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San Francisco Bachelor Auction: Presented by the Guardsmen

Help the bachelors support the Guardsmen non-profit organization by supporting their cause! Click on the arrow to see a few of the Bachelors who are strutting their stuff at the event and click on each name to donate!

Ryan Park

Age: 32

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 178 pounds

Eye Color: Blue

Education: Four-year college degree

School Attended: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Current Occupation: Director of Business Development

Hobbies/Other Interests:
1. Snowboarding and skiing around the world
2. Virtually all outdoor activities
3. Concerts
4. Sporting events
5. Hosting social gatherings

Favorite Restaurant:
1. Katsuya (love sushi)
2. Bandera’s (in Corona Del Mar)
3. Lebanese food (Open Sesame, Long Beach)

Favorite Saying/Quote:
- You must be the change you wish to see in the world (Gandhi)

- You only live once… so live everyday to the fullest (me)

Favorite place you have traveled:
That’s tough. I enjoy traveling. But to choose one… Engadin Valley, Switzerland + New Years = magical beauty

Place you would like to travel next:
Argentina–Bariloche, Patagonia, Buenos Aires

Zak Holdsworth

Age: 30

Height: 6 feet 3 inches

Weight: 196 pounds

Eye Color: Green

Education: Graduate school – MBA

School Attended: Stanford

Current Occupation: VP Business Development

Past Occupation: VC, entrepreneur, consultant, engineer

Hobbies/Other Interests:
1. Surfing/boarding/kite surfing
2. Off-trail hiking/running
3. Cooking for dinner parties
4. Latin dance
5. Playing music (piano, drums)

Favorite Restaurant:
Plant Cafe… need to think about this one, not very well clued in when it comes to the hot spots.

Favorite Quote:
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” –Sydney Smith

“When it’s darkest, men see the stars.” –Emerson

Favorite place you have traveled:
Thailand

Place you would like to travel next:
Nepal

McLean Erskine

Age: 31

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 175 pounds

Eye Color: Blue

Education: Four-year college degree

School Attended: Muhlenberg College

Current Occupation: Founder/CEO

Past Occupations: Business Development

Hobbies/Other Interests:
1. Playing guitar
2. Mountain biking
3. Running
4. Going to concerts
5. Web development/programming

Favorite Restaurant:
NOPA
Tsunami Sushi
Olea
Nick's Crispy Tacos

Favorite Quote:
- Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. (Winston Churchill)

- I’m not sure what I’m doing tonight, but if I can remember it tomorrow I probably didn’t to do it well enough. (me)

Favorite place you have traveled:
Florence

Place you would like to travel next:
Thailand

Harry Denton

Age – Timeless
Height – Just right
Weight – Perfect

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Yup

James Roeske

Age: 34

Height: 6 feet 3 inches

Weight: 228 pounds

Eye Color: Blue

Education: Four-year college degree

School Attended: Saint Mary’s College of California

Current Occupation:
SVP/Wealth Management Advisor/Complex Sales Manager

Hobbies/Interests:
1. Traveling to beach destinations
2. Surfing
3. Snowboarding
4. Wakeboarding
5. Boating

Favorite Restaurants:
1. Umami
2. Absinthe
3. Ozumo
4. Espetus

Favorite Saying/Quote:
“If you’re going to hoot with the owls at night you better be able to soar with the eagles in the morning!” 

Favorite place you have traveled:
Maui

Place you would like to travel next:
Brazil

Craig Dos Santos

Age: 31


Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches


Weight: 182 Pounds


Eye Color: Brown


Education: 4 Year College Degree


School Attended: Rice University


Current Occupation: Founder/CEO mobile gaming startup


Past Occupations: Product guy at startups and Microsoft, professional speaker, balloon twister

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Distance running
Road biking
Music (guitar/piano)
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Kiting

Favorite Restaurant:
Mandalay
Udupi Palace
Woodside Fish House
Bi-Rite Creamery
Little Star Pizza

Favorite Quote:
“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly and I did. I said I didn’t know.” – Mark Twain

Favorite place you have traveled:
Brazil (all over)

Place you would like to travel next:
Spain

Andy Altman

 

Age: 32


Height: 6 Feet 1 Inches


Weight: 190 Pounds


Eye Color: Hazel


Education:
4 Year College Degree


School Attended: University of Washington


Current Occupation: TV News Producer 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Running, Snowboarding, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Wine Tasting, Watching Football/College Basketball, Cooking

Favorite Restaurant:
Betelnut, Limon Rotisserie, Brazen Head, Bobo’s, Kokkari

Favorite Saying/Quote
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Favorite place you have traveled:
Koh Phi Phi island in Thailand

Place you would like to travel next:
Iceland

Damon Waldron

 

Age: 33


Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches


Weight: 165 Pounds


Eye Color: Green


Education: 4 Year College Degree


School Attended: Colgate University


Current Occupation: Marketing Manager at Ziff Davis & Fitness model


Hobbies/Other Interests:
Trail running/ultramarathons
Travel (especially exploring the West Coast)
Live music shows
CrossFit
Camping

 

Favorite Restaurants:
NOPA
Sushi Bistro
Burma Superstar
Brenda’s
Green Chile

Favorite Saying/Quote:
“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.”

T. E. Lawrence

Favorite place you have traveled:
Bellagio, Lake Como

 

Place you would like to travel next:
Turkey

Sean Conway

 

Age: 28


Height: 6 Feet


Weight: 180 Pounds


Eye Color: Brown


Education: 4 Year College Degree


School Attended: University of Arizona

 

Current Occupation:
Self Employeed

 

Past Occupation:
Founder & CEO at Notehall Inc.

 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Hobbies include Traveling, Golf, Fishing, Snowboarding and anything involving competition. I enjoy hanging out with friends, trying new things and staying super active. I really like technology and innovation, this is where I spend a lot of my time on a weekly basis — I’m kind of a undercover nerd.

 

Favorite Restaurant:
Akiko’s Restaurant – I love Sushi

Favorite Saying/Quote:
“I hate loosing more than I enjoy winning, – “I’d rather loose a bet, then not make a bet at all”

“play hard work harder”

Tyler Ticen

 

Age: 33


Height: 6 Feet 6 Inches


Weight: 225 Pounds


Eye Color: Green


Education
: Graduate School – MS


School Attended
: Chico State, Institute of Business and Finance


Current Occupation: Private Client Wealth Management


Past Occupations: Fireman

 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Traveling the world is a passion of mine
Tasting wine from my families vineyard in the Napa Valley
Exploring new scenes
Out door activities and fitness
Quite nights staying in and watching a movie

 

Favorite Restaurant:
Bottega in Yountivlle
Tonga Room Fairmont Hotel

 

Favorite Quote:
Treat others how you want to be treated

 

Favorite place you have traveled:
Italy

 

Place you would like to travel next:
Australia, New Zealand

Ian McBane

 

Age: 33


Height: 6 Feet 7 Inches


Weight
: 235 Pounds


Eye Color: Brown


Education: Graduate School – MS


School Attended: University of Oregon


Current Occupation: Financial Institutions Analyst/Assistant Portfolio Manager, Long-Short Public Equity Hedge Fund


Past Occupations: Consultant in Econ/Finance, Sous Chef during high school & college

 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
1. movement & the outdoors – skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golf, etc
2. anything in and around the creation/consumption of good food & drink
3. travel. anywhere and everywhere.
4. the San Francisco staples – Sunday brunch, Crissy Field, Giants/9′ers, live music, Presidio Bowl, having drinks spilled on me at Balboa, etc
5. family, friends, career, health, etc

 

Favorite Restaurant:
Quality Meats, NYC

 

Favorite Quote:
“I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun.”


Favorite place you have traveled:
Whistler & Puerto Vallarta

 

Place you would like to travel next:
Brazil

Shawn Waldowski

 

Age: 40


Height: 6 Feet 2 Inches


Weight: 200 Pounds


Education: 4 Year College Degree


School Attended: Michigan State University


Current Occupation: Banker and Sailing Instructor


Past Occupations: Certified Public Accountant

 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Sailing
Snowboarding
Tennis
Travel
Karate

Simon Wong

 

Age: 36


Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches


Weight: 158 Pounds


Eye Color: Brown


Education: Graduate School – MBA


School Attended: St. Mary’s College of California


Current Occupation: Executive Director- Barry Slatt Mortgage, Partner AV Hospitality (AV Nightclub and Aventine-Hollywood Restaurant)

 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Traveling
Snowboarding and Wakeboarding
Staying Fit
Hosting Social Functions
Community Organizations

 

Favorite Restaurant:
Slanted Door
Ozumo
Kokkari
Per Diem

 

Favorite Quote:
I know “favorite” means you want me to list just one, but like Doritos Chips, “you can’t have just one”…. so here are 10 (no particular order).
1. “I Got This!” -Me
2. “Seize the day, trusting in the next as little as possible.” – Horace, Ode 1.11
3. “Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.” -Movie: Van Wilder
4. “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!” -Movie: Dumb & Dumber
5. “You gotta fight for your right to party” -Music: The Beatie Boys
6. “Fill it up again! Fill it up again! Once it hits your lips, it’s so good!” -Movie: Old School
7. “I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal.” -Movie: Van Wilder
8. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” -Thomas Edison
9. “What is this? A center for ants? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read… if they can’t even fit inside the building?!”-Movie: Zoolander
10. “I am really nervous about this whole Bachelor Auction thing. What if I hear crickets?” -Me

 

Favorite place you have traveled:
Punta del Este – Uruguay


Place you would like to travel next:
Budapest, Hungary

Ryan Donnelly

 

Age: 26


Height: 6 Feet 4 Inches


Weight: 220 Pounds


Eye Color
: Blue


Education: Graduate School – MS
School Attended: Carnegie Mellon University


Current Occupation: Finance – Private Equity

 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
Traveling/Backpacking
Watching Movies
Cooking
Playing lacrosse
Hiking

 

Favorite Restaurant:
Bar Jules
Don Pistos
Mr. Pollo
A16
Kokkari

 

Favorite Quote:
“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde

 

Favorite place you have traveled:
Fiji

 

Place you would like to travel next:
Tibet

Michael Abare

 

Age: 27


Height: 6 Feet


Weight: 190 Pounds


Eye Color: Brown


Education: Graduate School – MBA


School Attended: Tufts, INSEAD


Current Occupation: Technology Sales

 

Hobbies/Other Interests:
1. Travel
2. Politics
3. Foreign Policy
4. Outdoor Exercise
5. Romance Languages

 

Favorite Restaurant:
1. Suppenküche
2. Okoze
3. Zarzuela
4. Kokkari
5. Limon

 

Favorite Quote:
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” – JFK


Favorite place you have traveled:
Croatia


Place you would like to travel next:
Thailand

Steve Benson

 

Age: 34


Height: 6 Feet 3 Inches


Weight: 195 Pounds


Eye Color: Blue


Education
: Graduate School – MBA


School Attended
: Stanford


Current Occupation: Running a Startup


Past Occupation: Google Sales


Hobbies/Other Interests:
Outdoor activities, Triathlons, Hiking, Traveling, and neighborhood restaurants

 

Favorite Restaurant:
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaraunt
Helmand Palace (Afghani)
Ike’s Place
Taqueria Cancun
Axum Cafe

 

Favorite Quote:

“Did Alexander Graham Bell do any market research before he invented the telephone?” — Steve Jobs

Favorite place you have traveled:
Bali


Place you would like to travel next:
India

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