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Martin Montero

San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • 25 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Ancient Greek, Hebrew (modern), Latin, Spanish
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Social Entrepreneur. Marketing, comm...
  • Spent 6 years in college then dove i...
  • 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. Founder of Austin Social Innovation Hub, cause marketing, economic development, connector, Net Impact leader, cyclist, knowledge junkie.
Moving to Boston to create a city wide ecosystem of social innovation.


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 but not via this site. Rather via friends and friends of friends. been all over the country and stayed mostly with friends or friends of friends. Recently I've started using CS more with great results!


chillin' with friends, music, food, anything outdoors, Slam poetry, cycling, being a polymath, Hebrew culture and worldview, 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: U2, Classic Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Nickel Creek, Five for Fighting, Matisyahu, 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, Tim McGraw, George Straight, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flats, Creed, Jimmy Hendrix, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet, Swicthfoot, Burlap to Cashmere, Delirious, Classical

Books: Theirs is the Kingdom, anything by Dr. Seuss, Peanuts, Whinne the Pooh, Calvin and Hobbes, Henri Nouwen, Brother Lawrence, Lord Acton, The Desert fathers, Brennan Manning, Richard Foster, Don Miller, What's so Amazing about Grace, history, world religions, biographies, cultures of the world

One Amazing Thing I've Done

created 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. ate 600 tootsie rolls during a movie.

Teach, Learn, Share

Love to cook and teach others to do so. can teach to bootstrap your passion into a business. many other random skills i'm glad to discuss.

What I Can Share With Hosts

A towel? http://youtu.be/Q8OCTmRDMO0

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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