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  • 47 References 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Russian
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Computer Programmer
  • Rocky Mountain College, Billings MT
  • From Falls Village, Connecticut, USA
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About Me


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I'm an average nice guy. Enjoy meeting new people and talking. I am especially fond of long breakfasts, lunch, good conversations, naps, hikes, paragliding, traveling, and generally having fun.


If you come to a fork in the road of life, you better take it. You never know when you will need a fork.
-Yogi Berra

I guess not really my personal philosophy, but certainly an aspect of it. I have been blessed by taking advantage of the opportunities that have come my way.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


My couch is available. I'm sure there will come a time in the future where I will need someone else's couch.


When I was 16 I hiked the Long Trail, a 270 mile trail that runs from the length of Vermont. I picked up a food package in Jonesville. It was late in the evening and I didn't really want to hike the next several miles to the nearest campsite, so I asked a stranger if he knew of any barn where I might be able to crash for the night. He invited me into his house to spend the night with his family. I very much enjoyed his hospitality and the company of him and his family.


Paragliding, hiking, climbing, computer programming, learning languages, building things

  • dining
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • paragliding
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

The Brothers Karamazov, Shake Hands With The Devil, Ghost Wars, Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, 1984.

Walk The Line, The Blues Brothers

Johnny Cash, Niel Young, Led Zepplin, Smashing Pumpkins, Anyone who I am listening to at the moment.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Many of my favorite memories are the flights I have taken on my paraglider, particularly those in Kyrgyzstan.

Teach, Learn, Share

I always enjoy playing music with other people. I play the mandolin. I'd love to learn new songs and teach you some of mine.

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