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  • 5 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Danish, Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Open Innovation @ LEGO
  • BA - Organizational Communication - North Central College...
  • From Wheaton, IL, USA
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About Me

Design thinker, builder, aviator. Building communities of the future.

Instrument rated private pilot, working toward commercial certificate.

Other interests include communities, architecture, design, transit, urban development, and democracy with focus on transparency and anti-corruption. Bernie Sanders supporter. Extended bio: http://timcourtney.net/about.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Most of my travel is work related, and I build in detours along the way. So far I've visited Denmark, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Czech Republic, Mexico, and Japan. I'd love to see South America, Russia, the UK, other parts of Asia, and the Middle East.

I'm here to see all of the fun places I can surf, and get to know some cool people before I travel. Plus, I'm happy to offer up my couch when I'm home.


I like to meet new people and learn about their passions, and I like to read to grow and improve myself. I don't own a TV, and it's amazing how many people have tried to give me a TV over the years like I was deprived. They're the ones missing out. ;-)

  • architecture
  • design
  • tv
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

Recently read: Mindset, The Righteous Mind, The Power of Habit, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up...

Real food vs. fake food. Green smoothies. Can't pass up a good steak. Thai, Mexican, Sushi, and Lebanese foods are all delicious.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've walked across the US/Mexico border twice, at night, by myself. For work, I have every little boy's dream job and I get to help launch new LEGO sets -- yes, really!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you to balance things on your chin.

Countries I’ve Visited

Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, United States

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