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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Vietnamese
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • English Teacher
  • Portland State University
  • From Portland, OR, USA
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About Me


Play music in other countries. Create an organic network of interntional friends linked through shared experiences.


I'm 33 years old. I value life long friendships and have passion for creative collaboration in music, film, and art. I practice Vipassana meditation.

I've been living and teaching English in Saigon for the last 5 years.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Over the last year and a half I've unofficially hosted people from many different countries. At the time I wasn't using couch surfing to host people.

At my apartment in Vietnam my room mates and I have hosted many people on couches and our spare bed for up to a month from all over the world.


I'm new to using "couch surfing" formally.


I'm passionate about music. In Vietnam I teach children how to program music using iPads. I was a college radio DJ and I've been friends with and surrounded by musicians my entire life.

I love movies and I'm interested in contemporary art.

I like to snowboard when I can.

  • arts
  • contemporary art
  • meditation
  • technology
  • movies
  • music
  • snowboarding
  • space
  • hacking
  • alternative lifestyles
  • organic farming
  • diy projects

Music, Movies, and Books

I love film and took around 15+ classes in college. Some of my favorites are Blade Runner, The Lost Boys, The Lives Of Others, Goodbye Lenin, Breathless, Evil Dead II, Repo Man, Amadeus, Blue Velvet, Aliens, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, City of God, It Follows.

Music. Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Broadcast, Daft Punk, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Flying Lotus, DJ Cam, DJ Shadow, Beach House, My Bloody Valentine, Casino VS Japan, Iron Maiden, Chopin, Beethoven, Erik Satie, John Cage,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Threw an international music festival outside of Mui Ne in Vietnam in 2015.

Convinced 7 friends to move to Vietnam to teach English and restart their lives halfway across the world.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have 7 years experience teaching English to Vietnamese students. As a matter of practice I have 33 years experience talking with folks about whatever issues they'd like to discuss at that time.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm happy to sit and listen.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States, Viet Nam

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