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  • 6 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Executive
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me


From Chicago originally, have lived in many places, currently in Kuala Lumpur. Most recently, learned Mandarin from scratch by traveling and couchsurfing through China.


The world is a book, and those who stay in one place read only one page.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surfing abroad and meetups so far. My living situation and travel schedule does not allow me to easily host at the moment. But I am more than happy to give back in the interim by exploring the city with you and/or just hanging out if you are here for a visit.


Relatively new to couchsurfing but not new to exploring the world and connecting with people I meet along the way..


Travel, web design, snowboarding, nightlife, good music, filmmaking, learning, personal growth, pushing outside my comfort zone.. always.

  • books
  • design
  • photography
  • film making
  • nightlife
  • traveling
  • music
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • language exchange
  • beaches

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Driving with a couple friends through a West African capital city, in a neighborhood where the streets were nothing more than soft beach sand, I lost speed and got the car stuck in an intersection. Until a bunch of children sprang up out of nowhere and helped push the car out of the sand.

Teach, Learn, Share

Cinematography/photography if you are interested in learning, or I can take portrait photos for you with my DSLR. Happy to share experiences or insight into any of the places I've been as well. I'm a travel hacker, language hacker, and general life hacker — plenty to share there if you are interested. Am big on personal development and coaching, and can also do a life coaching session with you. And if you are starting or running your own company or manage a team, and are stuck on something, we can chat about that too.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Estonia, Malaysia, Spain, United States

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