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  • 12 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning German, Spanish
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Wildlife biologist/grad student
  • M.S. Biology
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


Back in school


New arrival in Tucson, getting back into the swing of school


Enjoy your life in a way than doesn't keep other folks from enjoying their own. Also, I've found that anything can be interesting if you don't do it on a regular basis.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Not super-active, but have enjoyed some great hosts and always looking to give back.


I'm something of a wilderness junkie. Spend my time working and playing outdoors--backpacking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing mostly. Other turn-ons: good music, fine beer (and making it!), and like-minded people.

  • wildlife
  • beer
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • canoeing
  • kayaking

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I love it. Everything from Gillian Welch to Atmosphere, Townes Van Zandt to Augustus Pablo, John Lee Hooker to the Gourds, Charlie Parker to Hank Williams, Bob Dylan to Del McCoury, Steve Earle to Manu Chao. You get the idea.

Reads: Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, David Sedaris, Douglas Coupland, Grahmm Greene, Hunter Thompson, Ed Abbey, and John Steinbeck are some of the favorites.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I managed to spend about seven years without really "living" anywhere. Half the year working seasonal wildlife jobs, the other half traveling.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Malawi, United States

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