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  • 29 References 26 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Spanish teacher, dad
  • I have B.M. in music performance and a B.A. in Spanish
  • From Little Rock, AR
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About Me


grow a lot of food and be kind to everyone


I was raised in Arkansas. I left. I've lived in Spain and Costa Rica and I've settled down in Olympia, WA. It suits me perfectly. It was here I met my future wife, Monica, and it also where we raise our son. I play classical guitar and I spend too much time on the internet. Let's hang out!


I believe I can learn from all kinds of people, even those I politely disagree with. I will gladly engage anyone in a civil discussion on religion (or politics). Or not, that's cool too. I think everyone's got something to offer.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host every chance I get. Almost never do I say no because I love showing Olympia off so much.


Hosted and surfed a lot, had superb experiences every time. Humanity has got a chance.


I'm into music, reading, traveling, language, cooking, fermenting, foraging, word games, bicycling, snowboarding, yoga, bad jokes, singing, dancing, thinking hard about things, good food and good times. I play guitar but I'd prefer to listen to someone else play.

  • arts
  • singing
  • dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • instructor
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • guitar
  • camping
  • snowboarding
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

I really love movies. I'm not that picky, but I prefer documentaries. Same with music - I like almost everything. Dance pop, some indie rock (whatever that term means), a little hip hop, sometimes krautrock is cool. I'd say my favorite kind of music is drone music or medieval chant, also music for 18 musicians by steve reich always puts me in a trance. I don't generally read fiction books, I think I have already read the best ones and I can't top them. They are: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole and All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. Albert Camus, Cormac McCarthy, and Hank Bukowski are good too. I prefer to read history, or as I like to think of it, current events from the past.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've been to all 50 states. I graduated with a music degree while double majoring in Spanish; this was more work than any job I've had since. I spent 3 weeks in Thailand. Saw the northern lights. Saw the glow of an active volcano in Hawaii.

I was the guitar instructor for 3 consecutive years at a summer camp in the South called Firespark. It's a camp for high school students gifted in the arts. It doesn't sound like much but those kids are mindblowing and I am humbled before them.

Summer of 2012 I bicycled from Olympia, WA to San Diego, CA.

Teach, Learn, Share

I speak Spanish pretty well and I love language. I also love music and I will share, with you, an album called "The Glow Pt. 2" by Olympia musicians The Microphones. It's pretty amazing. I also enjoy staying up late and drinking whiskey. (note: I am not a drunk.) I guess I have some insight on guitar playing but I'd rather hear what yours is.

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