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  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Korean, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • college-undergrad
  • From Chicago, IL
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


I graduated from the University of Illinois in 2005. Since then I worked a couple full time office jobs for 3 years before going to South Korea to teach English the last year and a half.

I'm at a crossroads in my life where up until a couple years ago I was following the American "life script". Go to school, graduate, get a job, start a career, get married, start a family.

After moving out of the states, I see there's more to the world than the life script i described above. I just finished a 4 month backpacking trip through SE Asia and now I'm hooked. I will spend the next phase of my life bouncing around the world, traveling and finding work along the way. I hope to see as much as I can.


don't let life pass you by, make decisions w/ no regrets. the steady, stable life is always there for you when you get back from the adventure.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I just joined and right now I'm just looking to meet people in different parts of the world. If they have a place for me to crash, even better. Once I get my own permanent residence I plan to open my couch for all.


met a couple of very nice people while backpacking. still haven't had an actual couch surf experience, but looking forward to it!


eating good local food

  • dining
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: like most people i like a wide variety, starting w/ Rock from all eras, hip hop, jazz, blues, motown, R&B, reggae, and some electronic. My favorite is probably classic rock from the 60s and 70s.

Movies: my taste is your typical guy taste, action and comedies are rewatchable, but i do enjoy a good drama or oscar winning type flim.

Books: after school my love of reading diminished greatly, but I'll read while traveling. I'm pretty open but have a preference for fiction and it's tough to beat a solid sci-fi

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Probably the most amazing thing man-made I've seen are the structures of the huge Angkor Wat National Park. The craftmanship is just spectacular there.

There are many checks off the list in terms of things done I plan to do, but for starters, getting my scuba certification in Thailand and going SCUBA diving is the coolest thing I've done.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Peru, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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