The Bachelorettes of Wilson County

WLM - Meet the 2011 Bachelorettes

WLM - Meet the 2011 Bachelorettes 

By Erin Brown

Wilson Ladies (and Gents!)

What a fun issue this one was to prepare for you! I hope you thumb through each page and enjoy what you see. We have some gorgeous bachelorettes of all ages, sizes and hair color you could imagine! We like our diversity here in beautiful Wilson County! Many of these fellow Wilson Countians are a hot commodity on the dating market! Included among our ladies is Deanna Barnes who just returned from living on the West Coast. Also, we have local southern belles; many are recognized as strong entrepreneurs!

All were photographed by Amy Rich Photography at the charmingly rustic JuRo Horse Stables in Mt. Juliet. It was the perfect backdrop for a summer shoot. We hope you enjoy all the pictures as much as we did setting the stage for them during the photo shoot !

And please stay in touch. Let me know what you would like to see in next issue….

WLM - Bri MontgomeryBRI MONTGOMERY

What is your occupation?
I am the new owner of In-Body-Meant Dance Academy, formerly The Dancers’ Studio.

Originally from:
I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Longest relationship you have been in:
The longest relationship I have been in was 3 years. Being a Southern Belle, we tend to date, and when we date its serious, but always worth it!

What type of guy do you see yourself with?
I see myself with a guy that is adventurous and a man’s man, but is still in touch with his feminine side enough to know how to treat a lady.

Your idea of a perfect date:
A perfect date for me has nothing to do with where we go or how much money he spends, as long as his attention is on me, and it’s genuine, it’s perfect!

Do you have any pets?
Yes, one. He is a two year old Pomeranian name Mojo. He got his name because he is really good with the ladies.

Most daring experience you have ever done?
The most daring experience I have ever had was moving to a new state (Tennessee) at the age of 18 knowing not a single soul. Apparently it was worth it!

Favorite Saying or Quote:
I chose this quote because it’s how I try to live everyday: “Dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt. Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

WLM - Camille BurdineDIANE PARNESS

What is your occupation?

I was a secondary and college teacher for most of my life. I am the General Manager for The Mill at Lebanon, which is a fun and challenging position. It is surprising how many of my earlier skills are utilized in the new situation.

Hobbies you enjoy?
I enjoy gardening…both vegetable and flower, music, reading, and too many other things to mention.

Originally from?
I was raised in Michigan near Ann Arbor, moved to Tennessee from DeKalb, Illinois, where I raised my children.

What is your best trait?
Care-taking. Perhaps the reason is because I was a teacher for so many years.

What type of guy do you see yourself with?
I like to be around intelligent, direct, creative people who have a sense of humor, are compassionate, but are also adventuresome.

Most daring experience you have ever done?
I jumped out of a moving airplane at 15,000 feet, zip-lined the cloud forest in Costa Rica, and raised two children.

Do you have any pets?
I have two dogs, Max and Leo (The Producers). They are both rescued dogs.

Your idea of a perfect date?
Good food, good wine, good conversation whether at an upscale restaurant, a microbrewery, or a state park.


 

WLM - Camille BurdineCAMILLE BURDINE

What is your occupation?
My background is in Investments, I am currently working in Development at Cumberland University.

Hobbies you enjoy?
Love to read, love to go to college and pro sports with my kids (especially going to watch the MLB games), snow skiing and going to the movies.

Best part of being single:
Independence and Possibilities!

Describe your current style.
Classic.

Are you an early bird or night owl?
I tend to get more accomplished in the early hours!

What is your best trait?
Strength, independence, loyalty, compassion, and decisiveness!

Hidden Talent?
Not sure, it must still be hidden!

What type of guy do you see yourself with?
An honest, caring, and hardworking, Christian man who is a good communicator.

Do you have any pets?
A dog and a cat.

Your idea of a perfect date:
Good food, good company, mountains and a fireplace!

Favorite Saying or Quote:
I have several I say to my kids almost daily “God has a plan for us” and “ Where there is a will there is a way” my favorite Bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, because I believe if you do all it says then you can’t go wrong and I think there are blessings that come out of all life’s circumstances good and bad.

WLM - Gina PutmanGINA PUTMAN

What is your occupation?
Safford Motley PLC – Entertainment Law Firm – Legal Assistant

Originally from:
Lebanon

Describe your current style.
My style varies a lot! Right now it’s a bit preppy. I love cardigans with rolled up jeans and a great pair of flats.

Are you an early bird or night owl?
Night owl! I get a second wind around 10pm and then realize I have to get up and work the next day.

What is your best personality trait?
Honesty. I’m the person my friends come to when they want the truth and are not afraid to hear it.

Hidden Talent?
I love to do hair and make-up. If my family or friends are going somewhere special and need a little extra attention to hair and make-up, I’m the one they call!

Are you more of an out-on-thetown girl or a stay in chick?
For the most part I’m a stay in chick, but I do enjoy an out-on-thetown night every now and then.

Your idea of a perfect date?
Casual dinner then walking around the city (Nashville).

Favorite Saying or Quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
–Dr Seuss

 


 

WLM - Deanna BarnesDEANNA BARNES

What is your occupation?
I am an Elementary Teacher.

Hobbies you enjoy?
I really enjoy horseback riding. Other hobbies include: hiking, yoga, kickboxing, and reading. I read a lot.

Originally from:
Lebanon, Tennessee

Best part of being single:
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family!

Hidden Talent?
I love jumping horses.

What type of guy do you see yourself with?
I don’t have a type of guy. I just know that I need to be with someone who is confident, funny, honest, adventurous, attractive, and intelligent.

Are you more of an out-on-thetown girl or a stay in chick?
I’m a combo! It depends on how my week went. I love to get dressed up and go out. But, I also love grabbing some Chinese food and a movie, too!!

Your idea of a perfect date:
A perfect date would be doing something active… like horseback riding, riding four-wheelers, going to the lake, or going on a hike. I love day-time activities.

Favorite Saying or Quote:
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

 

WLM - Lauren ClarkLAUREN CLARK

What is your occupation?
I absolutely love my job! I am a Creative Manager, which in a nutshell, I work on a project from beginning to end – conceptualize, brainstorm, design, print, produce and distribute. I play with graphics and text all day…making things look pretty.

Hobbies you enjoy?
I love to paint, go wine tasting, and surprisingly home improvement projects.

Originally from?
Lebanon, TN

What is your best trait?
I would say my best trait is I’m pretty laid back and easy going – easily entertained.

Hidden Talent?
If I told you it wouldn’t be hidden, now would it?

What type of guy do you see yourself with?
I don’t really have a “type.” However, I look for certain things such as: sense of humor – someone who knows how to make me smile, selflessness, is driven and knows what he wants, enjoys social settings and outdoor activities, takes care of himself (physically and mentally)…just to name a few.

Most daring experience you have ever had?
I was robbed by a kid wearing a handkerchief. Enough said.

Do you have any pets?
Yes! My Malte-tzu, Mia, and Yorkie-poo, Gabby.

Favorite Saying or Quote:
“Blessings are like glitter; they fall gently around us. You don’t always see them until you look from a different perspective.”

 

WLM - Sandra HoskinsSANDRA HOSKINS

What is your occupation?
Hair designer.

Hobbies you enjoy?
Decorating, volunteering, travel with friends, trying new restaurants.

Where are you originally from?
Scottsville, KY.

Are you an early bird or night owl?
Early bird!

What is your best trait?
Caring about other people.

Hidden Talent?
Cooking.

Do you have any pets?
A cat named Spencer.

Are you more of an out-on-thetown girl or a stay in chick?
Out on-the-town.

What is your idea of a perfect date?
To go to the theatre for a play.

Favorite Saying or Quote:
“Only you know how you feel.”

WLM - Lisa WoodLISA WOOD

What is your occupation?
Presently I work as a family nurse practitioner/pediatric nurse practitioner in a pediatric primary care clinic and love it!

Hobbies you enjoy?
I have a list of hobbies and when I have time my hobbies are fun and relaxing. I enjoy traveling, reading, gardening, photography, spending time with my kids and family and working on my farm.

Are you an early bird or night owl?
I am definitely a night owl!

What is your best trait:
A great personality trait I possess is creativity. It’s fun! I also possess frank honesty, am empathetic and listen well —these traits help make me a good friend.

What type of guy do you see yourself with?
I think I could see myself with someone who is family oriented, likes to laugh, is creative, is honest and is successful in business and in living life.

Do you have any pets?
We have lots of pets…farm animals who all have names. Here’s the list…..the cutest bulldog ever—-Charlie and two pyrinese dogs—Titan and Finn, rabbits, chickens, Mo the horse, Veronica the pot bellied pig,
goats, geese, Indian ring necked parrots, lizards named Leo and Thimbletack, and an African hedgehog named Gumball.

Favorite Saying or Quote:
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge, that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts, that hope always triumphs over experience, that laughter is the only cure for grief, and that love is stronger than grief” – Robert Fulgahm

WLM - Suanne BoneSUANNE BONE

What is your occupation?
Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL).

Hobbies you enjoy?
I enjoy playing the piano, running, cooking, spending time with friends and my nieces & nephews.

What is your best trait?
I’m a really fun Aunt!

Hidden Talent?
I can carry a tune, but I only sing in front of Mom because she sings louder!

What type of guy do you see yourself with?
A man who is patient, kind, educated & civicminded… A man like my Uncle, Stratton Bone.

Favorite Saying or Quote:
My lifelong friend, Rob Stanford, mailed me a napkin which read: “Why Not Have a Big Life?” I carry the napkin in my bag.

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