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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Miembro desde 2008
  • Website Programmer / Anything that funds travel.
  • On the road and through friends mostly.
  • No se ha indicado la ciudad natal
  • Has completado un 100% de tu perfil

Sobre mí


To hear the song of the open road on the wind.


It seems I've always done things different from the majority. I grew up homeschooled, taught myself web design while in highschool and started working full time as soon as I graduated, skipping university entirely. That job lasted about a year and a half before I quit for the freedom and challenge of freelance work. About that same time I discovered traveling and couchsurfing, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I honestly believe that a better life means more time, not more money or stuff, and I'm learning to live that out. The earth is my home, and I aim to explore as much of it as I can, even if I have to walk most of it. Enjoying a campfire with friends, watching the sunrise from a train or boat deck, not knowing where I'll sleep tonight -- these are the types of experiences I live for.


there's only two types of people in the world: those who act, and those who re-act.
- unknown to me.

go big or go home

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone --Thoreau.

Why live life on the edge, when you can jump off?

Por qué estoy en Couchsurfing


I have participated by attending the Costa Rica collective and Istanbul Collective, spending time at CS Basecamp in San Francisco and by surfing many couches and attending many gatherings. I lived in Montreal for a while and hosted many Couchsurfers at my apartment there. Recently been living (but unfortunately unable to host) in Vancouver, and now I'm hitting the road again, and looking forward to many more amazing Couchsurfing experiences!


Surfed Chris's couch in Portland for a few days and had a ton of fun, can't wait to travel again!

Couchsurfed in the Netherlands, France, Itally, Greece and the UK during the summer 2008.

CouchSurfed a few times around Costa Rica while I was there.

Attended TentSurf 09 in Colorado.

CouchSurfed a couple times in Turkey, Fall 2009

CouchSurfed in Montreal, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Vancouver summer of 2010.

Hosted and hung out with lots of CouchSurfers in Wellington, Fall 2010.

CouchSurfed in Paris, Malta, and Germany, Summer 2011.

CouchSurfed in Ottawa & Chicago spring / early summer 2012.

CouchSurfed in Berne, Switzerland; Regensburg, Germany; Riga, Latvia; and Stockholm, Sweeden August/Sept of 2012.

CouchSurfed through the American south while bicycing from Orlando FL to Austin TX, Winter 2013.


Traveling (of course)
Computers / Interent
Poi Dancing
Rock, Electronic, & Symphonic Metal Music
Sustainable Architecture / Earthships

Música, películas y libros

Movies: Action movies (love the Pirates of the Caribean movies). Some favorites: Where the Buffalo roam, Little Nicky, Requiem for a Dream, Spun, Black Dynamite, Fight club.Music: Classic Rock, Dance, Trance, and electronic music in general. Some bluegrass. Also alternative / symphonic metal (Nightwish, Avantasia, Within Temptation, etc).Books: All kinds of Fantasy books, reading a few more of the classics lately. The "Malazan, Book of the Fallen" series is the best fantasy I've ever read.

Algo increíble que he hecho

Attended Burning Man 2009, KiwiBurn 2010, and taBURNak 2011 and 2012 (the Montreal decompression). Attended Burning Man 2013.

Enseña, aprende, comparte

Can teach pretty much all things computers... programming, websites, software.

Can teach juggling and poi spinning!

I want to learn kiteboarding and surfing!

Países que he visitado

Belgium, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Países en los que he vivido

Canada, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Turkey, United States

Insignias antiguas

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    18 Respaldars
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Insignia de pionero
  • Base camp dcfcfc7182982092ecdb436eaa2e5a3c9df7506b4a0109015c9920f84368fb48
    Colectivo de BaseCamp
  • Costa rica dc0142aa217589971e7c85f997e7216e7b1092fdab1675d500bda5761bb6cad3
    Colectivo de Costa Rica
  • Istanbul 641d7e6a644f7ac47411d11f9a8960b229e3faa03de0745c95f8c365dc4eba3d
    Colectivo de Istanbul

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