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  • 5 references 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Swahili
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Consultant
  • Mechanical Engineering & Theology, MBA
  • From Denver, CO
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About Me


Starting trouble in Nairobi, Kenya.


Holden is a slight-eco-geek, a breakfast-cooker, an ultimate player, a hammock-sitter, and enjoys exploring via walking, running, unicycling, bicycling, motorcycling, hitchhiking, and regular ole' roadtrippin'.
I am a mechanical engineer who has a decade of real-world, hands-on experience with UAVs and EVs, and recently grid-scale energy storage. I did my MBA at Oxford's Saïd Business School, graduating in 2014, and moved to Nairobi, Kenya.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Sadly, not much for now! Feel free to ask questions, though, and I'll surely answer!


Have had friends as well as friends of friends stay on my couch, but not through CouchSurfing. Yet. :-)


Outdoor activities, cultures, foods, the environment, technology / robotics, education, the good life.Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, backpacking, camping, soccer, rock climbing, running.Also, the intersection of science and art is wonderful!

  • arts
  • education
  • environment
  • breakfast
  • marathon
  • running
  • walking
  • technology
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • rock climbing
  • soccer
  • business
  • teaching
  • engineering
  • science
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Current book list:
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Startup Communities
The Long Tail
The Signal and the Noise
The Wisdom of Crowds

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Qualified for the Boston Marathon

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Samoa, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Kenya, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States

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