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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Marketer and Writer, I own a small marketing firm special...
  • MBA in Entrepreneurship from Acton, Bachelor of Journalis...
  • From McAllen, Texas but Austin is home now.
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About Me


I'm currently in Buenos Aires for 3 months working on a few projects. Would like to connect with people who have a real insight into and knowledge of the city and the country. Or who are just particularly sociable.


Generous, clever, brave and adventurous. Prefers to listen and ask questions, but has a lot of opinions if you ask. Gets along with many different types of people and seeks out new experiences. Usually outgoing and sometimes foolhardy. People used to say that I was an old soul, and now that I'm 40 I'm more often told that I seem a lot younger than I am. Not sure what that is about.


Treat others with respect. Listen. Be in the moment but don't forget to plan ahead. You'll miss this time when it's gone.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have just joined couchsurfing. I don't need a place to stay, but definitely would like to meet people. The place I'm renting only has one bed and no couch, so hosting would be difficult.


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Entrepreneurship, writing, what makes places and people tick, storytelling, mythology. Also love to work out, run, cook, dig into good food. Wine and beer are good.

  • writing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • running
  • working out
  • socializing
  • entrepreneurship

Music, Movies, and Books

"Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving
"Dont' Stop the Carnival" by Herman Wouk

My playlists are pretty diverse - World, alternative, classical, blues, jazz with some room for hip hop, pop and some others

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- First time I saw how blue Caribbean water is
- Learning things from my niece, nephew and friends' kids
- The end of most episodes of LOST

Countries I’ve Visited

Anguilla, Cabo Verde, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United States

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