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I like to think I'm laid back and easy to get along with. I like good beer and good conversation, ideally outdoors if the weather cooperates.
I'm an avid skier, hiker, and traveler. I have a degree in public policy and work as a researcher and analyst for a small non-profit group.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I'd like to meet some interesting people -- Couchsurfing seems like a friendly, genuine community.
hiking, skiing, beer, comedy, travel, government/policy
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
- public policy
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Office Space; The Life Aquatic
Music: bluegrass; reggae; classic rock; everything I listened to as a child of the '90s
Books: 1984; The Tao of Bill Murray; Lord of the Rings
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I spent 19 days solo hiking the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevadas. It was my first hike longer than 2 days and I've been hooked ever since.
Teach, Learn, Share
I know a decent bit about backpacking (long-distance hiking/camping).
I would love to build on my very limited rock climbing experience.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Sincere curiosity about life in your home town.
Stories from traveling across Asia and Eastern Europe.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Countries I’ve Lived In