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  • 13 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, German, Spanish; learning Catalan, Valencian, French, German, Spanish, Swahili
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Software Developer
  • Middlebury College 2012.5
  • From East Chatham, NY, USA
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About Me


I am the middle child in a five member family. I grew up on a farm in upstate New York, in an intentional community. My father grew up in Ecuador and my mother comes from an old Quaker family, so those cultures have had a strong influence on me throughout my life. 80% of the time, I am excited to meet strangers and have any kind of adventure. The rest of the time I enjoy silence, solitude, routine and reflection.

I'm a legal citizen of three countries–€œ Costa Rica because I was born there, the United States because I live there, and Germany because my grandfather immigrated from there–€œ but I think it's most important to be a global citizen.


I strive to live non-violently, simply, and with integrity. I value community very highly because being in community keeps me happy and makes me a better person. I think you have to enjoy life, but you also have to take responsibility for your lifestyle and care for your environment.

I can find something I really like in anyone, and often I don't have to look that hard if I'm just open to it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I thoroughly enjoy hosting and being hosted, and I've been to a couple meetups too.


I have tumbled upon the most wonderful and generous hosts imaginable in my travels. Different couches have yielded lasting friendships, deep happiness, and changes in my personal philosophy. What more could one ask for?


  • arts
  • cooking
  • live music
  • hiking
  • sports
  • languages
  • nature
  • sustainability
  • social justice
  • biking
  • programming
  • self-improvement
  • simplicity
  • spiritual growth

Music, Movies, and Books

I like all music, especially when it's live!

I don't watch many movies or TV shows, so I usually enjoy them when I do.

Some of my favorite books are field guides and atlases. I also like science fiction, graphic novels and pretty much any book that tells a good story. I tend to read a lot of non-fiction about sustainability and spirituality too.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Experienced incredible generosity through couchsurfing!

Teach, Learn, Share

I enjoy teaching people about bicycles, computers, living in the wilderness, and Quakerism.

I love learning about language! I would like to learn how to be a better cook and better gardener.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Spain, United States

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