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  • 7 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Senior Acoustic Scientist (really)
  • Too much!
  • From San Diego, CA
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About Me


Relaxing after finishing school


I grew up in San Diego, California and spent my undergraduate years at Harvey Mudd College in Los Angeles studying engineering, running a wind tunnel and operating sound equipment. Then I spent five years at Penn State. About a year ago I finished school and moved back to the San Diego area.

I live with my partner, Jamie, who is a nuclear engineer, and we have two cats.


I love learning. I enjoyed school, and now I do research for a living. Most of my reading is non-fiction, and I like talking things over with people who have different opinions than I do, as long as we are both willing to change our minds...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Mostly hosting, but sometimes in the summer I take long motorcycle trips and like to find someone to stay with.


I enjoy hosting couch surfers because it gives me a chance to meet new, diverse and outgoing people. I also enjoy playing the role of cultural ambassador for international visitors.


I have a blog I am working on, where I am trying 5001 different beers.

  • cats
  • beer
  • running
  • reading
  • blogging
  • engineering

Music, Movies, and Books

I am currently reading / thinking about "The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise" by Garret Keizer, "Stumbling on Happiness" by Daniel Gilbert, "Shop Class as Soulcraft" by Matthew Crawford, "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan, "Probability Theory" by E. T. Jaynes and "Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities" by Diana Leafe Christian.

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