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  • 8 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Chinese, Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Administrative Services Rep
  • Tourism, German, TEFL
  • From Whitehall, MI
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About Me


Save up to buy a house in the Grand Rapids area, then adopt my next dog.


I am a financially free woman, whimsical, determined, and a victim of photic sneezing. I have some pretty lofty goals that I am very driven to reach.


I have two:

1. There is always a bright side. Find it, embrace it.
2. If you keep on dancin', you'll never grow old. (Thanks, Steve Miller Band!)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host and I surf, although I haven't in a long time due to the living situations I've been in for the past few years. I look forward to settling down and buying a house of my own so I can host people again.


I have surfed in Salt Lake City, Portland, Boise, London, and Berlin. I hosted a few people when I lived with my sister in Fort Collins, CO but haven't hosted since, unfortunately. :o(


skiing, climbing, running, biking to work, music, going to shows, exploring new places, photography, horseback riding, ping pong, learning languages, mexican food, locally brewed beer, hammocking, dog psychology

  • dogs
  • photography
  • dining
  • beer
  • mexican food
  • running
  • boating
  • traveling
  • cars
  • bouldering
  • music
  • cycling
  • equestrian
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • rock climbing
  • table tennis
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: House of Flying Daggers, Donnie Darko, A Knight's Tale, Some Like It Hot, It's A Wonderful Life, To Catch A Thief, Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, Vertigo, Inception, Hitch

TV: Dexter, Lost, How I Met Your Mother, That 70s Show, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead

Books: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, High Fidelity, The Time Traveler's Wife, Cesar's Way, The Virgin Suicides, Hunger Games, the dictionary or an atlas

Music: Harvey Danger, Mock Orange, Sunny Day Real Estate, Death Cab for Cutie, Thrice, The Decemberists, Mae, Sam Smith, Copeland, St. Lucia, Alkaline Trio, Jimmy Eat World, Coheed & Cambria, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, Dear and the Headlights, The Smiths, Brand New, The Cure, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, John Butler Trio, Incubus, Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club, Hey Ocean, classic music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

More than one: I climbed the third flat iron in Boulder. I solo'd Sugar Loaf Rock on Mackinac Island in Michigan. I ran around the perimeter of Mackinac Island (8.2 miles) in an hour and 8 minutes, which is my PR.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you a little German or Chinese. I can teach you how to better connect with your dog. I'd like to learn more Spanish. I'd really like to learn how to fix cars, sail a boat, and ride a motorcycle. I love to share stories about music and traveling, philosophies on how people tick, etc

What I Can Share with Hosts

I would love to show my appreciation for your hospitality in any way that benefits you!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Taiwan

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