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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 33, Other
  • Member since 2006
  • Lawyer / Dentist and Professional Badasses
  • UF Law School-NY, FL bar--UF Dental School-FL board
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About Me


Having an adventure every day


we were wandering professionals, traveling in a band of gypsies or homeless depending on which family member you asked (and on which side)...but NOW we have a home finally! He's the dentist, she's the lawyer and Nanuq is the best, sweetest, most amazing dog in the entire world. Recently we expanded our family and have adopted a new puppy, Diesel, who is the best, sweetest, most amazing puppy in the entire world. Please be aware that Nanuq's and Diesel's concepts of 'personal space' is that you will be ok with them invading yours….all the time. Patrick and I, of course, will intervene, but if you are shy about dogs--take this into consideration before sending us a request. Aaaannnnnd - we are now introducing MyKitty--she's a pretty cool cat.

visited 28 states (56%)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We host and we surf, we try to participate in couchsurfing community events, and we share our experiences with non-couchsurfers (to which we get mixed reviews.) However, we're happy to report that those that have participated in our adventures, forgot their reservations and embraced the idea of couchsurfing.


We have hosted surfers from all over and surfed in many different areas with a lot of different people. Some have become life-long friends and part of our couchsurfing family.


Salsa and bachata dancing, screen printing, motorcycles, fishing, surfing, hoop dancing, flying, reading, traveling, anything with costumes-we take costumes VERY seriously, wine--he's really into food

  • cats
  • dogs
  • dancing
  • bachata
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • wine
  • vegan
  • flying
  • motorcycles
  • reading
  • traveling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • law
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Rushmore, Princess Bride, Spaceballs, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, A Confederacy of Dunces, Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Me talk pretty one day, The Magnetic Fields, Slightly Stoopid, Chopin...honestly the list could go on-

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

All three of us (Nanuq included) slid down a 14K foot peak in Colorado to avoid a lightning storm that was complete with hail and snow.

Teach, Learn, Share

We can share hoop dancing, give some surf tips, share some vegan recipes, and we are open to learning about anything.

What I Can Share with Hosts

We love to cook for our hosts and bring gifts from our beach town to share.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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