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  • 6 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Fula, Fulah, Pulaar, Pular, Spanish
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • work in the DRC, relax in Austin TX
  • schooled in DC, Zimbabwe, Guinea and Texas
  • From hendersonville, nc
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About Me


jump into Barton Springs without flinching


My most formative experiences occurred while living and working outside the country, so I'm always interested in meeting new folks from other parts of the world.

I've studied in Zimbabwe and worked in Guinea.. traveled a bit in Africa, Europe and Mexico.

I recently escaped my old job working in the Texas legislature, and now I split my time between working in the DRC (on an civil society development project) and doing Austin things in Austin.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've just started with C.S., so I'm just giving it a test ride.


While I have a slight obsession w/ politics, I enjoy talking about just about anything else... I enjoy checking out new music, hiking - when I can grab the chance - and roadtripping.

  • working out
  • politics
  • music
  • hiking

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveled up the Niger river 3 days to tombouctou in a rice pirogue..
Hiked the Simien Mtns in Ethiopia.
Monitored presidential elections in Guinea..

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Guinea, Senegal, United States, Zimbabwe

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