WEB EXCLUSIVE: Single in Sacramento

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Think all the good ones are taken? Hardly! We introduce you to 39 local eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. If you see someone who strikes your fancy, send an e-mail—with the single’s name you want to contact in the subject line—to response@sacmag.com. Your message will be forwarded to that individual. And be sure to read up on 24 more singles in the February issue of Sacramento magazine—or click on Single in Sacramento to see them online now!

See 24 Singles featured in this month’s magazine.

CHRISTIAN ADAME, 27

Manager of Lifelong Learning program for a local museum

The perfect weekend should always include: Music and great food.

My best trait: Dependability.

Dating deal-breaker: Machismo.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: 20th and K.

In high school, I was: Ready for college.

NICK AVEDESIAN, 28

Restaurant consultant

Dating deal-breaker: When she’s not open to being adventurous with her sushi.

Phone, text or e-mail: Phone is the best; I like to hear the emotion tied to a conversation.

In high school, I was: Not rebellious at all!

My heart melts when: I watch Rudy get carried off the field at the end of the movie.

Specialty in the kitchen: I make the best rice pilaf ever.

TORI BLICKLE, 49

Software analyst

The perfect weekend should always include: Waking up one morning with no alarm clocks and buckwheat pancakes at Pancake Circus.

My best trait: I’m a good listener.

In high school, I was: On the Honor Roll.

Something quirky about me: I have a circular saw and know how to use it.

Specialty in the kitchen: My fabulous pre-race pasta dish.

JANET L. BUTTS, 45

Equal employment opportunity counselor

The perfect weekend should always include: Great company, conversation, the sounds of Ledisi and a glass of Chardonnay.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Riverside Clubhouse after a long day at work, munching on their great happy hour appetizers.

In high school, I was: Athletic, a cheerleader and as skinny as a toothpick.

Something quirky about me: I can watch the Food Network all day long and not write down a single recipe.

My heart melts when: I receive a text from the person I’m dating, saying he cannot stop thinking about me.

EMILIE CAMERON, 28

Account coordinator for a public affairs firm

The perfect weekend should always include: Sleeping in, friends and lots of laughter.

Dating deal-breaker: Jerks! Being rude to me or anyone else is a complete turnoff.

In high school, I was: Very active—student government, volleyball, soccer, social fun—and I could sing along to every Britney/Backstreet Boys song on the radio!

My heart melts when: When guys do the simple things, like open my door or laugh at my jokes.

Specialty in the kitchen: Banana bread—it truly is amazing!

ANDREW “DREW” COMPOGINIS, 28

Attorney

The perfect weekend should always include: Live music.

Phone, text or e-mail: I like passing notes.

Favorite day-trip destination: Carmel. It’s far, but worth it.

Something quirky about me: I can imitate any accent.

My heart melts when: I see those SPCA commercials. Damn you, Sarah McLachlan!

BETHANY CROUCH, 29

Morning reporter, “FOX40 Live”

The perfect weekend should always include: Exercise, preferably outside.

My best trait: My enthusiasm—I’m always up for an adventure.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: 58 Degrees.

Something quirky about me: I almost always have a protein bar within arm’s reach

My heart melts when: I’m around animals. I don’t discriminate: Furry, feathered or finned, I love them all.

CARLIE DAVIS, 27

Event planner/pre-med student

The perfect weekend should always include: The beach, Sauvignon Blanc and scary movies.

Dating deal-breaker: Bad manners.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Paesanos.

In high school, I was: Breaking bones and breaking hearts on the girls wrestling team.

My heart melts when: I see men buying flowers.

DUSTIN DAVIS, 27

Project manager

The perfect weekend should always include: Sunny days, the beach, great friends and a boom box.

Dating deal-breaker: Dirt in the nails.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Any non-Starbucks coffeehouse.

Something quirky about me: I never wear white socks.

Specialty in the kitchen: I’ve mastered the art of the sandwich and salad.

GINA DHADDEY, 23

Account executive in sales

My best trait: I’m very determined to achieve my goals.

Dating deal-breaker: Insecurity.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Punch Line Comedy Club—it’s always a lot of laughs!

Favorite day-trip destination: Napa.

Something quirky about me: I have always wanted to open up a fruit stand.

SARAH ESSARY, 23

Public relations coordinator for a hotel and restaurant

The perfect weekend should always include: Traveling, live music, food and wine.

My best trait: My humor—having a good laugh is essential to my daily routine.

Something quirky about me: I’m a sucker for chocolate soda.

My heart melts when: A guy surprises me with flowers.

Specialty in the kitchen: Pumpkin pancakes with caramelized bananas.

LIZ GONZALEZ, 48

Audit manager

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Sapporo Grill.

In high school, I was: Quiet and studious.

Favorite day-trip destination: Wine tasting in Lodi, Clarksburg or the foothills. Why go to Napa when we have great wine nearby?

Something quirky about me: I keep my spices in alphabetical order.

Specialty in the kitchen: My kids love my homemade buttermilk waffles topped with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream. My friends love it when I bring over my hot artichoke dip.

HILARY HINCHEY, 29

Fashion design assistant

The perfect weekend should always include: Getting together with my friends, a great yoga class and a soy latte from Starbucks.

In high school, I was: More shy and reserved than I am now.

Something quirky about me: When I’m feeling stressed, I take all the clothes out of my closet and rearrange them according to color.

My heart melts when: I see a really cute puppy. I am such a dog lover!

Specialty in the kitchen: Brownies—I have the most amazing recipe.

AARON PATRICK HOSMER, 26

Engineer in training

The perfect weekend should always include: Something memorable to relive on Monday morning.

My best trait: My inquisitive nature.

Dating deal-breaker: Constant text messaging.

Favorite day-trip destination: Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz.

Specialty in the kitchen: Bouillabaisse with a squeeze of lemon and a smidge of cilantro.

ERIN JOHNSON, 30

Asset manager

The perfect weekend should always include: Good wine and even better company.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: A nice walk around McKinley park with a cup of coffee.

In high school, I was: Best-dressed, which still applies.

Favorite day-trip destination: Wine tasting.

My heart melts when: I see a French bulldog.

ERIK R. JORGENSEN, 32

Ad agency director/pro sports team music operator/charitable event entrepreneur

The perfect weekend should always include: Good friends, great memories.

Dating deal-breaker: Unwillingness to try new things (example: refusing to go in the batting cages).

In high school, I was: League batting champion and state champion in baseball. (Sunset High School, Beaverton, Ore.)

Something quirky about me: I never kill spiders indoors—or outdoors, for that matter. I guess I don’t kill spiders in general. I do take them outside, though.

My heart melts when: I see someone help someone else in need.

STEPHANIE KRISIAK, 34

School counselor

The perfect weekend should always include: Laughter, wine, food and friends.

Dating deal-breaker: Smoker.

In high school, I was: Awkward.

Something quirky about me: I love to go fishing and camping.

My heart melts when: I meet a guy who is good with kids and animals and likes to cook.

ELIZABETH LAKE, 36

Showroom manager for a lighting/home accessories store

The perfect weekend should always include: Mimosas and Disneyland.

Dating deal-breaker: Bad manners.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Riverside Clubhouse.

Something quirky about me: I feel the need to alphabetize almost everything.

My heart melts when: I see my 7-year-old niece snuggling with my two black Labs.

KATHIE LaLONDE, 56

IT project manager

The perfect weekend should always include: Sunshine, hiking and laughter.

My best trait: When handed lemons, I make lemonade.

In high school, I was: Just a little on the crazy side.

Favorite day-trip destination: San Francisco.

Specialty in the kitchen: Pasta puttanesca.

DEBBIE LISSY, 47

Crime prevention officer

The perfect weekend should always include: Shopping, great food, a good glass of wine and loved ones.

Phone, text or e-mail: Phone—more personal.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: On the river.

In high school, I was: A cheerleader.

Something quirky about me: I like listening to the water running in the bathroom sink.

BRANDY LITT, 30

Real estate escrow and short-sale coordinator

The perfect weekend should always include: A good home-cooked meal, a bottle of red wine, and cuddling up on the couch with your man, a good movie and a bowl of popcorn.

My best trait: Simplicity and order, which I learned from being an EMT firefighter. In high school I was: A five-sport athlete and Miss Escalon.

Favorite day trip destination: Monterey—I love the beach and Cannery Row.

Something quirky about me: I always try to act tough even though I am a softy at heart!

RYAN LUCIA, 32

Vice president of business development for a home loan company/musician

The perfect weekend should always include: Good food paired with wine and/or beer, some adventure, some live music and good friends.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: MIX downtown.

In high school, I was: An athlete, a singer, a saxophonist, a scholar and involved in a lot of stuff.

Favorite day-trip destination: Carmel.

My heart melts when: My infant niece smiles when I sing to her.

CHAD MARTIN (aka FunChad), 39

Real estate broker/auctioneer

In high school, I was: Quarterback, rally commissioner and quite social.

Favorite day-trip destination: Mountain bike trails in the wine country, followed by, of course, the wineries.

Something quirky about me: I’d rather ride for two hours on my bike than run two miles.

My heart melts when: I’m watching the Pixar movie Up.

Specialty in the kitchen: Breakfast—it’s my absolute favorite meal, and I can make the kitchen explode with goodness.

SHAWN-MARIE McKINLEY, 47

Small-business owner

The perfect weekend should always include: A significant other, sunshine, the beach, wine and dogs.

Dating deal-breaker: Not paying for the first date.

Favorite day-trip destination: Carmel.

Something quirky about me: I daydream a lot.

My heart melts when: I experience a capable person reaching out to someone in need.

STACEY L. MOHLER, 34

Middle school science teacher

The perfect weekend should always include: Getting out and seeing the world.

My best trait: Loyalty.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: BJ’s Restaurant watching NFL Sunday football.

Something quirky about me: I can’t sleep unless my checkbook is balanced.

My heart melts when: I see one of my students succeed beyond their expectations.

SCOT MURDOCH, 28

News producer, KFBK NewsTalk 1530 AM

The perfect weekend should always include: A night of going out and having fun, followed by a night in.

My best trait: I’m very open and explorative.

In high school, I was: The guy who talked to everybody.

Favorite day-trip destination: Someplace with water in the summer and someplace with snow in the winter.

My heart melts when: Someone does something thoughtful for me that they did not have to.

BARBIE PAGET, 32

Executive assistant, California state auditor

The perfect weekend should always include: Friends, fun—like dancing—food, football and a nice long nap.

Dating deal-breaker: I’m tall, so being significantly shorter than me is a deal-breaker.

In high school, I was: Class clown meets math genius.

Something quirky about me: I separate my Skittles by color and eat them in order from least to most delicious: green, yellow, orange, purple, red.

Specialty in the kitchen: Corn Pops—I make them with or without milk!

TAMARA L. PAVLOCK, 40

Academic director of graphic design at a local college

My best trait: I think I have a spirit that makes people smile. Maybe it’s just a friendly face or a silly look in my eyes, but people really open up around me.

Dating deal-breaker: Lying.

In high school, I was: A track, cross country and soccer fanatic.

Favorite day-trip destination: Being so close to the wine country is exciting. I’ve been to a handful but am looking forward to going to more.

Specialty in the kitchen: Turkey chili.

HEIDI PERRY, 44

Elementary school principal

The perfect weekend should always include: Working out, football and traveling.

In high school, I was: Active and not as focused as I wish I had been.

Favorite day-trip destination: The beach.

Something quirky about me: I like things in their place and am very neat.

My heart melts when: Someone does something special for no reason.

JEANETTE PONCE,  49

Litigation assistant

The perfect weekend should always include: An invigorating workout.

My best trait: Great listener.

Phone, text or e-mail: Phone.

Something quirky about me: Mustard on everything!

My heart melts when: I reminisce about my daughter.

MIKE REGAN, 38

Business owner/professional MC/DJ

The perfect weekend should always include: Music.

Dating deal-breaker: Smoking.

In high school, I was: A late bloomer.

My heart melts when: I hear children laughing.

Specialty in the kitchen: Health food may be good for the conscience, but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.

KARI RICCI, 30

Attorney

The perfect weekend should always include: A morning jog followed by a fresh cup of coffee on the patio.

Dating deal-breaker: If you are a Dodgers fan!

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: The art galleries in midtown on Second Saturday.

In high school, I was: A band nerd.

My heart melts when: I see babies and they smile at me.

GEORGANNA SEDLAR, 38

Child psychologist

Dating deal-breaker: Starting a sentence with “It’s just like Glenn Beck always says . . . ”

In high school, I was: MVP of my tennis team. 
Favorite day-trip destination: The ocean, hands down, for a hike, some tide-pool exploring and a stop at a winery on the way home.


Something quirky about me: My affection for American bulldogs.

My heart melts when: A guy talks to a child at their level.

SHANE SIENES, 23

Insurance analyst/firefighter candidate

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: On the river, rafting.

In high school, I was: Shy.

Favorite day-trip destination: Tahoe.

Something quirky about me: I tend to iron everything I wear.

My heart melts when: I see Rachel McAdams on the big screen.

DONNA HADA SILVA, 53

Secretary for a high school counselor

The perfect weekend should always include: A long motorcycle ride on a Ducati sportbike.

Dating deal-breaker: An excessively controlling personality.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Summer night concerts at the Radisson.

In high school, I was: The social butterfly.

Favorite day-trip destination: AT&T Park for a San Francisco Giants baseball game.

FRANCINE TOURNOUR, 36


Department director, city of Sacramento

The perfect weekend should always include: Excellent food and great company.

In high school, I was: A jock.

Favorite day–trip destination: San Francisco.

Something quirky about me: I’m not attracted to a person based on their looks.

Specialty in the kitchen: Unwrapping the takeout container.

MARTY A. URANGA, 39

Airport economic development specialist

The perfect weekend should always include: Sun, good food and good company.

In high school, I was: Very Ferris Buellerish.

Something quirky about me: I have a lot of obscure/useless knowledge floating around up there.

My heart melts when: My daughter tells me she loves me.

Specialty in the kitchen: Stuffed manicotti.

KELLI WILSON, 40

Speaker/author/organizing consultant

The perfect weekend should always include: Good friends, food and dancing.

Favorite place to hang out in Sacramento: Old Town.

In high school, I was: Misbehavin’.

Something quirky about me: I sing really loudly in my car.

My heart melts when: I see my son or someone being kind to others.