All Fired Up!

Julie Bell, 27

PR Firm Project Coordinator

Julie Bell
Julie Bell

Beef, Chicken or Veggies? All the above? A big, crispy beef, chicken and veggie kabob would be nice.
Charcoal or Gas? Doesn’t matter to me!
Beer or Wine? Wyders pear cider – please and thank you.
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? In 75-degree weather, patio all the way. But since we’re in Bakersfield, POOL.
To be the host or be hosted? There is a time for both! I love to have people over and also love to be able to just show up.
Your go-to side dish to bring? Chips and dip… always a good choice!
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? I am a by-the-book, by-the-recipe person all the way.
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? Who am I, In-N-Out?
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? One time I grilled tons of hamburgers for a bunch of teenagers and they thought they were pretty yummy. I gave myself a 10.
3 words to describe your dance moves: Dy No Mite
Craziest place you’ve ever been kissed? I don’t kiss and tell.
Instagram or Snapchat? Depends on how much of my life and whereabouts I feel like sharing… lately, it’s been Snapchat. It’s where all the cool kids are.
Musical instrument you played as a kid? The recorder. Who didn’t?
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? White water rafting on the Kern River!
Name something from your bucket list: Adopt a child.
What or who inspires you to be a better person? The wonderful people in my life.
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? I love CASA and the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center!
One thing you couldn’t live without? My Bible. It’s my roadmap, my guide and my encouragement. All I need.
TV show you are obsessed with? Currently, Gilmore Girls. Since they’re torturing us by making us wait and wait for the revival, I am on to my second round of binge watching.
Favorite local place for a first date? Froyo is always a good choice. It’s delicious, and If the date is going terribly, you can eat your froyo pretty quickly and bolt, but if it’s going well you can sit and chat for a while.
On talk like a pirate day – what’s your favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)? “You may think a pirate’s favorite letter is arrr, but nay, his first love be the c.”

Justin Thorn, 27

Human Resources

Justin Thorn
Justin Thorn

Beef, Chicken or Veggies? Beef and veggies because I always burn my chicken!
Charcoal or Gas? This depends. I like gas for the convenience, but I like charcoal for the taste.
Beer or Wine? For a BBQ I prefer beer. On a hot day a cold beer sounds better then hot wine!
Pool, Patio or Tailgate? I prefer pool so I can jump in while I am cooking.
To be the host or be hosted? I prefer to be the host because I like taking care of people instead of being taken care of.
Your go-to side dish to bring? Mashed potatoes because my sister Makenna LOVES my potatoes!!!!
Do you follow a family recipe or MacGyver it? I start with a recipe, but I know what I like and I typically use what I like. So to answer your question. Macgyver! Lol!
What’s the secret to your secret sauce? Minced garlic!!! Garlic makes life better!
Rate your grill skills (10 being a “grill master”)? I would rate myself at a an 8. I can BBQ just about anything except chicken.
3 words to describe your dance moves: Made-Up, Fun, Embarrassing.
Craziest place you’ve ever been kissed? By the Duomo in Italy. PDA!!
Instagram or Snapchat? Snapchat!! Instagram is a tool for the conceited
Musical instrument you played as a kid? Trumpet.
You’re looking to embark upon a thrilling adventure in Kern County. Where do you go/what do you do? I would go to the mountains in Kernville. They have amazing hiking and when I am done I love going to the brewery to have one of the best burgers in Kern County!!
Name something from your bucket list: GO to Balil!!!
What or who inspires you to be a better person? I don’t really have a specific person, but when I choose to have a girlfriend she will be the one that inspires me to be a better person. I guess at the moment I try to inspire myself to be better.
Favorite local charity or non-profit event? The 20/30 club used to put on an event where they would buy school supplies and clothes for children who are less fortunate. It was something that I always looked forward to because I like helping people that aren’t as blessed as I am in life.
One thing you couldn’t live without? My soccer ball. Soccer has always been there for me and it has been a great stress reliever for me.
TV show you are obsessed with? Vikings!!!!
Favorite local place for a first date? Izumos Sushi!
On talk like a pirate day – what’s you’re favorite thing to say (in pirate of course)? Aye aye matey!!!!

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