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  • 26 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Russian, Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Government
  • Graduate degree
  • From Bellevue, IA, USA
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About Me


to build a world wide network of contacts!


My biggest fault is being shy when I first meet someone. Guests who stay with me think I'll be chatty and excited to meet them. The later may be true but not the first. Please remember that. 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. I'm also a dual citizen between Luxembourg and the United States.


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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing



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. 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
  • broadway
  • musical theatre

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. The movie the Smurfs 2 was filming on sight at the time and the crew allowed me to be an extra in the background of the last scene.

I ran across the plaza in Volterra, Italy at high noon, just like in the Twilight TV series.

I spent two months backpacking across Europe in 1999. I spent a week in Umbria, Italy hiking St Francis' of Assisi's meditation trails. I spent a week hiking in the hills of Toscany, Italy.

I attended Barack Obama's first inauguration.

I've visited Siberia, winter.

I sang the national anthem before a Washington Nationals game (MLB) twice (soon to be three times). I've performed on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. twice 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 also 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.

I got stuck on a rollercoaster in six flags America.

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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