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  • 59 References 47 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Russian; learning French
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Software Developer/Consultant; Online store owner.
  • No education listed
  • From Moscow, USSR; San Jose, CA USA
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About Me


Be productive in life; help others; make it a better place...


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I live a fairly active life, generally speaking. I run multiple small businesses, (two more active then others,) Custom software development and Flashing Panda, "Stuff that lights up!" I also volunteer with some non-profit groups, run a Burning Man camp, actively ski in the winter, practice Acro-Yoga, frequent hot springs, host random couch-surfers, and much much more :)

I take a lot of photos at the various events I attend, including Burning Man, and various eccentric fairs that you will probably only find here in San Francisco. If you are interested, here's my photo site:

I am honest, reliable and dependable. If our personalities match you may even find me fun :)

I (used to) enjoy (back when I had time) going to the beach, social dancing, horseback riding, traveling, etc.

I enjoy people who are honest, intelligent, reliable.


Choose good things to do; be productive; help others; make the world a better place.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host often, surf occasionally and sometimes attend local community events.

Check out my top picks of Things to Do and See in South Bay!


I've hosted quite a few people and get new requests on weekly basis. I only surfed a few times, and traveled with a couple of my guests.


While I do not have much time for my interest any more, there are two that do not fail to take up a significant amount of my time:
1) Skiing. In the winter, provided good conditions, you'll find me on the mountain most weekends.
2) Burning Man. I've gone 8 years in a row and hosted a small camp a number of those years.
3) Acro-Yoga. One of my passions and I practice regularly.
4) Hooping.
5) Hot Springs. In the summer, I visit the hot sprints frequently.

I also love anything outdoors, including hiking, backpacking, beaches, etc.

I used to do a lot of dancing. I've done extensively ballroom, Latin, and swing. I rarely get out these days, but I started to make an effort to go to a local Lindy joint once a month, when they have a live band.

I am also very handy and enjoy making/building/fixing things.

Much of my day I spend on my laptop. Everything including software architecture and development, online marketing, research, customer service, photo editing, copy writing, etc., etc.

  • writing
  • architecture
  • burningman
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • yoga
  • running
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • business
  • software
  • volunteering
  • beaches

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Burning Man festival almost every year since 2004!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine

Countries I’ve Lived In

Russian Federation, United States

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