighting the good fight, expanding my friendships, discovering more about the world, bridging cultural divides

  • design
  • graphic design
  • beer
  • partying
  • law

Music, Movies, and Books

Cowboy Bebop, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, My Sassy Girl, Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back, The Lord of the Rings, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Brave New World, American Gods

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I salsa danced with Cuban ex-pats at a Communist party in Rome and came home with their flag.

Teach, Learn, Share

Basic bicycle mechanics and maintenance
Computer skills

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Cayman Islands, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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