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Eric Leonhard

Arcata, CA, United States

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  • 65 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2010
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  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • From Encinitas, CA, USA
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About Me


My mission is discover what my mission is!


I am known for being full of energy and enjoying spontaneity! I tend to prefer activities that involve a lot of interacting, like dancing, climbing trees, or meeting new people. I am also very fond of the wilderness and am an expert wilderness survivalist.
The activities I do vary widely but they include a lot of interesting or unconventional things, such as jumping stilts (google them), kangoo jumps (google them!), and swing dancing (Google it!!!!! One of the greatest things invented by americans).

Academically, I have a strong passion for the field of psychology, did very well at my university, but am having trouble deciding how I would like to apply it to a career. I hope to be narrowing down career options soon!


Sometimes the greatest adventures in life are the ones you never go on. Just kidding...
I dont mean to sound cliche, but dont rush in life. When you think about it, "growing up" is one the most idiotic terms ever conceived.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I consider myself to be someone who hosts frequently and enjoys the company of other travelers.
I really believe in the mission of the couchsurfing project and thus whenever I surf with someone, I try as hard as I can to be a delightful and entertaining guest. If I CS request you, its because I took the time to read your profile deeply and think that we will connect well.


One of my most memorable is when my friend and I stayed with a host in Ecuador. We bonded with our host so much that one year later, she flew out to the United States to attend a music festival with us! She remains a good friend to this day.


making (and eating) Sushi, spontaneous dance parties, bicycles, rock climbing, Jumping stilts and Kangoo jumps, hiking, psychology, camping, DIY hobbies/activities like sewing, good tea, swing & salsa dance. I have an unusual but healthy passion for oral hygeine and am very concerned about your improper flossing technique.

Music, Movies & Books

I like to dance to salsa and swing. For listening music, I prefer an indie-rock lineup. Artists such as fleet foxes, belle & sebastian, the animal collective, and the decemberists are all favorites.
I dont have the attention span for books!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Burning Man festival! Also, I recently completed a 3-week long hike on the John Muir Trail. It nearly killed me... nearly.
It was the greatest adventure I have ever been on!

Teach, Learn, Share

I possess sushi-making skills, a ton of knowledge in varrying areas of psychology (academically, I focused on conducting research) and outdoor adventure skills, ie. backpacking, rock climbing (I can teach you how to tie all sorts of cool knots!), camping, etc. I can teach you how to swing or salsa dance.
I am skilled in general outdoor survival and can teach technique.

I have a pair of jumping stilts & kangoo jumps that I may let you try if you surf with me (and if you are brave enough).

My one truly unique odd talent is the ability to suction my hand to my eye socket. Ask me to demonstrate sometime :-)

I would like to learn most anything, especially practical skills (like car maintenance), or skills that are particularly odd or bizarre that can be used to impress people (like how to do magic!).

Countries I've Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Ecuador, Iceland, Mexico, Myanmar, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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