I like to think that even though I am constantly traveling, living, and working in new places around the world I still approach people with the trust and familiarity I did growing up in the small Wisconsin town I hail from. Since I graduated college, my curiosity, sense of adventure, and my work as an urban planner and designer has brought me to live and work throughout the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Exploration is constant for me: Even when I'm not traveling I'm exploring my city, exploring in books, exploring in newspapers and current events, exploring through art, and exploring with foods. I'm also a passionate cyclist, snowboarder, X-C skier, and wilderness traveler. I want to get better at sailing.
As a guest and traveler I am always interested in making personal connections in new places. I usually travel for work to several different continents per year and I always try to take some time to travel on my own, usually on a bike or on foot, when I visit somewhere. I am very clean & respectful of others whether I am a guest or a host. I've traveled through dozens of countries on a bicycle and everywhere I went I found that it was help and advice of random people along the way that made the difference. I very much like that now my girlfriend, Karine, and I can host travelers in our Washington apartment and help them enjoy their explorations in our city.