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  • 118 References 98 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning English, French, Spanish
  • 100, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Urban/Transportation/Land Use Planner
  • a bunch of college but I learn so much more from travelli...
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About Me


If I know you directly or indirectly, or if you're a bicycle tourer, I may make an exception.

Sorry, sometimes I can't respond on time to everyone. Get to "know" me before you send a request.

After reading my profile, tell me why you chose me as a host, and why you think we would click

Do you just need a place to sleep? Please go to a hostel.

What do you do to make the world a better place?


Love, health, and happiness for all, with no one left out. Dance more, complain less

I'm an infrequently-practicing artist and a constant architecture wonk.
like things stimulate my brain and/or my senses: food, wine, art, great books, music, sex, smells, views, flowers, poetry, umami, power tools, etc.
I love to learn about almost anything.

I work as a Transportation Planner. I like what I do. I use my job to promote good projects that will give people more places to live that are walkable, bikeable, and sustainable, and more choices about how they get around.

I love traveling, especially bicycle touring. I also love good design, gardening, cooking, collecting art, all kinds of music, reading, film, country hikes and city walks.

I have 2 very active and gregarious young cats that I "rescued" from the animal shelter. They were born April first, 2014 (Poisson d'Avril!) They are lots of fun and will probably sleep with you, and certainly will inspect your luggage, maybe magically turn your clothes into a cat bed.


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
-Helen Keller

How to be a great guest:

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I'm here to meet all types interesting people from all over.
Great friends add a dimension to my life
To be a great host


Bicycling, bike touring, art, architecture, cities, urban environment, travel, collecting modern art, nature, beaches, wilderness, hiking and walking, reading, gardening and gardens, good wine, reading more, films, flirting, live music, watching Netflix movies in bed. Suggestions?

  • cats
  • arts
  • poetry
  • architecture
  • design
  • modern art
  • environment
  • dining
  • cooking
  • breakfast
  • wine
  • running
  • walking
  • partying
  • gardening
  • flowers
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • investing
  • music
  • live music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

I try to get through the New Yorker magazine each week. I like to read. I recently bought a TV so I (or we) can watch movies in bed. Reading less, watching more. I hate my life for that.... but I've seen some extraordinary movies and shows.
Everything from Bach (Glen Gould on piano of course), Chopin, Brahms, Bjork, Blake, Bowie, Bon Iver, Department of Eagles, Megafaun, Animal Collective, Iron and Wine, Shostakovitch, Fever Ray, Fuckbuttons, Chem Bros, etc. Areeetha!!!

I have taken a few CSrs to the Castro or the Paramount theaters for old movies. Both have big organs (if you're a fan) that get played between films. So much fun!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have cooked dinners for Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs. Only Bill survived, unfortunately.

Teach, Learn, Share

DO get a local phone or SIM card so we can keep in touch. Everyone will be better off.
I can show you some cooking tricks. Ask! We can share a meal or a beer.
We can go to Motown on Mondays at the Madrone Art Bar for a crazy couple hours of dancing. (Buy your host a drink!)

What I Can Share with Hosts

My gratitude!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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