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Overview

  • 66 references 55 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • DJ / non-profit trainer
  • Master's degree - counseling
  • From Berkeley, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

...to be the change I wish to see in the world!!

ABOUT ME

Interested in seeing as much of the world as possible, and possibly living out of the United States one day...
Currently, I DJ at a few locations around Southern California full time, though I used to work in a non-profit organization... helping train veterans, low income individuals, homeless people, and students in order to help them get jobs - gotta help as many people as possible, ya know...?
I'm definitely a giving person, which is probably what attracted me so much to the counseling/teaching field in the past as well - I'm a philosopher at heart, but am a social butterfly in the evenings haha!!

PHILOSOPHY

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've let quite a few people couchsurf here at my Huntington location, and have had plenty come through my past Newport and Long Beach spots, but have yet to really experience being on someone else's couch - though I've already met some awesome friends through the site!!

Interests

outdoors: hiking, bicycling, kayaking, camping, running, traveling, "exploring the great abyss".

indoors: music (djing and composing), dancing, reading, setting a fire and watching a good epic movie :)

  • dancing
  • running
  • meditation
  • reading
  • tv
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • philosophy
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: electronic music in all forms - techno, trance, house, downtempo, synth rock (i.e. depeche mode, the cure, new order, the killers, broken bells, etc!)... also classic rock like the Beatles, Doors, and the Rolling Stones.

Movies: anything that makes me think - Brazil, Fight Club, Lost in Translation, Donnie Darko, Garden State, Pi, 2001, Eternal Sunshine, Motorcycle Diaries, Being John Malkovich, etc.

Books: sociological/spiritual stuff. George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Wolf, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Lynne McTaggart, and of course "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn!!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've seen rainbows over Stonehenge and Maccu Picchu, climbed the temples of Teotixuachan, been mistaken for a TV celebrity in Greece, ran into friends from back home in Spain, eaten pig brains and alligator meat, and broken a toe on a night train from Romania to Bulgaria... now its time for some new adventures!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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