Ed is a software engineer at Fidelity Life. Kari is co-founder of a publishing services company, Zyg Group. Arlo is in kindergarten and loves ice hockey and baseball.
We have a shy, low-maintenance (indoor-only) cat, Magnus, who we would ask you to feed and talk to in your best kitty voice. He’s super lovable and exceptionally low-maintenance. We also have a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Ruben, who we would board during your stay.
Ed grew up in Virginia and Kari in Oregon. In the past few decades, we have each been lucky to live in many cool places, including San Francisco, Bolivia, Nantucket, and Thailand. We have called Portland home since 2001 and can't imagine living anywhere else. We are a healthy, active family that loves to travel and have visitors in our home, and we're hoping to exchange with others with similar ideals. Our son is a well-behaved boy, and we have taught him to be respectful of other people’s homes and things. He would love to share his books and toys with your children!
We will consider only non-smokers, and we cannot consider outside pets (because we have one of our own). We do have a Volvo XC70 that we would consider as part of the exchange. We look forward to hearing from you and will do everything we can to make your stay in our home comfortable and memorable.