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  • 145 References 74 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • From Ames, Iowa, USA
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About Me


Meet amazing people around the world


I'm an adventurous, fun-loving thrill seeker. I love traveling, experiencing new things, and meeting new people.


"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years." ~Abraham Lincoln

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I offered my couch in Ames, Iowa for over a year but, unfortunately nobody really travels around Iowa... I don't blame them. After moving to Oakland, CA I've been way more involved. With the help of some locals, I started CouchCrash SF, San Francisco's biggest annual CS event. I've also hosted lots of travelers and organized many smaller CS events in the Bay Area.


I've couch surfed with many different hosts and I've had nothing but wonderful experiences. I also love the CS meetups, especially in big cities. This site is an amazing tool that allows you to meet fun, like-minded people and perhaps even learn and share new skills.


World travelling, rock climbing, cycling, scuba diving, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, camping, experiencing new things.

  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Office Space, Back to the Future, Hot Rod, Rushmore... many more

Music: The Beatles, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Sublime, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Shins, the list goes on

Books: The Omnivore's Dilemma, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything American History Textbooks Got Wrong

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was evacuated by helicopter over Machu Picchu by the Peruvian military after being stranded in Aguas Calientes for 5 days due to some extreme flash flooding in January 2010.

visited 20 states (8.88%)Create your own visited map of The World or Amsterdam travel guide for Android

visited 47 states (94%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Like this? try: Triposo Travelhacks

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach basic bicycle maintenance.

I would like to learn how to drive a stick-shift one day.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Honduras, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United States

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