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Eligibles List

17th Annual Eligibles List


by Kellie Ell

With San Francisco’s international array of eligible beautiful people, the City by the Bay remains a prestigious singles scene.  Where are all these available sweethearts?  Navigating the cityscape solo can be tricky.  Aside from living at the gym, there are certain things one can do to guarantee a steady stream of dates on Friday nights:  live in a fabulous apartment (preferably one with a view), boast nearby public transportation (so your date doesn’t have to find a parking space), know the top chefs of all the hot new restaurants, and—own a dog (upping your approachability factor).  With or without these merits, if you keep a tight schedule, it’s still hard to find love. That’s where we come in. Peruse our list of glamorous ladies and gents, and you just might find what you’re looking for. But hurry; chances are your prize won’t remain unclaimed for long.

THE LADIES

Susan Alexander: Author of the sensational thriller A Quicker Blood and the new mystery Jealous Mistress, as well as writer for San Francisco Chronicle’s Op-Eds; loves movies, theater, art museums, concerts, politics, long walks in SF & her terrific friends and family.

Kirsten Bartok: Private equity investor turned jet co. CFO & aircraft finance expert; BRAVO! gala chair, Council on Foreign Relations member, avid skier & runner.  Based in San Francisco, but you’re more likely to find her on a plane flying to some exotic locale for work.

Shannon Bavaro: Tech & finance recruiter; fashionista, enjoys yoga & nature; works with the non-profit buildOn; easy to spot, hard to get!

Holly Baxter: Bi-coastal art consultant (in New York and SF) to international clientele, avid scuba diver, yogi & world traveler; loves horses, dogs & marine life.  Home & heart based in the City by the Bay!

Betty Brachman: Fun-loving real estate broker to the stars enjoys cooking, good wine, hiking, yoga, laughing with friends, high-rise living and weekends in Sonoma.

Elizabeth Carr: Boutique director for Mont Blanc; gemologist; 6’ tall Italian foodie; has been living in Russian Hill for the past three years.

Robin Collins: Glamorous caterer, event planner/fashionista & freelance writer; gift-basket maker, former restaurant critic & charity volunteer.

Elizabeth Curtis: Charismatic blonde, Bay Area native, litigator, Symphonix board member, president of Catholic Charities CYO Junior Board, Junior Leaguer, and author of popular cooking and entertaining blog “Table + Teaspoon.”

Vaugh de Guigné: Pretty, vivacious and involved with education and possibilities.

Debra Dooley: President & founder of CCSF Foundation Auxiliary and the Basic Skills Luncheon, which helped raised almost $2 million for the college.  Seasoned volunteer at SFMOMA & SF Symphony, and Francophile who loves working with talented friends in the city.

Fati Farmanfarmaian: Spontaneous adventurer, world traveler and passionate water skier who loves the outdoors, live blues concerts and the performing arts—think dive bars and the opera!  Also, sits on several non-profit boards.

Kyra Fichelson: Bi-coastal San Francisco native, NYU student & Chanel intern.  Loves world travel, has lived in Barcelona & Paris, and speaks three languages.

Linda S. Gordon: One of a kind, chic blonde, celebrity real-estate agent with a flair for fun & a passion for design; enjoys ballroom dancing, photography & traveling the world in search of the perfect house & sunset.

Jacqueline Hawk: Witty Southern California native who recently returned from Deloitte in London to work for its SF office.  Passionate about fitness, sports, travel, food, wine & charity work.  Looking forward to broadening her horizons and seeing what the Bay Area has to offer.

Catherine Hopkins: Sassy Southern belle and fashionista residing in Russian Hill.  Georgia BA, Pepperdine JD, owns her own company & stays active in the charity circuit.  Loves to throw the perfect party, cheer on the Bulldawgs, and spend time with her two lab-pointer pups.

Schuyler Hudak: Bay Area native & sparkling city girl; Schuyler works in statewide and city politics while spending her free time chairing the 2012 Junior League of San Francisco Fashion Show.

Whitney Hudak: University of Denver Law grad now working in Marin as Deputy DA.  Also on the 2012 Junior League Fashion Show Steering Committee.  Loves exercise, travel & cooking.  Can be found skiing in Vail in the wintertime, or hanging out with the family in Flathead Lake, Montana, in the summer.

Angela Jackson: International media relations director for San Francisco Travel Association; avid traveler & wishful runner—completed her second ½ marathon in 2011; enjoys exploring new restaurants and wines, dinner parties & backyard barbeques.

Helen Alice Jackson: Chanteuse extraordinaire; passionate for patent prosecution, poetry, and flaky piecrust from scratch.

Marlene Jacura: Jewelry designer of Marlene’s Fine Jewelry, director of numerous fashion shows & former top model; loves the opera, oil painting, fashion, the arts & the company of her three small poodles.

Kimberly Karp: Corporate merchandiser; beautiful & bright brunette; passionate about her job & animal rights; likes golf, little dogs & real men (who like golf!)

Leslie Karren: Loves to travel the world, cook, wine taste, and watch sports; manages property and is involved with various charities.

Carole Kealy: National media consultant in television; UCSB student, activist & mother; spends her time following jazz trends at Yoshi’s in SF, and local politics.

Wendy Kwong: Chic, smart, fun-loving & compassionate special events planner; enjoys the beach, traveling to exotic locales, fine dining, dancing, sailing, ballet, opera & spa treatments—the complete package!  Catch her if you can.

Elizabeth Lampert: President of her own successful PR firm, UC Boulder grad, active bike rider & mother who sits on the board of the ABA Publishing/Law Practice Management Section & is director of Law Journal Newsletters Webinar series; can be found in the Wine Country perfecting her palette!

Jeanne Lawrence: Adventurer, globetrotter, philanthropist, cultural aficionado & freelance columnist, who has lived in Shanghai and traveled around Asia as a photojournalist while studying Mandarin.  Passionate about the arts, the environment, & the outdoors.

Libby Leffler: UC Berkeley magna cum laude grad & Business Lead to the COO of Facebook, who can be found on the tennis court, golf course or poolside come summertime; invites to her infamous “supper soirées” themed parties are highly coveted.

Betsy Linder: Sells celebrity homes; active in Ballet Auxiliary & amfAR; loves to hike.

Amy Lockwood: Amazing cook & charming hostess with a flair for style that lights up any room; tall, brunette Stanford grad who works in international development, enjoys skiing and hiking, and can often be found doing handstands and backbends in yoga class.

Ye-Hui Lu: Public relations aficionado specializing in luxury consumer goods & services, who is passionate about family, friends & fashion. Eternal optimist who loves city life, witty banter, traveling, junk food, and proud supporter of Symphonix, Red Cross, SF Beautiful & the SF Zoo.  You might spot her conducting meetings at the St. Regis or the W Living Room with Champagne in hand.

Adrienne Mally: Director of Membership Council at UCSF Partners in Care, globe-trotter, Giants fan and die-hard skier who can be found on the slopes in Squaw Valley, Utah & Switzerland.  Avid sailor currently working to receive her certification in Race Management from US Sailing, and looking forward to enjoying the America’s Cup events this year in SF with friends.

Connie Tompkins McCole: Petite food & wine pro with energy to burn.  You’ll find her working up a sweat at SF Bay Club, Crissy Field, the Ferry Plaza Market, or traveling wherever great food & wine can be found.  Loves finance and meeting new friends with a fresh perspective.

Corinne Marcu: Bay area native, and president of a jewelry company, is fluent in multiple languages including—German and French, and is in the process of perfecting her Spanish.

Natasha Miller: Owner of two companies:  Entire Productions, an entertainment production company, and Poignant Records, an independent record label.  Plays acoustic guitar & piano, and is a classically trained violinist, songwriter & vocalist who has performed at Yoshi’s, the Monterey Jazz Festival & the Jazz Standard in NYC.  On the Symphonix Advisory Board, and volunteers for Little Kids Rock & Music In Schools Today.

Marsha Monro: Savvy, sophisticated SF native & fundraising specialist, dedicated to UCSF Partners in Care and Infusion, the Junior League of San Francisco & the SF Opera Guild.  Loves New York, Sinatra, theatre (New York & London)… and makes a perfectly chilled martini!

Emily Morse: Attractive brunette; host of the radio show & podcast ‘Sex With Emily’; likes running, yoga, travel, & independent films.

Leah Nanni: Dynamic, upbeat marketing maven; enjoys soccer, tennis, water & snow skiing; loves world travel, entertaining friends & family, & meeting new people.

Diahann Parker: Witty & adventurous director of finance for a local non-profit, small business owner & sports enthusiast; girlie girl who loves football, the arts, outdoor activities, fine dining & finding the perfect pinot noir.

Mary Ravetti: Opera singer, artist, business consultant & writer who loves to travel, the outdoors, film editing, arranging a lavish, impromptu party, and showing off her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Gigi.

Pauline Robert: Warm, fun-loving art enthusiast with a panache for dance, tennis & skiing.

Rene’ Rodman: Medical device business development & community activist for numerous Bay Area non-profits; enjoys travel, performing arts, music, interior & fashion design, and outdoor sports.

Gloria Sheridan: Life-long entrepreneur, fashion designer, world traveler, home restoration maven, realtor and furniture designer with a long history of board leadership in arts, women’s issues and international trade.  Has a surprising blend of yin and yang with a heart of gold and a penchant for intelligent men.

Kirsten Strobel: Charismatic, beautiful & intelligent Peninsula native; works in legal services for disadvantaged children; serves on the Alumnae Board of Mercy High School & active member of Symphonix; can be found holding court at Le Club.

Oceana Rain Stuart: High fashion clothing designer, figurative clay sculptress & uncompromising romantic with a penchant for collecting passport stamps, cooking, good conversation & exploring new ideas; loves family, animals & nature.

France Szeto: Fresh-faced & elegant patent troll-busting business executive; she’s equally happy in the gym, the opera house, or drinking wine with friends.

Melissa Tuft: Smart & vivacious cosmetic dentist & professor at UCSF with a wicked sense of humor, committed to delivering quality care to the homeless; notorious racecar driver who enjoys working out, skiing, sailing & riding horses.

Avital Ungar: Owner of Avital Tours, a culinary walking tour company in SF, Jewish and UCLA grad who speaks Mandarin Chinese & French, and will try anything once. Loves great wine, chocolate pairing, hosting dinner parties in her Nob Hill apartment, & traveling to exotic places.

Barbara Walkowski: A generous, spontaneous, & gracious hostess who loves to share her burgundy wine collection with friends.  When she’s not helping grow a technology startup she’s serving as a trustee at the SF Conservatory of Music, or traveling the world to pursue her passion for wine & opera.

Linda Zweig: Art consultant & avid skier whom you can find at gallery openings & SFMOMA Bonhams auctions, on the slopes of Sun Valley near her condo, or in Napa Valley exploring & learning about wine.

THE MEN

Frank Alizaga: San Francisco native, corporate VP by day and passionate cook by night.  Loves to entertain in his new condo-Chez Frankie-for parties of two or more.

Wilkes Bashford: Haberdasher extraordinaire; involved in several nonprofs including PAWS; feels nurtured by the Bay Area—has been in SF more than 51 years.

Robbie Bradford: Real estate developer & venture capitalist; enjoys tennis, golf & skiing; often finds himself at Woodside Café, skiing in Sun Valley, or wake surfing on Lake Tahoe.

Lawrence David Buck: Founder of Mission Street Films, and host & producer of San Francisco Life, a weekly talk show on KMTP TV; produced Adventures of Power, a Sundance Film Festival selection & The Forgers Spell, a New York Times bestseller.  Can be found at California Wine Merchant most evenings, or at the Olympic Club for the Thursday night buffet.

Raymond Burch: Entrepreneur, former ship captain, environmentalist, writer & balanced free spirit; a romantic who appreciates women of intellect, a passion for life, a positive outlook, and easy laughter.

Mark Busacca: Artist and founder of Busacca Gallery in Russian Hill; good-looking Libra & SF native; passionate about collecting fine art, swimming & tennis.

Peter Buxtun: Collects ideas, friends, and antiques. Single and puzzled—”Where are you?” Trying to get 30 hours out of every day, but hindered by computers.

Mark A. Calvano: Real estate owner & developer at Calvano Development, globe-trotting entrepreneur, ab-fab party thrower, movie maker, and art & antique collector.

Matt Cohler: Global adventurer and Facebook & LinkedIn guy turned VC, stationed in SF but with a field base in hometown New York. Supports SF Symphony, UCSF, and Women For Women International. Proud father of local celebrity Bernese Mountain Dog Auggie.

Harry Denton: An SF institution; Mr. Nightlife; loves to dance, shop, romance & spoil.

David Emerson: Tall, lanky, Harvard & Berkeley grad, general counsel & CFO to startups.  Angel investor, museum trustee and unrenowned painter.  On a quest for the perfect Mai Tai and the imperfect mate.

Justin Fichelson: Luxury realtor & amateur historian who loves world travel, museums, and experiencing new cultures.

Arjun Gupta: Telesoft venture capitalist & outdoorsman, frequents Aspen & the world.  Recently went to the South Pole for the Centennial Anniversary Ski Expedition to the South Pole.

Preston Hammer: Serial entrepreneur on a sabbatical outside San Francisco; founder of a real estate development company in Argentina; Stanford grad (senior class president), Kellogg MBA; accomplished musician; active in philanthropy, incredibly social. Spending time in Colorado these days, but he plans to come back to SF soon.

Richard Harding: Debonair banker; irresistible English accent; out of circulation in 2009 & 2010, but looks forward to being more visible in SF this year.

Robert Harvey, M.D.: Smarts and a softer side!  MBA chief of surgery & opera buff, all the while tending to prized roses.

Patrick Herning: Enjoys running, splitting time between LA, SF & NYC, the arts, & hiking with his French Bulldog Beau.  He recently sold his PR company to HL Group; continues to act as vice president, running the West Coast office.

Callum Hutchins: Dedicated to his real estate practice, friends, snow skiing, and mountain biking.

Captain Kevin Lee: Captain with JetBlue Airways & volunteer dog walker at Pets Unlimited; enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, biking, & loves cooking for friends.

Alan Malouf: Tennis playing dentist; travels, collects art & antiques, avid bridge player; has season tickets for the SF Opera & the Giants.

Alex Marr: Tall Neo-Orwellian musician; digs Kierkegaard, windy walks on CA’s coast, raspberry waffle cakes & naps in his music studio.

Charles Marsala: Entrepreneur & Ferrari enthusiast interested in climate action, tennis, swing dancing & underwater photography.

Jorge Maumer: Restaurateur; travels to exotic destinations, very athletic; works with Children International.

Martin Muller: Witty Modernism Gallery owner; gastronome, Renaissance man, & world traveler; book & art collector.

Klaus Murer: Handsome Swiss-German jewelery designer; former ski racer & rowing champion; loves to dance & socialize with friends in the City by the Bay, which has been his home for more than 30 years.

Kevin Murray: A hilarious, overly confident, marketing & sales executive—that not everyone finds funny—living in the Marina.  Works with and lives near his family, enjoys spending time with his nieces & nephews, and is active in The Guardsmen charity organization.

Barnaby Palmer: Tall, fair & handsome artistic director & conductor of San Francisco Lyric Opera, who recently conducted the world premiere of the opera Machine at The Crucible theater in Oakland.  In 2012, he plans to travel to Berlin, Germany, to serve as assistant conductor of the Konzerthausorchester symphony, as well as tour Europe with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Keith Rabois: Internet entrepreneur, COO of The Red Hot Square & investor at the center of the PayPal mafia (LinkedIn, Slide, Yelp, YouTube); soccer addict and design enthusiast.

Scott Douglas Redmond: Philanthropist focused on children’s issues, animal rescue, stem cell research, and democracy implementation globally.

Joshua Reynolds: Palo Alto-bred mergers and acquisitions lawyer with the speed of a New Yorker and the manners of a Southern gentlemen. Partakes in jet setting, symphony, opera, Artpoint, and Giants baseball.

John Rosin: Financial analyst, charity benefactor, and Grace Cathedral acolyte. Enjoys swimming, languages, and the New Berlin.

Charlie Schlangen: Bicoastal (SF & NY) real estate business owner who serves on multiple philanthropic boards; studying to be an opera singer; enjoys international travel and reckless skiing in Tahoe.

Dave Spencer: Founded SenSpa Wellness Center in the Presidio; big on Scrabble, poker, & backgammon, as well as travel, politics & sports.

Phil Spiegel: Third generation native San Franciscan, restaurateur & director of hospitality for San Francisco’s favorite venue, The Julia Morgan Ballroom. A sunny optimist by nature, and known for his uncompromising support of San Francisco sports teams.

Roger Sramek: Lives in Tiburon and likes to sail (member of the Corinthian Yacht Club). He is also an entrepreneur and inventor of medical devices in the fields of stem cells and sleep aids. A world-traveler who speaks Spanish, French, and Italian, he has a classically trained voice and plays the guitar (the better for serenading a lady).

Adam Steinhorn: Entrepreneur & East Coast transplant who appreciates a good sense of humor & a great deal of patience.  Loves baseball, skiing, tennis, reading, and volunteering.

Jeremy Stoppelman: Co-founder & CEO of Yelp.com; enjoys making smoothies with his Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, pondering life with his dog Darwin, & karaoking to U2’s One.

A passionate yoga junkie, Kellie Ell is a former intern at the Nob Hill Gazette. When not writing, she can be found climbing the hills of San Francisco on her bike.






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