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I'm a social worker/psychotherapist working in community mental health out here in Western Mass with adults, kids, and families. I also do work for prison abolition movements, coordinating bailouts of folks through the Massachusetts Bail Fund. I am wild about wild plants, trees, and mushrooms and generally hikes through the woods. I play guitar and write songs as well as compose electronic, sample based music. I am also an amateur dog and cat whisperer...
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I've met some great folks here and gotten to host some truly interesting ones; it is a constant surprise and delight to know that there are always new, great people out there to meet.
Finding connections in the world, Human/non-human Nature, working with kids. Gardening, Plants, Animals, Music, Feminism, Prison Abolition.
- outdoor activities
- social work
Music, Movies, and Books
Synecdoche, NY, Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, The 5th Element, Man With A Movie Camera.
The Sirens of Titan, The Goldfinch, The Road, Into Thin Air, The Earthsea Trilogy, almost anything Tolkien..
So much music--from Panda Bear to Mozart to Cocteau Twins and Kacey Musgraves and back...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Motorcycled down the CA Coast, Hitch-hiked from Boston to Seattle and back, built a raft and floated down the Hudson River from Canada to Brooklyn, NY!
Teach, Learn, Share
I've worked a lot with groups of kids and adults, know a little bit about psychology and relational therapy. I know a lot about survival skills, camping, outdoor living. I know a lot about music and love talking about it with anyone. I'd love to learn more about building things, how to play instruments, and about farming, sustainability, and raising animals.