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Overview

  • 19 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Māori, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • 🔥 Burner )'( ✊🏻 Activist 🤝 Community Builder 🌱 Plant ⚡️ ...
  • Executive Diploma | Entrepreneurship | Social Justice
  • From Asheville, NC, USA
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About Me

**I ONLY ACCEPT ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS**

Hi :) I’ve been living in Christhurch NZ for 4 years and run a warehouse arts space called Exchange (XCHC). It’s a cafe/bar/art space/venue/loft apartments designed to bring people together, exchange ideas, and be more creative. I live in 1 of the 2 apartments that are a part of the warehouse and can host in any of the 4 rooms.

Human connection is (hopefully) why you and I are on CS, and we’re a place where creatives can meet and work together. We generally attract people/events who care about sustainability, creativity, community, and food almost every night. It’s a casual place so many just come hangout.

I started this chapter of my life in 2014 when I was in the Caribbean and decided it was time to experience and learn from other cultures and get out of my little southern USA bubble.

Now my part in the world is helping others find and pursue the things their passionate about. As an avid traveler, I want to create something memorable with the people I meet, and my work allows me do that so I’ve decided to stay in Christchurch.

good stuff. have a look. come say hi :)
W: www.xchc.co.nz
IG: www.instagram.com/_xchc
FB: www.facebook.com/Exchange.Christchurch

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm a lifelong learner. I try almost everything once. Also, I try to just to do some good in the world by being a happy, fun, laughable, giving energy :)

I spent some time in the Dominican Republic and came to a sudden realization that I didn't need "stuff" to be happy/enjoy the most important things in life. Everything I owned meant little and distracted me from the real world; the truly beautiful things, friendships and relationships... So, I sold everything, bought a backpack and left America.
Now happily in New Zealand

Interests

- the future
- board games
- wellbeing
- co-living
- conferences/anywhere I can network & learn
- circus arts
- netflix (duh)
- business for good
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- adrenaline junky
- good vibes/tribal music
- food & drink
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- hammock traveler
- system design
- philosophy
- caring for our bodies 🌱
- play.
- climbing trees
- dancing (all kinds)
- playing in the snow
- cacophony society
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- fireplaces/campfires
- hiking/adventures
- helping others
- smiling (actually)

  • animals
  • horses
  • arts
  • performing arts
  • street art
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • motorcycles
  • reading
  • billiards
  • cars
  • socializing
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • adventure races
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • sports
  • gymnastics
  • business
  • entrepreneurship
  • mountains
  • laughing
  • innovation
  • boats
  • smiling
  • social enterprise
  • events
  • coworking
  • event planning
  • visual art

Music, Movies, and Books

favs that make me wanna move
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/14BeTwI5SHwMuFbEzuyRni?si=cDqJ8GbmSSSQ-YBpxRad1g

chill:
DOPE LEMON
Alt-J
Local Natives
Dr Dog
etc.

always:
Clutch
Deftones
Tool
A Perfect Circle
At The Drive-In
The Mars Volta

words:
Roald Dahl
Malcolm Gladwell.
Viktor Frankl.
Dr. Seuss
Anything with Pirates.
John Hagel, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison
Peter Block
Simon Sinek

film:
Wes Anderson
Mid-evil/Viking/Pirates
Superheroes 😅

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Saved someone's life rafting.
Cave diving in the Dominican Republic
Sky diving in New Zealand
Eating my way through Italy

Have worked in construction, with/rescuing horses, landscaping, gymnastics coach, marketing, photography, helping local businesses/artists, bartending, arts administration, events coordinator, annnnd, WINE 🍷

Teach, Learn, Share

Have learned some cool life and social tools. I encourage people to be active, challenge their perspective, help people achieve something they never thought was possible.

Would love to learn how to sail and live at sea for a long period of time.
Would love to learn to Pilot so i can show people the world.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Appreciation. I love to cook and A bit of an entertainer (my goofiness apparently goes a long way). I know everyone in the city and all the cool spots/things happening depending on what you're into.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Dominican Republic, Fiji, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, United States

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