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  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Teacher
  • B.A. in Elementary Education at Augustana College
  • From Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America
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About Me


The most important goal I have is to love others.


I am 27 years old, and my friends would describe me as a passionate person. Whatever I'm doing and whomever I'm with, my heart is always fully into it. One of my passions is my career - teaching. I just starting my fifth year of teaching. I have taught both in elementary school and middle school, and I have been focused on impacting the world through education since high school. I also coach soccer and basketball as well as teach music lessons. I one day hope to start my own charter school focusing on urban education.


I live my life to love and serve others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We all live in one big family in this world; we are all one. We need to look out for each other and love one another every chance we get.


I used to host people all the time in college with my roommates, and I just finished doing a lot of CouchSurfing all throughout Europe. I have had nothing but amazing experiences and have met some truly wonderful people. I am thankful for the community of people I have met.


More than anything, I love God, my family, and my friends. I come from a wonderful family and am blessed to have an incredibly beautiful girlfriend of 6 years. Oh, and nothing could ever replace my dog, Flower. I am passionate about music, both listening to it and playing it. I earned my minor in music and love playing piano, guitar, and saxophone. I am a sports fanatic and love watching and playing all types, especially soccer. I can get pretty competitive with anything, though, so watch out! I also love theater, especially improv, which I did for 3 years in college.

  • dogs
  • theater
  • education
  • breakfast
  • coach
  • flowers
  • reading
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • sports
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Let's just go with top 5 in each category, otherwise I'm going to be here forever.

Music: Radiohead, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, John Coltrane (any jazz really), and Of Monsters and Men
Movies: Zoolander, Hook, Shawshank Redemption, Big Fish, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (I know it's not a movie, but I love it)
Books: The Poky Little Puppy, Of Mice and Men, The Kite Runner, The Giving Tree, The Bible

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-I have experienced the love of Jesus.
-I have witnessed a student finally have an "A-HA!" moment after months of struggling.
-I have seen Machu Picchu at sunrise.
-I have gone canyoning down a mountain in Interlaken, Switzerland.
-I have seen a countless number of prayers be answered.
-I went paragliding in a desert in Peru
-I watched a pod of beluga whales peacefully swim along the coast near Anchorage, Alaska

Teach, Learn, Share

Well, since I am a 4th grade teacher, I could teach you some multiplication, some reading comprehension skills, how to write a paragraph in complete sentences, perhaps a little strategy in the realm of capture the flag, or maybe even how to make inferences based on observations in science! For realsies, though, I could teach you some piano or guitar, how to make a darn good breakfast "bulls-eye," or I could teach you how to play ping-pong on my front porch. Being a teacher, I have an incredible love for learning. One of my goals is to learn something new everyday, whether it be about myself, others, or the world.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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