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  • 59 references 38 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 40, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Landscaper
  • Some college, life
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About Me


To meet new people, have good times and learn new things.


I'm a landscape designer. I hitchhiked for about 7 years, in that time I have crossed the country several times (hitched across 8), I have hitched across Mexico. I have been vegan for 17 years, I'm pretty good at cooking and baking good vegan food. I am interested in foraging, I've been doing it for about 17 years now.


We've gotta be folk.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted many travelers at my homes in Phoenix and Chicago, and stayed with a few people I found on CouchSurfing. I also started a Vegan and Vegetarians group for Phoenix, which seems to have inexplicably disappeared.


I've only surfed a few times, and they were great! I've hosted around 40 couchsurfers between The Earth Day house and The Phantom house, another 20 or so in Chicago. If you include people who I met through other ways, bands and activism mostly, I've hosted possibly over a hundred people and had only one bad experience and that was from CouchSurfing.


Veganism, cooking, biking, environmentalism, foraging, anarchy, anthropology, primitive skills, permaculture. Adventure.

  • dining
  • cooking
  • vegan
  • bouldering
  • cycling
  • hitchhiking
  • permaculture
  • foraging

Music, Movies, and Books

Magical realism, humorous fiction, contemplative narratives, and people's histories and "DIY" guides. My favorite authors are Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tom Robbins, and Daniel Quinn. My favorite books include 100 Years of Solitude, Skinny Legs and All, Ishmael, and Another Roadside Attraction.

Some of my favorite movies are Smoke Signals, DreamKeeper, Bamboozled, The Rage in Placid Lake, The Life of David Gale, Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind, I Heart Huckabees, Artois The Goat, Box Trolls, The Crazy Stranger, Love in the Time of Cholera, Russian Dolls, Lovers Of the Artic Circle, Delicatessen...

Folk punk, riot folk, jazz, blues. My favorite music includes Andrew Jackson Jihad, Haunted Cologne, Foot Ox, My Feral Kin, Leonard Cohen, Bedouin Soundclash, Nick Cave, Elliot Smith, Mischief Brew, The Haymarket Squares, Travis James, Defiance Ohio, Riot Folk, Folk Punk.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've hitchhiked across the u.s. 68 times, Mexico once, the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago 7 times, I held a world record for two years, I lived in the desert in a tent by myself...

Teach, Learn, Share

Foraging, both to learn and share.
Cooking, I love to learn new recipes.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook vegan foods and help you identify wild plants in your neighborhood.

Countries I’ve Visited

Greece, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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