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  • 60 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Mintie by day. Jewelry Designer/Artist by night.
  • The schoool of Hard Knocks
  • From Mesa, Arizona/USA
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About Me


To dance my way across the globe!


I am an artist, a dancer, a health-nut, and a people-person. I mainly invest my time in those areas. I love adventure. I love to meet new people and experience new things. I want know about you and where you came from and what makes you thrive. I want to know what you are passionate about.


"The longer I live, the more I realize
the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past,
than education, than money, than circumstances,
than failures, than successes,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance,
giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice
every day regarding the attitude we will
embrace for that day. We cannot change
our past. We cannot change the fact that
people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable. The only
thing we can do is play on the one string
we have, and that is our attitude ...
I am convinced that life is 10% what
happens to me, and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you ... we are in charge
of our Attitudes." - Charles Swindoll

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By making amazing friends through the local groups and across the globe.

I have been a host and been hosted. This community is rad (cool word, I know)!


So far, so good. I have had one not so pleasant experience with a dishonest CSer but there are always a few nuts in the mix. Otherwise, the people I have met are of the highest caliber and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them. Absolutely an amazing idea/community. Thanks CS! =)


Swing dancing (Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, East & West Coast).
People & Culture
New experiences
Dancing, Dancing and more Dancing

  • arts
  • culture
  • dancing
  • swing dancing
  • education
  • dining
  • beer
  • traveling
  • investing
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • teaching
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Reggae, hip-hop, swing, blues, jazz, gypsy jazz, alternative, classical, etc...

Books: She's Come Undone; Eat, Pray, Love; God's Smuggler; travel books; Religious/Philosophy Books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Danced in Central Park with over a thousand swing dancers, from all over the world!

Hiked Havasupaii Falls with 44 other couchsurfers, from the 13 different countries!

Hiked Mt. Etna, in Sicily, in the snow. It was just a few days after it had errupted.

Attended TentSurf - Rockypoint, Mexico.

Attended the Detroit Couchcrash.

Participated in 2 San Francisco Couchcrashes.

Went on a swing dancing cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. I mean really...what could be better than swing dancing with hundreds of dancers, from all different walks of life, on a cruise?!?

Teach, Learn, Share

I can try and teach you Lindy Hop or other styles of swing dancing. I'm not much for teaching but I sure do LOVE to dance... so maybe we can just start there. :-)

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