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  • Fluent in English
  • 48, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Charter School Principal
  • BA in Psychology, MS in Education
  • No hometown listed
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About Me


I'm an avid bicyclist, I love traveling, hiking into the wilderness, gardening, soaking in hot tubs, taking road trips, and listening to music. I was raised in Southern California and have lived in Northern California most of my adult life.

It's all about the process, when the process is paid attention to, it typically yields a great product. It's all about form, when you are mindful of your form you can do almost anything. Intelligence is knowing the difference between the things we can control and the things we can't. Radically accept things, serve others, help others, and be worthy of imitation

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love the spontaneity of meeting new people, we all have gifts to share and without the courage and willingness to meet strangers we lose a lot of potential great stories, wisdom, and future friendships.


I love traveling, hiking, backpacking, cooking, gardening, meditating, surfing, and biking. I pick five goals to complete in five years. Usually they involve travel, adventure and pushing my personal limits (endurance).

  • education
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • teaching
  • road trips

Music, Movies, and Books

Mac DeMarco, Dinosaur Jr, Hayden, Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Beautiful Mind, Motorcycle Diaries, and most documentaries.
Biographies, cook books, gardening books, and books on education. Favorite book: The Tao of Pooh.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Watched a perfect slow motion sunrise on the top of Mount Whitney, after solo hiking for five days.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach only those things your willing to learn! Education, hiking, gardening, life philosophy, travel
I love learning all new things. I especially like learning more Spanish, learning about obscure or new music, your community and your life story.
I like to share stories of travel and adventure.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my home whenever they make it to Chico. I can share my warm personality and sense of humor.

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, England, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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