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I love life, new experiences, meeting people and making the world a bit better place.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have travelled quite a lot (for work and pleasure) and have been treated so well by total strangers all around the world. I want to give back some of it. I also enjoy meeting people who are travelling to hear their insights on where I live.
Environment, social change, urban cycling, farmer's markets, CSA, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, out-of-doors activities, learning, music. I volunteer with environmental organizations, groups concerned about inequality, the democracy deficit and evidence-based decision-making. I am vegan and very passionate about how being plant-strong can help human and planetary health.
Music, Movies, and Books
Upbeat movies, documentaries, intelligent comedies
Non-fiction books about environment, equality, plant-strong (vegan) approach to food
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I backpacked through Asia for a year and canoed the Nahanni River (without an outfitter company) so long ago that I ended up in a book about Northern explorers.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can share my passion for Ottawa - what to see and do that's beyond the tourist sights.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Conversation and listening to your stories about your adventures.
Countries I’ve Visited
China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In