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Overview

  • 24 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Filmmaker/Community Organizer
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About Me

Lived a bunch of places in the US. Did the military thing, hated it. I'm now a member of About Face: Veterans Against War, and Ground Game LA. I do a lot of community organizing and political activism in LA, mostly around ending homelessness and the war. I also do movie stuff.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Surfing, hosting, meetups, local advice. The whole nine.

I can't see any other way of traveling other than staying with a local. Anytime I have to stay in a Hostel/Hotel, I feel like I'm being grounded.

Interests

Live music, coffee, film, photography, bicycles, the great outdoors, running, diving, art history, art deco, art garfunkle, post-punk, post-rock, postal service, new order, new wave, new zealand, inside jokes.

  • hiking
  • sustainability
  • activism
  • socialism
  • decolonization
  • equality
  • environmentalism
  • bicycles
  • anarchism
  • justice
  • new wave
  • italo disco
  • post punk

Music, Movies, and Books

Joy Division/New Order, Radiohead, The Talking Heads, Wu-tang, Vince Staples

Sean Baker, Ken Loach, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Criterion Channel

Catch 22, The Conquest of Bread

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Base jumped off Mt. Everest dressed as Iron Man and landed in a terminally ill Tibetan boy's birthday party to fulfill his wish to meet his favorite superhero, then promptly performed an emergency c-section on his mother delivering quadruplets, successfully using only yoga and meditation as an anesthetic.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach about organizing, power mapping, running a campaign, first aid.
I want to learn more about all of those things.

I like discovering new music and sharing it.
I took four years of Spanish in high school but am far from fluent, I'd like to change that.
I'm pretty good at making terrible puns.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm more than happy to help out a host with just about anything. I'm pretty appreciative whenever someone has me as a guest, and don't like feeling like a burden. I hauled a massive pile of rocks out of one of my host's garden until I dropped one on my foot, taking me out of commission. On that note, I really don't want to move any more boulders, but I will if you ask lol.

I can cook a dish or two that most people can admit they enjoy eating without having to lie too much. I'm no stranger to chores and manual labor.

Whether you like it or not I will most likely share with you lots of bad puns as I think of them (which is often).

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United States, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I’ve Lived In

Afghanistan, Iraq, United States

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