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  • Fluent in English, German; learning Dutch, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Currently seeking a job in the Hospitality Industry (i.e....
  • Double Degree in Interntional Hospitality Management
  • From Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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About Me


To become a successful restaurateur, and to never stop traveling


I am a lover of hospitality, food, wine and spirits, beer, music, people, friendly debates and discussions (especially with a glass of wine in hand), and learning about what it is to be human. I fell in love with traveling a few years ago, and have been doing as much of it as possible since.


Never stop learning, never stop striving to be a better person, and understand that you can do anything you truly want to.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have slept on many friends' couches/floors all over Europe and the US. As mentioned I love to travel, and will do (almost) anything to get out there and see/experience more places. I take up little space (even though I'm 6'3''), love to cook, am very clean, and will gladly help to tidy up the place when necessary.


I love learning about everything hospitality. My specialty is restaurant management and all that goes with it. I love learning about and experiencing the joys of beer, wine and spirits. I'm a wine & beer maestro in the making, and am always happy to learn more about these ancient human practices. As I have learned, the history of alcohol is the history of man. I also love to mountain bike, snowboard and hike, and basically what gets me outdoors. I am fascinated by languages, having become fluent in German, and knowing some others. And of course, reading and learning about my place in this amazing universe

  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • yoga
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • history
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

So many to list, but here's a few honorable mentions;

Movies:Fight Club, Clue, Garden State, Snatch, Se7en, Pulp Fiction, Wayne's World: The Complete Epic, The Big Lebowski, The Fifth Element, Labyrinth, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Music: Pinback, Kenna, Mogwai, Muse, Foo Fighters, Apparat, The Raconteurs, The Arcade Fire

Books: The Kite Runner, The Alchemist, The Zahir, American Psycho, Fight Club, Catch 22, Thousand Splendid Suns, The Wine Bible, and many others

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Studied in Holland, Worked in Berlin, Germany, been all over Europe, working on more amazing things

Teach, Learn, Share

A little Spanish (want to learn more)
Extensive knowledge of wine, beer and spirits
Cooking (though I'm no master chef)
Yoga (Intermediate)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Netherlands, United States

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