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***Been fully vaccinated since March, 2021***
I was raised in Miami, Florida but have lived in many places. I've lived in St. Louis since 2013 (10 years) and bought my first house here. I have a job that keeps me busy, 100% remote/work-at-home.
I may be able to host. I am also busy with work and school so my hang out time may be limited.
I like to cook meals together or for one another and go out sometimes.
Also, I have 2 dogs now and it is very important to only let them out the back, not the front. They are good friendly dogs, so you must be okay with that!
One is a giant breed puppy. I lost my Boston Terrier last year.
I enjoy hosting with couchsurfing, looking for the true couchsurfing/hosting experience, lots of good times here, and the local Couchsurfing community is pretty good.
I was a national park ranger for several years in almost as many locations at mostly historical or biographical parks. I like museums, history, and getting out to see sights and explore in many places.
Parks volunteered at: Yorktown Battlefield, Virginia
Manassas Battlefield, Virginia
Cowpens Battlefield (Moo), South Carolina
Worked at: The National Mall, Washington, DC
Lincoln Birthplace, Kentucky
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park, Georgia
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
and that's it
Having worked in Washington, DC for a year, got to experience a fast moving city where there's a lot to do all the time. Sometimes I like to get caught up in that, other times, I like to slow down and take it easy.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Meeting new people, sharing hospitality with visitors.
I prefer visitors to St. Louis who are going to stay at least 2 nights. Exceptions may be made.
Reading, organic farming, working out.
I have a collection of more than 150 medicinal grade essential oils/blends and flower/gem essences and related books and literature. It's a hobby.
Sometimes I grow mushrooms.
- working out
Music, Movies, and Books
Books- How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill. The Hobbit. The Walking Dead series.
Music- Javanese Court Gamelan, We were promised jetpacks, Eddie From Ohio, The Felice Brothers, Driftwood the band, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Led Zeppelin, Lucinda Williams, Conor Oberst, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rolling Stones
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
More than one: The Saint Louis Arch, go to hot yoga 3x week, graduate massage school
Attended the 2023 New Orleans CouchCrash
Explored Costa Rica
visited 47 states (Rhode Island, Alaska, North Dakota, ARGH)
Teach, Learn, Share
I have a collection of more than 150 medicinal grade essential oils/blends and flower/gem essences and related books and literature. I am a part-time massage therapist. I want to go to acupuncture school but will have to leave St. Louis to do it.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Knowledge of St. Louis, use of a bicycle or directions to use the nearby Metrolink.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Russian Federation
Countries I’ve Lived In
Israel, Japan, United States