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  • 4 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • I'm a professor in Portland, Oregon USA
  • Been around the block, the world and have a Ph.D. too :-)
  • From Grew up in New York
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About Me


Everyday have a good story about yesterday


Like to go camping, sailing, hiking and so forth. Have lived in USA, Switzerland, Aruba, Puerto Rico. Trained as a professional chef and became a business management professor when that got old. I am a lacrosse coach in my spare time. I love to travel, meet new people and try new things. Definitely into music and talking about life and the world.


You're either on the bus or off the bus.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am new to the couchsurfing community. I did live on someones couch in Berkeley for about 3 months once, but that's not the same thing I guess :-).


I can't pass a musical instruments store without going in and touching everything. I love to read about science and watch movies. I read fantasy books and like to learn how to cook new stuff.

  • books
  • cooking
  • coach
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • table tennis
  • lacrosse
  • business
  • teaching
  • science

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lost a table tennis match to the Minister of Justice of a country for my work permit and residence papers. Imigration kicked me out of the country two days after I lost.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can cook pretty much anything and teach it and I know way too much about business strategy. I'm always into learning how to play the guitar or banjo better. I also like to learn how to cook stuff from other countries.

Countries I’ve Visited

Greece, India, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Virgin Islands, British

Countries I’ve Lived In

Aruba, Moldova, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, United States

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