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  • 3 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German, Spanish; learning Russian, Ukrainian
  • 63, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Journalist, ski instructor, not a bus driver anymore!
  • Hippie boarding school, liberal arts college, Univ. of Colo.
  • From Boulder, Colorado
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About Me

Living the dream and eating locally on Colby Farm


Fourth generation Coloradan, lifelong skier, love the outdoors and travel, especially Latin America.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I met some nice couch surfers in Mexico City who got me interested in the idea. I approve of the clever use of the internet to meet new friends in strange places. The opportunity for strangers to meet and to share with each other to the benefit of all is inspiring. I live in a beautiful place and have extra space.


Nature, the environment, resource depletion, the waste stream, plastic, population, peak oil, positive solutions, writing, interviewing, travel, new experiences, adventures, interesting people, tolerance, skiing, hiking, boating (a little), art, photography, good movies, & creativity in all forms.

  • arts
  • writing
  • photography
  • environment
  • cooking
  • boating
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • skiing

Music, Movies, and Books

Radiohead, Calexico, Laurie Anderson, Manu Chao, Celtic music, bluegrass, much more...
Fantastic Mr. Fox, American Beauty, Darjeeling Limited, Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko, Waking Life, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Consenting Adults, anything Wes Anderson
Jonathan Franzen, Michael Pollan, Christopher Moore, Carl Hiaason, Nick Hornby, Dan Savage, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, lots of nonfiction.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I taught Terry Bradshaw and his daughters to ski in Aspen, and he talked about it - and me - on David Letterman. !!

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a writer and understand English grammar. I enjoy practicing Spanish and German. I love ideas and art. I talk politics. I am interested in localizing economies and farming. I love good movies and have a small collection. I have decades of experience teaching skiing. I like to cook and to eat good food.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Like to cook, converse, explore.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Cuba, England, France, Guatemala, Ireland, Mexico, Ukraine, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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