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Overview

  • 2 references 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2023
  • Musician, Lighting Technician, Jack-of-all-Trades
  • Johnson State College
  • From USA
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About Me

Hello! I'm a passionate creative who loves to write music, enjoy nature, cook delicious food, and compete in Magic the Gathering tournaments. I grew up homeschooled (eldest of 7!), spent several years in theater, and now am getting my music career back on track post-pandemic (mostly!)

I'm a fascinating combination of Type-A work work work and chill with whatever. Always game to lend a hand! Communication is my number 1 value.

I have an incredible partner, Hana, with whom I tour and travel together. We're on track to have visited every one of the contiguous 48 states before we turn 30!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Hana and I are travelling the country this summer to tour our acoustic duo act, something we've been dreaming of doing for years. In late 2019/early 2020 we were planning a national DIY tour together for summer 2020, which of course means that we did not get to live out that dream. Having lived in New England our entire lives (Boston for her, Vermont for me), part of the trip was looking for a new home and Flagstaff AZ was at the top of the list. Despite the pandemic and lockdown, we decided to give Flagstaff a try anyway. After only 3 months however we had to abandon these plans due to health and financial circumstances. Since then, we've been in a state of limbo with Nashville having become our defacto home base after serving as a refuge for us in the fall/winter of that year after Hana had a long-anticipated wrist surgery. A few more surgeries, travel adventures, and COVID regulation changes later and we are finally ready to spread our wings, fly away from Music City, and rediscover ourselves on the national tour we dreamt of just a few years ago.
Couchsurfing will serve as another tool in our journey to help facilitate ease on our travels. Saving pennies will be crucial and what better way to do so than to be able to stay with kind folks from around the country and share these stories and experiences with them.

Interests

  • music
  • travelling
  • performing
  • magic the gathering
  • writing music
  • helping others
  • twitch streaming

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

In March of 2020 when mine and all of my contemporaries' gigs were being cancelled and everything around COVID was so uncertain, I became aware of the extra need that Foodbanks would be experiencing with so many people unable to work or bring in the resources they might need. I spent about a week and a half planning, prepping, organizing, and designing, and with the help of my brother Isaac (an E-Sports technical director/producer by trade) we put on a live-streamed music festival in which multiple acts "beamed" in from their own locations and were broadcast onto one stream. We hosted 15 musical acts and 3 interviews over a 12-hr day. Hundreds of people watched from all around the country and together we raised over $2400 for the Vermont Foodbank!
You can check out the highlight reel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6jNBzzmfKA

What I Can Share with Hosts

Hana and I would be happy to share stories of our travels and adventures with you! We've driven laps around the country and written so so many songs about our lives and stories. If there's time during our visit we'd love to share our music with you as well (if you'd like to hear it of course!)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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