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  • 19 references 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning Spanish
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Engineer
  • I got a couple degrees ... me and school used to be tight
  • From Charlottesville, VA, USA
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About Me


see the world ... meet the people


I’m an open-minded, easy going person with a naturally positive outlook on life.

Spent my first 30 years training to be the best athlete I could be (playing soccer, training for triathlons), and now I spend most of my free time exploring the world while dancing salsa / bachata (easily one of the coolest skills I've stumbled upon and it pairs really well with international travel).

If you're looking to keep life stress and drama-free, while having a good time then we'll get along.


Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I joined the CouchSurfing community about a month before my first trip to Brazil and I am sooo glad I did. I was able to attend one of their weekly meetups (seemed like 200+ people) and everyone was extremely welcoming, nice, and ready to have a good time. Of course with so many people from so many different countries, I quickly realized that I need to learn another language (stupid Americans haha).


Dancing Salsa / Bachata ...
Soccer ...
Food ...

and all things awesome!

Music, Movies, and Books

Action and comedy are always good, and since I'm an engineer it's only natural for me to watch a little anime too (don't hate).

Music is great because no matter your mood or the situation, there is always a complementary sound!

I grew up with a large dose of R&B (Boyz II Men, Usher, Blackstreet, Luther Vandross) and Michael Jackson, but over the years I've developed an appreciation for many different forms: hip-hop, jazz, reggae, salsa, anything instrumental ... they've all got their time and place.

I read to learn!! So anything about life, science, philosophy, politics, people is cool with me ... everything else just needs to be made into a movie (if it's good enough haha).

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I think we can all agree that this thing called life is pretty amazing!

Teach, Learn, Share

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

—Bertrand Russell

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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