Tom Rooney

Portland, OR, United States

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About Me


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Mad to live, mad to love, mad to be saved... MAD to travel!!


I am a fun person to be around with a pretty good sense of humor. I really enjoy being goofy and making people laugh.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, I now live in Portland for the second time in my life and loving it. Taking advantage of all that the city life has to offer as well as great outdoor activities that can only be found in a city like Portland.


Life is about balance. Too much of anything is too much and I think it is important that we find balance in all areas of our lives.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I was a city Ambassador and founder of the Phoenix Metro group which has grown to become a thriving CS community. I am very proud of the work I put into helping the Phoenix Metro grow and have planned and participated in many local CS events. Because of my experiences there I have made some lifelong friends and bring that same passion to the Portland community.

A long time ago, I also participated in The War On Them project in the capacity of Executive Producer. As far as I know, it was the first CouchSurfing related internet "tv show" based on CouchSurfing experiences of Bobby and Eric. You can learn about the project and see all of the episodes at


I am a photographer and I enjoy traveling and getting out to do outdoorsy types of things like camping, hiking, sailing and once in a blue moon, scuba diving.

Also, I enjoy finding interesting alternatives to the bar scene and so far I have done a good job at finding some odd but fun things to do, but then again this is Portland where you can experience any number of weird things going on in any given day.

Music, Movies, and Books

I watch movies, read books and listen to music.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have fallen asleep on the bottom of the ocean.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a photographer. I might be able to share what little knowledge I have of my art.

What I Can Share with Hosts

This profile is out of date. :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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