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  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • I work at records store/bar in Portland Oregon
  • I attended the Evergreen State College, The New School Un...
  • From Pasadena, California, United States
  • Profile 45% complete

About Me


I'm on a journey into SOuth America with my touring bike. I plan to rendezvous with some friends in Ecuador or Peru. Im also interested in doing some organic farming via the WWOOF program. I have no set schedule but i plan on moving around quite a bit.


Im a subtle extrovert with leanings towards neo-pagansim and galactic crystal space jams. I'm a musician and student. I work at a record store/bar and when i'm not getting folks wasted and putting funk and soul in their ears i love riding my bike. I have recently gotten into bike touring/camping. I also have interest in organic farm practices and am a member of the WWOOF organization. I plan to travel South America by bike and bus making stops along the way. when i run out of money i plan to do work trade at a small organic farm. I want to live simply, meet new folks, play music, and do some things i've never done before.


do something you haven't done before

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I will be in Portland until late July early august when i plan to embark to south america. In the meantime i want to be a resource for folks traveling through this wonderful city. I have a solid foundation of friends and resources here that will make you feel welcome during your stays. In addition i hope that i can meet some new folks willing to host me while i'm abroad. I also have ambitions to start an organization that uses bike tours as a means of raising money for charitable causes. I hope to make new connections and find inspiration for this project along my journeys and i hope that couch surfing can be a vehicle for this research.


I've slept on many a couch in my time whether it be during the course of travel or to avoid my own bed. I dont know if you can call it couch surfing or not but i lived with a family in Costa Rica for a month during high school. I learned how a family that has so little is teming with love and generosity. I also learned a small bit about pig farming from my host father.


Bike Touring, Vinyl, jazz, hip hop, Playing Music, singing, camping, hiking, frisbee golf, cooking, improvising, goofy banter, testing myself, asking questions, reading, film, hearing stories, running, eating.

  • singing
  • acting
  • causes
  • cooking
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • golf
  • history
  • tours
  • wwoof

Music, Movies, and Books

City of Lost Children, Good Fellas, Rear Window, RAN, The Last Waltz
James Brown, Frank Zappa, Charlie Parker, Tito Puente, Slum Village
Cats Cradle, Marathon Man, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Musicophilia

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I climbed an eighty foot tree during the middle of a thunderstorm and at the top jumped off strapped in to a harness.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love talking about music and i have a rich source of knowledge when it comes to jazz history. I love introducing folks to new kinds of music just as much as i love learning about new music. I would love to learn anything and everything about bikes, bike maintenance, sustainable living, throat singing, fabrication of any sort, guitar skills, acting.

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