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  • 48 References 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 53, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • inspire people
  • Life experiences around the world
  • From Cincinnati, Ohio
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About Me


Do good deeds and inspire people each day


Always looking for an adventure. The more crazy and wild the better! I enjoy traveling a lot and I like to go where few travelers go. To that mountain top without a name or the small village at the end of the road. I am easy going and like to hang out but also am up to go out for a run anytime. I like to participate in Free Hugs (see it on YouTube). The best times I have experienced have been the unplanned moments. It is easy for me to make new friends. Julia and I have been traveling together since 2011 and got married in 2014.


Never pass up an opportunity. Give and you will receive.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Organized CS get togethers, parties, and Free Hugs in Christchurch, NZ and other cities. Spreading the word about CS.


Great times in New Zealand. Met other cs'ers from all over the world. Sitting by the bonfire on the lake in Queenstown, Free Hugs, pub meetings. And lately on trips throughout the States, Germany, India, Russia, and New Zealand, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile


Running, photography, hiking, camping, climbing, caving, riding my harley, top fuel drag racing, home renovation, having a coffee or wine with friends or people I just met

  • photography
  • wine
  • coffee
  • running
  • partying
  • pub crawls
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • camping
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

My friend, Panda (, classic rock, country. Dr. Wayne Dyer, Call of the Wild, Four Corners

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Started a program to help a school in Shillong, Meghalaya, northeast India

Teach, Learn, Share

I have much to share about running, nutrition, health, gardening. I like to help people in their quest for purpose and happiness in their life. And, of course, a Free Hug

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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