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  • Fluent in English; learning Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student/Resident Advisor
  • last semester of undergrad-Construction Engineering and M...
  • From originally Germany; most of my life in Mission Viejo, CA, USA
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


Tryin' to find my place in the world. open mind, open heart. attempting to change lives for the better.


Generous. Gentleman. Extrovert/Outgoing. Proactive. Sympathetic/Empathetic. Interesting.


I would be true, for there are those who trust me.
I would be pure for there are those who care.
I would be strong for there is much to suffer.
I would be brave for there is much to dare.
I would be friend to all, the foe, the friendless.
I would be giving and forget the gift.
I would be humble for I know my weakness.
I would look UP, and LAUGH, and LOVE, and LIFT.

"Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time." -Marian Wright Edelman.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


tryin' to figure out what this world is all about; why not do it from a couch or two?


ready to host as soon as I graduate. been hosted on a couple of occasions in Santa Cruz, CA.


Ultimate Frisbee, sports, outdoors, music, meeting new people, exploring the unknown.

  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • backpacking
  • sports
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Action action action. comedy. those old childhood throwbacks, i.e. space jam, the goonies, etc.
music: up for neeearly anything; I do have my preferences as well as a short stack of music that I do not choose to listen to, but I'm up for whatever the group is feeling.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Backpacking through Big Sur.
Being an RA.
Having someone tell me I changed their life for the better.

Teach, Learn, Share

physically projecting of polyurethane circular discs.
climbing large stone features.
nimble fingers with paracord creations.

Countries I’ve Visited

Germany, Guam, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, United States

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