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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Tennis Professional, Entrepreneur and Life Coach
  • B.A. Psychology
  • From Santa Monica, CA, USA
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About Me


To explore all the great things that Western NC has to offer and meet some cool like minded folks!


I just got married at the end of April 2017 and am stoked to be here in Asheville! I love meeting new people, period.

I'm a very laid back guy born and raised in Santa Monica. My name is super French, Jean-Michel(not ending in lle) but I speak english like an american. So I won't sound like, "I sink zis, i sink zat". One of these days I will learn. In the last few years I have done some traveling off and on. Lived in Honolulu, lived in NYC for over half a year. After just living in Manhattan Beach, CA for 2 years and Kailua, HI, my fiancé and now Asheville.

I’m just started a Ping Pong business called Pong AVL where we run events and rentals.

* I'm also one of the Producers on the newly released Couchsurfing related documentary "One Couch at a Time" It's available for purchase here for only $2.95!


To not live it like many other people who are overworked, and don't realize they're more important things in life such as friendships, family(if you like yours) and having memories and experiences.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING I like showing people around. To house other surfers when I can. I enjoy meeting new people, especially from other countries. Mainly just doing what I would want someone to do for me. COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE I got helped out for a night in Philly, met some cool people for a day in my hometown of Santa Monica, Crashed in Oxford, Ms, Night in Dallas, Athens, Ga, Baton Rouge, La.. Columbus, Oh.. St. Mary's, Ga.. Eugene, Or, Toronto, Red Bluff, Ca.. CouchCrash NYC 09, San Diego road trip with Celine and Mel. All over Europe for 2 months. Meeting visitors in LA and now, Asheville, when I can.


Traveling obviously, sports, concerts, movies, meeting new people and expanding my social circle.

  • documentaries
  • concerts
  • movies
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • sports
  • world cup
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

The Motorcycle Diaries, In Bruges, Slumdog Millionaire, Into the Wild, American History X, Dumb and Dumber, Donnie Darko, City Island, Glastonbury, a bunch more.. Radiohead, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Alt-J, Arcade Fire(Suburbs) Tame Impala, STS9, Bonobo, Pretty Lights, STRFKR, much more...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Semi-finals of the World Cup in Munich, Skydived in Colorado, Seen Rage Against the Machine in Melbourne, Drove around the U.S. for 100 days in a 20 year old RV. Traveled for 75 days in Dubai and Europe with no mobile phone.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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