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  • 16 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified)
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher at RDFZ Chaoyang Branch School, Beijing
  • BA - English Lit and History, MA - US History
  • From Randleman, NC, United States
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About Me


Attain fluency in Mandarin, make it to the Atacama Desert, play golf in the Sea of Tranquility on the lunar surface. More realistically: my girlfriend and I hope to spend about 3 more years in Beijing and then travel for 2+ years, beginning with a bike trip from Beijing to Portugal.


optimist, activist, conspiracy theorist, connoisseur of art and music, warrior, astronaut, rogue, poet. Down to smash the patriarchy and seize the means of production. I'm a decent flyfisherman and snowboarder. I love nature and reading and jumping off of things.


Be kind. Above all be kind.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf, host, and travel with surfers as often as I can.


I've crashed and hosted and drank and explored with many new people thanks to couchsurfing.


soccer, basketball, fencing, snowboarding, swimming, running, tennis, ping pong, hiking and running (lots of running). And reading of course - fiction, histories, political studies, philosophy, art, naturalist literature. I love art and music and sometimes make and paint furniture whenever I have spare time.

  • arts
  • culture
  • literature
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • hiking
  • scuba diving
  • skydiving
  • snowboarding
  • fencing
  • basketball
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • table tennis
  • golf

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Serenity, The Shawshank Redemption, Alien Series, Predator 1,2, Star Wars, Chronicles of Riddick, Fievel Goes West, Aladdin, Die Hard Series, Under a Tuscan Sun, No Country For Old Men

Music: The Fratellis, Greater Good, The Subways, Betty Cavette, Dillinger Four, PT Walkley, Slowtrainsoul, Cassettes Won't Listen, Dj Rupture, The Strokes, Junior Boys, The Rosebuds, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Killers, The Avett Brothers, Jay-Z, Muse, Lost Prophets, Black Mountain, Soulsavers, My Chemical Romance, Emmylou Harris, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh, Rhymefest, Thursday, Cursive, The Dandy Warhols, DMX, Cowboy Mouth, Flogging Molly, Creedence Clearwater Revival, third eye blind, brand new, green day, eve 6, aerosmith, the get up kids, jet, hot hot heat, weezer,

Books: A Lifetime Burning, Into Thin Air, As I Lay Dying, anything by Timothy Zahn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Clear and Present Danger, A Short History of the Universe, Barbarian Virtues

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Skydiving, traveled in North Korea

Teach, Learn, Share

I am filled with a variety of esoteric knowledge. But I am especially well versed in the correlated worlds of American political systems and American culture.

I can also teach you how to do a backflip off a diving board.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, North Korea, Philippines, San Marino, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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