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  • 4 References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Thai
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • former student, fellow filmmaker, future linguist
  • b.a. linguistics / documentarty studies @ unc chapel hill
  • From Knoxville, TN, USA
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About Me


love forever, love is free


I've just finished my undergraduate degree and at the moment I'm preparing for a research fellowship in Thailand. Besides serving malay/thai cuisine part-time at school, in the summers I'm usually working on documentary projects either at home or abroad. Two films in Thailand, one in Peru and a hand full at home in Chapel Hill. I'm a beginner cyclist and I love my Trek 520 '89--it gets me everywhere I need to be around Carrboro, NC. Ultimate frisbee, trail-running and hand drumming have recently taken up a lot of my free time, all of course enjoyed with the best of friends.


expect as universals compassion, humor, humility, and ingenuity


tanning buffalo hides
brewing beer
(ultimate) frisbee
finding edibles in the woods
primitive skills

  • documentaries
  • dining
  • beer
  • coffee
  • running
  • movies
  • homebrewing
  • rock climbing
  • geography
  • history
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

More recently, I've enjoyed old-school travel writing, expedition logs, especially if its in the vein of "white man goes to asia, has epiphany".

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

hmm, a few highlights
motorbiking across northern laos
machu picchu guided by san pedro
interviews by lake titicaca over empanadas in quechua
4 days in the mountains surviving on edible plants and crawfish
9 months waking to the call to prayer in a thai-muslim neighborhood

Teach, Learn, Share

sharables, skills, and fun topics:

Thai language/Thailand,
Southeast Asian development,
Bio-cultural diversity,
Oral history,
Documentary film,
Geography of North Carolina or Tennessee,
Local food systems,
How to build a Paiute stone trap to catch small woodland critters.
How to tan a buffalo hide...

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Peru, Thailand, United States

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