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  • 38 References 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • server at The Capital Grille (downtown, Chicago)
  • Theater major, Indiana University
  • From bloomington, indiana
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About Me



let´s see... first generation american, we speak french at home. after high school, i served a year in AmeriCorps NCCC, a national team-based volunteer program. travelled all around the southeast united states doing all sorts of nonprofit work. loved every minute of it. and then i joined the marines. stationed in california, good times. moved to spanish harlem, nyc, for a year after that and knocked out my sophomore year of college. did my junior year at indiana university, senior year in lima, peru. deployed to afghanistan with 3rd battalion, 25th marines in 2010. And I just wrapped up a 5,000-mile walk throughout Southeast Asia to raise funds/awareness for children living with clefts (

A big thanks to CS for featuring the trek in their news feed:

A few vids for you...
Google commercial featuring smile trek:
Symbolic Last Mile walk organized by Google in coordination with the US Embassy:
Presentation I gave at Google's Singapore office after said walk:

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Career surfer, which is why I'm looking forward to finally hosting!


been great so far. whoever dreamt up this website is a genius. many thanks


the usual. injecting heroine, cutting myself, punching holes in walls, breaking and entering, kidnapping, drunk driving, falling asleep on bathroom floors. not necessarily in that order.

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Music, Movies, and Books

by flying lotus

"life aquatic"
by wes anderson

"fierce invalids home from hot climates"
by tom robbins

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

too few to mention

Countries I’ve Visited


Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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