The community’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes have been selected for one of the hottest events of the year — Tallahassee Magazine’s Top Singles. Join us as at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center as Tallahassee Magazine and presenting sponsor Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic host a memorable evening. Each single will be paired with an experiential package and auctioned off to raise funds for their selected charities.


Where: Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 6-10:30 p.m. Cocktail hour is from 6-7 p.m. with the event to follow

After-Party: The Brass Tap Midtown Tallahassee

Dress Attire: Hot Summer White Party; white creative cocktail attire


Read our event recap and see the evening’s events from this year, visit our Top Singles Recap.


Meet the 2018 Top Singles

Top Single: Arthur Huynh

Full Name: Arthur Huynh Age: 32 Occupation: General Manager, Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection Sexual Orientation: Straight Charity: Boys and Girls Club of the Big Bend   Q & A Why did you choose this charity to support? I have worked with them before, and they are…

Top Single: Brandon Simpkins

Full Name: Brandon Alexander Simpkins Age: 25 Occupation: Human Performance Coach Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: TMH Foundation: Neuro ICU Q & A Why did you choose this charity to support?  A little over five years ago, I lost my older brother to a traumatic brain injury.…

Top Single: Carly Watson

Full Name: Carly Watson “Carli Cole” Age: 22 Occupation: On-Air Radio Personality Sexual Orientation: Straight Charity: Donate Life: Florida Q & A Why did you choose this charity to support? Last year, my father passed away unexpectedly, but he was an organ donor. Through Donate Life:…

Top Single: Chris Giaritelli

Full Name: Chris Giaritelli Age: 56 Occupation: Director of Sales, Southeast Region CVS Health Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: Refuge House Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? To bring greater awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. What…

Top Single: Dr. Mark Bonn

Full Name: Mark A. Bonn, Ph.D. Age: 67 Occupation: Professor, School of Hospitality, Florida State University. Charity: I selected “RIPITT” as my charity in honor of my former Wine Education student, Ian Trent Taylor, who tragically lost his life six years ago. Q &…

Top Single: Edward Martí Kring

Full Name: Edward Martí Kring Age: 33 Years Young Occupation: Communications (Community Engagement), City of Tallahassee Sexual Orientation: Attractive men (exclusively). Charity: Going Places Street Outreach, Capital City Youth Services (CCYS) Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support?  As a…

Top Single: Jasmine Denise Adams

Full Name: Jasmine Denise Adams Age: 30ish Occupation: Founder and Tournament Organizer for the Capital Canopy Challenge, Realtor for Keller Williams Town & Country Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: Alzheimer's Project   Q & A Why did you choose this charity to support? My grandmother and great-grandmother…

Top Single: Jermaine L. Miller

Full Name: Jermaine L. Miller Age: 27 Occupation: Community Advocate Sexual Orientation:  Straight Charity: Girls2Divas   Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? Big Bend Homeless Coalition. What is the main character trait you look for in a potential date? Someone nice…

Top Single: Monique Ellsworth

Full Name: Monique Rene Ellsworth Age: 29 (30 on July 7th, so 30 on the night of the event.... for whatever that is worth) Occupation: Executive Director of CESC, Inc. Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: CESC, Inc.   Q & A   Why did you choose…

Top Single: Mutaqee Na’im Akbar

Full Name: Mutaqee Na’im Akbar Age: 38 Occupation: Attorney Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: The Boys Choir of Tallahassee   Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? I picked The Boys Choir of Tallahassee, because for over 23 years, the organization has been…

Top Single: Samantha Joi Loebig

Full Name: Samantha Joi Loebig Age: 26 Occupation: Marketing Coordinator, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Sexual Orientation: Straight Charity: Boys Town North Florida   Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? Having previously worked for Boys Town, it is amazing to…

Top Single: Samantha Marrone

Full Name: Samantha Alexa Marrone Age: 29 Occupation: Dermatology Resident Physician Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: City Walk Urban Mission   Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? As a physician, I strive to provide compassion and care to all people, including…

Top Single: Sarah Strickland

Full Name: Sarah Strickland Age: 25 Occupation: Inventory Specialist at The Gem Collection Sexual Orientation: Interested in Men Charity: Big Bend Hospice   Q & A Why did you choose this charity to support? Someone very close to me was recently cared for by Big Bend Hospice,…

Top Single: Shannon Colavecchio

Full Name: Shannon Colavecchio Age: 41 (42 by the day of event) Occupation(s): Senior Director and Wellness Coordinator, The Moore Agency; owner, BA Fitness; Area Manager, Arbonne; Master Trainer, various fitness programs Sexual Orientation: Men not boys, please. Charity: Leon County Humane Society Q &…

Top Single: Tori Cruce

Full Name: Tori Cruce Age: 37 Occupation(s): National Director of Clinical Services, Halycon Rehabilitation. Licensed speech-language pathologist . Charity: Junior League of Tallahassee Q & A Why did you choose this charity to support? The Junior League is dedicated to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential…

Top Single: Travis Poppell

Full Name: Travis Poppell Age: 36 Occupation: Owner of Tallahassee Lawn services Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: Hang Tough Foundation   Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? My cousin, at the age of 4, was diagnosed with cancer, and this foundation…

Top Single: Wendi Cannon

Full Name: Wendi Cannon Age: 39 Occupation: Director of Information Technology at FSU College of Medicine Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: Girls on the Run (GOTR)   Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? I chose GOTR because it is critical for…

Top Singles: Natasha Hartsfield

Full Name: Natasha Nichole Hartsfield Age: 42 Occupation: Vice President of Programs at Tallahassee Museum; Owner/Operator of Sassafras Soapery Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual Charity: Tallahassee Museum Preschool   Q & A   Why did you choose this charity to support? The Tallahassee Museum Preschool is a unique…

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