Utah Valley Bachelors

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Two years ago we highlighted 10 bachelors who’d been nominated by their big sisters, former roommates and well-meaning co-workers. We still get calls for the first batch of men. Now we’d like to introduce you to 6 more eligible bachelors. From ages 26 to 39, these men range from students to stand-up comedians. May we introduce you to Casey, Jeff, Tyler, Les, Matthew and Chad.

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Casey Cleveland

Age   26

Hometown   Originally from

Fresno, Calif.; now lives in Provo

Career/Schooling   Senior at BYU where his dad coaches the men’s basketball team

In his spare time   Golf, tennis,

basketball

 

What was YOUR first job?   Lawn mowing business with my grandpa

 

What is the best movie of all time?   “Hoosiers”

 

What is the last movie you saw? “In Good Company”

 

What is your favorite time of day?   Nighttime

 

How many broken bones have you had?   Two broken noses

 

Which reality show are you most likely to try out for? “Dream Job” on ESPN

 

What is the most common color in your closet?   Navy blue

 

Where can you find the best meal in Utah County?   Flauta Bajio with lime chicken at Bajio

 

How would you describe the singles scene in Utah Valley? Tiring

 

What is your favorite TV show? “24”

 

What did you listen to on the way to the photo shoot?

Classic R&B

 

How many hours of sleep do you get on an average night? 9

 

What is the best way to spend a summer evening in Utah Valley? Dinner on the patio of a restaurant, Provo Angels baseball game

 

What kind of car do you drive? Passat

 

What do you wish you could drive? Range Rover

 

Would you rather vacation in Orlando or Jackson Hole? Orlando — I love the beach.

 

If you were to marry, what is the one trait your new wife would have to learn to live with? I can’t get to sleep without the TV on.

 

What is your “claim to fame”? Text messaging. It has taken communication to a new level.

 

What is your favorite pro sports team?   Dodgers

 

What makes you laugh?   Jerry Seinfeld

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Jeff Birk

Age   39

Hometown   Orem

Career/schooling   Mountain View High School, BYU; now teaches investing classes and does stand-up comedy and films, including a starring role in “The Home Teachers”

In his spare time   Hiking, skiing and more hiking

 

What was your first job?   Paper boy for the Daily Herald

 

What was the last movie you saw?   “Whale Rider” on DVD; “Lemony Snicket” in the theater

 

What is the best song from the ‘80s?  “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

 

What is your favorite time of day?   Morning

 

How many broken bones have you had?   1 — a rib

 

Which reality show are you most likely to try out for?

“Fear Factor.” I love chocolate-covered worms.

 

What is the most common color in your closet?   Green

 

What do you think is the funniest part from “The Home Teachers”?   The outtakes

 

Where can you find the best meal in Utah County?   Canaloni at La Dolce Vita

 

How would you describe the singles scene in Utah Valley?

Very single and scenic.

 

What is the best movie ever made?   “Jaws”

 

What would you be doing if you didn’t teach stock market classes?   I’d be the organist for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team

 

What is the first CD you ever owned?   “Chariots of Fire” soundtrack

 

Who is better looking — Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan?  My mom beats them both.

 

What is your favorite TV show? “24”

 

What did you listen to on the way to the photo shoot? Soundtrack from “Kill Bill Vol. 1”

 

How many hours of sleep do you get on an average night? 8

 

What is the best way to spend a summer evening in Utah Valley? Fat, Dumb & Happy’s Comedy Club

 

Would you rather vacation in Orlando or Jackson Hole? Jackson Hole

 

What is your “claim to fame”? Opening for Jay Leno last summer

 

If you were to marry, what is the one trait your new wife would have to learn to live with?  Talking to myself around the house.

 

What makes you laugh?   You mean who makes me laugh? Jonathan Winters, Danny Kaye, Sid Ceasar and old Jerry Lewis movies. Can’t leave out the Marx Brothers either.

 

What’s the best investing tip you can give?   Visit www.optionetics.com

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Tyler Pederson

Age   33

Hometown   Orem

Career   BYU assistant clinical

professor/psychologist

In his spare time   Waterskiing,

taking photos, four-wheeling and talking

Nominator’s quote   “In addition to his adventurous side, he is an intellectual who is always learning new languages, reading philosophy books and talking about current events. Tyler is a fabulous man who can tile your floor and discuss a chick flick with you at the same time!” Tana Lord

 

What was your first job?

Pulling weeds for the neighbors

 

What is the last movie you saw? “Bon Voyage” — a French film

 

What Web sites do you visit regularly?   usatoday.com, cnnsi.com,

gapadventures.com

 

What is the best song from the ‘80s?   “No One Is To Blame” by Howard Jones

 

What is your favorite time of day?   Late night

 

How many times per day do you check your e-mail?   50

 

How many broken bones have you had?   2

 

Which reality show are you most likely to try out for?

“The Amazing Race”

 

What is the most common color in your closet?   Blue and khaki

 

If you weren’t a professor and psychologist, what career would you have?   Peace Corps, international development

 

What is the best meal in Utah County?   Magleby’s blackened chicken

 

How would you describe the singles scene in Utah Valley? Under 25 is amazing. Over 25 is extremely limited.

 

Who is better looking — Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan?   Meg Ryan

 

What is your favorite TV show? College football

 

What did you listen to on the way to the photo shoot?   KJQ

 

What is the best thing about being single?   Freedom and the money to travel

 

What is the worst thing about being single?   No one to share it with

 

What is the best way to spend a summer evening in Utah Valley? Watching the sunset after a day waterskiing on Deer Creek

 

Would you rather vacation in Miami or Jackson Hole?

Jackson Hole

 

If you were to marry, what is the one trait your new wife would have to learn to live with?   Time and freedom are more important than money and “stuff.”

 

What do you do on a typical Friday night?   Hang out at the cabin with family or friends

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Les Martin

Age   29

Hometown   Provo

Career   Real estate agent with Home Realty

In his spare time   Spending time with friends or being outdoors

Nominator’s quote   “He is hard working and thorough in assisting clients with their home-buying/selling needs. Les is energetic and enthusiastic about his work and his play.” Sandra Holman

 

Which reality show are you most likely to try out for?   “Rebel Billionaire”

 

What was your first job? Delivering newspapers at 5 in the morning

 

What is the best movie you’ve ever seen?   “Napoleon Dynamite”

 

What did you listen to on the way to the photo shoot?

My favorite radio station — 107.5 THE END.

What is the best song from the ‘80s?   “Don’t You Forget About Me”

 

Where can you find the best meal in Utah County?

Frozen yogurt at Fro-Yo

 

Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan?   Meg because she has a better smile.

 

What is your favorite TV show? “Apprentice.” I really like “The Donald.”

 

What do you drive? Jetta TDI

 

What do you wish you could drive?   A Porsche, of course.

 

If you were to marry, what would your new wife have to learn to live with?

Random thoughts and random comments.

 

Where is the real estate hotspot in Utah Valley?   The only way to find out is to visit www.MeetLes.com

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Matthew C. Howcroft

Age   30

Hometown   Pleasant Grove

Career   Telecommunications

engineer

In his spare time   Teaches martial arts, loves music, theater, painting, sailing, skiing, fly fishing and children

Nominator’s quote   “Although Matthew is an outstanding athlete, he has the sensitive soul of an artist.” Kris Keele

 

How did you become a biblical model? I was swamped at work and just didn’t take the time to get a hair cut. After awhile, people said it looked good on me and suited my personality. So I kept it.

 

What makes you happy?   Simple things. Just being.

 

What was your first job?   Cutting grass for the neighbors

 

What is the best movie of all time?   “Lord of the Rings”

 

What is the last movie you saw? “Phantom of the Opera”

 

What is the best song from the ‘80s?   “Somebody” by Depeche Mode

 

What is your favorite time of day?   Morning

 

How many times per day do you check your e-mail?   100

 

How many broken bones have you had?   I’ve lost count. Beginners in the martial arts always lack control.

 

Which reality show are you most likely to try out for? “Survivor”

 

What is the most common color in your closet?   Brown or green

 

If you weren’t a telecommunications engineer, what career would you have?   Martial arts instructor

 

Where can you find the best meal in Utah County?   The Tree Room at Sundance. The trout is amazing.

 

How would you describe the singles scene in Utah Valley?   Like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re getting, but it’s always interesting.

 

What is your favorite TV show? “The Simpsons”

 

What did you listen to on the way to the photo shoot?   “Joseph Smith the Prophet” on CD by Truman G. Madsen

 

How many hours of sleep do you get on an average night?  7

 

What is the best way to spend a summer evening in Utah Valley? Cruising the Alpine Loop on my motorcycle

 

What do you drive?   Dodge 1500 or Valkyrie motorcycle, depending on the weather

 

Would you rather vacation in Orlando or Jackson Hole? Jackson Hole

 

If you were to marry, what is the one trait your new wife would have to learn to live with? I like to do a lot of different stuff, which lends itself to being overly busy.

 

What is your “claim to fame”? Being in this magazine

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Chad Douglas Perry

Age   33

Hometown­   Orem

Career   Director of sales for Novell

In his spare time   Golfing, snowboarding, starting a non-profit for cancer research called OpenHope.com (shameless plug!)

Nominator’s quote   “Chad has taken on the sole responsibility of taking care of us (his sisters) since the passing of our parents. Chad will make some woman a wonderful husband.” Nicole Perry, Kim Perry

 

What is the Best movie EVER MADE?   “Rudy”

 

What is the best song from the ‘80s?   Anything by U2

 

Which reality show are you most likely to try out for? “Apprentice”

 

What is the most common color in your closet?   Blue

 

If you weren’t a director of sales for Novell, what career would you have?   Acquiring companies, building companies, selling companies

 

Where can you find the best meal in Utah County?   I prefer home cooking to eating out any day.

 

What is your favorite TV show? “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

 

What did you listen to on the way to the photo shoot?

Satellite radio

 

What kind of car do you drive? Trailblazer

 

If you were to marry, what is the one trait your new wife would have to learn to live with? I tackle too many projects at once.

 

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