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Overview

  • 11 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Teacher
  • BA in Education and MA in Special Education/Autism at San...
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel. Then travel some more.

ABOUT ME

I teach middle school in San Diego, California and spend my summers off traveling. I'm adventurous, curious, open-minded, and respectful of all cultures and beliefs. I can be a bit of a prankster, and I don't take myself too seriously! I love to learn and share.

PHILOSOPHY

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surf in the summer and host when I can!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've met some awesome people from all over the world!

Interests

Surfing, lobster diving, SCUBA, skateboarding, snowboarding, judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing, running, hiking, camping, traveling, guitar

Music, Movies, and Books

I like to listen to all types of music. Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Sublime, and other reggae is all good to me. I love comedies. I'm skilled in quoting movies within the context of daily conversation.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

London Olympics 2012!

Teach, Learn, Share

I hold a master's degree in special education with a specialization in Autism. I have a huge knowledge base in this area and would love to share with anyone who seeks it!

I love to surf and have worked as an instructor in the past. If you want to learn, it would be great to get you out in the water with me!

I will never learn everything that I want to in just one lifetime... but that doesn't mean I can't try! Teach me anything!

What I Can Share with Hosts

...beer? :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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