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Ofelia Avalos, 36

Occupation: Civil engineer
Favorite TV show: “CSI: Las Vegas” 
Favorite athlete: Oscar De La Hoy
Favorite local restaurant: Mikuni
Last book read: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
When I grow up, I want to be: A great saxophone player
Bump into me at: Starbucks, Zócalo



Christina Birdsall, 26
Occupation: Consultant/aspiring actress.
I grew up in: Kansas—graduated high school in a class of 50.
Hobbies: Eating, posting comedy shorts on YouTube.
Favorite local restaurant: Lucca.
Best concert: Elton John.
Secret talent: I can wiggle my ears.
Best vacation spot: Anywhere they don’t speak English, a beach isn’t too far and there is a jungle.



 Becca Breining, 24
Occupation: Dancer, Sacramento Kings Dance Team
Perfect date: Candlelit dinner on an exotic beach followed by a massage
Secret talent: I make a great impersonator
Favorite TV show: “Intervention” on A&E
Favorite local restaurant: Mikuni downtown
Favorite books: Jack Canfield’s Key To Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide To Creating the Life of Your Dreams by Jack Canfield and D.D. Watkins, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Bump into me at: The Park Ultra Lounge, Arco Arena



Jessica Cardinale, 29
Occupation: Assistant
Turn-on: Positive people
Perfect date: Dinner (somewhere vegetarian) and then out on the town, a casino, IMAX movie or bowling
Relationship deal breaker: Someone who does not want to have children
Favorite athletes: Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles (big Eagles fan) and Jimmie Johnson (#48 NASCAR race car driver)
Best concert: Journey
Favorite form of exercise: I love hiking or jogging outdoors; indoors, I like taking weightlifting classes



Ashley Fehrmann, 24
Occupation: Development manager
Perfect date: Coffee and dessert
Hobbies: Crafting, sightseeing, shoe shopping
Favorite local restaurant: Mason’s
Favorite book: The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler
Last meal on Earth: Chocolate chip cookies
Bump into me at: 24 Hour Fitness, G.V. Hurley’s. 



Helene Hyllen, 45
Occupation: Social worker.
Relationship deal breakers: Racism, sexism.
Favorite local restaurant: Sushi Cafe.
Best concert: Jane’s Addiction.
Favorite movie: Pan’s Labyrinth.
Best vacation spot: Sweden.
Favorite form of exercise: Hiking.



Katrina Hyllen, 39
Occupation: Facility manager.
Typical Sunday morning: Coffee, a little “SpongeBob,” go for a walk, get the paper, watch a movie, hang out with friends and family.
Favorite TV show: “Lost.”
Favorite local restaurant: Moxie.
Best concert: Jane’s Addiction at the Memorial Auditorium, 1997.
Last book read: The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
Bump into me at: California Family Fitness, Compton’s, Coffee Works, McKinley Park, Pine Cove, G.V. Hurley’s.



Camille Marie Lasky, 35
Occupation: Operations support analyst (facilities and procurement) for a local bank.
Turn-ons: Sense of humor, a great smile.
Hobbies: Golf, running, decorating my house, spending time with family and friends. 
Favorite local restaurant: Lucca.
Typical Sunday morning: Sleep in a bit, go for a run and then head off to church (most of the time).
Best concert: Maroon 5.
Last meal on Earth: The sliders at Bistro 33, a fantastic glass of wine (I am open to suggestions) and the banana/phyllo dessert at Lucca.



Twlia Laster, 40
Occupation: Owner of a strategic marketing and event coordination business.
I grew up: Nationally and internationally—a proud Air Force brat.
Turn-ons: Confidence, humility, quiet strength.
Favorite local restaurant: The Kitchen. 
Secret talent: Reasoning with and understanding children/teens.
Best concert: Berkeley Jazz Festival, 2008.
Bump into me at: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, The Home Grown Soul Show at Marilyn’s.



Lesley Anel Leatherwood, 46
Occupation: Marketing executive
Hobbies: Dancing, gardening, cooking, reading, web searching
Favorite athlete: Muhammad Ali
Favorite concert: Earth, Wind & Fire
Secret Favorite movie: An Officer and a Gentleman
Typical Sunday morning: Sleeping in, waking up to a great big cup of hot tea and reading the Sunday newspaper
Last book read: Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen



Elena Morelli, 34
Occupation: Spa owner
Perfect date: A candlelit dinner on the beach, live music and Champagne
Hobbies: Meditating, reading, cooking.
est concert: Justin Timberlake with Christina Aguilera
Typical Sunday morning: During football season, make breakfast for my dad and watch the New York Giants play
Secret talent: I have a photographic memory
Bump into me at: California Family Fitness, Zuda Yoga, Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Aura



Amber Murry, 32
Occupation: Vice president of marketing and communications for a local nonprofit.
Turn-on: Confidence.
Turnoff: Bad table manners.
Fears: Balloons, scary movies and Renaissance fairs.
Favorite athlete: Joe Montana.
Favorite form of exercise: Kickboxing.
Bump into me at: 24 Hour Fitness, Starbucks, Big Spoon, Streets of London.



Delores Paulsen, 58
Occupation: Semi-retired
Hobbies: Relaxing with a good book, getting some fresh air on the golf course, showing off my dance moves! 
Turn-on: A great smile
Turnoff: Lack of self-confidence
Favorite TV show: I don’t watch much TV, but I do make time for the Academy Awards
Favorite local restaurant: Scott’s Seafood
Best concert: Sir Paul McCartney



Tiffany “Tess” Shultz, 36
Occupation: Attorney.
Perfect date: Wine tasting, followed by couples spa treatments, followed by dinner with a view, followed by a play at B Street Theatre (preferably one where Elisabeth Nunziato and Jason Kuykendall fall madly in love—again).
Turn-ons: Wit, intellect, kindness and, most importantly, a smoldering scent.
Turnoff: Men who frequently reapply ChapStick. (What is with that?)
Typical Sunday morning: Power walk through Arden Park with my best friend, brunch at Ettore’s and the 11:30 a.m. service at Spiritual Life Center.
Last meal on Earth: La Bou raspberry scone and coconut coffee. (I plan on expiring midmorning.)
Bump into me at: Sacramento Comedy Spot, California Family Fitness, Happy Day Spa, ComedySportz shows, Tower Cafe, Yogurt Monkey.



Staci Tsuda, 31
Occupation: Project manager
Hobbies: International travel, wining and dining, perusing the stock market
Best vacation spot: The destination varies, but it would include my backpack, passport, a credit card and no itinerary
Secret talent: Making a mess in under a minute! 
Favorite form of exercise: Snowboarding, wakeboarding—something with a board, I guess
Fear: Losing a loved one
Last meal on Earth: A casserole only my father makes and an excellent glass of red wine



Matt Brewer, 22
Occupation:Web/graphic designer
I grew up in: Sacramento, but I was born in Houston, so I’m a Texan at heart
Best vacation spot: Tahoe
Secret Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge!
Favorite books: Blue Like Jazz and Searching for God Knows What, both by Donald Miller
Favorite local restaurant: Mikuni
Favorite form of exercise: Bicycling and burpies!
Anything that will push me to my limits



Paul Danczyk, 33
Occupation: Associate director at a local college extension/recent Ph.D. graduate, University of Pittsburgh. 
Fears: Ski lifts, fatty beef.
Hobbies: Painting, gardening.
Favorite local restaurant: Lucca.
Best concert: Alison Krauss.
Best vacation spot: Seattle. 
When I grow up, I want to be: An entomologist.



Jeff Le, 27
Occupation: Eighth-grade math and science teacher.
Perfect date: Dinner and dancing.
Turn-on: Sense of humor.
Best concert: Toby Keith.
Last book read: Language: the Social Mirror by Elaine Chaika.
Favorite form of exercise: Competitive sports.
Last meal on Earth: Sushi.  



Alex Leon, 30
Occupation: Attorney at law concentrating on bankruptcy, foreclosure and debt settlement
Secret talent: Juggling
Favorite local restaurant: Zócalo
Turn-on: Good spelling and grammar
Turnoff: Bad spelling and grammar
When I grow up, I want to be: A kid again
Last meal on Earth: My grandmother’s secret pasta



Jeff Nettleton, 25
Occupation: Engineer specializing in transportation
Perfect date: Dinner at a good restaurant with fun conversation and a walk downtown afterward to go grab some ice cream
Hobbies: Playing soccer and other sports, exploring other countries, taking road trips, snowboarding, attending concerts
Fear: Public speaking
When I grow up, I want to be: Married
Favorite books: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly. 



Les Pierce, 41
Occupation: Flight attendant
Best concert: Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour 1990
Favorite local restaurant: Thai Basil
Favorite movie: Dreamgirls
Best vacation spot: Brussels, Belgium
Last meal on Earth: Steak and potatoes with asparagus
Bump into me at: Ink, 33rd Street Bistro, Table 260, The Depot



Chris Podesta, 31
Occupation: Tennis pro/Realtor.
Hobbies: Golf, tennis, skiing, fishing, camping, mountain biking, hiking.
Secret talent: Back rubs.
Relationship deal breaker: When a girl tries to change me. 
Favorite local restaurant: Austins Steakhouse.
Best concert: Grateful Dead at Cal Expo, 1993.
Favorite books: Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, both by Jon Krakauer.



Luca Powell, 27
Occupation: Salon/spa owner.
I grew up in: Sacramento—born, raised, left and returned.
Turn-on: Outgoing, witty, athletic men with a twisted sense of humor.
Turnoff: In general, any combination of the seven deadly sins outside of moderation.
Fears: Steep heights, velvet, germs, infants, ignorant people.
Secret talent: Hand-balancing on raised blocks.
When I grow up, I want to be: More involved with the community and working less. 
Bump into me at: Face & Body Emporium, Starbucks, Pozsar’s Gymnastics, Yoga Loka, 24 Hour Fitness, Badlands.



Jeffrey Rempfer, 38
Occupation: Firefighter/wine bar owner
Perfect date: A day of thrill rides at an amusement park
Hobbies: Dirt biking, wakeboarding, snowboarding
Fear: Climbing tall ladders
Typical Sunday morning: Wishing I had woken up earlier to go to church
Relationship deal breaker: Bad attitude
Favorite form of exercise: Swimming



Miguel G. Sanchez, 47
Occupation: Director of admissions at a design academy
Secret talent: I can juggle
Favorite athlete: Muhammad Ali
Best concert: Parliament Funkadelic
Secret Favorite movie: The Wizard of Oz
Favorite books: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter, What Makes the Great Great by Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D.
When I grow up, I want to be: A motivational speaker. 



Jimmy Spencer, 25
Occupation: Public relations coordinator/high school basketball coach. 
Hobby: Writing funny jokes on sticky notes and leaving them for friends—and strangers.
Secret talent: Roshambo. (I rarely go rock.)
Best vacation spot: Roaming around Lake Tahoe.
Favorite form of exercise: Marathons. I don’t run them, but I like to hand out cups of water to the runners.
When I grow up, I want to be: Successful in family and career—and still having as much fun as I am now. 
Last meal on Earth: I’m a sucker for fortune cookies, but that would seem like an inappropriate time.



Jake Weir, 26
Occupation: Civil engineer.
Hobby: Cooking. 
Turn-ons: Confidence, intelligence, natural beauty.
Favorite local restaurant: La Bonne Soupe Cafe.
Best concert: Warped Tour with Green Day, Unwritten Law and Weezer.
When I grow up, I want to be: Retired in a baseball city.
Bump into me at: Tapa the World/Kasbah Lounge, Safeway on R Street, Rubicon Brewing Company, R15, Lounge on 20, 24 Hour Fitness downtown.



Ali Youssefi, 26
Occupation: Real estate developer
Turn-on: A girl who’s smart, witty and can kick my butt in Scrabble
Best concert: Tossup between Gipsy Kings at the Greek Theatre (Berkeley) and Tim McGraw in Nashville—but Kanye and Jay-Z run my iPod
Favorite books: Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, Power Game: The Art of DW by Chet
When I grow up, I want to be: A dad.
Last meal on Earth: Persian food at home with my family


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