I'm an American, recently relocated from the Upper Midwest (Michigan/Minnesota/South Dakota) to Melbourne. I travel for work and pleasure and have enjoyed seeing quite a bit of the world. At the moment, most of my time is taken up with being a first year faculty member at the university, lots of teaching and doing research/evaluation projects. When I can squeeze in some free time I read, watch movies, bike, coach or play volleyball, and blog (so my family knows I'm still alive). I enjoy folks with a good sense of humor and an easy going attitude. American English is my only language, though I've dabbled in a few others. I enjoy training my ear to different accents and expressions, and learning about other cultures, so I'm likely to ask questions about yours and you're welcome to ask questions about mine.
When I'm your host, I am happy to answer your questions, help you get oriented to my neighborhood and the city, and/or hang out and chat.
When I'm your guest, I'm happy to follow the rules of your house and communicate clearly about my plans as they affect you.