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Current Mission: To learn and explore my newly single 55 year old self! Adventure to places, try new activities while meeting and enjoying time with new and exciting people.
I am retired from the US Army after 26 years, recently divorced, father of 2 adult daughters. I sold home in 2021 and have been traveling full-time since then. While traveling, I was working full-time remotely for the first 1.5 years and then decided to stop working and take some time to achieve new goals and consider a new career path potentially in Marketing Strategy consulting.
Traveling and meeting fellow couch surfers has truly enhanced this experience.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I have totally enjoyed the experience I've had with couch-surfers so far. It's much more interesting to stay with couch-surfers than it is to stay in a place by myself. When not with couch-surfers, I stay in airbnbs, cabins, tents, hammocks or hotels... making it around the world to experience new relationships, see fun places, visit family, and study/read. I am an extravert so I am comfortable in most surroundings/environments. This has been a great traveling phase of my life.
I have three main goals for 2023: in February, I left my job so that (1) I can pivot to a new career in Marketing Strategy. It's something I've been wanting to do for a while and the timing is just right. (2) I want to ride as an independent horseman and ride fast, and (3) I want to teach country dancing on a cruise ship somewhere. And while I execute goals 1 and 2, I have been travelling through many national parks and just recently started foreign travel again. Spent 4 weeks in Europe in August. I cruised to Mexico in October. I'm flying to Singapore and cruising to Thailand in November. I hope to explore as many places as possible before returning to the USA. If you have travel ideas or want to host, let me know.
- salsa dancing
- live music
- country music
- horseback riding
- country dancing
- cattle drives
Music, Movies, and Books
Country music is at my core because I grew up with it. I love Jazz, big band, latin, pop, EDM, blues, bluegrass, alternative rock, christian, classical and more.
I love to read personal and professional development books, math books, Business books, 'biographies of older people' and anything witty!
I prefer watching psychological thrillers, witty, and smart movies. I enjoy any movie where I am taken through a variety of emotions and actually feel for the story. I don't mind crying in a movie whether it was hysterical or sad. 😂
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Won a "Twister" competition with over 2,000 students while in college. I guess I was flexible and balanced...
Teach, Learn, Share
I have owned 2 homes over 28 years so I am knowledgeable on home repairs and remodeling efforts. I am also a great organizer enjoy cleaning-out stuff/letting go of the unnecessary clutter. I can tutor most math subjects and how to build spreadsheets. I can teach country or salsa dancing! 🤠
What I Can Share with Hosts
Energetic personality, great traveling stories, Army stories, leadership guidance, dance lessons, weapons training, weightlifting advice, event planning ideas, great at cleaning and organizing, cook a variety of things, bourbon advice, math tutoring and spreadsheet help. I can also teach you to play Euchre, Texas 42, or horseshoes...🤓
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Mexico, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United States