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  • 4 References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Whitewater rafting guide and outdoor educator, most recently
  • Graduated UC Santa Cruz, 2015 Ecology and Evolutionary Bi...
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
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About Me

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

honest connections with people- to share and receive perspective on this crazy life, to laugh and open myself up to the many possibilities of living and being, to spread compassion and understanding.


outdoors anything- currently learning whitewater kayaking, avid rock climber, cliff jumping and swimming

biology- ecology and environmental science, geology, animals and plants

deeply inspired by art, visiting museums, learning art history, maybe making a sketch or two. Art is the height of human achievement and dedication. from impressionism to abstract expressionism, i'm quite captivated

reading and understanding the art of writing, reading with intention and mindfulness of the style and mastery of an author, books for me are an opportunity for personal growth, understanding of the world, and the most significant intellectual undertaking in the digital age.

  • animals
  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • impressionism
  • reading
  • outdoor activities
  • kayaking
  • cliff jumping
  • swimming
  • art history
  • biology
  • ecology
  • geology
  • history
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

nicolas jaar, jamie xx, baths, steely dan, the kinks, beach house, destroyer, kendrick lamar, the national, the antlers, pantha du prince, caribou, bon iver, crystal castles,

woody allen (working my way through his filmography), wes anderson (puts a smile on your face :P) , kubrick (buckle up!), exploring more french and italian cinema- fellini, renoir, buñuel, godard-, miyazaki, ron fricke's baraka and samsara,

salinger, vonnegut, kerouac, pynchon, chinese and japanese poetry, don delillo- white noise, hemmingway, ray bradbury, david foster wallace, mark twain, hesse's siddhartha, RLS's dr jekyll and mr hyde, the stragatsky brothers, tom wolfe, kafka

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Swam with whale sharks off the Yucatan in Mexico
-Observed the resplendent quetzal in the cloud forests of Monteverde, Costa Rica
-backpacked the ridge above yosemite valley
-caught a world-class sunset high on a grassy hill on the Big Sur coast
-hitchhiked along the Rogue river valley in Oregon on a rainy morning
-mindmelded a class V waterfall on the Pit river

Teach, Learn, Share

I am an open-book waiting to be filled in. Nothing gives me more pleasure that learning from other people. I very much like to observe, soaking up information through experience.

I try to teach humbly, and acknowledging that I may well know very little of the subject, but sharing my opinions and perspectives.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Smiles and gratitude, judgment-free vibes, open ears and an open mind. And hopefully some tasty snacks, "both sweet and savory both so don't worry"

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, United States

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