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Martin Montero

Portland, OR, USA

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Overview

  • 25 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Ancient Greek, Hebrew (modern), Latin, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Social Entrepreneur, community econo...
  • Spent 6 years in college then dove i...
  • From Austin, TX, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Foster strong, interdependent local economies.

ABOUT ME

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

PHILOSOPHY

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

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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,

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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.

Interests

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!

Music, Movies & 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, Classic Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Nickel Creek, Five for Fighting, Matisyahu, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Credence Clearwater Revival, Robert Earl Keen, Dispacth, O.A.R, Citizen Cope, Ed Cash, Chris Rice, Ross King, Cold Play, Rush, Ben Harper, Mark O'Connor, Ben Folds, George Winston, Rich Mullins, Creed, Jimmy Hendrix, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Burlap to Cashmere, Classical

Books: Anything by Dr. Seuss, Anything by MLK, Theirs is the Kingdom, Peanuts, Whine the Pooh, Calvin and Hobbes, Henri Nouwen, Brother Lawrence, The Desert fathers, history, world religions, 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

https://youtu.be/xs3V_20oD4A

Countries I've Visited

United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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