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  • 33 References 29 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Ancient Greek, Hebrew (modern), Latin, Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Social Entrepreneur, community economic development
  • Spent 6 years in college then dove into the start up world.
  • From Austin, TX, USA
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About Me


Foster strong, interdependent local economies.


I'm good for conversation, great cook, well traveled and well read, community economic development geek, connector , cyclist, knowledge junkie.


To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children, to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one's self, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--that is to have succeeded.â

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I really enjoying meeting tons of great people and learning who they are, where they come from (not just geographically) and what they are passionate about.

Sharing stories and connections of all the places i've been, sharing my cooking skills,


I've couchsurfed a ton. Via this site and via friends and friends of friends. Been all over the country and stayed mostly with friends or friends of friends.

Ran a community house that was the informal CS events house for my city.


chillin' with friends, music, food, anything outdoors, Slam poetry, cycling, being a polymath, fire, trouble, social justice, capture the flag, movies, reading, cooking, games of all kinds!

  • poetry
  • beauty
  • dining
  • cooking
  • marathon
  • gardening
  • movies
  • reading
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: I am Sam, Good Will Hunting, Shawshank Redemption, Patch Adams, The Pursuit of Happyness, Munich, Gladiator, It's a Wonderful Life, K-Pax, Schindler's List, John Q, Family Man, Life is Beautiful, The Motorcylce Diaries, Tombstone, Sandlot, Hook, Dead poets Society, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones movies, Crash, Moulin Rouge, Rent.

Music: Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Lenny Kravitz, Nickel Creek, Matisyahu, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Credence Clearwater Revival, Robert Earl Keen, Dispacth, O.A.R, Citizen Cope, Rush, Ben Harper, Mark O'Connor, George Winston, Rich Mullins, Creed, Jimmy Hendrix, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Burlap to Cashmere, Dispatch, Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Coltrane, Classic rock, Nightmares on Wax, Lindsey Sterling, Johnny Cash, Jay-Z, The Beatles, Mark O'Connor, George Winston, Rich Mullins, Burlap to Cashmere, Classical, Wyclef, Balmorhea

Books: Anything by Dr. Seuss, Anything by MLK, Muhammad Yunis, Wendell Berry, Theirs is the Kingdom, Peanuts, Whine the Pooh, Calvin and Hobbes, Henri Nouwen, Brother Lawrence, The Desert fathers, history, biographies, cultures of the world

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've created/helped create many organizations, couple of companies. Meet with folks from the back alleys of homeless shelters to fortune 100 corporations, even met Obama. ridden a bicycle at 50mph. Ran 1/2 a marathon cold turkey. Have traveled all over the US multiple times.

Teach, Learn, Share

Love to cook and teach others to do so. cycling, And Many other random skills i'm glad to discuss.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Countries I’ve Visited

United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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