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Overview

  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 56, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • I am occupied with ensuring a sustainable company with ha...
  • MBA
  • From Canby, Oregon, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Affect positive change within the context of a supportive community.

ABOUT ME

Having climbed all night under the light of a full moon, I now stand exhilarated atop Mt. Hood watching the sunrise illuminate the valley below. I catch the next hot-air balloon that floats by, and ride it south to Guatemala, where I parachute down, landing in the ruins of Tikal within the lush tropical forest. Spirit guides me across hot coals, and into the joyous state of parenthood; playing, praying, reading, traveling, and opening our home to many nations produced awesome adults.
Empty rooms now calling to be filled again.

PHILOSOPHY

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I look forward to helping foster opportunities for others with a passion for making the world a better place.

Interests

I enjoy travel, geocaching, improv, adventures of all kinds, meeting new people to expand my perspective of the world. I am in the process of establishing a Playback Theater group here in Salem to promote a sense of community, and an excuse to play!

  • theater
  • drinking
  • chess
  • reading
  • traveling
  • rock climbing

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbing to the summit of Mt. Hood all night, and visiting the ruins of Tikal, both under a full moon, have been two of my most amazing experiences.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach English, parallel parking, and other driving skills, knife throwing, change a tire, build a website, read a compass, play chess, tie a square knot, speak Chinese pig Latin, climb a rope, and create espresso drinks.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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