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  • 5 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • 37, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Editor, writer, photographer; English teacher
  • Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing
  • From Abilene, KS, USA
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About Me

I'm currently traveling in Asia--particularly Japan, so I am currently unable to host. Message me if you're there too and want to meet up.
I grew up in the Midwest (Iowa, Minnesota and Kansas, specificly) and have lived in California for the last 12 years. I LOVE where I live. I'm 25 miles from the ocean and in the heart of wine country. There are more than 300 wineries within 30 miles.
I love art, reading, poetry, talking about religion, politics and parenting. All the things that are taboo!
I recently became a certified scuba diving and I'm currently working on my advanced certification. I became certified in Japan and want to go scuba diving or snorkeling wherever I go and can.
My friends would describe me as a nice person. I'm always smiling and the kind of person that will be there for you--and the one you want to go wine tasting or beer drinking with.
I freelance fulltime for various publications. I love to write and take photos. I've done both since I was 15 years old.
I am learning French, Spanish and Japanese and am planning a six-month trip to Japan at the end of 2015

I believe in treating others as I'd want them to treat me. There's no good reason to a jerk or be untrustworthy.
Everybody matters.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've surfed several times-- in Kansas, England and Belgium. It's been good. I look forward to meeting more people through CS.


scuba diving
the outdoors
new experiences

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  • arts
  • writing
  • poetry
  • photography
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • beer
  • wine tasting
  • running
  • drinking
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • crochet
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • freelancing
  • languages
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

I LOVE rock/alternative rock. I also like country, bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz, classical.
I have an eclectic book shelf (really books shelves!) with chick lit to parenting books to cookbooks to environment issues to the classics.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ziplining over the vineyards in Santa Margarita.
Hiking/running up Pine Mountain and seeing the whole city below.
St. Petersburg!
Hiking up the Eiffel Tower.

Teach, Learn, Share

Things I can teach/share: crochet, photography, English, writing, editing, public relations/marketing.

Things I want to learn: French, other languages, how to surf

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good bottle of wine from Paso Robles Wine Country.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Russian Federation, United States

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