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  • 9 references 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning German, Italian, Portuguese, Sign Language - American
  • 48, Female
  • Member since 2022
  • Linguist / Mental Health Specialist
  • MA in Linguistics
  • From Kernersville, NC, USA
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About Me

I am a poet, a linguist, a mother and an explorer. I just published my first book on kindle (download free app and sample poetry if you want to taste my soul) here:

I work with endangered languages, specializing in Arapaho on Wind River Indian Reservation.
My daily job is as a Peer Support Specialist in an Anxiety Intensive Outpatient program, which is like being a therapist just because I've been to therapy for 30 years. I have two sweet daughters, a wonderful husband, one Australian shepherd and three Guinea Pigs. I love languages, traveling, and travelers. I have a Harry Potter collection from 65 different countries which I blog about at

I like Python a lot but my favorite coding language is JavaScript (React, though Redux leaves me baffled).

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Couch surfers are openhearted people, eager to learn and play, as am I. I want to experience as much of the world as I can, including while I work full-time and raise two daughters in the suburbs of Denver. I love when surfers bring their cultures into my home, especially cooking; my daughters like to pretend like they're running an exotic restaurant if our surfer can cook for us, no matter how basic.


  • poetry
  • chocolate
  • walking
  • coding
  • piano
  • hiking
  • learning languages
  • harry potter
  • hot tubs

Music, Movies, and Books

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter, Leaves of Grass, Le Petit Prince, Manu Chau, Iron and Wine, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon, Nickel Creek, The Red Violin

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I rode horses across Wind River Indian Reservation with a bunch of Arapaho people. It was very very cold.

Teach, Learn, Share

As a linguist I can design a custom lesson for you if you want to learn Spanish, French, Portuguese, German or Arapaho. It's bunches of fun. I helped Rosetta Stone's Endangered Language Department design Navajo, so I can use that skill to make simple language lessons based on whatever phrases you want to be able to say.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'd love to just have conversations about places we've travelled, preferably in several languages at once if we both know the same ones! I can tell you all about Native America since I have been a linguist with the Northern Arapaho Nation for 13 years. We can reminisce about globetrotting and enjoy having found a kindred spirit who believes in the ultimate good at the core of human nature.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bermuda, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, Côte d'Ivoire, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Mali, Mexico, Portugal, Senegal, Togo, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Chile, Ghana, United States

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