Single in the City

Edited by Jillian Kramer; Photography by Jeff Downie; Interviews by James Bigley II, Joe Boyle, Ryllie Danylko, Kristen Hampshire, Sheehan Hannan, John Hitch, Kara Kissell, Jillian Kramer, Jon Miller, Cassie Ne
Angelica Campos, 27

Fox 8 News meteorologist
 
Biggest fear: Jumping off diving boards, especially the tall ones. I did the Tough Mudder, and I forget how tall that one was — I think 30 feet. I had to pretend somebody pushed me.

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Kristin Hudak, 38

Compliance risk officer
 
My hero: My grandmother, Lida. She came to this country not knowing much English, and I just admire her bravery and that she built a life and a family here.

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Paul Purdy, 28

Community events senior manager
 
On my bucket list: I love traveling and cycling, so I want to bike through Europe. It's about getting over the initial freak-out moment of pushing yourself and not having someone else to do it [with] and just taking the plunge.

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Brittany Hill, 26

Nordstrom assistant manager
 
On death row, my last meal would be: Filet mignon and a lobster tail. And red velvet cheesecake.

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David Prabhu, 26

Biomedical engineer
 
Once-in-a-lifetime moment: When I went to India in 2011. Going back and seeing all my relatives, seeing what it's developed into, was crazy.

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Reese Holcomb, 22

Cleveland Gladiators dancer
 
Hidden talent: I would say — aside from rocking out in the car with the music turned up — that I know how to ride a motorcycle. I have my motorcycle license.

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Adam Bostwick, 30

Executive chef and co-owner of Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen
 
The perfect date: Eating in a nice restaurant and just enjoying each other's company to the point where it doesn't feel like you're actually on a date — it just feels like you're there with somebody that's a friend.

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Christine Gallowan, 42

Cosmetic and medical tattoo artist
 
Dream vacation: I want to go to Alaska, but I want to do it on a cruise. I want to fish and try to catch some salmon and eat it right there.

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Henry C. Hill Jr., 51

Procurement and distribution supervisor
 
My bad habit: I stay up too late watching SportsCenter when I should be going to bed, because I've got to get up and go to work early.

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Bryan Lerg, 27

Lake Erie Monsters left winger
 
If I won the Mega Millions, I'd spend it on: I'm pretty sure no one would ever see me again, but I would probably buy a really badass yacht and disappear for a couple years. Just go travel the world in a yacht.

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Evan Ishida, 36

KnowledgePost co-founder
 
If I had one wish: I wish that you didn't need to sleep in order to be healthy because there are too many exciting things I could be doing.

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Tyler Adams, 22

The Moxies bass player
 
Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Playing at the Agora Ballroom in front of a sold-out show, like 700 people. It was quite the feeling.

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Nicole Thomas, 30

Field organizer
 
I can't live without: A book in my bed. Even if I don't read very much, or just a couple pages, there's something very ritualistic around having a book in my bed.

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Elizabeth Pruitt, 37

Photographer
 
The perfect date: Going to Cedar Point and grabbing dinner afterward. My favorite ride is the Magnum. It's fast and sleek and been around forever.

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Kenny Roda, 50

TV and radio sportscaster
 
You'd never guess: That a guy from Pittsburgh would be accepted by the sports fans in Cleveland and do 21 years of being on the radio.

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Katie Greenlee, 41

Pharmacist
 
Dream job: I'm doing it. I love my job. I learn something new everyday, I take care of and teach patients, and I get to teach the next generation of clinical pharmacists.

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John Schubert, 45

Senior financial consultant
 
One-in-a-lifetime moment: In Hawaii, in a helicopter with no doors, flying through the mountains and volcanoes in Kauai and seeing all the waterfalls. I was scared, but I took some great pictures with my iPhone. It was amazing.

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Cynthia Deering, 60

Deering Vintage owner
 
Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Singing a duet with Harry Nilsson at the [Hotel] Bel-Air in Beverly Hills at the piano.

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Laura Volpini, 36

Attorney
 
My guilty pleasure: I do not walk my dogs. I drive them around and take them on car rides. These are planned car rides. I have two [dogs], a Pekingese toy poodle named Cesar and a Yorkshire terrier toy poodle named Brutus.

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