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  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Gymnastics coach
  • through university and life experience
  • From Westminster, MD, USA
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About Me


Visit 100 countries
We are Jay (41), Pedro (33), and Jordan (14) and Sophia (2.5)
I am very outgoing and obviously love to travel. I have lived a million lives in my 41 years. I have mostly been a gymnastics coach, coaching all age levels up to elite gymnastics for the national teams of the US and Germany. I currently coach a universit. I was also a fifth grade teacher in inner city Houston.
I work to live.. not the other way around. I realized that my career is a means to see the world through the job or just plain old time off. My passions are traveling and coaching gymnastics. We have a house right outside of Baltimore City on the city line.

I grew up in Houston, TX with a large Hispanic family. After graduating high school I went straight into the Navy and was a corpsmen. I now have served my time, finished nursing school and work at Johns Hopkins hospital. I love to travel and can't wait to see more of the world. Currently, we love vacationing as a couple and as a family. We will be exploring the Scottish Highlands, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, and Morocco. Our next 6 week family trip is to Korea, Phillipines, and Japan.

I am 14 years old and I like to hang out with my friends. I compete in cheerleading and I also have a job coaching ninja and tumbling at a local gymnastics gym. I talk a lot and have lots of energy. I love doing hair and make up and fashion. I go to Hershey Park on the weekends with my friends.

I am 2.5 and can spell my name. I also have a lot of energy and am always smiling.


We work to live.... not the other way around.
We want to collect as many memories and friends around the world as possible.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We have a house, room, couch to offer because we have slept on so many other's couches. Hopefully, we can pay it forward and offer others the great experience that we've had.


We have met many couchsurfers and stayed with a few. We have enjoyed every interesting experiences. We love that they have a local knowledge to share with us. Now that we are a family of 4. We don't really "stay" with others anymore, but we love to meet people for coffee, dinner, going out as a family or just as a couple.


Jay: things that really grab my attention are things that can only happen in certain areas at certain times. things that are rare. i think what makes my life engaging *(to other people i am assuming) are the many adventures that i have had, thus far, that were not planned and my story telling abilities that go along with those adventures. my excitement about everything usually draws people in.
Pedro: I am a little newer than Jay on the travel front. I traveled with the military and we have been traveling since we met. Last year, we took a month long road trip through Europe which was very fun. I love seeing new cultures and experiences.
as of right now... . on a normal day.. we plan our days to take Jordan where he needs to go and play as much as we can with the baby girl, we go to work and school, do some sort of exercise in the morning as a family and then plan any sort of thing that can be fun to do in our free time.

  • theater
  • dining
  • exercise
  • coach
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • hiking
  • soccer
  • gymnastics
  • teaching
  • nursing

Music, Movies, and Books

travel books, self-improvement books

Jay reads a lot.... and reads everything. Pedro reads nursing textbooks. haha
Jordan does not like to read and Sophia can be caught in her room at night or early in the morning just surrounded by books and is quiet as a mouse.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

done: coached the US national women's gymnastics team at a competition in japan

seen: the sunset over the clouds standing on top of a volcano in hawaii was pretty awesome.

hiked down the swiss alps while trying to entertain a 5 year old by telling him that Anna and Elsa (the frozen princesses) lived there.

Honeymooned deep in the Panamanian rainforest and stayed with a person who built his own house out there.

Teach, Learn, Share

We enjoy meeting people that have awesome stories or they are passionate about something and can teach us a thing or two about it.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Show them the great things that the eastern coast of the US has to offer. Home-cooked meals and a comfortable house to have as a home base for your travels.
come stay with us!!!!

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United Kingdom

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