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Overview

  • 17 references 17 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 40, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • Real estate agent
  • DeVry University in Computer Information Systems.
  • From Mt Vernon, NY, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Do some charity work in Peru.

ABOUT ME

I'm a somewhat quiet person who likes helping others & hearing about the lives of others. I occupy my time by spending time with my son and keeping busy with a multitude of interests & projects.

PHILOSOPHY

To thine self be true... but be open to change.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I couchsurf and love it. I haven't hosted in NY but hopefully will once I return.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All of the couchsurfing hosts I've had have been great and have gone above and beyond to assist me in my journey. Through my couchsurfing travels I have been offered employment, permanent places to stay, and potential media covered (which I'm still debating if I want to do).

Interests

Running, walking, documentaries, watching sports, visual arts, hospitality, fashion, outdoors, Italian dress shoes, cooking, museums, music, building endurance, eating, note taking, photography, clothes, planning, new experiences, challenges, motivational books/audio/sayings/reminders, and I enjoy just being.

  • arts
  • books
  • fashion
  • photography
  • documentaries
  • cooking
  • fitness
  • running
  • meditation
  • walking
  • clothing
  • technology
  • watching sports
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • sports
  • business
  • communications
  • engineering
  • visual arts

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Blues, rock, hip-hop, classical, bachata, merengue, old r&b, reggae, dance, techno, Music of India, bossa nova, and of course jazz.

Movies: Love documentaries (The Secret, Happy, Happiness Is, Beyond the Secret) and action movies.

Books: The Four Agreements, Excuses Begone, The Secret, Blink, How to Win Friends and Influence Others, Awaken the Giant Within, The Law of Success, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-Walked from NY to CA by foot (2012-2013)
-With a hardshell backpack ran 20mi home after the NYC hurricane of 2011 when all subway lines were suspended (2011).
-Frequently run NYRR races (2008-current)
-Did an experiment where I went homeless in NYC for 9-months (2011-2012).
-Partners in a great NY hospitality business (2011-current)
-Been working as a senior concierge for Cipriani Wall Street for about 7-years (2005-current, now taking a leave of absence)
-Previously worked in realty finance, media tech, corp tech sales, finance, insurance, bike messaging, porter work, and some engineering.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a lot of tech, some cooking, Apple desktops/laptops, iPhones, computer networking, New York, hospitality, hiking/camping, meditation, light photography, running, some fitness, the business of subleasing, and sneakers.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Dominican Republic, Peru, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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