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  • 20 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Engineer
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • From New York, NY
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About Me


Gather stories and experiences, not stuff.


I'm an occasional traveler who enjoys meeting people from around the world. I'm a freelance engineer of medical devices with a busy but fairly flexible schedule, involved in volunteering with community emergency services. I occasionally use my summers to lead climbing, hiking, biking and other trips for kids on the east coast.


Since attaining some semblance of self-awareness at about age 12, I have, about every four years, realized that I knew relatively nothing about anything four years prior. I will do what I can to make sure that this happens every four years, forever.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I dig meeting travelers from near and far with interesting stories, interests and skills.


I heard about CS from a group-member on a trip to Israel and from a coworker at a summer camp. Since then I've had a handful of people staying here. I showed them around when I could and enjoyed hanging out with em.

Haven't stayed with anyone yet, though I did stay with friends of friends in Israel and had a sweet time.


Mechanisms, Gadgets, Media, Helicopters, Rescue, Rock Climbing, Knots, Massage and Holistic Therapy Modalities, Brains, Trees, Sports Photography (but not watching sports, ironically), Food, Food Associated With Awkward Customs

  • photography
  • concerts
  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • watching sports
  • socializing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • camping
  • sports
  • rock climbing
  • communications
  • emergency services
  • engineering
  • freelancing
  • volunteering

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In Israel, a 2-day old cow sucked on my fingers.

Teach, Learn, Share

Assuming I can get away from other commitments, I dig sharing experiences with visitors. These can include:

- meals at one of my favorite restaurants
- meals at someplace totally new to all involved
- cooking food(okay, enough eating!)
- grabbing a good beer
- going for a walk
- visiting someplace random
- going for a hike (especially at night!)
- going to a concert
- learning a new favorite activity

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Myanmar, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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