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Overview

  • 439 references 343 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Civil designer
  • Bachelors in civil engineering, pictorial arts, cultural ...
  • From Los Altos, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Physical, mental health and not letting life fly by.

ABOUT ME:

At this time I am no longer hosting couch surfers below the age of 25. I have had quite a few experiences that the younger generation is using couchsurfing as a free Airbnb with no interest in communicating or sharing their experiences. I host to meet people, learning about them, their interests and about their culture. I respect that this doesn’t apply to all people under 25, but I have set this boundary to save myself from future discomfort in my home.

Now that that is out of the way, once again I host to meet people and learn about their travels. I truly appreciate the traveling spirit. I really enjoy cooking with guests and learning about their culture.

I was a national Direct AmeriCorps member for three years. One year was in Lafayette La, another was in Pittsburgh Pa and finally here in lovely portland. I am currently studying for the professional engineering exam. I traveled for 5 years in the states and 2 years in Europe and Central America.

I work at kpff a m-f gig from home. I like to go hiking and watch live music on the weekend.

Vaccinated

PHILOSOPHY

RAW logic = living instinctively

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Host with the most.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've had nothing but good experiences. Learned, how to cook a few things. I was given some good recommendations for places to go and things to see. All and all it's been quite nice.

Interests

Health, fantasy, helping others, knowledge, rock climbing, yoga, nature, culture, survival strategies, problem solving, the obscure, traveling, the magic hour,urban exploring (if it's run down, rusted and over grown it is beautiful) and long shadows. Whiskey, beer, rivers and good times. A healthy range of films and art or forms of creativity.

  • arts
  • culture
  • beer
  • yoga
  • running
  • partying
  • flying
  • gardening
  • movies
  • traveling
  • magic
  • survival
  • rock climbing
  • engineering
  • logic
  • rivers

Music, Movies, and Books

Book = Pandora's seed, Wheres Waldo, World War Z, Life of Pi, songs of ice and fire series
Film = Amelie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, pulp fiction, blood snow, rules of attraction, lost in Translation.... It ranges.
Music = It is mood based and relative to the setting. My interest can range from grime to misfits, justice to johnny cash or atmosphere to white stripes. green day, offspring, rage against the machine, beach boys, The Beatles, spice girls, garth brooks, sublime, nirvana, and Bob Marley is what I grew up with.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hosting thousands of people from all over. Teaching others about carpentry.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Safe space to explore Portland and meet others.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Italy, Mexico, United States

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