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  • 33 References 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese
  • 39, Other
  • Member since 2009
  • Management
  • graduates of SDSU, spent a few semesters overseas
  • From South Dakota, USA
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About Me


Navigating our way through the world of parenting three young kids.


We've lived in Shanghai from June 2007 to June 2016. We moved to Antwerp, Belgium in July 2016.

Jon works for a South Dakota-based company that makes LED video displays, and Emily manages schedules, school and food for the family. Emily likes photography, instagram and digital scrap booking. Jon likes brewing beer, and building and fixing things. It probably goes without saying that we both like to travel and meet new people.


Simply said, be a good person.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

We backpacked quite a few years ago and wish CS was around then! We currently host people and like to meet other people with the traveler mindset. We plan on surfing in the future when we are able to travel, and have gathered quite a list of CSers we want to meet again. It's been awesome to host people, and then have them come back later with their family and kids.


  • photography
  • beer
  • motorcycles
  • reading
  • homebrewing
  • scrapbooking
  • geocaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Emily will read anything she can get her hands on, and Jon especially loves movies and music.

Teach, Learn, Share

Emily really enjoys photography and would like to share some technical and creative ideas with others.

Jon LOVES beer; tasting, brewing, exploring, creating.... anything to do with beer.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Macao, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, China, Sweden, United States

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