All Fired Up!

Rosaura Martinez, 41

Educator

Rosaura Martinez
Rosaura Martinez

Beef, Chicken or Veggies? Chicken, because it is a leaner, tastier, and healthier option.
Charcoal or Gas? Charcoal, because it gives the food a better flavor
Beer or Wine? Beer, nothing goes better on a hot summer day that a nice cold beer.
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? Pool, to cool off and to relax on a hot summer day.
To be the host or be hosted? Host, I love to entertain and watch people have fun.
Your go-to side dish to bring? Anything with vegetables in it, I like to always have a healthy choice.
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? MacGyver it, our family really has no recipes and being able to MacGyver it keeps things interesting.
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? Fresh ingredients.
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? 1, I can’t light a fire to save my life.
3 words to describe your dance moves: Passionate, Innovative, Entertaining.
Instagram or Snapchat? Neither, my kids say I’m not cool enough.
Musical instrument you played as a kid? I didn’t, my parents couldn’t afford it.
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? Up the Kern Canyon looking for new trails.
Name something from your bucket list: Rim to Rim to Rim which is hiking from the south rim of the Grand Canyon to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and then back.
What or who inspires you to be a better person? My children.
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? Relay for Life.
One thing that you couldn’t live without? Besides my family, running, because it clears my mind after a stressful day or helps kick start my day early in the morning.
TV show you are obsessed with? I tend to not watch TV.
Favorite local place for a first date? I don’t have a favorite place for a first date.
On talk like a pirate day – what’s you’re favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)? Arrrr Matey.

Shawn Simmons, 51

Paralegal – Family Law

Shawn Simmons
Shawn Simmons

Beef, Chicken or Veggies? Beef – I love a good T-bone steak!
Charcoal or Gas? I love a charcoal BBQ, but gas is definitely quicker & easier!!!
Beer or Wine? Craft Beer!!
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? Any!
To be the host or be hosted? Either.
Your go-to side dish to bring? Rice Pilaf.
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? Ex-boyfriend’s recipe.
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? So secret even I don’t know!!
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? 5, I can grill adequately, however I prefer that the man be the grill master!! A lack of grill skills has been a deal breaker in the past!!!
3 words to describe your dance moves: Only for fun!
Craziest place you’ve ever been kissed? Had some crazy circumstances, but not sure the location was that crazy!!!
Instagram or Snapchat? Neither, my kids won’t let me!! LOL
Musical instrument you played as a kid? Piano, but I am not very instrumentally inclined…
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? I love to camp, not sure that is thrilling, but I love camping at the coast, in the mountains, and recently some friends and I went camping in Red Rock State Park, and it was incredible!!!
Name something from your bucket list: I want to go to Atlantis in the Bahamas!!
What or who inspires you to be a better person? My mom inspires me, she was loved by all that met her. I am also inspired by being able to help others, which is one of the reasons I love my work.
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? Anything to cure cancer!
TV show you are obsessed with? I don’t really watch TV, but I do love Game of Thrones!
Favorite local place for a first date? Rosemary’s Family Creamery.
On talk like a pirate day – what’s you’re favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)?
Ahhhhrrrggg, get me some booty!!

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