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  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Paramedic/firefighter
  • Some college
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About Me


I would like to see and photograph as much of this world as I can. I would like to meet positive people and hear of their experiences. My philosophy is.. show up in life an exist. :)

I can wear a 3 piece suit and be a perfect gentleman and I have slept on the ground for 2 weeks on a survival course. Very adaptable, understanding and patient.. I am on the healthy side of being a type 9 for those who know what that is.

I am in a new phase in my life. I would like to meet people and learn about their lives and travel so I can see as much I can. I have spent much of my life working and raising my son. I feel you miss life by staying in one place for too long. I hope to find knowledge by meeting new people, travel and helping others in their travels. I have also taken up and really enjoy photography. I am looking forward to combining my desire to travel with my photography. I am also on a journey of self discovery and inner peace. My spiritual journey in the past couple of years has been awesome. I have learned a lot about myself and life. I hope sharing life experiences with others will help all those involved understand ourselves a little more when you start seeing the bigger picture. I love to laugh and have fun. I am respectful and courteous and VERY easy going. I am up for almost anything but not afraid to say no. I find peace in nature and getting away from the city. My favorite place is sitting in the woods by a river or falls and just taking it in.


Life is way to short. Just do it!!! And while you do it laugh, and if you make an ass of yourself, laugh harder. One of the best feelings in life is being somewhere new and meeting new people. My job has taught me that life is not guaranteed and it can be taken from you at any time and at any age. You must have an open mind if you wish to grow. You can only learn so much through personal experience. You must keep your ears and your heart open and learn from others.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

As stated above, to meet new people and share life's experiences and to help others in their travels.


Hiking, biking, photography, Kayaking; just being outside. I will try almost anything, even if I think I will not do well.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies:anything. But If I must list, Blues brothers.. of course. :) Avatar, Fracture, The Departed,
TV shows, anything nature involved. South Park, Family guy, travel.
Music: almost everything. Not Rap.
Books, nature and photography self help and personal growth. Wisdom of the enneagram, the power of now, my stroke of insight, the deepest acceptance, White fire.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Took a 2 week wilderness survival course in Utah. I met great people and learned a lot about myself and what drives me.

Teach, Learn, Share

This is on an individual basis. You start to learn as you start to listen. Also as you listen you start to teach. Its all about individual interaction with individual people. Its never the same. I believe I have a lot to share and teach because of my line of work. I try appreciate life and how fast it can be taken.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My life's experiences, jokes, some work stories, ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Ecuador, Faroe Islands, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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