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  • 247 References 166 Confirmed & Positive
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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Swedish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Writer/Full-time Traveler
  • College
  • From Kansas City, MO, USA
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About Me


To memorize the entire Big Lebowski AND see EVERY country in the world.


UPDATE: After 18 months of backpacking around the world and Couchsurfing the whole way, I'm back in KC and ready to begin hosting again!

I've learned so many beautiful lessons...most importantly...the world is GOOD!

Hosting: If you request to stay with me, you must have a COMPLETE profile, with references.

Surfing: I want to learn about you and your life. I'll play the guitar, you bring your voice. I'm self sufficient, but would love to spend time with you and your friends! I take great pride in being respectful of people's places, cleaning up after myself and being courteous to my hosts.

I'm very talkative and outgoing. I can go out with the best, but can also spend a quiet evening at home. I love intelligent conversation and exploring the city by night.

I'm most certainly likely to be "Yes Man". Would you like to go the beach? Yes! Would you like to climb that mountain? Yes! Would you like to try this dish? Yes!

I'm very respectful, clean, talkative, excitable, and inquisitive. I have a strong desire to learn new things, try new foods and broaden my perspective.


"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" excerpt from "Who moved my cheese?"

"'What do you do for recreation?' 'Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.'" The Dude

"It is while we are young that the habit of industry is formed. If not then, it never is afterwards. The fortune of our lives, therefore, depends on employing well the short period of youth. If at any moment, my dear, you catch yourself in idleness, start from it as you would from the precipice of a gulf." Thomas Jefferson

"Nie wieder Berlin!" Eurotrip

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By not being a typical tourist, planning events, hosting parties and spreading the good word.


Russia to Germany 2008

Ukraine to Croatia 2009

Here, there, and everywhere in KC. My roommate and I hosted 200+ surfers over a couple summers.

Southeast Asia 2010

Eurotrip V 2011

World Tour 2015-2016


Baseball, acoustic guitar, meditation, Indian food, stand-up comedy, tennis, summer walks, winter air, kebab, backpacking, parks, train rides, old horror movies, Finnish countryside, and yoga.

While I'm the U.S., I want to visit every ballpark! I love baseball and think a night out at the park is the perfect evening.

So far I've caught a game at: Kauffman, Wrigley Field, Safeco Field, Dodgers Stadium, Angels Stadium, Oakland Coliseum, ATT Park, Petco Park, Rangers Stadium, Minute Maid in Houston, Yankee Stadium, Fenway and Nationals Park.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: The Strokes, Paolo Nutini, Sigur Ros, Mississippi John Hurt, David Bowie, John Mayer, The Kooks, Ray LaMontagne, Scissor Sisters, Gogol Bordello, The Lumineers

Movies: A Map for Saturday, Field of Dreams, The Big Lebowski, Everything is Illuminated, When Harry Met Sally

Books: "1984" Orwell, "Who moved my Cheese?" Spencer Johnson, "Life of Pi" Yann Martell "The Alchemist" Paolo C. "Parallel Worlds" Michio Kaku

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've jumped off a bridge in Sweden, was featured in a Wal-Mart commercial, made a crop circle, went to a sauna in Finland with 100 naked dudes and caught a donut thrown from Bruce Willis ( It's true, and a great story! )

Teach, Learn, Share

I pride myself in knowing how to say something amusing in every language, such as,"My unicorn is dead!" What can you add?

I love creating music! Whether it's guitar or piano or harmonica, if you can sing, let's collaborate!

I can teach guitar, magic tricks, juggling and how to say Spongebob's name in every language!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Friendship, late night jam sessions and some fabulous stories.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lithuania, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Sweden, United States

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