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Save the world
I'm passionate about travel and the environment. I like meeting new people, enjoying good food, good wine, and interesting conversation. I'm a rather practical person and when I'm not traveling I spend my time engineering solutions to environmental issues.
I enjoy the outdoors. You're welcome to join me for a hike or to throw a frisbee around.
Enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Hosting, I enjoy all the great people I get to meet and to learn about their travels, philosophy and culture.
Surfing, I appreciate people sharing their home and experiences. And locally, I've had the opportunity to meet other wonderful members of this community.
The best thing about being an active memeber of the community is the amazing friends that I've made. I'm still in touch with some couchsurfers from my early CS days and I'm confident that these people will be lifelong friends.
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I'd heard great things about couch surfing from my more adventurous friends and decided to give it a try. In the years since then I've met so many amazing and interesting people through this community.
Rock Climbing, Ultimate Frisbee, Camping, Hiking, Surfing, Canoeing, Skiing, Photography
Cooking, Yoga, Reading
- outdoor activities
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of The World-Haruki Murakami, Divisadaro-Michael Ondaatje,the Republic of Nothing-Lesley Choyce, Half of a Yellow Sun- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Late Nights on Air- Elizabeth Hay, JPod- Douglas Coupland, Three Day Road- Joseph Boyden, The Art of Travel- Alain de Botton, Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Unbearable Lightness of Being- Milan Kundera.
I love music. I tend to lean to Canadian Indie and folky acoustic stuff in my day to day listening. I like finding music I haven't heard before. I like symphony and opera. And, most of all I like finding live, local music. It's a great way to discover new artists and experience the culture. Some highlights include small venues in Brooklyn, NY, dancing to South American pop music in Ecuador, and listening to an phenomenal Angolan artist on an African tour at club Tribe in Nairobi.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Solo hiking the Grand Canyon from the south rim to the Colorado River.
Sunrise in the Sahara.
Swimming with sea turtles in the Galapagos.
Nighttime swimming in bioluminescent Bay of Pigs.
Teach, Learn, Share
Interested in renewable energy? I'm an expert in the field, and will be happy to share my knowledge and enthusiasm. I'm also a yoga teacher!
What I Can Share with Hosts
I love to cook, and would be happy to share a dinner, a bottle of wine and great stories.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United States