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  • 35 References 13 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Student of life, Engineer, English Teacher, Conversationa...
  • Olin College of Engineering in Boston, Massachussets, US
  • From San Marcos (Between San Diego and Los Angeles), California, US
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About Me


Save up for Burning Man and then South America


I like people. I like hanging out. I'm super laid-back and relaxed. Except that I am passionate about traveling and seeing things and meeting people and learning about the ways people live and why.


Take it easy. Everything will be just fine.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


A friend, LaurelDarcy on CS, and I offered information, conversation, and sometimes habitation in Cairo, Egypt. I surfed a few times on a bicycle trip from Milano to Amsterdam. I surfed a bit while hitchhiking from Washington DC to San Diego. I'm looking forward to hosting again, as soon as I have space.


Hosted 15 or 20 CouchSurfers and met with even more in Cairo, Egypt. Used CouchSurfing to find kindred spirits (and an awesome apartment!) in Milano. Now hoping to meet folks as I wander my way back across my native country.


Travel, fixing things, poker, bicycles, conversation, engineering, sustainable design, travel, cycling, gardening, camping, photography/poetry/literature/archetecture, robotics, biking, travel, reading, games, hitchhiking, puzzles, teaching English, and travel.

  • literature
  • poetry
  • design
  • photography
  • coffee
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • puzzles
  • poker
  • cycling
  • camping
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • physics
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Everything except Country or bad rap. I have a list here:
Movies: The Usual Suspects, The Princess Bride, Amelie, Pan's Labyrinth, Beauty and The Beast, Aladdin, The Boondock Saints, Buffalo 66... a list is here:
Books: Candide, Stranger in a Strange Land, anything by R A Salvatore (guilty pleasure from childhood) or Terry Pratchett, Le Petit Prince, Three Cups of Tea, Blindness (Ensaio sobre a cegueira), Preacher (does a graphic novel count as a book?)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

lived in Egypt. Seriously.

Teach, Learn, Share

fixing things (bicycles?)
coffee shops / eateries in downtown Cairo
many of the various parts of the US
english, math, physics

Countries I’ve Visited

Ireland, Italy

Countries I’ve Lived In

Egypt, Italy, United States

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