Sophia Hackler, 26
Beef, Chicken or Veggies? Beef because I’m obsessed with BBQ’d beef ribs smothered in BBQ sauce! Veggies take a very close second!
Charcoal or Gas? Charcoal, gives it more flavor.
Beer or Wine? Wine, nothing beats a good cabernet sauvignon paired with red meat!
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? Pool! Love jumping into the pool after cooking and laying out!
To be the host or be hosted? I love to host! It brings me happiness to see my friends and family happy!
Your go-to side dish to bring? Anything that Vons sells, haha. But when I have time to cook, Macaroni salad. My grandma passed her recipe down to me.
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? Family recipe for sure! I’ve had several family members perfect some great sauces, rubs and side dishes! They are crowd favorites and I don’t plan on changing them any time soon. I mean, why change perfection.
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? If I told ya, I’d have to kill ya.
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? I mean if we’re basing this off of how many compliments I receive…I’m definitely a 10! (woot woot….that’s my horn tooting)
3 words to describe your dance moves: Amazing, Professional, Funky-Fresh.
Craziest place you’ve ever been kissed? A lady never kiss and tells.
Instagram or Snapchat? My life heavily consist of both…it’s more like InstaSnap. If I had to pick, Instagram because I love the filters and writing as many pun hashtags as possible!
Musical instrument you played as a kid? Violin. I love classical music and the way the violin sounded.
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? I recently did the Escape Room and it was awesome! As for outdoors, going to the shooting range to throw some lead!
Name something from your bucket list: Running with the bulls in Spain.
What or who inspires you to be a better person? First and foremost my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Second, my parents, who taught me hard work and perseverance will help you overcome any obstacle that may be encountered.
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? I have two very near and dear to my heart The Golden Empire Gleaners and the Junior League of Bakersfield.
One thing you couldn’t live without? My family, they are my rock and my foundation.
TV show you are obsessed with? Of all time Boardwalk Empire Currently, Brooklyn 99.
Favorite local place for a first date? The Mark.
On talk like a pirate day – what’s you’re favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)?
What’s a pirate’s favorite letterrr? (Most say RRRR) No! It’s the Seeeea! (c)
Matthew Green, 28
Beef, Chicken or Veggies? I think you meant to ask: “Beef, Beef, or Beef”.
Charcoal or Gas? Gas, the key to great BBQ is temperature control.
Beer or Wine? Why not both?
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? I will never get too old for a pool party.
To be the host or be hosted? I consider myself a fantastic guest.
Your go-to side dish to bring? Chips and guacamole.
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? It is my recipe and hopefully it turns into a family recipe.
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret.
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? 10, because I am a fan of rounding up.
3 words to describe your dance moves: Not. Very. Good.
Craziest place you’ve ever been kissed? Underwater in the wave pool at Mandalay Bay in Vegas.
Instagram or Snapchat? Snapchat. Snaps on fleek.
Musical instrument you played as a kid? I played the trumpet poorly for two months in fifth grade.
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? Let’s go rock climbing up near Lake Isabella.
Name something from your bucket list: Cage diving with a great white shark in South Africa (thanks Shark Week).
What or who inspires you to be a better person? My amazing parents and all the work they do in the community.
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? The Bakersfield Homeless Shelter.
One thing you couldn’t live without? My morning coffee, it is the best part about waking up.
TV show you are obsessed with? Game of Thrones. Make Westeros great again.
Favorite local place for a first date? Who says no to a first date at Dewar’s?
On talk like a pirate day – what’s you’re favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)? How do pirates know they exist? They think, therefore they arrrr.