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  • 105 References 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Vocalist / Vocal Coach / Music Teacher
  • BA / MMus
  • From Fontana, CA, USA
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About Me


Connect - people to people, people to ideas, people to experiences.

Create - music, photography, food, stories.

Experience - cities of the world, adventure, food, culture.


I have the best jobs. I basically do fun stuff and people pay me for it. Photography, vocal coaching, performing.

I've got a severe case of Wanderlust. I'm addicted to music. I love people (only the cool ones like you...and those guys over there) like it was going out of style.

I've visited 42 states (78%) Create your own visited map of The United States or Free android travel guide


Live Fully and Love Richly. An open mind never stops learning. Kindness and honesty would solve 99% of the worlds problems but it's much more rare than most people think.

Spontaneous adventure is better than over-planning. Serendipity is better than attempting to manage circumstances.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been surfin the USA since June 2013, and it's been a sweet ride! And now I'm happy to say that I've added England to my list. Had an amazing time with several couch surfers in London and Sheffield.

I organize Eat Ups (local ethnic food forays), Sunday morning hikes, and help with the Couch Crashing USA awesomeness! If you haven't yet been to a Charleston Beach Crash, Greenville Lake Crash, or a Comfort Crash...I'm sorry. Come to one. Fun times!!

Awesome Hosts:
Chris (2x)
Jennifer (3x)
Amber and Manny

Amazing Surfers:
Heidi and Max
Alex, Julie, and Kyle
Michelle and Ralph


Not enough yet (will it ever be?), but I've had some amazing experiences in several historical American cities - Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia. London, Sheffield, and Wales were an unparalleled experience. Can't wait to add to this list!


Music, Reading, Food, Cities, History, Watersports, Camping, Kayaking

  • writing
  • poetry
  • photography
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • swing dancing
  • cooking
  • massage therapy
  • reading
  • music
  • live music
  • classical music
  • kayaking
  • teaching
  • entrepreneurship
  • history
  • philosophy
  • short stories
  • massage
  • short films
  • creativity
  • liberty
  • watersports
  • live concerts
  • creative writing
  • street photography

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Serendipity, The Last Samurai, Shawshank Redemption, Bandits, The Artist, The Princess Bride (go ahead, laugh, I'm just owning up!), Ever After, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, way more...

Music: Jason Mraz, Beethoven, The Leftover Cuties, Yo-Yo Ma, Train, Chopin, Mackelmore, Four Voices, Evgeny Kissin, my dad, Rachmaninoff, Sinatra, and too many more to list...

Books: The Art of Singing (Jennifer Hamady - and check out her newest book The Art of Singing On Stage and in the Studio and look on page 18 to find a quote by someone you now know), The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho), How We Decide (Jonah Lehrer), This is Your Brain on Music (Daniel Levitin), Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Betty Edwards), Team of Rivals (Doris Goodwin), and of course too many more...

Ask me about all the others I didn't mention.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


I quit a "safe" job and started two businesses that inspired me.

I've moved people to tears, laughing, and shouting through song (not at the same time ha).

I've given a five hour massage.

I've spontaneously driven an hour and a half to take a piece of cake to a near total stranger.

I caught a shark with my bare hands and then threw it at friends swimming in the ocean.

I left a "safe" life to pursue my dreams.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you about your to sing and how to be comfortable in your voice. I can teach you a little bit about starting businesses and shooting photography and cooking.

I want to learn about what motivates you...

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share stories and music and I can even do a short photo shoot. I love to cook for hosts. I'll never forget buying fish and veggies I didn't even know the name of from in open air market in White Chapel, London and cooking them up for some new couch surfing friends.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, England, Mexico, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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