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  • Fluent in German; learning Russian, Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Government
  • Graduate degree
  • From Bellevue, IA, USA
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About Me


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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.


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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


visited 29 states (58%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Triposo world travel guide for Android


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


Cooking, Swimming, video games, yoga, tai chi and travel

  • theater
  • cooking
  • running
  • video games
  • traveling
  • opera
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • mathematics
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

The Sweetest Thing, The rocky horror picture show.

The Secret Life of Bees

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 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. I'm working on dual citizenship with the United States and the E.U.

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

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.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Russian Federation, Spain, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Russian Federation, United States

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