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  • 71 References 56 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Russian
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • attorney
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  • From Atlanta, GA
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About Me

Music, Green Building and Eco-Biz in New Orleans

I've been involved with rebuilding in post-Katrina New Orleans (NOLA) 2006-2010

This past 4 years (2012-16) I've been getting back into nutrition, alternative health and eco-biz.

After spending the past 8 months surfing between Quebec and New England I`m thinking ``Hmmm ... maybe move up here for awhile ... at least split time between NOLA and the Northeast !!!``


Fall 2017 will be spent travelling again ... this time a West Coast visit ! It's been since before Hurricane Katrina since my last time out ... 17 years in wet and moldy NOLA may have caught up with me ... nothing that a drier climate can't remedy !

Every day is an adventure ...

When you forget , just remember !

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'll have to think about that a bit ...
well right now I'm travelling and hope to meet cool folks along the way.
Better for a local to show you around ...

I love when visitors come to NOLA ... good food, good music, good people !


Just got the e-mail site while sitting on a friend's couch in Brooklyn.

I've surfed with friends I know ...
I'm looking forward to new friends.

One year later and I can say I've met the most friendly people ever! I guess when you've got a travellin' bone
you tend to be open to new ideas and experiences !!!

8 years later and still rockin' out w/ CSrs ... despite the dramatic website changes ... and Air B'n'B defections ... lookin' forward to testing the CS waters on the West Coast


Music - Blues , alt rock , roots, country

Outdoors - Hiking , especially around water ... to cool down.

Healthy lifestyle - good food and relaxed people.

  • environment
  • dining
  • traveling
  • music
  • blues
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • surfing

Music, Movies, and Books

Maxim's Playlist IN Val-David !!!!!!!!

ATL - jodie grind, cat power,

CANADA - Les COLOCS , Alfa Rococco , Yalo Malo , Jean Le Loup!,les Canailles, Tuff Love, FEIST, BOARDS of CANADA

Theodore Cashmire, Duo Rock Guitare, Le Noir

VERMONT - Eames Brothers, Shane Brody,

Honky Tonk Tuesdays with Brett Hughes
& Friends


NOLA Radio Station - WWOZ

NOLA Clubs - Anything on Frenchmen Street, Spotted Cat, Maple Leaf, Tipitina's,

NOLA Bands - Kermit Ruffins , Bonerama , Rebirth , Soul Rebels, Joe Krown, George Porter, Jr., Ingrid Lucia, Sasha Mazakowsky, Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk, Neville Brothers, Papa John Gros, Radiators, Dr. John, Dave Torkenowsky.

Louisiana Bands - Sonny Landreth , Beausoleil, Givers, Tab Benoit, Feufollet

Louisiana Festivals -
New Orleans Jazz Festival
Festivals Internationals
Festivals Acadiens
Black Pot Festival
Poboy Festival
Bayou Boogaloo
Wednesdays on the Square (NOLA)

Asheville Club - Mo Daddy's

Asheville Bands - Ty Nemecek , The Last Call , Elonzo
Dehlia Low, Blue Rags

U.S. -
Jimmy Buffett , Lou Reed , Lynnard Synnard ,
most 60's-70's guitar rock
B.B. King , Mofro , Johnny Cash,
Phish, Creedence, The Doors, Grateful Dead, ... and the road goes ever on and on

Int'l -
Raveonettes , AC/DC , Led Zepplin , U2
Ravi Shankar, The Kinks

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Getting snowed-in New Years 5 years ago on a lake outside of Stockholm.

Getting snowed in last week in NJ !!!!

Hangin' out in a cabin in Val-David, Quebec.

US Route 2 in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Seen the TOTAL ECLIPSE for 2.5 minutes !!!!!!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

Along the way, especially during 2010, I'm finding many CSrs reinventing themselves. I'm connecting dots in a way that I've only dreamed, connecting my passions and profession ... this includes music, food, health, environment and entrepreneurial activity.
Now that it's 2017 , this groove is getting deeper ...

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good story or two , a night on the town , a day out travelling , a meal - home cooked or at a restaurant with a menu of recipes better than my cooking (which has improved since living in NOLA and Montreal!)

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Croatia, Estonia, France, Greece, Haiti, Italy, Jamaica, Monaco, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United States

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