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Overview

  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Teacher/ Actor
  • UCSC, but learned just as much by teaching
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
To stay on my path while being generous with others.

ABOUT ME
I was born to be a father. Haven't planned it well (read "haven't planned at all"), but have two awesome boys, one 22 and one 9.
I'm athletic but also a little nerdy. I work hard and am passionate about acting. I also love to surf and to play music.
My sense of humor runs from whimsical to light sarcasm. I like joking with people.
I grew up camping and roughing it, but recently went to a nice lake house and went jet skiing. That was fun, too!
I have a broad range of experiences, from traveling to meditating, from teaching to working in corporate (Wells Fargo), from teaching martial arts to doing deep tissue massage.

PHILOSOPHY
Share love - love is the only gift that is guaranteed to help other people find their true gifts.
Have a sense of humor - especially about yourself!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Started by hosting. Had some great experiences. Currently do not have a spare couch but can meet for coffee.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
Mostly have couch-surfed with friend or friends of friends. I know that the little things count (keeping it neat, doing the dishes, etc.)

Interests

Acting -- I love acting and always jump at the opportunity to play.
Surfing -- Definitely a hobbyist, but would surf every day if I could.
Music -- I like learning new instruments and would like to collect unusual instruments from around the world.

  • arts
  • theater
  • acting
  • coffee
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • camping
  • surfing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • martial arts
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Love Steinbeck for literary grace. Also love Tom Robbins for a fun read. Love Gabriel Garcia Marquez for magical storytelling.
Love serious movies with good acting. Cry for any well-made movie about a strong father figure protecting kids or family (Hotel Rwanda, Braveheart, etc). Also love comedies with a slightly twisted sense of humor (Say It Isn't So, Death To Smoochy)
I like rock, classical, alt. rock, anything with good guitar work, anything with poetic lyrics. For dancing I like funk, R&B . . . learned a little forro and like that, too. I want to learn more about Brazilian music.
I sometimes surprise myself by falling in love with a song from some genre I wouldn't normally listen to. The last song that I did that with was Chandalier by Sia. I've listened to a bunch her stuff now. Wow! She is really good.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was thirteen I stayed in a small goatherding community on a fjord in Norway. I got to help with everything from herding to bringing hay down off the steep hills on the edge of the water. I still get a warm feeling when I eat Norwegian goat cheese.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach martial arts -- especially heavy bag work. I can also teach acting (Method or Meisner). I have taught English professionally and now work with moderately to severely impaired youths age 18 to 22.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am always appreciative of my hosts. I can help around the house, help cook, fix something (I've worked as a handyman). I always bring a positive attitude and good cheer with me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Norway, United States

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