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  • 12 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Scientist
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About Me

Hi! I am a surfer, host, and CS socializer from the Midwestern US. Depending on my living situation, I have been both host and surfer, but also active in local CS social scenes. I currently live in the Pacific Northwestern US and have taken a shining to all things mountains including especially backpacking, skiing, and mountaineering. I really like gardening, making beer and cider, shaking my butt, laughing, music videos, cooking, making stuff out of wood, hunting (I'm just starting to learn, so I don't hunt as much as I hike endlessly in the woods without seeing any wildlife), and fishing.


Live with gratitude. Live sustainably. Meet interesting people. Make big memories. Cook great food.


I aim to be as unscrupulously positive as Lesley Gore or The Ohio Express. I want to do everything at least once. I want to have the resourcefulness of my grandfather. I am curious.


Selflessness. Less waste.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I like to host whenever possible and very occasionally surf. I also really like to just join CS meetups and junk. My first official surfer was Joe Rollin Porter, a pluckin bluegrass and folk singer. He became the Michelangelo of my couch empire.


The first time I surfed was in an eccentric apartment in Chicago. I lifted up the toilet lid to go to the bathroom and a raw black angus T-bone steak was secured to the underside of the lid. This is when I knew I wanted to wear the crown at the head of the Couch of Medici!


I like recorded music, live music, cooking, gardening, skiing, camping, board games, sailing, rugby, soccer, old or awkward paintings, unexpected gifting, internet lore, family, and marco polo (the game).

  • cooking
  • gardening
  • board games
  • knitting
  • music
  • live music
  • camping
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • soccer
  • rugby
  • science
  • plants

Music, Movies, and Books

I don't read fiction novels as much as I should and I'm not proud of it. I love music, pretty much all of it. Right now I'm reading The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey. I'm not above blowing up some dams.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I built solar panels and mounted them on my fire escape in Brooklyn in an attempt to achieve energy independence in a rented apartment in the biggest city in the US...that place has a way of crushing your dreams, but it was still fun!

Teach, Learn, Share

I love to play music and listen to music, but I currently have no instruments. I would like to learn to stay off my soapbox. By day, I'm a pharmaceutical scientist working on HIV prevention products. By night, I'm trying to learn as much as I can about how to be abundantly sustainable.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my enthusiasm for the green arts. I am always trying to increase my understanding of seasonal, native, ethical food. I have an interest in eating the foods that give us problems like those that come from aggressively invasive plants or animals. I am always doing some kind of project or initiative to step up my green game. It's a journey that will take us our entire lives, and that's cool.

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