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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Russian, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Gypsie Software engineer, pre-grad school
  • University of California, San Diego
  • From San Diego, California, USA
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About Me


Everything, everywhere, all the time.


I was born on a small island in the pacific, son of a Navy sailor and a flight attendant. For most of my life as I grew up the longest we would ever stay in one place would be five years. I have developed a lust and wonder for the things that would seem foreign to me. Many of my good friends are travelers, either from other countries or from other parts of the US.

I love music -I play trumpet, guitar, and am learning drums, keyboard and music production. I love the ocean and surf. I just spent six months in India where I began learning yoga.

I am considerate and easygoing. I never ask for anything not offered.

My weakness is really lack of planning... I tend to live day to day. We will see where it takes me :)


I live my life for people I love, and the things I love to do.

It is never too late to start. Anything. Many of the things that make me happiest I didnt start until later in life.

With learning anything, dont practice - play. If its not fun why do it?

Be comfortable being uncomfortable.

The secret to happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage.

I am lost. It is exciting and scary. Beautiful and humbling. I am thankful that I can be lost, that I have the freedom to float. I know (think) one day I will return to the "normal" world. Just have to sort out the details ;)

Turn off the fucking television.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have only recently started - I am on a long trip, and so I can only offer my time and company, a beer or three, a good conversation and some music in exchange for a nice couch and a corner to set my bags and guitar.


I have not planned well enough to know where I would be far enough in advance to use couchsurfing for surfing per sey. However I did meet some great people in Lviv for a night of Salsa dancing! That was some fun, but man did I feel like a bread stick!


Music, Guitar, playing music with friends, Hookah, Surfing, yoga, camping, kyaking, snow/skate boarding, Cooking, Drums, music production, web design, economics, microfinance, politics, languages, philosophy, long debates. Boardgames - Risk, chess, taboo, cranium... Sid Meirs Civilization (recovering addict)

  • design
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • salsa dancing
  • cooking
  • beer
  • yoga
  • politics
  • chess
  • music
  • guitar
  • trumpet
  • drums
  • camping
  • surfing
  • economics
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The three amigos, Amores perros, The big lebowski, Ameli (soundtrack esp), Anchor man, The Onion Movie, Slumdog Millionaire

Music: Manu Chao, the shins, arctic monkeys, beatles, rolling stones, daft punk, pink floyd, amalia rodriguez, air


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Paddled out on big wednesday 2005 in San Diego, went to the Ghanish Festival in Mumbai, rode the worlds most dangerous road in Bolivia, surfed with dolphins at sunset almost every night for three years, took yoga classes in India, hiked for a week in Pategonia, for another week in the Sierra Nevadas, played in amazing musical groups opening for Pennywise and Ghostface Killa and De la Soul. Quit my job!

Teach, Learn, Share

I know web design, guitar, trumpet, surfing, some yoga, some Ableton Live. Id really like to learn how to DJ.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, France, Guam, Hungary, India, Ireland, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Chile, India, United States

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