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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Complete List of Seattle's Top 10 Most Eligible Bachelors


09.13 CelebBuzz: Seattle’s Top Ten Most Eligible Bachelors
There are so many great guys in Seattle, but lately I’ve been wondering, where are they all hiding?  So, I decided to launch a Seattle’s Top Ten Most Eligible Bachelors search, am pleased to bring you what I found! At the beginning of my search, nominations poured in through Facebook, Twitter, and Email.   Bachelors from all walks of life were nominated, and we’re pleased to bring you the Philanthropist, Olympic Athlete, College Football Player, Entrepreneur, Engineer, Self Professed Geek, Young CEO, Author, Radio Host and World Traveler.   Thank you to all the ladies (and even some gents) who nominated their favorite fun, single and successful guy in Seattle to be included in Girl Power Hour’s list. And hey, we even appreciate the self nominations too (wink wink, you know who you are!).  So without further ado, here are our Top Ten Bachelors in Seattle, a little about them, what they do professionally, what they’re looking for in a woman and how to connect with them.  Our list event includes a few celebs!
In no particular order, I proudly present to you Seattle’s Top 10 Most Eligible Bachelors
  1. The Bachelor & Philanthropist: Doug Clerget.  Doug is a handsome guy, and is well known for his appearance on ABC’s TV show, The Bachelorette, as one of the contenders for Emily Maynard’s heart.  More importantly, he is a passionate philanthropist and co-founder of Dollarpermonth.org.   According to Doug, Dollar Per Month “was founded on the philosophy that if everyone could just give a little, as little as $1 a month, and then we combine all of that to support the very best organizations working to cure disease, better the human condition, improve the environment and protect the endangered, that together we really can make the world a better place.” Dollar Per Month collects online community donations each month and donors vote for which of three pre-screened charities they would most like to see supported. At the end of every month, all three charities are guaranteed a donation based on the voting.  Recently, Girl Power Hour member and Miss Washington 2010, Jacquie Brown, had the opportunity to sit down and interview him for GPHTV and said that she “really enjoyed meeting Doug and finding out more about his charity Dollar Per Month.  Doug is an extremely genuine and down-to-earth guy with a passion for giving back. He is extremely laid back and easy to chat with. He is an open book and not afraid to be candid and honest.”  He may not have won the final rose from Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette,  but he was won the hearts of Girl Power Hour, and for that, he is our number one Most Eligible Bachelor in Seattle.   Want to meet Doug?  We have an opportunity for you! He’ll be joining GPH at our 5th Anniversary party Global Glamour on  Friday September 21st.  Come on out, show your support for Girl Power Hour,  and meet our number one Most Eligible Bachelor in Seattle! Fans can tweet with Doug at @DougClerget, find out more about his charity at www.dollarpermonth.org, and LIKE his page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Doug-Clerget.
2. The Olympic Athlete: Nathan Adrian. Out of Bremerton, Washington hails 23 year old Nathan Adrian, one of Seattle’s most celebrated Olympic Athletes in this years’ London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.   Nathan swam alongside the likes of fellow Olympians Michael Phelps and Ryan Lotche, and came home with Gold!   Adrian won gold medals in both the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley relay, and a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.  When I asked Nathan what it felt like to win Gold in London he said that he felt the same as “anyone else would who accomplished a lifelong goal. It is an amazing sense of accomplishment but the fact that you got there means it is time to step back and figure out what you can do to get better!”  In addition to his Olympic Medals, Nathan also currently holds the American record in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events.  Nathan lives and trains full time in California, but comes home to Bremerton often to visit family.  When it comes to women, Nathan insists that he doesn’t “look for specific traits in girls that will either make or break any potential relationship” he continues that “I do value intelligence and a good sense of humor. The ability to hold any given conversation and add an element of laughter is an admirable trait in anyone.”  Ladies, if you want to win Nathan’s heart you better learn how to swim, brush your teeth in the shower, and put on some heels to keep up with this 6 foot 6 inches tall Bachelor!  Nathan has been really busy since his return from London, keep your eyes peeled for local events he’ll be attending to do media interviews, and fan meet & greets.  Fans can tweet with Nathan at @NathanGAdrian and follow his Public Profile on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nathan-Adrian.

3. The Entrepreneur: Andy Karuza . Andy is perhaps one of the most well known Bachelors in Seattle.  I was absolutely not surprised when his name was the first to be nominated when our Bachelor search began.   Andy is the CEO of his own start up, Brandbuddee.com and is a fixture in Seattle’s nightlife scene through his constant social media finesse.   If there is anything exciting going on, you can be sure Andy is there, or knows all about it.  This self-starter was even featured as one of Seattleite Magazines, “Greatest Catch”.  Andy says that when it comes to women, he has “ pretty high standards for a woman’s values, tastes, and personality. The big compatibility indicators to me include the type of people she surrounds herself with, how she treats others, and ultimately how much chemistry we have. I think the most important thing you should find in a dating relationship is a true friendship. I see my relationships as an exhilarating adventure and that’s how I think it should feel.”  Ladies, if you have the pleasure of meeting this bachelor, make sure to strike up a conversation with him.  He has a true Entrepreneurial spirit and loves to talk, ask questions and exchange ideas.  Follow what he’s up to on his Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/the.seattle.nightlife, and chances are he’ll invite you to an event he’s involved in. Fans can also tweet with him at @AndyKaruza.

4. The Author: Marcus Harrison Green.  Marcus is perhaps one of the most humble of the Bachelors I had the pleasure of speaking with for this article.   He is 31 years old and is a successful writer, entrepreneur and community activist. After a successful career in the investment industry, he chose to pursue his passion for the written word.  He is featured as a columnist for both The Aspiring Gentleman and Parle magazines. His debut novel, “A Year without April” will be released on October 30th on Amazon.com.  His novel is already being heralded as the male counterpart to “Eat, Pray, Love”, while its author has drawn comparisons to Woody Allen.  In additional to his lifelong love affair with the city of Seattle that he calls home, he is passionate about volunteering and is a contributor to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of King County.  When it comes to women, Marcus likes women who are “strong willed, independent and ambitious, and extremely attractive. There’s nothing more alluring then a women who doesn’t need you but wants you.” Ladies if you want to catch Marcus, get ready to eat some soul food at the King Fish Café in Seattle, laugh and have a blast! This young Bachelor is an absolute pleasure and I myself, had a blast while interviewing him in person for this article.  If you want to track Marcus down I would suggest starting at the King Fish Café. If you’re not successful there, try finding him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mharrisongreen or tweeting with him at @MHGreen3000. And, be sure to search out his book on Amazon.com or in local bookshops in Seattle.
5. The Radio Personality: Bob Stelton. Bob is one of Seattle’s best radio hosts and on air personalities.  He received an overwhelming number of votes during the nomination process, undoubtedly from his slew of female fans!   The past few years, Bob has been traveling the country for different shows hosting them in California and St. Louis, but luckily has recently been able to return to Seattle. Bob is best known for his weekday sports talk radio show, “Bob and Groz” on 710 ESPN Seattle at Noon on weekdays.  One of his nominators wrote in that Bob is “super tall, so handsome and just so much fun!” and another nominator continues that “Bob Stelton is the MVP of available Bachelors. He is not only handsome and intelligent but he’s extremely funny and compassionate. I’m fortunate to have known Bob for so many years!” I haven’t been able to ask Bob what he looks for in a woman but my guess is that if you want to catch Bob, you’ll need to sharpen up your “sports talk” and start tuning in to ESPN 710.  Fans can find his public Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BobandGrozShow, tweet his radio show at @BobandGroz and tweet with Bob personally at @BStelton.
6. The Young CEO & Self Described Geek: Brayden Olson.  This busy 24 year old CEO of Novel, Inc. and Recurrence, Inc. (a brand new venture in partnership with the University of Washington) resides in Kirkland.  He has received numerous awards for his leadership and innovative spirit.  Some of his impressive awards include being the youngest member ever admitted to Seattle’s Entrepreneur Organization, selection as the Eastside Young Professional of the Year (2011) by the Chamber of Commerce, one of the 2011 “Startup Idols” by Fortune Magazine, Top Student Entrepreneur on the West Coast (2010), and an Innovation award from Microsoft in 2009.  Chasing his dreams and doing what he believes in has lead Brayden to many successful ventures at such a young age.  He confesses that he “ grew up a proud geek and since the age of twelve, it has always been my dream to apply game technology to solving real world issues.”    Ladies, if you want to couple up with Brayden, he’d be one great catch!  One of his nominations came in with this impressive recommendation, “he’s one of the most compassionate, ambitious, hard working, loyal and not to mention handsome men that I have the pleasure of knowing and calling my friend. His morals and ethics in all he does make him an all around great catch for one lucky woman.” So, if you’d like to meet Brayden or get more involved with some great local non-profits, connect with him on Facebook. He’s currently working on the March of Dimes signature chef auction, working with the local Seattle Humane Society and frequently hosts events for his own non-profit supporting young Seattle entrepreneurs. So, don’t be shy ladies! You’re likely to get invited to one of these great events. Make sure to show up and say hi to Brayden!
7. The Engineer: Darwin Allen: Darwin is a handsome, 43 year old, American Filipino who resides in Bellevue, Washington.  During our voting and nomination process, we recieved many heart felt nominations for Darwin.  He’s a very successful guy and its no suprise his nominators were so eager to see him in this article!  For the last 14 years his career has been in Engineering, specializing in Civil Aviation. Darwin’s career is not what caught our attention, but rather his involvement in his own local charity, The Shank-A-Thon Golf Tournament which benefited Operation Smile this year.   When he’s not working or supporting an important charity, he is very active and enjoys boating, golf, running and painting.  When it comes to the ladies, Darwin says that he’s looking for a woman who is “intelligent and down to earth.  I like classy ladies who are romantic but also have a sense of humor.  Enjoying life is important and I like women who are adventurous and know how to have fun!  Above all, I look for a woman who is considerate and caring.”   Throughout our Bachelor Search and nomination process, Darwin had perhaps the most vocal and supportive crew cheering him on, which leads us to believe he is a very popular guy! One of his nominators says that “I’ve been friends with Darwin for over 15 years. I think of him as my “go to” friend.  His loyalty, humor and huge heart are friends for life qualities. He’s a great guy, and is easy to love.”  Ladies, if you get a chance to win Darwin’s heart be ready to meet a ton of new friends and get ready to live life to its fullest!  There are no boring or down times with Darwin, so be ready to always be on the go.  Fans can friend Darwin on Facebook and / or catch him at any of his next charity events. You may also be able to catch him at G5, Global Glamour. If you do, make sure to say hi and strike up a conversation with him.
8. The Traveler: Sean Hobday  This 42 year old, globetrotting bachelor,  is the Senior VP of Global Sales and Operations for Zones, Inc, a Global IT products and solutions company that has over one billion dollars in revenue.  Sean’s job takes him to Canada, Europe, Asia and India where he is responsible for expanding their operations in those markets. When it comes to women, Sean is looking for a “confident,  independent, healthy and empowered woman.  Someone that is genuinely happy, caring, willing to lift people up and inspire those around them…  A person that is equally as comfortable at a back yard BBQ, football game, out on the town, or at a Black Tie Charity event and everything in between.” Sean was nominated to us on Facebook, and his fans showed a lot of support!  He’s a triple threat, smart, handsome and successful.  And here’s an added bonus, he’s a UW Football Huskies Fan {who doesn’t love a Huskie fan?}.  Ladies, if you want to link up with Sean, you should be ready to travel,  and get out and try new things.  Fans can tweet with Sean, who is new on Twitter, at @SeanHobday1. Make sure to log on and show him some Twitter love.
9. The College Football Player: C.J. Ryan This 21 year old, college student-athlete, might not be on your typical “Seattleite” radar, but that didn’t stop ladies from nominating him!  This handsome guy plays defensive tackle for Arizona State University (ASU).  Ryan and his teammates at ASU will face off against Washington State Football at Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona on November 17th, later this year.  Ryan is originally from Montlake, WA and visits family there often during the off season.  Cameron Ryan {nickname, C.J.} attended Seattle Prep and graduated in 2009 {gasp that makes me feel OLD!}.  This over achiever  is currently a Communications major, and is eyeing a double major in Marketing.   When he’s not on the field or in class, Ryan is a freelance consultant for companies and brands assisting them to increase their impact on social media.  When it comes to the ladies, C.J. looks for women with “A great personality! Personality makes the woman,” and adds that “a pretty package is always a plus!”  Ladies if you want to catch C.J., you’ll have to put down your Huskie gear and tune into to the Sundevils on game day. C.J. does plan to return to Seattle after he completes his education at ASU, so don’t worry ladies, you won’t have to move to Arizona.  Fans can catch him on the field at ASU games, and tweet with him at @CJMcFly.

10. The 10th Bachelor, was originally kept a secret, but can now be revealed. Read below!







Without further ado, I bring you the 10th Bachelor, 32 year old Bryan Otis, Co-Founder of Tandemcal.com. Bryan is from Redmond, WA and his family owns Matthews Estate and Tenor wineries.  We even asked Bachelor #1, Doug Clerget, about Bryan and he had nothing but great things to say about him, “Bryan is a very generous guy. Both his family and his winery have been huge supporters of everything I am doing atDollarPerMonth.org. I could not be more grateful for their support. Honestly, I wasn’t surprised to hear Bryan made the Bachelor list as he is a really great guy!”
I was lucky enough to interview Bryan, here is a short excerpt from our interview:
Maile: Tell me a little about our job, and what you do.
Bryan: “I co-founded a company called Tandem, with my amazing brother, Scott. Our company was created to help schools and universities help be more scheduled, and socialize their events. Schedule and socialize? What does that mean? Schools and universities do a lot of events: sports events, club events, theater events. Paper calendars just can’t handle all the changes and updates that happen at schools and universities. We built an online application that helps schedule all their events in one, online master calendar. It shows when schools or universities are double booking their facilities. Once they are completely scheduled, we convert all their public events into Facebook Events so they can invite their community to support the events.”


Maile: How has business been going or you over at Tandem?
Bryan: “It has been going really well. It has been great to hear from over 1200 schools and universities across the country who use our application, on how they are better organized and are seeing more attendance at plays, sports games and events.”

Maile: Wow! That sounds great and must keep you really busy! What else do you have going on outside of work?
Bryan: “Well, my family owns two wineries, Matthews Estate and Tenor. When I’m not geeking out on online calendars, I help my family host events out at the winery for our friends in the area, as well as work with local restaurant sommeliers on food and wine pairings with our wines.”

Seattle's 10th Most Eligible Bachelor Bryan Otis
Maile: You must be so lucky to have a family that owns a winery! What is your favorite part in your roles at the wineries?
Bryan: “It’s been great to meet a ton of new people at our events, and I love connecting with local restaurants!  Currently, its harvest time, and we are expecting out first batch of Cabernet Sauvingnon in the winery next week. We are so excited!” 

Maile: How do you balance your roles at the winery with daily work at Tandem?
Bryan: “I live a bit of a double life: Bruce Wayne of online calendars during the day, and Batman of wine by night. Really, it’s a lot of fun!”

Maile: You know that this is an article about Seattle’s Top 10 Most Eligible Bachelors. Tell me, what three qualities do you look for in a woman?
Bryan: “What three qualities do I look for in a woman? Three qualities really standout to me. “Only three”, you say? I know… I’m pretty simple.  Given that I am someone who is passionate about a very specific (albeit geeky) subject (which is: online scheduling and calendars, if you just skipped to this part) the first thing I look for in a woman is someone who is passionate about something. Could be anything really.  Someone who is authentic in their passion and ambition. General life enthusiasm is overwhelmingly attractive. Overwhelmingly. The second quality I look for is for someone that is an “includer”. Someone helps people feel included in any setting. That treats everyone as an equal. Someone who isn’t phased by titles, net-worth or celebrity.  Finally, (on the more superficial level), I look for someone who really enjoys great food and wine. Food and wine are a huge part of my life! It’s no secret that my family owns two wineries. We really enjoy getting together, cooking up a bunch of fantastic food and sharing life over some great wine. Even though we’re English, we sound pretty Italian!” 

Well ladies, that’s it the end of my interview. If you’re like me, Bryan’s family winery peaked my interest so I did a little digging. This section is for those you that want to know a little bit more about Matthews Estate Winery.
Established in 1993, Matthews Estate is located in the heart of the Woodinville Wine Country.  The boutique winery is owned by one local family and focuses on maintaining production of bordeaux style and single varietal vineyard designated wines, using grapes grown in Washington State from vineyards that have experience and respect for nature and soil.  The winery and winemaker, Aryn Morell, believe that there is a deep and tangible link between the vines, hills, winegrowers and winemakers, and carries this proof of affinity into every aspect of winemaking: from the vineyard to the cellar, from the vine to the wine bottle.
With amazing views of the valley, the 8 acre property is the location of the winery and Tasting and Barrel Room, as well as the Matthews Estate House and Event Center, which includes comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodations.  The Estate House is a one of a kind intimate and elegant event facility that blends the traditional and modern and is an ideal setting for hosting private and corporate events that create special memories: placing people, delicious food and incredible wines in the same location!
Matthews Estate has a tasting room that is now open daily. The encourage the public to stop by and enjoy their newly renovated tasting room, and taste some of their excellent new wines.  Tasting room hours are everyday from 12-6 PM. They also have live music every Friday from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
To view the original Top Ten Most Eligible Bachelors of Seattle Article, click here http://bit.ly/RMKmG2.
Maile Cabral Hager
Maile Cabral is our newest Girl Power Hour blogger, launching our Celebrity Watch blog, Celeb Buzz Seattle. Her bi-monthly blogs will not only focus on celebrities, but on their passions and the positive impact they have on the world. She will be covering mostly female celebrities of all kinds that visit the Seattle and Pacific Northwest area, including : A-Listers, Musicians, Actors / Actresses, TV Stars, Fashion Designers, Models, Athletes, Locals, Bloggers, Wives of Famous Celebs and maybe even some D-Listers. Maile has worked with numerous celebrities and co-founded CABRAL EDWARDS MANAGEMENT, a Celebrity booking & event management company catering to businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter at @MailePRMedia, @CEMManagement & @SeattleCelebBuz.

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