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Overview

  • 22 References 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Russian, Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Government
  • Graduate degree
  • From Bellevue, IA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to build a world wide network of contacts!

ABOUT ME

My biggest fault is being a little shy when I first meet someone, but after I get to know them, I think I'm pretty cool to be around. I like to go out and have fun, but it usually takes a bit at first to get me in the mood. Perhaps I'm just a late night person. I'm not usually one to break the ice either.

PHILOSOPHY

"It's easier to hear when people don't shout so loud."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

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COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I haven't had much surfing experience, only hosting, although I'd like to change that.

Interests

Cooking, Swimming, video games, yoga, tai chi and travel. I travel a lot. I may not be home to host someone. Gay couchsurfers are welcome.

  • theater
  • cooking
  • video games
  • traveling
  • opera
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • mathematics
  • tourism
  • biking
  • taichi
  • luxembourg
  • tai chi
  • german language

Music, Movies, and Books

The Sweetest Thing, The rocky horror picture show.

The Secret Life of Bees, The picture of Dorian Grey.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Wrote a professional mathematics paper and presented it at an International Conference in Montreal, Canada.

I attended Barack Obama's first inauguration.

I sang the national anthem before a Washington Nationals game (MLB) twice. I've performed on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as well as Lincoln Center in New York City. (I'll perform at the Kennedy Center again May 14th if you're in town and available)

I sang back-up for Margaret Chou at the National Theater in Washington, D.C.

I was on the stage behind George W. Bush when he announced his initial presidential campaign run. (it was a favor for my friend when I was in college) The benefit for me was that I got to meet Cokie Roberts.

I sang on the same stage as Lady Gaga at the National Marriage Equality rally in Washington, DC. (My picture is from there)

I attended a world premier of an opera and had a friend in the cast.

I've skydived out of an airplane at 13,000 feet above the ground and have dual citizenship with the United States and the European Union.

I studied in Mannheim, Germany as an undergraduate and St Petersburg, Russia as a graduate student.

I acted as a temporary father to an exchange student from Thailand while he was here for high school in 2014-2015.

I've traveled internationally as a diplomat on behalf of the United States Government.

I've also swam with dolphins off the coast of Honduras.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can offer space for 1 person on my couch as well as free wifi and as many possible answers to your questions as I have information. I also have towels to use.

What I Can Share with Hosts

What I've learned about D.C. since I've moved here 10 years ago.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Dominica, England, France, Germany, Grenada, Honduras, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Russian Federation, United States

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