Compiled by Hillary Haenes
Hometown: East Setauket, N.Y. (a town on Long Island)
How long have you lived in Bakersfield? Spent the better part of the last two and a half years here.
Three words that describe Bakersfield: Friendly, hot (temperature-wise) and CondorsTown!
When I’m not on the road with my team, my favorite weekend activity is: Watching football on the weekends if we have a Sunday off. Typically, I like to watch the games at Hooters.
Where you may find me eating lunch/dinner: I usually like to eat at Mexicali. Their enchiladas are very good. We also do a lot of team meals at Goose Loonies and I enjoy eating there.
I relax in Bakersfield by: Hanging out by the pool at Whispering Meadows and enjoying the sun and good weather.
What surprised me most about Bakersfield: How big it actually is. There are a lot of different areas and places to go.
I celebrate after a game by: Normally, we go to The Padre after games if we don’t have a game the next day.
What I think Bakersfield is famous for: Country music — definitely very popular out here.
Favorite community event: We went to the new children’s wing last year at Memorial Hospital, and it was nice to visit and spend some time with the kids.
Favorite memory of Bakersfield: Just being able to play in front of our great fans at Rabobank Arena. It’s a great atmosphere and fun to be a part of it.
What I like most about living here: Everyone’s definitely more friendly compared to people back in New York. I like the laid back nature out here.