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Born in Florida. Lived in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Germany, Virginia, New Mexico, North Dakota, West Virginia, and now, Oregon.
Became a missionary directly following high school. Worked with leper colonies in India. Built churches in the Dominican Republic.
Began college. Dropped my faith. Majored in Anthropology and English.
Went soul-searching in Iceland.
Left the world and lived on the Mescalero Apache Reservation.
Served as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) at United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota.
Currently enrolled in the Master of Community & Regional Planning program at the University of Oregon.
I'm basically the accumulation of all of those that I've loved, all of the wondrous locations I've ventured to, and all of the conversations that have wrecked my perspective. I take pleasure in simplicity, enjoy making a fool out of myself, and try to find the beauty in everyone.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Started off by surfing overseas, then hosted out of my dorm room during college. Fell in love with the concept, and I love to get together with Couchsurfers as much as possible. Some of the most wonderful of friends have been made from this beautiful community.
I'm drawn to this community for the cultural immersion that stems from stepping into a stranger's home. The benefits should even out among the two, with each grasping a hold of a newer truth that sticks with them past when they eventually depart from one another.
- cultural immersion
Music, Movies, and Books
Films: Buffalo 66. Synecdoche, New York. The Motorcycle Diaries. Stardust. Rushmore. Moonrise Kingdom. The Only Good Indian. Life Aquatic. Submarines. Tiny Furniture.
Music: Olafur Arnalds. Alt-J. Ellie Goulding. Caspian. Uzi & Ari. From Monument To Masses. Gotye. This Will Destroy You. Bush. Tove Lo. The Appleseed Cast. Haim. Counting Crows. La Dispute. Broken Social Scene. Lana del Rey. Defeater. Danny Brown. Rosetta.
Novels: Ceremony. Middlesex. Stones From The River. Lolita. Siddhartha. Ulysses. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The Secret Life of Bees. Black Elk Speaks.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Ventured through the West Fjords in Iceland.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach you how to brew Jun.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Iceland, India, Italy, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States