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  • 72 references 66 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 66, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Aerospace related components
  • College
  • From CA, USA
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About Me

I'm the father of one college age son who recently graduated with a degree in economics from UC Santa Barbara.
I'm an avid cook, happy gardener, inveterate tinkerer, and an incessantly curious person. I like to find out what makes things and people tick.
I've been happily self-employed since 1985 and switched careers in 2003 to run an online business which is generally a blast.
I do allow smokers but you must smoke outside.
You can contact me directly via cell, text, or WhatsApp.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I spent a great deal of time travelling in my youth and so many warm people welcomed me into their homes. It's my way of giving back.


I'm a maker of things, a tinkerer with a fondness for all that’s mechanical or artful around us.

  • cooking
  • working out
  • reading
  • hiking
  • kickboxing
  • welding
  • friends and family
  • landscaping
  • scotch whiskey
  • machining

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitchhiked around the world when I was 21

Teach, Learn, Share

If you're a Millennial or GenX ask me about my 4 guideposts for people just starting out in life.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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