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  • 104 references 91 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, German
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • I am a Structural Engineer who works on power plants.
  • I have a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and in Ar...
  • From Highland, IL, USA
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About Me


I have a great interest in experiencing and learning other cultures.


The past year I haven't don't a lot of hosting because I have traveled a lot, but now I am back in San Luis Obispo, living with my girlfriend. We enjoy meeting travelers and are available to host or meet up if you are traveling through the area.

I enjoy traveling and seeing new places and people. When I get free time, I am looking for something to do outdoors or hanging out with friends. I really like to have fun or do exciting things and not sit around the house. I play football (soccer) a couple times a week and enjoy watching games when I can.

When I'm traveling I want to experience what the locals do. I'm always interested in seeing any major attractions or museums, but don't want to spend my whole day being a tourist. I prefer seeing the world in a host's eyes.


Philosophy as a subject is a particular favorite of mine. I really enjoy a good conversation on this subject.

I'm pretty open minded and always seeking to understand what others are going through, my personal philosophy has changed over the past 10 years quite a bit because of this. I am always interested in hearing a new perspective.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've mostly been a host for couch surfing; I have done some surfing and enjoy it just as much. I enjoy hosting people almost as much as traveling because I get to see other cultures in my own home. It is something that I really enjoy and feel like I get a small vacation to another place when I host someone.


CouchSurfing is such a blast. You get to meet the coolest people from around the world and share so many awesome stories and culture. I always enjoy the experiences I get. I have learned so much from CouchSurfing through all the amazing people I have met, and the encounters with all the great people are priceless.


I enjoy being outdoors, football (the kind with your feet), softball, running, biking, wine tasting, hanging out with friends, learning languages, and traveling as much as I can.

Music, Movies, and Books

I am a fan of classic books right now and have been reading documentaries recently. As far as music, I really enjoy just about everything and I look forward to hearing music from other surfers.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I decided to move to California a couple years ago and it has been an awesome time. The amazing part is that my office has an ocean view and the sunsets there are incredible. I never thought the move would be as great as it turned out. It has made me want to move to a new place to explore and I can't wait to see where I end up next.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm always interested in learning new words in foreign languages. When you stay with me I'll probably ask you to teach me a couple words or practice what I already know. I also enjoy learning about the music and movies from other cultures.

For me, I am happy to teach or share anything I can about the local area, where I have lived, traveled, etc. I usually find myself showing CouchSurfers my local town and all it has to offer.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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