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About Me

My goal in life is to have as much fun as possible and have the the best stories at the end!!!

My backstory:
- Grew up in Arizona and San Diego
- Toured all over the world with rock bands from 2001-2005
- Lived in Las Vegas from 2005-2012 making poker TV shows and playing poker professionally
- Sold my house in 2012 and put all of my possessions in storage, and I traveled the world from 2012-2016. You can see all of the places I went below.
- Took a break from traveling to move back to San Diego in 2016. Spent 3 years working part time and taking lots of trips. I took 10 vacations in 2018!
- Moved to Austin in 2019 for a change of pace. Suffered through the pandemic and am back to enjoying this city and getting back out travelling.

Learn more about me by watching/listening to my appearances on a couple podcasts:

Jan 8-9: Berlin, Germany
Jan 9-10: New York, NY
Jan 10-12: El Paso, TX
Jan 12-13: Monahans, TX
Jan 13-14: Ft. Worth, TX
Jan 14-16: Austin, TX
Jan 16-17: Lafayette, LA
Jan 17-18: New Orleans, LA
Jan 18-19: Gainesville, FL
Jan 19-20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Jan 20-22: Jacksonville, FL
Jan 22-25: Orlando, FL
Jan 25-Feb 1: Mexico City, Mexico
Feb 1-5: Los Angeles, CA
Feb 5-15: San Diego, CA
Feb 15-17: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 17-24: Toronto, Canada
Feb 24-Mar 2: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mar 2-5: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 5-12: San Jose, CA
Mar 12-14: San Francsico, CA
Mar 14-15: Dallas, TX
Mar 15-21: Austin, TX
Mar 21-26: Cancun, Mexico
Mar 26-27: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Mar 27-31: Cancun, Mexico
Mar 31-Apr 4: New York, NY
Apr 5-12: Madrid, Spain
Apr 12-16: Valencia, Spain
Apr 16-19: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Apr 19-20: Milan, Italy
Apr 20-23: Los Angeles, CA
Apr 23-Apr 27: San Diego, CA
Apr 27-28: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 28-May 23: San Diego, CA
May 23-24: Los Angeles, CA
May 24-Jun 3: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 3-14: San Diego, CA
Jun 14-22: Las Vegas, NV
Jun 22-Jul 10: San Diego, CA
Jul 10-20: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 21-22: Milan, Italy
Jul 22-Aug 8: Budapest, Hungary
Aug 8-9: Bratislava, Slovakia
Aug 9-10: New York, NY
Aug 10-12: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 12-28: San Diego, CA
Aug 28-29: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 29-Sep 22: San Diego, CA
Sep 22-26: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 26-29: San Diego, CA
Sep 29-Oct 3: Guadalajara, Mexico
Oct 3-6: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Oct 6-26: San Diego, CA
Oct 26-Nov 3: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 3-22: San Diego, CA
Nov 22-25: Phoenix, AZ
Nov 26-30: San Diego, CA
Nov 30-Dec 4: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 4-31: San Diego, CA

Jan 1-14: Budapest, Hungary
Jan 15-17: Shanghai, China
Jan 17-19: Hanoi, Vietnam
Jan 19-23: Nha Trang, Vietnam
Jan 23-26: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Jan 27-Feb 9: Melbourne, Australia
Feb 9-11: Sydney, Australia
Feb 12-16: London, England
Feb 16-22: Budapest, Hungary
Feb 22-25: Istanbul, Turkey
Feb 25-28: Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28-Mar 2: San Diego, CA
Mar 2-4: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 4-7: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 7-13: San Jose, CA
Mar 14-31: Mashantucket, CT
Mar 31-Apr 5: Bogota, Colombia
Apr 5-9: Cartagena, Colombia
Apr 9-13: Santa Marta, Colombia
Apr 13-22: Medellin, Colombia
Apr 22-23: Bogota, Colombia
Apr 24-May 5: Mashantucket, CT
May 5-8: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 8-11: Tampa, FL
May 11-12: Orlando, FL
May 12-26: Mashantucket, CT
May 26-June 6: Charleston, SC
June 6-7: Raleigh, NC
June 7-8: Washington, DC
June 8-July 6: Las Vegas, NV
July 6-8: Phoenix, AZ
July 8-17: Las Vegas, NV
July 17-19: Los Angeles, CA
July 20-24: Istanbul, Turkey
July 24-Aug 2: Budapest, Hungary
Aug 2-3: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aug 3-4: Helsinki, Finland
Aug 4-5: New York, NY
Aug 5-18: Mashantucket, CT
Aug 18-20: New York, NY
Aug 21-23: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aug 23-Sep 9: Budapest, Hungary
Sep 9-15: Berlin, Germany
Sep 15-Oct 21: Budapest, Hungary
Oct 21-25: Berlin, Germany
Oct 25-29: Budapest, Hungary
Oct 29-Nov 1: New York, NY
Nov 1-12: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 13-20: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nov 20-25: Florianopolis, Brazil
Nov 25-27: Phoenix, AZ
Nov 27-Dec 3: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dec 4-15: Mashantucket, CT
Dec 15-19: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 19-22: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 22-23: Bogota, Colombia
Dec 25-26: Vienna, Austria
Dec 26-Jan 8: Skopje, Macedonia

Jan 1-15: Budapest, Hungary
Jan 15-19: Tel Aviv, Israel
Jan 19-25: Jerusalem, Israel
Jan 25-29: Phoenix, AZ
Jan 29-Feb 3: Seattle, WA
Feb 5-17: Melbourne, Australia
Feb 17-20: Brisbane, Australia
Feb 20-21: Byron Bay, Australia
Feb 21-26: Sydney, Australia
Feb 26-Mar 7: Los Angeles, CA
Mar 7-8: San Francisco, CA
Mar 8-15: San Jose, CA
Mar 15-24: Mashantucket, CT
Mar 24-27: New York, NY
Mar 28-29: Milan, Italy
Mar 29-Apr 29: Budapest, Hungary
Apr 29-May 2: New York, NY
May 2-12: Mashantucket, CT
May 12-16: Richmond, VA
May 16-Jun 2: Toronto, ON
Jun 2-17: Montreal, QC
Jun 17-22: San Diego, CA
Jun 22-Jul 2: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 2-5: Phoenix, AZ
Jul 5-18: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 18-22: San Diego, CA
Jul 23-24: Orlando, FL
Jul 24-25: St. Augustine, FL
Jul 25-26: Savannah, GA
Jul 26-Aug 5: Charleston, SC
Aug 5-6: Charlotte, NC
Aug 6-13: New York, NY
Aug 13-26: Mashantucket, CT
Aug 26-27: Boston, MA
Aug 28-Oct 3: Budapest, Hungary
Oct 3-12: Mashantucket, CT
Oct 14-22: Melbourne, Australia
Oct 22-Nov 13: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 14-18: Budapest, Hungary
Nov 18-21: Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 22-24: Bangkok, Thailand
Nov 24-26: Patong, Thailand
Nov 26-28: Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Nov 28-Dec 1: Ao Nang, Thailand
Dec 1-3: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dec 3-4: Hong Kong
Dec 4-5: New Haven, CT
Dec 5-16: Mashantucket, CT
Dec 16-19: Atlantic City, NJ
Dec 19-24: New York, NY
Dec 25-26: Berlin, Germany
Dec 26-Dec 31: Budapest, Hungary

Jan 8-11: Richmond, VA
Jan 11-12: Washington, DC
Jan 12-13: Philadelphia, PA
Jan 13-17: New York, NY
Jan 17-19: Los Angeles, CA
Jan 19-27: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 29-Feb 4: Melbourne, Australia
Feb 5-11: Johannesburg, South Africa
Feb 11-18: Cape Town, South Africa
Feb 19-23: Istanbul, Turkey
Feb 23-25: New York, NY
Feb 25-28: Los Angeles, CA
Feb 28-2: San Francisco, CA
Mar 2-9: San Jose, CA
Mar 9-10: Phoenix, AZ (8 hours only, I'm nuts)
Mar 10-17: Mashantucket, CT
Mar 17-26: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 26-29: Phoenix, AZ
Mar 29-6: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 6-7: Los Angeles, CA
Apr 7-8: San Francisco, CA
Apr 9-17: Melbourne, Australia
Apr 17-22: Sydney, Australia
Apr 22-26: Bangkok, Thailand
Apr 26-29: Taipei, Taiwan
Apr 29-2: Hong Kong
May 2-6: Singapore
May 6-10: Bangkok, Thailand
May 11-20: Mashantucket, CT
May 20-21: New York, NY
May 21-23: Richmond, VA
May 23-25: New Orleans, LA
May 25-27: Phoenix, AZ
May 27-Jul 18: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 18-19: Los Angeles, CA
Jul 19-22: San Diego, CA
Jul 22-23: Phoenix, AZ
Jul 24-30: New York, NY
Jul 30-Aug 6: Montreal, QC
Aug 6-30: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Aug 30-31: Washington, DC
Aug 31-Sep 2: New York, NY
Sep 2-Sep 6: Atlantic City, NJ
Sep 6-9: New York, NY
Sep 10-28: Kiev, Ukraine
Sep 28-Oct 4: L'viv, Ukraine
Oct 5-18: Budapest, Hungary
Oct 18-22: Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 22-26: Paris, France
Oct 26-29: Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 29-30: Richmond, VA
Oct 30-Nov 1: Austin, TX
Nov 1-7: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 7-9: Miami Beach, FL
Nov 9-10: West Palm Beach, FL
Nov 10-13: Miami, FL
Nov 13-17: Toronto, ON, Canada
Nov 17-29: Montreal, QC, Canada
Nov 29-Dec 3: New Orleans, LA
Dec 3-16: Panama City, Panama
Dec 16-18: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 18-25: San Diego, CA
Dec 25-28: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 29-Dec 31: Budapest, Hungary

Jan 1-14: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 14-19: Los Angeles, CA
Jan 19-21: San Diego, CA
Jan 21-30: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 30-Feb 1: Los Angeles, CA
Feb 1-13: Mashantucket, CT
Feb 13-16: New York, NY
Feb 16-19: Niagara Falls, NY
Feb 19-20: Rochester, NY
Feb 20-27: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 27-Mar 2: Chicago, IL
Mar 2-3: San Francisco, CA
Mar 3-10: San Jose, CA
Mar 10-20: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 20-21: Los Angeles, CA
Mar 22-29: Prague, Czech Republic
Mar 29-Apr 5: Munich, Germany
Apr 5-Apr 9: Florence, Italy
Apr 9-11: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Apr 11-16: Zagreb, Croatia
Apr 16-18: Budapest, Hungary
Apr 18-22: Warsaw, Poland
Apr 22-26: Prague, Czech Republic
Apr 26-May 1: Antwerp, Belgium
May 1-3: Gent, Belgium
May 3-6: Paris, France
May 6-8: Brussels, Belgium
May 8-10: Montreal, QC
May 10-11: New York, NY
May 11-21: Mashantucket, CT
May 21-22: Phoenix, AZ
May 22-Jul 22: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 22-23: Ontario, CA
Jul 23-27: cruise to Catalina Island & Ensenada
Jul 27-29: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 29-Aug 30: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 30-Sep 2: San Diego, CA
Sep 2-8: Las Vegas, NV
Sep 8-9: New York, NY
Sep 10-12: Munich, Germany
Sep 12-24: London, England
Sep 24-28: Budapest, Hungary
Sep 27-Oct 1: Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 1-5: Cannes, France
Oct 5-6: Nice, France
Oct 6-10: Belgrade, Serbia
Oct 10-12: Kotor, Montenegro
Oct 12-14: Budva, Montenegro
Oct 14-16: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Oct 16-18: Zagreb, Croatia
Oct 18-21: San Diego, CA
Oct 21-Nov 20: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 20-26: Phoenix, AZ
Nov 26-27: Los Angeles, CA
Nov 27-Dec 2: Lima, Peru
Dec 2-4: Los Angeles, CA
Dec 5-6: Tokyo, Japan
Dec 6-8: Kyoto, Japan
Dec 8-9: Osaka, Japan
Dec 9-11: Tokyo, Japan
Dec 11-12: San Diego, CA
Dec 12-Jan 8: Las Vegas, NV

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I joined CS in July of 2011 and instantly fell in love with everything that it's about. I've surfed all around Europe, and have hosted a bunch of people at my home in Las Vegas prior to selling it. Even when I'm not surfing, I love to attend CS meetups and join people for exploring new cities together. I'm not sure that my love of travel would be at the level it is without CS.


I left the music industry awhile ago, but it still has my heart. I love seeing live bands, and often plan my travel around seeing some concerts. Even if you don't have the same taste in music as me, we'll get along great if you have a passion for music.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Arcade Fire, The Ataris, Atmosphere, Blink-182, Calvin Harris, Chromeo, CHVRCHES, Cursive, The Format, Foster The People, Friendly Fires, Galantis, Girl Talk, Holy Ghost!, Hot Chip, Hot Hot Heat, Jay-Z, Jimmy Eat World, Joywave, The Killers, Knife Party, LCD Soundsystem, Lupe Fiasco, Minus The Bear, Mutemath, The Naked & Famous, Passion Pit, Pendulum, Phantom Planet, Royal Teeth, Shiny Toy Guns, The Sounds, Tinie Tempah, TV On The Radio, Two Door Cinema Club, Yeasayer, Yellowcard

Movies: American Beauty, Back To The Future, Bad Santa, Beautiful Girls, The Big Lebowski, A Bronx Tale, Butterfly Effect, Catch Me If You Can, Chasing Amy, Chronicle, Dark Knight, Defending Your Life, Django Unchained, Elf, Fight Club, Ghostbusters, Grand Canyon, Groundhog Day, I Love You Man, Inglourious Basterds, Limitless, Office Space, Old School, Point Break, Pump Up The Volume, Reservoir Dogs, Robocop, Role Models, Rules of Attraction, Running Man, Step Brothers, Superbad, This Is The End, Total Recall, Waiting, What About Bob?, Whiplash, Wolf Of Wall Street

TV: Barry, Better Call Saul, Big Bang Theory, Black Monday, Bob's Burgers, Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Californication, Community, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Freaks & Geeks, Fleischman Is In Trouble, Fresh Off The Boat, Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Impractical Jokers, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Kids In The Hall, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The League, Life And Times Of Tim, Love, Master Of None, Masters of Sex, Modern Family, Office, Orange is the New Black, The Other Two, Party Down, Rick and Morty, Seinfeld, Severance, Space Force, Stranger Things, Ten Year Old Tom, Trailer Park Boys, Twentysomethings, You're The Worst

(Sorry, I don't really read books.)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I used to be a professional poker player, so a lot of people are fascinated when I tell them I won a poker tournament for six figures in 2011. Definitely a good day, and a nice validation for my skills.

I'm also the proud owner of an Emmy Award for my work behind the scenes on a poker television show.

In the distant past, I created the first official web site for the band Blink-182. (Read all about it here:

Teach, Learn, Share

I like to say that my job title is "Quality of life improvement specialist". What does this mean? Well, I'm the guy you call if you're trying to find a good deal on a flight or a new laptop. I'm the guy you call if you are looking for a restaurant recommendation that fits your budget. I'm the guy you call if your wish your phone did something but don't know which app to get. Basically, if it involves technology or deals, I'm here to help. :)

What I Can Share with Hosts


"Live with no regrets."

In high school, I skipped prom, and my mom asked me if I'd regret it later. I told her it didn't matter if I'd regret it, because it's what I wanted then. Why should I do something different to please "future me?" I do what I want to do on any particular day with little regard for how "future me" will view my actions. It's very liberating.


This sounds like such a dirty word, but the literal definition is the pursuit of pleasure. I believe this is more or less how I live my life. Given two options, I'll pick the one that makes my life more enjoyable.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Hungary, United States

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