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DC Everest Senior High, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Chicago, Illinois, United States · Member since February 2012
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I am an entrepreneur in innovation consulting. I'm originally from Wisconsin, but have lived in Michigan, Texas and Tokyo over the past 20 years. My husband and I are soon leaving Chicago to shift to a 'mobile lifestyle', staying in shared properties like airbnbs around the world, for several years. My husband Brian is Scottish and came to Chicago to get his foot in the door in the American blues scene, getting a visa through a full-time unpaid volunteer program working with the the homeless. When I met him, he was working in and living above a soup kitchen facility with a group of other European kids ten years his junior, just to play blues guitar with people he admires. We just launched his first album, so now we are going to build his fan base in other countries, since I can work anywhere I have a good internet connection and an international airport. Our new lifestyle means traveling as much as we can afford, finding other artists that Brian can learn from, and developing my network of creative thinkers.

Since I travel a lot for work, I have learned that I prefer to rent apartments to feel more at home and to be in more "local' neighborhoods. When I lived part-time in Tokyo, I used to rent out my apartment when I was back in the States, and it afforded my guests the more local experience. During that time, I really appreciated people who were respectful of my things. I will do the same for yours and take very good care of your space, if we rent from you.

We also love recommendations about local restaurants or places to go out, if you have time! And if you are ever in Chicago or Glasgow, we're happy to introduce with our friends there and recommend the best finds in each city!