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  • 103 references 92 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Professor
  • University of Oregon / Portland State University / Unive...
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About Me

I am a professor of Rock and Roll History as well as Creative Writing in Portland, and I love it! I also work part-time as a radio DJ and photographer, and in my spare time I cook, play music and try to travel whenever possible. I love culture, architecture, history, food and drink, and try to seek them out in every new place I visit.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

When I host, I pretend to play tour guide in my hometown. I hope to meet travelers that will return the favor should I visit their city! It's always peak travel season here in Portland, so I get lots of requests, but I answer them as quickly as possible. I'm also always interested in meet-ups with travelers!


I love a good drink and to cook, epecially BBQ'd meats. I love to tell stories and jokes, play music, play trivia, sing, take in a soccer (football to almost everyone else) match, and show visitors my hometown.

  • culture
  • writing
  • singing
  • architecture
  • photography
  • acting
  • beer
  • drinking
  • motorcycles
  • trivia
  • traveling
  • music
  • american football
  • soccer
  • rugby
  • teaching
  • history
  • tourism
  • food
  • playing music
  • improv
  • comedy
  • pubs
  • improv comedy
  • stand-up comedy
  • screenwriting
  • vinyl records
  • creative writing
  • teaching english
  • liquor
  • pub quiz

Music, Movies, and Books

Any and all kinds of music. Wait... Scratch that. I could skip classical, opera and metal.

I prefer TV over movies, and love quirky comedies and just about anything the BBC makes.

I read a lot of books for school, so nothing incredibly exciting right now.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One thing? But there are so many! I ran with the bulls in Spain. Scary as hell, but amazing. I swam in the calanques of France. Bluest water I have ever seen. I took a scooter down the coast of Portugal. Some of the most beautiful coastlines and stinging sand I've ever witnessed.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Portland and its history. Music culture. Mixology. Photography. Writing. Grammar. Basic automotive repair.

Learn: That's YOUR job. Learn me something!

Share: Never underestimate anyone... People can surprise you!

What I Can Share with Hosts

My life experiences have been interesting, to say the least. Everyone has a different story - I love to hear from others, and share my own.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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