David Rust's Photo

Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login over 1 year ago

Join Couchsurfing to see David’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 3 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning German, Portuguese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Director of Operations Strategy at Lyft
  • Stanford University
  • From Menlo Park, California
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


I lead the strategy team at Lyft and am a California native. I love playing soccer (played on the club team at Stanford) and I play salsa music (piano). I love to explore new places and meet new people!


Never stop exploring, never stop learning

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted people at my house in San Francisco. I love exploring the city myself and showing guests the hot spots they would never find in a tourist book. I also like to travel on Couchsurfing.


I started hosting in April 2012 to share my love for San Francisco and meet new people from all over the world.


Soccer, salsa music, scuba diving, golf

  • books
  • dining
  • cooking
  • clubbing
  • pub crawls
  • music
  • piano
  • cycling
  • scuba diving
  • soccer
  • golf

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I like a wide range of music from salsa (Los Van Van, Pupy Y Los Que Son Son) to club music (Avicii, David Guetta) to old time jazz (Ella Fitzgerald)

Movies: O Brother Where Art Thou, Stranger than Fiction, American Pie (a classic), Midnight in Paris

Books: Old Man and the Sea, The Third Chimpanzee, Black Banners Book, Ender's Game, Lolita

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Driven across Spain, trekked through the largest all-sand island in the world in Australia and slept on the edge of the Grand Canyon (the best sunrise and sunset you'll ever see)

Teach, Learn, Share

1. I actively seek out new spots and experiences in SF from biking the golden gate bridge to finding the best corner pub.

2. I love music and play music myself so you can expect to hear some good tunes. I know some great salsa spots as well.

3. I am a food enthusiast. Whether it is cooking myself or going out you will have good food.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Join Couchsurfing to see David’s full profile. It’s free!