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  • 27 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2005
  • Serial Entrepreneur: Restaurant and Consignment Shop Owner
  • Vassar College, BA in Environmental Studies, 2004
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About Me


Mission: To meet like-minded individuals as well as non-like-minded individuals, to learn about the external world and my internal world, and especially to find the balance of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle in which I am able to help others


I'm an idealist, an optimist, an environmentalist, sometimes a perfectionist, a pacifist, a thinker, a doer, a researcher, a seeker, a lover of all creatures, a believer in the ability for one person to make a difference.

I am a young woman who questions the usefulness of these labels and definitions but they will have to suffice for now.

Live simply, that others may simply live... This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue no concerning god, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hate to nothing known or unknown or to any man of number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.~ Walt Whitman

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted and surfed with the CS network for years.


I started couchsurfing through similar (but not nearly as cool) programs in Australia in 2002. Since then I've couchsurfed in several countries and have hosted many people. When I travel, I always pass along the good word of couchsurfing to everyone I've met!Everyone I've met through CS has been amazing - some I'm sure will be lifelong friends.


Being an entrepreneur, Owning my own business, Reuse/Repurposing/Upcycling, Gardening/farming, Meditating, Reiki, Reading, Home renovations, Writing

  • animals
  • writing
  • books
  • gardening
  • shopping
  • thrifting
  • reading
  • traveling
  • business
  • entrepreneurship

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working on Dave Matthews' farm was pretty cool.

Owning my own retail store (consignment/thrift shop) is something I always thought I'd do, and now here I am doing it - I'm thrilled to be living out my passion!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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