November 2011

Meet C2's Bachelor of 2012 Nominees

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#1: Walter Arlt
Age: 32
Occupation: Firefighter
Hometown: Long Island, NY
What would your friends say your best quality is? My humor and the ability to make everyone laugh. Life is too short not to laugh & smile! What is your greatest accomplishment? My five-year old daughter Olivia Faith. I am proud to be a fulltime single dad and enjoy every moment I have with her. She has changed my life for the better.

#2 – Mike A. Notartomaso
Age: 25
Occupation: Server
Hometown: Hilton Head Island
What would your friends say your best quality is? Let’s just leave their opinions out of this question.
What is your greatest accomplishment? I would have to say playing college soccer. It was always a dream to play college athletics.

#3 – Todd White
Age: 43
Occupation: High School Teacher/ Insurance Agent
Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
What would your friends say your best quality is? Either having them as friends or having me as their golf partner.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Probably completing this questionnaire because I don’t like talking about myself. Seriously, I have been blessed to have some fine accomplishments but I hope my greatest ones are ahead of me.

#4 – Preston Ketchum
Age: 36
Occupation: Advertising
Hometown: Sugar Loaf, NY
What would your friends say your best quality is? Personality
What is your greatest accomplishment? As a volunteer “Big Brother” I introduced my “Little” to the concepts of teamwork, hustle, volunteering, goals & how to realize those goals. Three years into our “match” Noah’s Principal contacted me to inform me that my “Little” inspired a new award for his High School: The Most Improved Student, Athlete and Citizen.

#5 – Ben Neil
Age: 22
Occupation: Emergency Room Tech
Hometown: Hilton Head Island
What would your friends say your best quality is? I believe my friends would say my sense of humor is my best quality.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Helping deliver a baby in the Emergency Room parking lot.

#6 – Jim Hess
Age: 31
Occupation: Mortgage Consultant
Hometown: Norcross, GA
What would your friends say your best quality is? Loyalty. There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for my really good friends.
What is your greatest accomplishment? My friends.

#7 – Bill Young
Age: 46
Occupation: General Manager, Chart House
Hometown: Gross Pointe Park, MI
What would your friends say your best quality is? Loyalty. Call me anytime, anywhere and I will be there for them.
What is your greatest accomplishment? As Regional Director of C.A. Muer Corporation, I was attending our company meeting. As I scanned the room, I realized that over half of the General Managers and Chefs in attendance had worked for me before achieving their current position.

#8 – Jaymes Walker Denmark
Age: 25
Occupation: Full Time Student
Hometown: Savannah
What would your friends say your best quality is? I’m original.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Making my parents proud.

#9 – Kevin Breedlove
Age: 32
Occupation: Owner of Odyssey Health Club
Hometown: Clemson, SC
What would your friends say your best quality is? My good natured attitude & kind smile. Life is too short not to see the wonder in things but sometimes people need to be shown the ordinary in order to see the extraordinary.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Playing in the NFL. Every time I stepped on the field I couldn’t believe I had made it.

#10 – Paul Tozour
Age: 39
Occupation: Videogame Design
Hometown: Berwyn, PA
What would your friends say your best quality is? I’m a true friend, and I always stick up for my friends and stand up for what’s right.
What is your greatest accomplishment? I’m working on a new game right now, and it’s going to be my greatest accomplishment. I worked on the “Citizen Kane of Videogames” and a lot of others, but now I’m finally starting my own company and bringing my dreams to reality.

#11 – Jim Crotty
Age: 47
Occupation: Owner, Photography by Jim Crotty
Hometown: Dayton, OH
What would your friends say your best quality is? A kind heart.
What is your greatest accomplishment? My daughters, Emma & Chloe; learning to forgive, let go, live & love.

#12 – Joshua Adam Carmichael
Age: 27
Occupation: PGA Golf Professional
Hometown: Muncie, Indiana
What would your friends say your best quality is? I enjoy having a good time and it’s important to me that everyone I’m with is too. I think my friends would say I go out of my way to make sure everyone is included.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Hoosier Hometown Hero Award. Serving my country for eight years during a time of war.

#13 – Arthur Meeder
Age: 55
Occupation: Attorney
Hometown: Louisville, KY
What would your friends say your best quality is? My generosity and compassion for friends and family.
What is your greatest accomplishment? It hasn’t happened yet.

#14 – Kenneth B. Rogers
Age: 29
Occupation: Sous Chef
Hometown: Virginia Beach
What would your friends say your best quality is? I’m a good listener.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Baking a Geniose Cake. Going coast to coast with only $350.

#15 – Kevin Martin
Age: 30
Occupation: Director of Operations, Marriott’s Vacation Club International
Hometown: Northville, MI
What would your friends say your best quality is? They all say I am extremely nice.
What is your greatest accomplishment? My career. Having the opportunity to move around to different states and parts of the country while working for the same company.

#16 – Heath Hartman
Age: 32
Occupation: Captain
Hometown: Flint, MI
What would your friends say your best quality is? That I am a good friend, very dependable.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Being here, living life to the fullest and enjoying every day.

#17 – Michael Kadar
Age: 30
Occupation: Restaurant Owner
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
What would your friends say your best quality is? Kind-hearted.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Owning my own business.

#18 – C.J. Steedley
Age: 25
Occupation: Database Manager, Boys & Girls of the Lowcountry
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
What would your friends say your best quality is? Being Bluffton “laid-back.’
What is your greatest accomplishment? Losing 50 lbs. – a complete body transformation

#19 – James Fanning
Age: 26
Occupation: Database Manager, Boys & Girls of the Lowcountry
Hometown: East Hampton, NY
What would your friends say your best quality is? I’m trustworthy!
What is your greatest accomplishment? Being able to travel the world.

#20 – Christopher Connolly
Age: 27
Occupation: Administrator for a Home Health Company
Hometown: Lynbrook, NY
What would your friends say your best quality is? I’ve been told I’m good at providing a good time!
What is your greatest accomplishment? I was nominated Vice President of Fordham University’s College of Business.

#21 – Pierre Bigby
Age: 26
Occupation: Server at Reilley’s Bar & Grill
Hometown: Hilton Head Island
What would your friends say your best quality is? Being knowledgeable. I try to learn as much as I can from any and everything.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Not sure if I have one yet.

#22 – Niles Murphy
Age: 24
Occupation: Sales Rep at Verizon Wireless/ Production Assistant at Nuray Media
Hometown: Hilton Head Island
What would your friends say your best quality is? I have a good sense of humor and I am very chill in a way that makes people around me feel comfortable in their own skin.
What is your greatest accomplishment? It’s a tie between scoring the game tying touchdown vs. UNH right before halftime. At the time UNH was ranked #1 in the Division. The second would be graduation from Dartmouth College.

#23 – Austin Stephens
Age: 24
Occupation: Beach Patrol Lifeguard
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
What would your friends say your best quality is? The ability to constantly make people smile.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Graduating High School with Honors.

#24 – Sammy Long
Age: 51
Occupation: Plumber
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
What would your friends say your best quality is? Just Sammy being Sammy
What is your greatest accomplishment? Bringing (starting) ultimate Frisbee to Hilton Head 96/97

#25 – Joey Viola
Age: 22
Occupation: Recreation at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
What would your friends say your best quality is? My great sense of humor.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Passing my Praxis to becoming one step closer to my goal of being a teacher!

#26– Brad Pettway
Age: 37
Occupation: Future Golf Professional
Hometown: Monroe, LA
What would your friends say your best quality is? Loyalty. I’m there when you need me regardless of when or where. I won’t talk behind your back, and if I have a problem with you we will discuss it with one another like adults.
What is your greatest accomplishment? Deciding a career path I chose was not the right choice for me, and having the courage to make changes before it was too late. Deciding to live happy and content, rather than chasing the money working 80 hours a week.

#27– Joe Skager
Age: 40
Occupation: Pet Stylist/ Dog Owner Trainer
Hometown: Marion, IN
What would your friends say your best quality is? Reliability
What is your greatest accomplishment? When I was 11 years old I helped my mother save my 6 year old brothers’ life after he fell on a pair of barber shears (that went completely through his heart) by aiding in CPR and mouth to mouth resuscitation.

  1. How do we vote for the Bachelor of the year?


    — Dianne Acton    Nov 3, 04:45 pm   

  2. How do we vote for the Bachelor of the year?


    — Carol Duffin    Nov 12, 08:48 pm   

  3. That Jim Hess is stunning


    — Every Girl in the USA    Nov 28, 04:55 pm   

  4. Jim Hess – What an accomplishment! Call me.


    — Elizabeth Otte    Nov 28, 05:04 pm   

  5. Jim Hess- You go boy!


    — Katie McNulty    Nov 28, 05:25 pm   

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