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Overview

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  • Fluent in English
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2023
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  • From Inver Grove Heights, MN, USA
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About Me

I am a husband, a father and an artist. I currently work in financial services as a user experience designer. I am an extreme extrovert and need human interaction to be happy. Yes I am that guy who will strike up conversation in the grocery store or on a train and even in the most taboo place the public restroom. I know awkward!
I owned a photo studio for 15 years and still enjoy taking photos when I travel. love to travel and experience good food and good company. I love to cook and make people happy one taste at a time. I really enjoy meeting new people and sharing stories of travel and life.
i grew up the youngest of 4 kids with a single Mom who used every waking hour to provide for her family. We lived in a small house in a small town in a very cold Minnesota. All of which I am very grateful for. This experience made me who I am. I learned how to survive on little, be thankful for plenty, and trust in Jesus to provide all my needs.
I married a wonderful woman that I first met at 16. We have been married for over 25 years now and have a lovely 19 yr old daughter who still lives at home. We married in Minnesota, Raised our daughter in North Carolina, and recently moved to Littleton Colorado. I live in a town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. I moved here in 2018 to take advantage of all the great camping and skiing. I do a pretty good job of getting out as often as I can. I have a side hustle renting out Airstream campers to people who want to explore the mountains of Colorado and beyond. If you come stay with me you will most likely have a camper in my driveway.

Currently I am taking a sabbatical over seas for about 27 days. I am traveling from the United States from March 31 - April 26. I have always wanted to visit the holy lands. We met a couple of guys from Israel while camping in Moab Utah. One of the guys lived in our basement for a few months so I am going to visit him in southern Israel and take in some of the sights. I hope to take a cooking class while I am there as I love food from this region.
Also Spain is on my bucket list so I am going there for the food and the culture. I cannot wait to learn about the siesta! I have a short stay in London and hope to make it a quick but fulfilling few days. All this to say I am super excited to make new friends from around the world and this is where you come in. I could afford a nice hotel but to be honest I would rather spend time with people than sitting in my hotel room all alone. I am a kind and grateful guest. I would love to cook for you or take you to eat. Maybe take your portrait or even just see the sights. I have no real expectations but would be grateful for any time you would like to spend. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet people and share experiences. I especially enjoy people who have a lust for life!

Interests

  • arts
  • design
  • photography
  • cooking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • jesus
  • businesses

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
U2, Radiohead, vampire weekend, prince, the killers, Pink Floyd, Mercy Me, Fernando Ortega, Lauren Daigle, Adele, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, David Crowder, and anything new.

Movies:
Fight Club, Chocolate, The Matrix, The Natural, Vision Quest, where the red fern grows, Something About Mary, Tommy Boy, 50 First Dates, Most Anything Marvel Universe with a few exceptions, the Sound of Music, meet me in St. Louis, the Good The Bad and the Ugly, Good Will Hunting, Gladiator, 300, The Wizard of OZ, Christmas Story, and the list goes on.

Books:
Why read the book when you can see the movie. Ah just kidding. Recently read “Giants, fallen Angels & return of the Nephilim. “ “ Traction by Gino Wickman and “No R ules Rules by Reed Hastings”. Read the Bible daily.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have been run over by a car, twice. I guess that’s not something I’ve done but was done to me. I did get better however and that was amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you UX Design, photography and cooking.
I would love to learn about your city, your Country, Your language, Your Family and Friends.
I enjoy sharing a good meal, a good story, and a good laugh.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can take your portrait and cook you a meal. I can tell you a joke and make you laugh. I can offer compassion and a good ear for listening.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Switzerland, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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