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  • 55 references 51 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Enviornmental do-gooder, and public sector natural resour...
  • Master's Degree in Cultural Geography
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me


Responsible stewardship of my home, bike touring, absurdifying the situation.

I like people who put effort into their relationships, community, and world.


Leave the world in better shape than when I found it, without making a lot of fuss about it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Formerly nomadic, now sedentary, have always been welcoming and welcomed. I work by day at a public water agency. If I'm not out in the evening I'm puttering about making improvements and muttering.

I'm not specifically looking to hang out with you when I host you, but if we both want to go to the same underground punk show, kismet!

Also, 12-15 mile hikes are about my speed.


I was couchsurfing from long before the internet existed. You used to have to show up in a town, go to a tavern or cafe, and talk to people to find a place to stay. Or stay up all night, or sleep at the bus station or in a park/cemetery.


creeks, coffee, whiskey, photography, bike tours, finding out what is really going on.

Music, Movies, and Books

I will ask you about local bands from where you are from.

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a fair bit about preserving food, so depending on time of year there may be canning, krauting, or curing going on. House has first permitted residential greywater system in Oakland, and a garden.

Depending on timing, there might be a volunteer tree planting for you to go to with a group I work with.

I have a bear canister you can borrow.

Countries I’ve Visited

Guatemala, Malaysia, Mexico, Palestine

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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