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  • 6 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish, Thai
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2022
  • University Administration
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • From Lompoc, CA, USA
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About Me

New to Couchsurfing.

Looking to make friends and adventures.

A bit shy, but I have a lot of stories. I will be chatty after a drink.

I believe people have their own best answers, complicated as they may be.

Fully vaccinated, boosted and generally follow all of the recommendations.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am here to meet cool people and share good times.

I hope to experience places through the unique lens of my CS host.

I hope to share my unique lens with CS travelers.

I am most interested in spending quality time with quality people.


  • festivals
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • wine
  • beer
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • skydiving
  • biking
  • thailand
  • breathwork
  • lgbtq+
  • pokemon go
  • monasteries
  • sausage making

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I lived as a monk for 3 months in a monastery in South Dakota.

I did the AIDS LifeCycle bike ride, 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles over 7 days.

Despite a fear of heights, I got my skydiving license and did nearly 100 jumps.

I have been a member of a dance company for 18+ years.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing stories makes the world a better place.

Human connections are paramount for the soul.

Breaking bread together fosters friendship.

Drinking together is an everlasting bond.

If you visit me, I should have some homemade sausage to share. If you are really interested, we can make some. I have a tabletop Korean BBQ/hotpot, so even if you don't know how to cook, we can still "cook" together. We can also whip up some homemade ice cream if you remind me.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My gratitude.

Stories and friendship.

I would love to cook with you.

Beer/wine/cheese/chocolate/peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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