All Fired Up!

Crystal Hugen, 38

Registered Nurse

Crystal Hugen
Crystal Hugen

Beef, Chicken or Veggies? Chicken & veggies. They can be flavored many different ways.
Charcoal or Gas? Charcoal for the flavor.
Beer or Wine? I love wine! Red wine! And what about vodka?!
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? Patio with a drink in hand. I don’t have much tailgate experience and I’m not much of a swimmer.
To be the host or be hosted? To be hosted! I appreciate others when they host and they are so much better at it than I.
Your go-to side dish to bring? Chips and dip because it’s easy and people always have the munchies.
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? Neither really. But I’ve had several MacGyver moments.
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? What sauce?!
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? 2. I rarely grill. I guess everyone knows I don’t cook much now, ha!
3 words to describe your dance moves: Better With Alcohol.
Craziest place you’ve ever been kissed? Body or location?
Instagram or Snapchat? Neither. I rarely use Instagram and haven’t learned Snapchat yet. I can barely keep up with Facebook!
Musical instrument you played as a kid? Really?! I played the flute for a few years.
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? I’d rather leave town and do something adventurous like zip lining, camping, hiking, road trip, go to a concert, or wine tasting. If it had to be in Kern County – I’d go white water rafting, but it scares me. However, it is on my bucket list.
Name something from your bucket list: See above and add Skydiving to that.
What or who inspires you to be a better person? As a child, my grandma did. As an adult – my two sons have been my biggest inspiration to be a better person. Some people I admire: Helen Keller, Dalai Lama, every child who has fought cancer, and people who bring positive change to our world.
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? Second Star To The Right (local pediatric cancer organization).
One thing you couldn’t live without? Hope. Because sometimes it’s all you have.
TV show you are obsessed with? The Walking Dead. You gotta be zombie apocalypse ready. 🙂
Favorite local place for a first date? Prairie Fire Rooftop at the Padre.
On talk like a pirate day – what’s you’re favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)? “Shiver me timbers” and “scallywag”.

Kelvin Smith, 64

Self Employed

Kelvin Smith
Kelvin Smith

Beef, Chicken or Veggies? Beef and a Steak.
Charcoal or Gas? Charcoal.
Beer or Wine? Beer.
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? Pool.
To be the host or be hosted? Both.
Your go-to side dish to bring? Macaroni Salad.
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? Family Recipe.
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? Can’t tell you or it wouldn’t be a secret.
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? 8. There’s always room for improvement.
3 words to describe your dance moves: What dance moves?
Craziest place you’ve ever been kissed? In the palm of my hand.
Instagram or Snapchat? Neither
Musical instrument you played as a kid? Guitar, the louder the better!
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? White water rafting down the Kern River.
Name something from your bucket list: Travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.
What or who inspires you to be a better person? My children inspire me to set a good example and strive daily to walk with high standards
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? Bakersfield Homeless Center or Em’s Treat’em Sweet.
One thing you couldn’t live without? Nothing life goes on and it’s what you make of it.
TV show you are obsessed with? Peaky Blinders or Shark Tank.
Favorite local place for a first date? Frugattis, out on their patio, of course.
On talk like a pirate day – what’s you’re favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)? Alright matey you need to have plenty of gold for a date with me!

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