Sizzlin’ Singles Rockin’ It!

Jeany Handy, 41,

Sr. Relationship Banking Officer

Jeany Handy
Jeany Handy

Favorite local cause: Marley’s Mutts.
Favorite local event: Annual Teddy Bear toss at the Condors Hockey game!
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Smile, followed by a great sense of humor.
Worst habit: I can be a tad long winded. If I’m sharing a story, I don’t like to leave out any details.
Best trait: Be fair and always give the benefit of the doubt.
Pet peeve: Dishonesty. I’d rather be hurt with the truth than comforted by a lie.
Three things you look for in a relationship: A friendship that will endure even if the relationship doesn’t. Keeping a healthy distance, because everyone deserves their own space. Sharing the love for God.
What are you most grateful for? My beautiful 22-year-old daughter! She’s been the best gift in my life.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Call me old fashioned…real conversation.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Sixteen Candles. It’s a classic and one of my favorites!
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy, of course!
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? True. I don’t oppose to a pretty collar or bow on my female boxer. That is the most I’ll do.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: In the spirit of keeping it local… Principal Ramon Hendricks from Stockdale High School.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? I enjoy cooking for both but prefer a backyard barbecue.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? The Running Man. Last attempt was in the shower this morning. Don’t try this at home.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? A dessert-making robot that cuts out all the calories without compromising flavor!
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Taking a walk during sunset at the Park at River Walk.
Tell us your best/worst knock-knock joke: Knock knock, who’s there? Mustache. Mustache who? I mustache you a question, but I’ll shave it for later.
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: A trip to New York to see a live taping of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon followed by a taping of Saturday Night Live.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: Bakersfield is home to Grammy Award winning nu metal band Korn.


Jeremy Koop, 32

Jeremy Koop
Jeremy Koop

Favorite local cause: Not picky. Anything that helps people in need.
Favorite local event: Glennville Rodeo.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Brain.
Worst habit: Time management.
Best trait: Being spontaneous.
Pet peeve: Democrats.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Honesty, spontaneity, loves to have fun.
Kids; pets; kids and pets; or “Hell NO”? Kids and pets.
What are you most grateful for? My life and those around me.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Real conversation.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Can’t Buy Me Love.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy, because I love to have fun.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? Absolutely true.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do? N/A I’m one of a kind.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Backyard barbecue.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Twerking. Never have but love to watch.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Night tracking with great aim for shooting.
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Down a dirt road.
Tell us your best/worst knock knock joke: Knock knock. Who’s there? Lenna. Lenna who? Lenna little closer and I’ll tell you.
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Flying.


Jessica Gomez, 26,

Behavioral Health Therapist

Jessica Gomez
Jessica Gomez

Favorite local cause: Anything that helps improve our youth.
Favorite local event: Village Fest.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? The first thing I notice is a smile, but a brain is a huge turn on!
Worst habit: I’m opinionated. Sometimes a little too much, but I say what’s on my mind.
Best trait: My personality! I’m fun, happy, and usually up for whatever.
Pet peeve: People who don’t have an open mind.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Trust, laughter, and support.
What are you most grateful for? Definitely my family! They mean the world to me!
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? A real conversation. Like I said before, a brain is a huge turn on!
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Dirty Dancing – “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.”
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy, I’m usually in a good mood and am always smiling and laughing.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing! I love dancing!
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? False, I love dressing up dogs! They have personalities, too!
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: If I was good at any, I would be rich right now!
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong, it sounds more fun that way!
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Backyard barbecue.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Ha-ha! The Tootsie Roll! I did it just last week. I love to dance!
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? I would just want it to cook. I would love to have a personal chef!
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Not sure, I need someone to help me find it.
Tell us your best/worst knock-knock joke: Knock Knock! Who’s there? Madame. Madame who? Madame foot’s caught in the door! (That one made me laugh! Ha-ha!)
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: A hot air balloon ride over a majestic scene!
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: In 2005 Garth Brooks proposed to his wife Trisha Yearwood at Buck Owens Crystal Palace, and I was there to witness it!


Joshua Samarco, 32,

Rig Manager, Ensign Drilling

Joshua Samarco
Joshua Samarco

Favorite local cause: Breast cancer awareness. “Save the boobies.”
Favorite local event: Village Fest. It’s for a good cause.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Smile, especially if I am the reason for it.
Worst habit: Being tooooo friendly.
Best trait: My dimples.
Pet peeve: When women put on makeup and the don’t need to.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Respect, loyalty, and someone who knows how to drop it like it’s hot.
Kids; pets; kids and pets; or “Hell NO”? Kids and pets.
What are you most grateful for? My beautiful daughter, Austynn.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? If it takes more than six words to explain, it should be a real conversation. I want to listen to a beautiful voice rather than Siri.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Top Gun. Just call me Maverick.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy. My dimples stand out more.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing—hands down.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? True…but sometimes it’s cute.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do? John Wayne.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong, but beer pong is better.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Backyard barbecue with family and friends.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Twerking to “Baby Got Back” …about five minutes ago in front of the mirror.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Invisibility and x-ray vision.
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Candlelight dinner at Mama Tosca’s.
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Vacation to Ireland.

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