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  • 8 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Instructor at Voyageur Outward Bound School
  • BA from Pomona College in Claremont, CA
  • From Woodbury, MN
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About Me


practicing compassion, resilience, integrity.


Grew up in the magical land of Minnesota, where the clouds are big and wild and powerful. Spent some years in California, New York, Alaska doing different things, and traveled around a bit. Now I'm back in Minnesota and working up in the Boundary Waters.

I'm open-minded and practicing effective communication in my life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Guatemala City, 2008
Melbourne, 2009
Chiang Mai, 2009
Around Turkey, 2013
in the US at various times

The community-focused aspect of couchsurfing is why I'm here--meeting a wide variety of folks who unite around this vision of what travel can be is always exciting and new and different.


games, hiking, food, whatever you're excited to tell me about your own interests.

  • dining
  • traveling
  • hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Les Miserables

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Forgot my sunglasses in the car when I climbed South Sister in snow. Wound up snowblind for a few days...

Teach, Learn, Share

if you have some time and access to the right type of knife, I can teach you some aesthetics-over-function fruit/vegetable carving techniques.

I'd like to learn most anything someone is passionate/excited about teaching me.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, helping around the house in any way I can, stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United States

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