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  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • English Teacher, Bartender, Product Ambassador, Entrepren...
  • B.A. in Biochemistry, Earlham College
  • From Stoughton, Wisconsin, USA
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About Me


Honing in on Berlin


Young German/American with a lust for life, adventure, meeting new people and the great outdoors.

My interests span a wide variety of topics, from Craft Cocktails to Mountain Biking and Crossfit. I love traveling, innovative business ideas, Salsa, learning languages, and discovering and unlocking the potential in the people around me.

I'm super outgoing, personable and independent


“Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.”

"He who rides a tiger cannot dismount"
- Chinese Proverb

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both."
- James A. Michener

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
- Robert Heinlein

"Its a story about us, people, being persuaded to spend money we don't have on things we don't need to create impressions that won't last on people we don't care about..."
- Economist Tim Jackson on society and consumerism

“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games."

- Ernest Hemingway

He's only 1/3 right, but hey, its a hell of a good start...

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host, surf and use the group to find people who share my interests. I have met life-changing friends here.


I Surf, Host & Meet people. Its been great so far...

My best experience to date was with a CSer in Switzerland. Never met her before in my life, but she invited me into her family's home like an old friend. Not every experience is like this, but these are the ones which make me want to be part of this community.


Rock climbing, Europe, Craft Cocktail Bartending, Kiteboarding (I really wanna), Mountain Biking, Behavioral Psychology, Language acquisition, Electronica (Dubstep, Trance, Drum N Bass), Fiesta, Travel

  • insects
  • arts
  • design
  • cooking
  • cocktails
  • crossfit
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • auto racing
  • socializing
  • bouldering
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • business
  • economics
  • languages
  • psychology
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Being John Malkovich, Wall-e, Pulp Fiction, Casino Royal, Amelie, Fight Club, Hero, Children of Men, Love Actually, City of God, Apocalypse Now, American History X, Der Schuh des Manitu, Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run)

electronic/techno in general, Gotan Project, Benny Benassi, 3OH!3, RATATAT, Cake, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Edit, Stars, Groove Armada, N.E.R.D., Mala Rodriguez, Yelle, Zola, RJD2, M.I.A., Timbaland, Ojos de Brujo

Startup Nation, 100 years of Solitude, Hyperion

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

24 hour epic climb on the Diamond, Longs Peak, Colorado, USA. We were both hallucinating on the way down.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm continuously fascinated by the power of the human mind and the way it shapes our respective realities.

Practically, I've been climbing rocks for about 6 years (traditional, sport and bouldering). I'm always happy to share my enthusiasm for these activities, as well as how to do them without dying :).

Recently I've been learning and working a lot with the Craft Cocktail movement. The US is the birthplace of the cocktail, but thanks to prohibition the true art of the cocktail was lost here for many years, and only now is it making a comeback.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Spain, United States

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