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  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2012
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  • BA English, University of Georgia
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About Me

DISCLAIMER: I don't host women on this site. I also tend to shy away from groups of 2+ since I already have two roommates in an already tight townhome. However, for the right group . . . maybe.

I'm still wandering my way through this world. I'm a writer, author of two books, editor of a community blog, and a podcast host covering nitty-gritty issues of faith and masculinity. I'm an INFJ / Enneagram Type 4, and I can be a bit of a nut when it comes to personality models and understanding why any of us are the way we are. And how to move toward growth.

I've worked as a mentor and tutor at a therapeutic boarding school for teen boys in drug/alcohol recovery and with other youth at learning centers, camps, and wilderness therapy. Kids inevitably teach me way more than I could ever hope to teach them: patience, perspective, and even self-worth and purpose. I trace much of my growth as an adult to youth involvement, and I'm a huge fan of when life turns full-circle like that.

Above most other things, I'm a writer. I've been stocking journals since I was seven years old and blogging for the last several years about my Christian faith, my struggles, and my restless search for "home." I published my first book in 2013, a vulnerable collection of my "messy memoirs" called STRUGGLE CENTRAL. I've received emails from readers all over the world, and I even met a few dozen of them as part of a 9-month road trip around America and Canada. I discovered the joys of Couchsurfing on that quest, and I had the ride of my life.

I just published my second book about this continental road trip! It's called "RUNNING TO: In Search of Home on the Open Road." Check it out on Amazon, if you'd like.

After an isolated upbringing, I'm learning to look at my life like a story, authored by a God beyond my comprehension and yet so evidently behind every interaction and revelation. I'm passionate about Jesus and broken people, especially youth, and seeing struggling stories find redemption on the next page.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I surfed with 30+ hosts road-tripping between 2014-15! I love the continuing stories Couchsurfing invariably brings. Traveling via Couchsurfing has become less about the places visited and more about the people encountered. I want to host others because of what so many have given me on the road.


Writing, reading, running, working out, hiking, watching sunsets, taking epic Instagram pictures, inhabiting coffee shops for hours, walking to and from stores and everywhere, and basking in the great outdoors.

  • writing
  • books
  • coffee
  • running
  • working out
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • eating out
  • blogging
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Authors: Donald Miller, Max Dubinsky, CS Lewis, Bob Goff, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer

Music: John Mark McMillan, Noah Gundersen, Brady Toops, Mat Kearney, Switchfoot, Rend Collective, Casting Crowns, Brandon Heath, Hillsong United, Tenth Avenue North, Matthew Mayfield, Bon Iver, Ben Howard, Jose Gonzalez, Gungor

Movies: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, The Fugitive, Jumanji, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Clue, Boyhood

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I published my first book in 2013. Greatest triumph of my life.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories of my journeys around North America and the opportunity to make it into my future memoirs! Think you're quirky enough?

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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