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  • 25 references 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Esperanto, French, German, Korean
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Native plant greenhouse foreman
  • Graduate of Winona State University in Minnesota with deg...
  • From Madison, WI, USA
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About Me


I never really know what to say about myself. I'm generally pretty quiet, but always open to new experiences and wanting to learn something new. I really enjoy finding jobs in interesting places and experiencing what that place has to offer.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I love meeting people on Couchsurfing, since they are often some of the most interesting and genuine people I've even known. Travel is really so much more enriching when you meet and stay with a local, and I love taking the advice of my hosts and finding all the places I never would have thought to go to on my own. When I cannot be traveling myself, I love to host. Hosting travelers brings such a breath of fresh air and enthusiasm to life that can often feel mundane when you yourself are stationary.


Too many to list really... outdoor activities, music, reading, gardening, cooking, etc.

  • cooking
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watching the Aurora from an Arctic night sky

Hiking in Antarctica, listening to the peaceful sound of minke whales

Going home, to Wisconsin and seeing my lovely family and the area of the world I grew up with new eyes.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to make a tincture or weave a basket

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, New Zealand, North Korea

Countries I’ve Lived In

Antarctica, China, South Korea, United States

Old School Badges

  • 5 Vouches
  • Pioneer Badge

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