2013 Bachelor Of East Texas

Nicanor (Nick) Pesina, Jr.

AGE: 30

OCCUPATION: Attorney at Roberts & Roberts

ASTROLGICAL SIGN: Aquarius

PERSONAL MOTTO: “Never never never give up.”

FAVORITE MOVIE: The Godfather Part II

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican Food! (Fajitas)

FAVORITE COLOR: Black

FAVORITE BOOK: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

INTERESTS: Sports, Politics, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Texas history and indigenous cultures

HOBBIES: Cooking, Poker, CrossFit, Reading, good conversation, bars with patios, laughing and mentoring my younger brother

FAVORITE QUOTE:   "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."   --Samuel Johnson

PERSON YOU MOST ADMIRE: My Mother, Christina J. Pesina – she’s my rock.

PERSONAL HERO: My Grandmother, Jovita Garcia Cavazos

GREATEST ACHEIVEMNT: Graduating from The University of Texas School of Law and passing the Texas Bar Exam.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: National CASA, a non-profit organization that provides trained community volunteers to advocate in court for abused and neglected children; Board of Directors for Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Tyler-Smith County Texas Exes Scholarship Committee

FAVORITE SPORT: Football!

HOMETOWN: Royse City, Texas

ALMA MATER: Undergrad/Grad – Stephen F. Austin State University (Axe ‘Em Jacks!), Law School – The University of Texas (Hook ‘Em!)

VACATION DESTINATION: Las Vegas, NV

WHY SHOULD YOU BE CHOSEN AS THE EAST TEXAS BACHELOR?:   First, I think a bachelor should be a well-rounded individual with ambition, charisma, a heart, and a person that likes to have fun. A bachelor should be a person of strong faith and an individual who is very family-oriented. I think a Bachelor should have at least one woman in his life and that woman is my Mom.

I think my personality and my drive to make myself better are what make me stand out. I have roots in East Texas and I want to help make my community better than it was the day I arrived. I think being the East Texas Bachelor would give me another platform to help positively impact my community. (I promise this isn’t a campaign speech!) I also don’t take myself too serious and I enjoy being around positive individuals.

Next, I think I should be chosen as the East Texas Bachelor because I am constantly reminded of how much of a bachelor I am by others. I surround myself with people that are stronger than me in areas that I consider weaknesses because I like to learn; I trust their opinions.

Finally, other than the reasons stated above, I should be the East Texas Bachelor to make the awesome ladies at our office proud for nominating me!

 


Roderick Russell

AGE: 35

OCCUPATION: IT Sr. System Support Analyst / IBM iSeries Administrator

ASTROLGICAL SIGN: Capricorn

PERSONAL MOTTO: Honesty is the best policy.

FAVORITE MOVIE: Hitch

FAVORITE FOOD: A pasta dish my mom use to make (family recipe)

FAVORITE COLOR: Gray

FAVORITE BOOK: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

INTERESTS: Religion, Fitness, Current events, Sports, Technology, Architecture, Art, Foods from other regions and countries, Wines, Imported beers

HOBBIES: Golfing, Cooking, Fantasy Football, Running, Bowling, Billiards, Darts, People Watching, Baking, Shopping, Fitness Training

FAVORITE QUOTE: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

PERSON YOU MOST ADMIRE: Steve Hudnall aka Mr. Steve

PERSONAL HERO: Jesus Christ

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Graduating from Marine Corps boot camp & college

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: TOYS FOR TOTS

FAVORITE SPORT: Football

HOMETOWN: Winona, TX

ALMA MATER: LeTourneau University

VACATION DESTINATION: Dominican Republic

WHY SHOULD YOU BE CHOSEN AS THE EAST TEXAS BACHELOR?:   I feel that I should be chosen as East Texas Bachelor because I encompass what East Texas is about. I work hard and enjoy spending time with my family and friends. And even though I don’t always get it right the first time, instead of quitting I continue to strive for excellence.

 


Eric Sullivan

AGE: 36

OCCUPATION: CBS 19 Sportscaster/ESPN 92.1 FM Radio Host

ASTROLGICAL SIGN: Virgo

PERSONAL MOTTO: Always take 5 extra seconds to think and look at both sides of the situation.

FAVORITE MOVIE: 3-way Tie “Top Gun/Hoosiers/Old School”

FAVORITE FOOD: Mexican

FAVORITE COLOR: Navy Blue

FAVORITE BOOK: Anything by John Grisham

INTERESTS: Sports History, TV Technology, talk radio, House Building, rock and roll history.

HOBBIES: Running, Playing Basketball and Softball, Taking my barge to the lake.

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

PERSON YOU MOST ADMIRE: My Dad

PERSONAL HERO: Duke University Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski

GREATEST ACHEIVEMNT: Got to cover the Super Bowl, Final 4, World Series and NBA Finals, (only thing missing is covering the Cowboys at the Super Bowl)

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, Speaking to young kids at school.

FAVORITE SPORT: Basketball

HOMETOWN: Wickes, Arkansas

ALMA MATER: Arkansas Tech Univiversity Wonder Boys (yes that's our real mascot)

VACATION DESTINATION: Anywhere with a beach and boat..

WHY SHOULD YOU BE CHOSEN AS THE EAST TEXAS BACHELOR?:  I simply despise all those reality shows like the Bachelor simply because they are FAKE! It takes more than TV show to really get to know a woman. It takes time and effort. It seems like everybody wants someone for something, not for them. I'm probably a little to Old School but that's what I believe and probably why I'm still single, LOL.

 


Hunter Taylor

AGE: 29

OCCUPATION: Head Basketball Coach at Spring Hill High School in Longview

ASTROLGICAL SIGN: Taurus

PERSONAL MOTTO: Give me a story, not a plan

FAVORITE MOVIE: A Few Good Men

FAVORITE FOOD: Stacked Chicken Fajita Enchiladas from T. Blanco’s in Longview

FAVORITE COLOR: Burnt Orange

FAVORITE BOOK: North Towards Home by Willie Morris

INTERESTS: Coaching and mentoring my guys at Spring Hill, Spending time with family and friends

HOBBIES: Reading, Lake Sports (wakeboarding, etc.) when it’s warm, Travel

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

PERSON YOU MOST ADMIRE: Brittany Boyd

PERSONAL HERO: My father, Bruce Taylor, and my high school basketball coach, Ron Boyett.

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Tie: My induction into the Texas Cowboys organization at UT; and serving two years on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s legislative staff in Washington, DC.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Feed & Seed Supporter on Friday mornings at New Beginnings Church

FAVORITE SPORT: Basketball

HOMETOWN: White Oak, TX

ALMA MATER: The University of Texas (undergrad), Ole Miss (grad school)

VACATION DESTINATION: Charleston, SC or New Orleans, LA

 


David Flynn DC

AGE: 32

OCCUPATION: Chiropractor

ASTROLGICAL SIGN: Capricorn

PERSONAL MOTTO: None

FAVORITE MOVIE: Anchorman

FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza

FAVORITE COLOR: Blue

FAVORITE BOOK: Black Order by James Rollins

INTERESTS: Nutrition, history, exercise, traveling

HOBBIES: Hiking, camping, travel, kayaking, biking, auto restoration, 4-wheeling, working out, going to the movies

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”-Albert Einstein

PERSON YOU MOST ADMIRE: Nope

PERSONAL HERO: Superman

GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Opening my own office and becoming a small business owner

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Medical director for Rose City Triathlon and The Tyler ½ Ironman

FAVORITE SPORT: Football

HOMETOWN: Philadelphia, PA

ALMA MATER: Penn State University

VACATION DESTINATION: Venice, Italy

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