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  • 18 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Thai
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • water and sanitation in humanitarian contexts
  • undergrad at Fairfield, MS at WEDC-Loughborough
  • From Northfield, IL, United States of America
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About Me

After working for 2 years at a high school in the US, I taught in Thailand in Japan for nearly 4 years. I then transitioned to the humanitarian sector where I met Antigoni. We have been all over Africa/Middle-East and most recently we have lived and worked in Ukraine and Myanmar.

We are currently traveling through China and then across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I had a great bunch of people come through my tiny room in Tokyo, school in Thailand and met some people in Germany 06(!). I met a great family in Loughborough that took me in for a bit and we're still in touch. I've also gotten to meet some couchsurfers for meals and drinks as I've traveled or they've visited. I like that you can just reach out to people on CS to go to a concert, have a drink, ask for local information or whatever strikes. Great community.


talking, friends, laughing, music, Chicago Cubs baseball, history and ideas, Liverpool Football Club, enjoy a few drinks (related to talking, friends, and laughing), ...

  • concerts
  • beer
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • music
  • baseball
  • soccer
  • swimming

Music, Movies, and Books

books: Murakami Haruki, Graham Greene, catch-22, 100 years of solitude, the sun also rises, Bill Bryson....

movies: bottle rocket, city of god, groundhog day, my blue heaven(anyone?), the Lebowski, and so on

music: phish, Duke Ellington, mogwai, garage a trois, jimi, beatles, james brown, coltrane, medeski martin and wood, miles davis, radiohead, bjork, james lavell, sven vath, fela kuti, paul simon, django reinhardt, charlie hunter, charlie parker, James Zabiela, Sven Vath, Sasha, thelonious monk, tortoise, dylan, theivery corporation, air, leonard cohen, dj logic, dj shadow, soulive, mouse on mars, yanqui uxo, godspeed you black emporer, the bad plus, nusrat fateh ali kahn, squarepusher, beck, drew sabetti.....

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

was threatened by an irate man with a machete while swimming/standing in a pool fully clothed

Teach, Learn, Share

i can teach you how to make very simple/basic bread as i'm just starting to learn myself!

What I Can Share with Hosts

i am up for sharing toast or any kind of bread/butter

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, France, Germany, Guinea, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Central African Republic, Japan, Myanmar, Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States

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