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  • 44 References 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Freelance Software Engineer
  • The internet
  • From Kodak, Tennessee, USA
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About Me


Experience the world as authentically as possible


I am a down to earth guy from eastern Tennessee. I love traveling, meeting new people and having fun. I enjoy conversation over a good beer. I enjoy learning and practicing Spanish. I love to sail, race sailboats, hike, mountain climb, bike ride, social dance and read books.

Video from a big trip I took after college:


Treat others how you want to be treated. Leave everything better than you find it. Free will. yet Everything happens for a reason.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Host when I'm in a single spot long enough.

I surf a lot while traveling and try to be as respectful and clean as possible. I try to leave a place nicer than it was when I arrived and share something I know about life. I've cleaned kitchens and spoke to a class as favors for CS hosts and hope to have more great exchanges. I view CS as a relationship and not a means for cheap accommodation. I have made real friends all over the world and hope to meet more.


Couchsurfed all over the world from the US to Panama, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Australia, Carsurfed in New Zealand, Dubai, Hungary, Ireland, Holland, Slovenia, Austria and Iceland.

I host whenever possible.


Sailing, traveling, kitesurfing, hiking, mountain climbing, extreme weather, testing myself, reading, philosophy, plane flights, couchsurfing, local customs, idiosyncrasies, engineering, computers, technology, efficiency, economics, globalization, foreign policy, cultural oddities

  • books
  • dancing
  • beer
  • instructor
  • technology
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • rock climbing
  • economics
  • engineering
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm a leader in some areas and a follower in others. I generally get my music recommendations from close friends rather that finding it on my own... so share some tunes with me!

Inception, Batman, Count of Monte Cristo, the Patriot, South Park, Bob Marley, Daft Punk, Girl Talk, Eric Clapton, Bach, Strauss symphonies, Dave Matthews, Childish Gambino, Talib Kweli, John Coltrane, house music, Dune, Phsychology and self improvement books, religion and philosophy books, sailing, mountain climbing books, travel stories

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Woke up to -60 F windchills on Mt. Washington after bivouacing on the ridgeline

Teach, Learn, Share

Good with computers, know LabVIEW (a graphical programming language) I was a sailing instructor for a while and would love to learn and share stories from all sorts of adventures. Would love to learn more about music/philosophy/religions/life/cultures!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Dominican Republic, France, Iceland, Laos, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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