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  • 31 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Biologist @ US Geological Survey
  • University of Puget Sound - Tulane University
  • From Sammamish, WA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Environmental protection and public health: Improve water quality around the world and increase access to fresh clean water.

ABOUT ME

My hobbies include cooking, pickling, baking, fermenting, skiing, backpacking/trekking, rock climbing, and many more activities.

My wife is an incredible compliment to my life. She is not on Couchsurfing. Hopefully, in meeting me, you will have a chance to meet her

I currently work for the U.S. Geological Survey as a supervisor at a research laboratory in Boulder, CO. I help run three laboratories focused on research in water. Additionally, I give my time to Rotary International in our community and as an international project coordinator.

Previously, I have worked on the Great Lakes out of Chicago, on protecting waters with tribes throughout the southwest, on oil spill and community support and advocacy around refineries in Louisiana, and even at Apple, Inc. I have many past professional pursuits that we might talk about. Some of my research includes live antibiotic precursor research, wetland reclamation in New Orleans, drinking water systems in Tajikistan, among several other topics in geographic environmental health .

PHILOSOPHY

We are all panels from the same quilt. Each of us is unique and has a place but are part of a whole greater than ourselves.

When I host or stay with you, I hope to learn about your life and if you like, show you mine. I was raised not to tolerate bigotry. To promote acceptance for coexistence, I will ask you about your beliefs rather than accuse you of unfair bias.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I hosted for several years with most of my surfers occurring during two years I lived in New Orleans. I have surfed during road trips through the United States and during travel internationally. I hope to host again soon at our house in Denver. We are working on getting it set up for guests. I can give advice and often have the ability to host in an emergency situation.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

How many times have you gone to a parade, listened to live music, hosted a waffle party and Thanksgiving, and stayed up all night with the people you host? New Orleans was that type of place for Couch Surfing.

Recently in Chicago, I have been lucky to meet so many surfers at events and in Denver we hope to host again in our home! We will have weekday options in private rooms!

Interests

Health, technology, travel, cooking, skiing, mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing, and water conservation.

  • cooking
  • baking
  • board games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • rock climbing
  • road trips
  • eating
  • mountain biking

Music, Movies, and Books

One Hundred Years of Solitudeis one of my all time favorites. I enjoy most music and most movies. I typically split my reading 50-50 between fiction and non fiction. I love recommendations! Tell me about anything from Autobiographies to Technical Manuals (and everything in between!)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ask me about Lady Eliot Island in the Great Barrier Reef!

Teach, Learn, Share

I would love to take you skiing, rock climbing, mountain climbing, or backpacking. I can teach sourdough bread making, pickling, canning, and fermenting (sourkraut, kombucha, pickles, kefir, etc).

What I Can Share with Hosts

I usually bring a trinket, a story, and a meal on my visits. I rarely stay for long but hopefully leave an impact!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Tajikistan, United States

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