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  • 76 References 40 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 36, Other
  • Member since 2008
  • Interventionist / Anesthetist
  • No education listed
  • From Roanoke, VA / Albany, NY. We have both relocated repeatedly. .
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About Me


To play in the outdoors and to live spontaneously.


I have a lovely wife named Liana, and together we travel around, looking for new adventures. We also have a really nice dog named "Taro" and he generally goes where we go if we can help it.


Don't take life too seriously, you will never make it out alive.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We host, we surf, and we meet cool people. I have been couchsurfing for years, but Liana is new to couchsurfing and I look forward to showing her what it's all about. We are happy to host respectful surfers whenever we are in town. I would also be happy to point you in the right direction if we are not going to be around.


I joined couchsurfing in 2008 when I was living in Asheville, NC and was really active for a couple years. Various living situations prevented me from hosting for a while, but I am happy to again have a place to host. Liana is new to couchsurfing, but we look forward to traveling and hosting as much as we can.


Kayaking, caving, tall biking, hiking, camping, hashing (hash house harriers), photography, good movies, bad movies, good food, good beer, good wine, good company, building things, sustainable living, permaculture, hot tubs, breakdancing, anything scientific, being a nerd, and a plethora of other stuff.

  • dogs
  • photography
  • dining
  • wine
  • beer
  • instructor
  • movies
  • traveling
  • survival
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Over 3 Terabytes of movies and music... A little bit of everything.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Too many to elaborate here, but I absolutely love extended self-support river trips.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm a huge geek and love to learn about anything scientific or technical. I can make or fix just about anything, I'm well versed in Linux, a skilled photographer, and I can tell you just about anything you would want to know about most outdoors sports. At one point or another, I have been an instructor or guide for kayaking, canoing, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, skiing, and backcountry survival. I am happy to teach people about what I know, but I am always interested in learning something I don't.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Old School Badges

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