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Issue Date: February 2014

Single in the City

Edited by Jillian Kramer; Photography by Jeff Downie; Interviews by James Bigley II, Joe Boyle, Ryllie Danylko, Kristen Hampshire, Sheehan Hannan, John Hitch, Kara Kissell, Jillian Kramer, Jon Miller, Cassie Neiden and Brittney Schmies; Styling by Jacqueline Clemens
Angelica Campos, 27

Fox 8 News meteorologist
Biggest fear: Jumping off diving boards, especially the tall ones. I did the Tough Mudder, and I forget how tall that one was — I think 30 feet. I had to pretend somebody pushed me.

Kristin Hudak, 38

Compliance risk officer
My hero: My grandmother, Lida. She came to this country not knowing much English, and I just admire her bravery and that she built a life and a family here.

Paul Purdy, 28

Community events senior manager
On my bucket list: I love traveling and cycling, so I want to bike through Europe. It's about getting over the initial freak-out moment of pushing yourself and not having someone else to do it [with] and just taking the plunge.

Brittany Hill, 26

Nordstrom assistant manager
On death row, my last meal would be: Filet mignon and a lobster tail. And red velvet cheesecake.

David Prabhu, 26

Biomedical engineer
Once-in-a-lifetime moment: When I went to India in 2011. Going back and seeing all my relatives, seeing what it's developed into, was crazy.

Reese Holcomb, 22

Cleveland Gladiators dancer
Hidden talent: I would say — aside from rocking out in the car with the music turned up — that I know how to ride a motorcycle. I have my motorcycle license.

Adam Bostwick, 30

Executive chef and co-owner of Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen
The perfect date: Eating in a nice restaurant and just enjoying each other's company to the point where it doesn't feel like you're actually on a date — it just feels like you're there with somebody that's a friend.

Christine Gallowan, 42

Cosmetic and medical tattoo artist
Dream vacation: I want to go to Alaska, but I want to do it on a cruise. I want to fish and try to catch some salmon and eat it right there.

Henry C. Hill Jr., 51

Procurement and distribution supervisor
My bad habit: I stay up too late watching SportsCenter when I should be going to bed, because I've got to get up and go to work early.

Bryan Lerg, 27

Lake Erie Monsters left winger
If I won the Mega Millions, I'd spend it on: I'm pretty sure no one would ever see me again, but I would probably buy a really badass yacht and disappear for a couple years. Just go travel the world in a yacht.

Evan Ishida, 36

KnowledgePost co-founder
If I had one wish: I wish that you didn't need to sleep in order to be healthy because there are too many exciting things I could be doing.

Tyler Adams, 22

The Moxies bass player
Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Playing at the Agora Ballroom in front of a sold-out show, like 700 people. It was quite the feeling.

Nicole Thomas, 30

Field organizer
I can't live without: A book in my bed. Even if I don't read very much, or just a couple pages, there's something very ritualistic around having a book in my bed.

Elizabeth Pruitt, 37

The perfect date: Going to Cedar Point and grabbing dinner afterward. My favorite ride is the Magnum. It's fast and sleek and been around forever.

Kenny Roda, 50

TV and radio sportscaster
You'd never guess: That a guy from Pittsburgh would be accepted by the sports fans in Cleveland and do 21 years of being on the radio.

Katie Greenlee, 41

Dream job: I'm doing it. I love my job. I learn something new everyday, I take care of and teach patients, and I get to teach the next generation of clinical pharmacists.

John Schubert, 45

Senior financial consultant
One-in-a-lifetime moment: In Hawaii, in a helicopter with no doors, flying through the mountains and volcanoes in Kauai and seeing all the waterfalls. I was scared, but I took some great pictures with my iPhone. It was amazing.

Cynthia Deering, 60

Deering Vintage owner
Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Singing a duet with Harry Nilsson at the [Hotel] Bel-Air in Beverly Hills at the piano.

Laura Volpini, 36

My guilty pleasure: I do not walk my dogs. I drive them around and take them on car rides. These are planned car rides. I have two [dogs], a Pekingese toy poodle named Cesar and a Yorkshire terrier toy poodle named Brutus.

Tobenna "Toby" Nwizu, 36

Most romantic thing you've ever done: I am a romantic at heart, so when I'm with a girl I like to try to show love and buy flowers and stuff like that all the time.


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