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  • 24 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Turkish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • English Teacher/Air Traffic Controller
  • Master's in ESL
  • From USA
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About Me

My name is Josh. I was born in Michigan and have moved and lived all around the last few years. I find it difficult to sit still and always look for the next place that catches my interest. Lately, that place has been somewhere called Ascension Island. I work on a remote British island a few months a year and the rest of my time is my own. I’m an air traffic controller and have done that for almost 9 years. In between, I’ve taught English in several countries, coached sports, worked in conservation projects, and done a lot of volunteering.
The outdoors is what really draws me and the idea of close knit communities makes me happy. To me, Couchsurfing often meets that need for a happy community.
Hope to see you soon :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

It makes me happy to see people willing to give effort to help another human out. I’ve learned a lot from the people that have stayed with me and that I’ve stayed with.


Hiking, swimming, weight lifting, outdoor activities, talking, drinks, climbing, culture, animals, nature.

  • yoga
  • hiking
  • tea
  • trekking
  • climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Radiohead, Sigur Rós, La Dispute, King Krule, Puma Blue, mewithoutYou, Homeshake, Polyphia, Aesop Rock, Still Woozy, Every Time I Die

Mostly into documentaries involving nature or health with the occasional comedy/animated film.

Big fantasy nerd when it comes to reading. And zoological books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ran R2R2R in the Grand Canyon in less than 12 hours.
Climbed a 200ish foot tree in India with foot loops and a chainsaw on my back.
Cycled over 2,000 miles through Indian wilderness in search of a tiger.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach just about anything in the fitness world.
I’d like to learn more about rock climbing, acroyoga/yoga, cooking, and culture.
Willing to share laughs, worldly perspectives, and nonsensical conversation.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, laughs, entertainment, exploration, cooking.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Mexico, Portugal, Qatar, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Jordan, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Turkey, United States

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