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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 38, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Creative... especially video/film
  • Never stop learning.
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About Me

When asked about passion, my answer is always, "Sharing culture." Surrounded by languages, food, and conversations of travels and hosting alike, I'm drawn to the human connection of storytelling. An education in Engineering and Journalism has led to a 20+ year profession in Documentary Filmmaking and Creative Advertising. Both career and curiosity have opened the door to spending months at a time experiencing the world. Visiting unmet friends in Europe. Laughing with twelve orphaned children in India as they see their new home for the first time. Broken-Spanish conversations with a Beatles fan in Mexico City. Each opportunity fueling anticipation of someday living abroad. Amongst all those trips, France left the deepest impression.
This August, I will be moving to Paris. After that, adventure.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

In 2011, Couchsurfing introduced me to a family I never knew existed... all over the world. That experience left a smile so bright and contagious. Now it's time to find that smile again with others who hold the very same spirit of cultural exchange.


Laughing. Smiling. Living.
Sometimes those interests are the hardest to maintain, but it's always worth the effort.

Lately I've been fascinated by Light Field photography, Spatial Audio, and Cinemagraphs; purchased a couple Lytro Illum cameras, a trippy little 360 microphone, an experimental pair of immersive headphones, and started experimenting with how all these can be used together in a weird mish-mosh of creativity. Wanna join in for some fun?

  • arts
  • culture
  • street art
  • photography
  • film making
  • education
  • dining
  • traveling
  • music
  • history
  • philosophy
  • sociology
  • cosmos
  • poetry slam
  • rhetoric
  • tesla
  • mediation
  • writing poetry
  • synesthesia

Music, Movies, and Books

book: "A Walk Across America" by Peter Jenkins
movie: "Surfer, Dude" - it's one of the worst rated films of all time, and I absolutely love it.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walked 1,000,000 steps in one month as a fundraiser for autism awareness. My furthest was 75,000 steps in one day. Then I slept for two.

Teach, Learn, Share

Sharing makes everything better.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Learned from past travels:
French love M&Ms
Germans love beef jerky
Everyone loves music

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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