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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 61, Male
  • Member since 2008
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  • Univ. of Washington, Seattle, History degree
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About Me


To make the world a smaller place.


Fully vaccinated!
Love the outdoors.
Moved to Bend to ski, snowboard, roadbike, mountainbike, paddle, hike, run, adventure race and have become kind of addicted to sand volleyball... but I am not really an expert at any of these pursuits. I love to travel, and used to do it a lot, but kind of got out of the habit. I’m back at it except for a Covid break.


To try to be a good person (sometimes it works) and still have fun.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have hosted a few times now. I have surfed once, and have met for a few drinks. Hosted a local CS gathering in Bend a few years ago.


Nothing organized, but have stayed with friends while traveling, and vice-versa. Random couch surfing on a bike trip through Lompoc California while walking our bikes in the rain at night when a wonderful woman stopped to ask if we needed any help, and from a couple we met at a bar in Vancouver Canada.


traveling (duh), beer, skiing, snowboarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, my dog(King), sailing, hiking, SAND VOLLEYBALL, adventure racing, reading, scuba diving, eating, friends, debate/discussion/ideas, paddling, music, beaches, mountains, Burning Man... the list goes on and on. Bariloche Argentina.

  • dogs
  • beer
  • running
  • walking
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • bungee jumping
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • wakeboarding
  • volleyball
  • beaches
  • mountains
  • beach volleyball
  • burning man

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Groundation, Bob Marley, Afro Celt Sound System, Ben Harper, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Boukman Eksperyans, Thievery Corporation, Carbonleaf, Cat Stevens, CSN&Y, Dave Matthews, The Eels, Peter Gabriel, Habib Koite, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cleg, Oliver Mtukudzi...
Books/Authors: Merles Door, Jon Krakauer, Tim Cahill, Tom Robbins, Frank Herbert, Shakespeare, The Alchemist,...
Movies: Why We Fight, Pan's Labyrinth, The Science of Life, Office Space, Monty Python, Idiocracy...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Bungee jumping in NZ and Canada. Burning Man (3X). Flew through the Alps in a small plane with a former CS’er and even got to fly the plane (or at least I felt in control).

Countries I’ve Visited

Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United States

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