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  • 24 references 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Haitian, Haitian Creole
  • 57, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • I'm a registered nurse, firefighter, EMT, artist, and inv...
  • Purdue and elsewhere
  • From Indiana, USA
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About Me


I'm an Emergency Room Nurse!


I have about a thousand interests. I've traveled all over the globe and visited some 30 some countries. I guess that means I have about 160 more to go! I've just recently become a registered nurse but I've done clinical mission work on occasion for the last 20 years, most recently in Haiti following the earthquake. I'm an EMT and a firefighter. I've skydived and SCUBA'ed and flown in all types of crazy things from blimps to powered parachutes. I'm an inventor and an artist. I love photography, stained glass, metalworking, woodworking, and more. I've been with the love of my life, Sharon, for the last 35 years. Together we've raised our five kids who are now grown and out on their own. We've had some huge challenges in our lives but we've also been blessed beyond measure.


Love the Creator. Love the Creation.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far I've just surfed a couple of times and attended a couple of functions. That said, I've loved each experience! As a person who has always preferred staying in hostels to hotels, I'm already sold on the whole CS thing. To me, travel is more about the people you meet than the places you see. CS'ing seems to be a truly great way to meet a bunch of really great people.


After a really stressful week, Monica took my hand and led me on an amazing adventure up and down Hollywood Blvd. I couldn't have asked for a better stress reliever! Don't worry, Monica... what happens in Hollywood stays in Hollywood!


Helping people, great art, great music, a nice meal and a good glass of wine to go with, a good murder mystery, pizza, dancing until daybreak, b-movies, shopping, the beach, warm water, creating, aikido, chillin with friends.

  • arts
  • photography
  • dancing
  • wine
  • shopping
  • movies
  • traveling
  • woodworking
  • metalworking
  • music
  • scuba diving
  • emergency services
  • nursing
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

The Stand, Blade Runner, James Taylor, Indigo Girls, The City of Lost Children, old Van Halen, Violent Femmes, Bruce Cockburn, and almost anything by Stephen King, Michael Connelly, or Ridley Scott.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been witness to miracles.

Teach, Learn, Share

Do something selfless today. If we all played by this rule we'd have 7 billion people doing great things each day!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Belize, Canada, China, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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