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  • 9 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Public Health Associate with CDC, NYC Dept of Health & Me...
  • B.S. in Sociology, Social Science, and Science. Minor in ...
  • From Portland, Oregon
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About Me


Master the New York subways.


I am a positive person who chooses to see the best in all people and experiences. Challenging my comfort levels is what keeps me going.

When I'm not outside looking for adventure and challenge, I'm probably reading or writing at home. I love to go camping and hiking, and the beach is of course a pleasure. I enjoy fine beer and cheap wine (both in moderation).

I'm fascinated by people, science, and the universe in its entirety. There is so much in our world that is truly awesome and takes my breath away, from the most minute aspects of our individuality to the magnificence of the relationship between supernovae and our bodies.

Respect and communication are my foundations. I believe in being accepting of all people, despite their beliefs or lifestyles. I truly believe in equality for all and responsible freedom. Disagreement and discussion are healthy, but oppression and the forsaking of reason in favor of bigotry are unacceptable.

As a guest, I am clean and very flexible. I am perfectly happy to hang out with you or keep to my own thing depending on your preference and schedule! :)


Think. Care. Be aware of how your actions affect others. Pursue your loftiest ideals always; as long as you do this, you will have no regrets.

"It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living."
~ Terry Pratchett

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host when I'm in a living situation conducive to such, and surfing is my preferred mode of lodging in travel!


I've hosted in Oregon and in Hawaii, and I surfed in Mongolia and Russia. All were excellent experiences!


Broad Experiences, Camping, Cycling, Hiking ,Medical Science, Potential, Public Health, Reading, Science Spectatorship, Sociology, Writing...

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite Movies
The Shawshank Redemption
American History X
Muppet Treasure Island
Velvet Goldmine
SLC Punk

Favorite Books
Stranger in a Strange Land
Ender's Game
The Winter King
The Forever War
Shadow of the Wind

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving in Hawaii was pretty cool. I guess... ;)

Teach, Learn, Share

Two ingredients that can and should be added to *everything*:

1. Garlic
2. Love

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, Mongolia, Philippines, Russian Federation, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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