Top Singles 2014

2014 Top Singles New Fundraising Format

The Tallahassee Top Singles event returns for 2014 with a new format and a cache of fabulous and fun-loving singles. This year's affair will be Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Horizon Ballroom at Hotel Duval. The new format allows…

Top Single Profile: Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith, 27 Occupation: Deputy Director of House Campaigns, Republican Party of Florida Charity: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Big Bend Quote from nomination: “Ryan would make an awesome Top Single. He is motivated, active in the community, a great friend…

2014 Tallahassee Top Singles

  Starting at 7 p.m. on Sat., August 23 at Hotel Duval, our Singles will be auctioned off in what has become one of the sexiest summer events in town. Food, drinks, music and more are the backdrop for this…

Top Single Profile: Eric Kemp

Eric Kemp, 35 Occupation Operating Manager, Life Nightclub at SLS Las Vegas  Charity: Ronald McDonald House Quote from nomination: “Eric is the life of any party and is always on the go. However, his infectious personality and enigmatic smile make people feel…

Top Single Profile: Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly, 24 Occupation: Executive Assistant, Lisa Miller & Associates/Event Coordinator, John Gandy Events Charity: Women of Hope Quote from nomination: “Sarah is a hard working young professional who spends her week managing a busy calendar in government affairs. On the weekends you…

Top Single Profile: Anna King

Anna King, 27 Occupation Owner, Cabello’s Hair and Nail Studio Charity: Women’s Pregnancy Center Quote from nomination: “Anna is dependable, friendly, funny, kind, selfless and a wonderful boss. I could not imagine working for anyone else.” What’s your least-favorite mode of transportation?…

Top Single Profile: Drew Longenecker

Drew Longenecker, 27 Occupation: Assistant Director of Marketing, Florida State University  Charity: Kidz1stFund Quote from nomination: “Drew has been working in the FSU athletics marketing office since he graduated undergrad. He is a hard working young professional and lots of fun. He can…

Top Single Profile: Dedra Mitchell

Dedra Mitchell, 36 Occupation: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Real Estate Agent; Ekk and Hamilton Realty  Charity: TMH Foundation to Benefit Diabetes Camp Scholarships for Children Quote from nomination: “Dedra manages dual careers for more than 5 years (Sales Reps/ Real Estate). She loves to…

Top Single Profile: Antonio Rainey

Antonio Rainey, 33 Occupation: Relationship Manager, Wageworks, Inc. Charity: Capital City Youth Services Quote from nomination: “Antonio is a great guy! He is smart, funny, and creative. We love having him on the NYP board as our community outreach chair because…

Top Single Profile: Monica Rodriguez

Monica Rodriguez, 39 Occupation: Partner, Ballard Partners  Charity: Children’s Home Society Quote from nomination: “Meet Monica...my adventure girl... From rock climbing to alligator hunting, Monica loves to experience life to the fullest and seek out uncharted, new territories. She is a devoted friend…

Top Single Profile: Amy Schwartz

Amy Schwartz, 46 Occupation: Restaurateur, Bella Bella Charity: Boys Town Quote from nomination: “Amy is a caring, great person. She works hard and makes others around her feel appreciated and included, which is a rare trait.”  If you could meet anyone, living or…

Top Single Profile: Marc Schwartz

Marc Schwartz, 45 Occupation: Restaurateur, Bella Bella  Charity: Burn Camp Quote from nomination: “Marc makes working in his community a priority and genuinely cares about those around him.”  What’s the No. 1 most-played song on your iPod? “Watching The Wheels” by John Lennon.…

Top Single Profile: Ashleigh Amburn

Ashleigh Amburn, 27 Occupation Finance Manager, KIA Autosport  Charity: Hands and Hearts Quote from nomination: “Ashleigh always makes everyone feel included. She is an incredibly loyal and trustworthy friend. She has a great personality and is always laughing, even when it's…

Top Single Profile: Shep Sheppard

Shep Sheppard, 44 Occupation: Realtor, Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc Charity: Muscular Dystrophy Association Quote from nomination: “People walk in and out of your life everyday. Some people move on through the heartache and pain, and others hold on to that one…

Top Single Profile: Greg Bacon

Greg Bacon, 27 Occupation: Application Engineer, Syn-Tech Systems, Inc.  Charity: Rotary Youth Camp Quote from nomination: “The rarest of the rare - an engineer with a personality. Gregory is always the class clown, he has made it his job to make me and…

Top Single Profile: Winnie Wright

Winnie Wright, 24 Occupation: Reporter, WCTV  Charity: Leon County Humane Society Quote from nomination: “Winnie is special because she makes a point of getting to know everyone she interviews on a personal level. She tells their story as if it came from…

Top Single Profile: Lauren Bacon

Lauren Bacon, 23 Occupation: Insurance Agent, Earl Bacon Agency  Charity: Rotary International Quote from nomination: “She is my little sister. In the last 3 years she hasn't seriously dated anyone. My thought is that with my support she may re-join the dating game…

Top Single Profile: Melissa Cleveland

Melissa Cleveland, 45 Occupation: Director of Sales, Hilton Garden Inn Tallahassee Charity: YMCA Quote from nomination: “Melissa is the sweetest, most caring, gregarious, friendly, sincere, unselfish, and kind-hearted person I know.  She is a loving mother to 3 boys, a tireless worker,…

Top Single Profile: Courtney Dunham

Courtney Dunham, 24 Occupation: Operations Manager/Buyer, Cole Couture Charity: Pray for Grayson Quote from nomination: “Courtney is kind, helpful and devoted to her work with local boutique Cole Couture. She always thinks of others first and is quick to lend a helping…

Top Single Profile: Nicole Hoskens

Nicole Hoskens, 23 Occupation: Fitness Instructor, The Refinery  Charity: Autism Speaks Quote from nomination: “Nicole has an infectious attitude for life that moves people every single day. She is motivated and determined to help others become healthy. Nicole grew up in Tallahassee where…