I am a talkative and energetic person who loves to explore, try new things, and see what's out there! I have a passion for food, travel, animals, and helping people. I earned my Bachelor's degree from UNC Chapel Hill and my Master's degree from the University of Illinois and I'm licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of North Carolina. Short version: I'm a mental health therapist and I know neat tricks like listening, relaxation, and putting unsafe people into therapeutic holds. I've lived and studied in Australia and India and my ultimate goal is to serve in international social work.
I have an amazing partner who has stood by me through the best and the worst, and as my favorite and constant companion he is likely to come along on my adventures! As an artist and graphic designer, he is honestly one of the most talented and creative people I have ever known. We've got some pretty eclectic tastes including ultimate frisbee, homebrewing, board games, art and music, cooking, movies, kayaking, contra-dancing, and more! We're happy to share your interests too.
As a traveler, I can be pretty low-key or book a full agenda by the day. And as a guest in your home, I am happy to be flexible and work within your lifestyle, at least for a few days! I can be independent and unobtrusive or you can show me the best local hole-in-the-wall restaurants, breweries, shops, or museums. Since I have an irregular job schedule during the week, I tend to stay up late at night and sleep in, and I really enjoy TV, music, or reading in the evening to wind down. I'm clean and respectful of other people's spaces, and I'm great with lists. Meaning if you like things a certain way, leave me a list and I'll do my best to make it happen before I go!