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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 71, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • High School Teacher
  • BA University of California Berkeley
  • From Long Beach, CA, USA
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About Me

I am a high school science teacher interested in natural history, anthropology, and paleontology. I lead international travel programs for students to Mexico and Central America. I have 3 llamas and am learning to keep bees. I am an avid vegetable and fruit tree gardener.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am traveling Central and Western Europe from July 2016 to July 2017 with my wife and two daughters. We want to get beyond the tourist centers and meet the people of these countries.


  • insects
  • gardening
  • anthropology
  • paleontology
  • birdwatching
  • llamas

Music, Movies, and Books

bluegrass, jazz, salsa

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have led over 80 bicycle touring trips with high school students.

Teach, Learn, Share

I own three llamas and have trained them to carry packs (back packing), and to pull carts (llama carting). My family takes an annual trip to Idaho to cart with friends. A favorite afternoon is to walk the llamas down to Peet's for coffee.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to cook. I am known for my Paella for 100. And I know how to wash dishes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico

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