Not Accepting Guests

  • 88% response rate
  • Last login about 8 hours ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Jon’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 81 References 58 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Amharic, French, Japanese
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Switching it up
  • Master's - University of Washington
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


(Approaches situations differently)(Tries to think outside of the box)(Gets in cleaning moods)(Wants to be liked by everyone)(Is overly truthful)(Can be moved to tears by music, food, and wine)(Is happy to be alive)(Self-analyzes)(Doesn't floss enough)(I find language to be fascinating)(I seem to be drawn to yeasts, molds, fungi, and bacteria)(Likes to think)(Likes to take a break from thinking)(Scared of sharks)(Wants to swim with sharks to conquer fear)(Will try just about anything)(Has really soft hands)(Pescatarian)(Doesn't really know what to believe)(Loves to travel)(Willing to compromise)(Tries to keep an open mind)(Accepts that sense of humor is poor)(Likes puns)(Loving and hating politics)(Dreaming of making a difference)(Walks bridge between stability and change)(Doesn't leave toilet seat up)(Wants to cook better)(Tries to eat healthy)(Semi-ambidextrous)(Polite)(Smiles with drink)(Talks too much)(Easily made fun of)(Always learning)(Always building ideas)()()()()()()()...1/e


Love one another. Always be open to a new train of thought or new ideas.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I would like to lend a couch whenever I can.


I've mostly hosted in San Francisco and Portland. I also hosted the small amounts of people that traveled through Dessie, Ethiopia. I have couchsurfed in the USA, Israel, Egypt, India, and Thailand.


Wine/Beer making, Cheese making, Mycology-ing, Sailing, Gardening, Cooking, Bicycling, Origami-ing, Vinyl Playing, Coffee-roasting, Conversation-ing,

  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • cheese
  • beer
  • coffee
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • boating
  • politics
  • traveling
  • origami
  • music
  • sailing
  • boxing
  • swimming
  • business
  • tours

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite movies = Lord of the Rings, Office Space, Memento, Harry Potter, ... tons of films
Favorite music = Lost in the Trees, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Sufjan Stevens, Elliott Smith, Pedro the Lion, Sean Lennon, Queen, Frank Sinatra, Bjork, Radiohead, Beatles, Bill Evans, Sigur Ros, Underworld, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Headphones, Frederic Chopin, Erik Satie, Massive Attack, Nick Drake, Muse, Fionn Regan, Death Cab For Cutie, Iron & Wine, Atmosphere, Andrew Bird, Damien Rice, Billie Holiday, Mozart, Miles Davis, Lost in the Trees, Paganini, A.A. Bondy and Sunny Day Real Estate to name a few

Favorite Books: I've been reading a lot of books that teach me skills or history.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiked on a sailboat in the Indian Ocean with a broke captain trying to support his girlfriend and her child, a first mate with a breaking marriage, the owner's seasick girlfriend and a bigoted angry owner who later in the trip, whilst in a consistent anger-filled rage, admitted to me that he'd be in prison twice for attempted man slaughter. Needless to say it was amazing and amazingly dreadful. I'd do it again (maybe being a little bit choosier about who was on the boat).

Teach, Learn, Share

Wine/Beer making, Cheese making, Sailing, Gardening, Cooking, Bicycling, Origami-ing, Vinyl Playing, Coffee-roasting, Conversation-ing.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ethiopia, India, United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    10 Vouches
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see Jon’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups