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  • 72 references 58 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Hand Model
  • College Graduate Dec 05 - Advertising
  • From Gary, IN, USA
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About Me


I just gave away my massive couch and now have a tiny sofa. Some people can sleep wonderfully on it some people can't. I'm 300 pounds so obviously I cant. But I'm not the issue here.

*****I only host people who are willing to host people or who have hosted people.

Also people who have knowledge of building websites, podcasting, podcasts, great YouTube videos, video editing , teaching online, The Netherlands, and North Korea, Scientology, online marketing interest me greatly.

Hey guys, I'm an American who has been overseas since 2007 and have been to 60 countries. I used to live in San Diego, San Francisco, and Vietnam. Now, I am a full time Hand Model in Taipei, Taiwan.

I have a big super super friendly dog named Wesley who is the landlord of the house. I'm a highly functioning alcoholic and sometimes I'll leave the house partying for days and sometimes I won't drink for weeks. It just depends when you catch me. But I'm fine with people who don't drink. That just means more alcohol for me. Oh and I'm also a chain-smoker.

I spend about 15 hours a week on a bicycle, 5 hours a week break dancing,and an hour a week actually breaking things. I'm a big person. Big people break things. Oh and I spend about 50 hours a week working. Being a hand model is demanding

I used to manage hostels in San Diego and San Francisco.

If you are interested in staying here you should contribute something. I've been hosting for over 15 years and it seems like more and more people who shouldn't leave their hotel room are choosing to do couchsurfing but don't write references, expect the host to pay for everything, and don't offer to host themselves.


You break it you bought it. AND...
Don't judge a book by it's cover unless it's a lonely Planet, they have great covers.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I give my soul.


I've hosted more than 100 different times and stayed with 5 different hosts since 2005. Earlier on the other websites.


Pop Culture, Documentaries, Pop Art, Tattoo Art, Dance Music, House Music, Dirty Dutch House Music, Learning Chinese, Teaching (I actually love my job), Travelling, Full Moon Parties -- not the ones in Thailand... meeting new people, learning obscure trivia information, & big cities.

  • dogs
  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • documentaries
  • concerts
  • festivals
  • chinese new year
  • dancing
  • break dancing
  • dining
  • cheese
  • modeling
  • partying
  • drinking
  • raves
  • trivia
  • traveling
  • music
  • dance music
  • snorkeling
  • olympics
  • business

Music, Movies, and Books


David and Goliath, shock Doctrine, and Everybody Poops.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

1) The Burning Man Festival in
2) Snorkeling Hanamua Bay in Hawaii
3) Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef,
(but Hawaii was 10X better.)
4) Travelling SouthEast Asia.
5) Angkor Watt - Cambodia
6) Temples of Bagan - Burma/Myanmar
7) Snorkeling Palawan Philippines
8) The Raves of San Francisco - dance like you have never danced before.
9)Love Parade San Francisco - 5 years in a row
10) Lantern Festival during Chinese New Years - Pingxi, Taiwan
10) Exit Festival - Serbia
11) Daft Punk Concert
12) My couchsurfer eating 10+ meals on a 10 minute walk. And then vomiting all night long. Priceless.
13) Kravice Falls, Bosnia
14) Underground Military Tunnel Rave party - Taipei
15) Won a dancing competition in 2012
16) Went to London during Summer Olympics 2012
17)Went to a Dutch dance festival in the middle of nowhere and saw david guetta
18) Berlin - everything.
19) Flew business class class from Hong Kong to Europe for only 150USD
20)gained 10 kilos eating cheese for an entire summer
21) Justin Bieber private after party in his hotel. Actually I think it was a motel.

Teach, Learn, Share

My life philosophy: Do good to others and the life experience will manifest itself in positive ways.

Learn: I love when my guests show me youtube videos or tell me interesting facts about their travels, home countries, or cultural things I wouldn't already know.

Share: All these links are for Taiwan.

Taiwan's Top 40 Street Foods

An Amazing 10 Day Trip Report around Taiwan

Where to leave your bag for the day for cheap at Taipei Main Station

6 Awesome Taipei Day Trips


Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Taiwan, United States, Viet Nam

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