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  • 22 References 16 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Chinese (Simplified)
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • English Teacher // Freelance Tutor
  • BA in English (4 year liberal arts school); 2 years of co...
  • From Findlay, Ohio-small town USA
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About Me

I am easy-going--yet energetic. I get along with everyone: priests, rabbis, wanderers, musicians, explorers, party animals, quiet types, French, Poles, Texans, Chicagoans, parokeets, gays, asexuals, beetles, or trapeze artists--I have seen them all! :)
I am from a small town in the Midwest. But, I lived in NYC for most of my adult life. I studied German for a year in Berlin.

I'm a nihilist.
Just kidding!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Great experiences so far, raging from a French couple to a Chicago vegabond to a Polish English teacher, to two fun-loving Canadians. This is an epic way to travel and make friends of all ages.


Rraveling, hiking, reading, tourism, nature, and many more. We also have individual interests that we can share with anyone interested.

  • animals
  • partying
  • clothing
  • reading
  • socializing
  • hiking
  • teaching
  • tourism

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

After graduating college, I hopped a 2am train and moved to NYC with $900 to my name and a bag of clothes.
I moved to Berlin on a whim in 2005--just quit my job and moved there. I lasted 6 months.
I lived in a Zen Buddhist temple in Brooklyn, NY for a year.
I hiked for 4 days in Utah canyons. Breathtaking!
I moved to Seattle three years ago to study environmental issues.

Teach, Learn, Share

Respect your guest. Respect your hosts. You'll get along just fine.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Germany, United States

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