Hi! I am a PhD researcher, teaching assistant and father of 2 (2 & 5 years old). I love spending time at the beach with my partner Kerrie and the kids. I enjoy live music but I also enjoy getting out of the city and going hiking. Right now my favourite destinations outside Australia are Portland, Oregon and Ecuador - I travelled to both these places with my family last year and had a visiting scholar position at Portland State Uni. I am an organised, independent and easygoing guest. My travel at the moment is for work so I am interviewing and attending workshops etc most days. In my work I am comparing environmental programs in Brisbane Australia (my home town) and Portland, Oregon. I get to meet a lots of interesting people who are involved! On request I can provide a reference from my university or from the woman we stayed with in SE Portland last year.