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The People to Meet (migrated)

| July 25, 2016 | Lifestyle

1. Rikka Johnson, 32
General Manager, The Source restaurant

“I’m tall, blond and usually carrying around a bottle of Champagne—for my guests, of course!”

2. Dana Ayanna Greaves, 30
Designer, Artaya

“My playful spirit.”

3. Glenda Fu, 25
Hospitality and Events Manager, District Restaurant and Lounge

“I’m all about enjoying each and every second of life.”

4. Jaclyn Mason, 28
Owner, Charm Georgetown

“I’m an extremely driven person, but I thrive on celebrating and supporting the people I love.”

5. Jessica Dunaway, 29
Senior Colorist & Makeup Artist, Hela Salon and Spa; Writer,

“Whether a man likes music, fashion, politics or travel, the conversation will flow just as easily as a great glass of wine.”

6. Kadreika Maiden, 32
Special Projects Consultant, Events by André Wells

“Besides what’s on the surface—being attractive, ambitious and funny—I’m honest about my goals, values, priorities, intentions, needs and wants.”

7. Katerina Herodotou, 27
Coproprietor, Treasury Vintage

“My baklava will blow anyone’s mind.”

8. Kelly Collis, 35
Founder & Publisher,
“I am a native Washingtonian and love going to sporting events—especially Nats and Caps games—happy hours, brunches, running and the cherry blossoms.”

9. Kelly Muccio, 30
Owner & Creator, Lost Boys Men’s Store

“I own a men’s store, know how to dress a man and have been accused on several occasions of knowing what men want.”

10. Kheira Benkreira, 29
Analyst, SRA International Inc.

“Cocktails with my brothers at Le Baron in Paris or beers and a show at 9:30 Club—I’m happy either way!”

11. Lauri Tamney, 42
Vice President,

“I am a huge sports fanatic. I pick a different college stadium to attend a game every year to learn about the school and team’s traditions and history. This is something I’ve enjoyed for more than 20 years!”

12. Lisa Byrne, 32
Founder, Social Zest and DCeventjunkie; Social Media Marketing Lead, Network Solutions

“One thing that makes me a good catch is, well, perhaps that I’m not easily caught.”

13. Nikki Burdine, 27
Weekend Anchor & General Assignment Reporter, LEX 18 (NBC)

“I’m a southern belle with freckles who is almost always smiling.”

14. Renee Theragood, 33
Manager, State Restaurant Association Relations and National Restaurant Association

“I am always up for new adventures.”

15. Crystal Langhorne, 23
Forward, Washington Mystics

“My personality is my best quality. I am laid-back, funny, can cook and am super handy.”

16. Sarah Fraser, 29
Radio Personality, Hot 99.5; Television Personality, NBC4

“One thing that makes me a catch is I can be ready for almost any event in 20 minutes! And I’m kind of witty.”

17. Stephanie Sonksen, 27
Press Secretary, Rep. Steve Austria (OH)

“I’m a ‘peanut butter heiress’: My parents own a small peanut butter company in Ohio.”

18. Susan Toffler, 49
Senior Media Strategist, TMG Strategies

“Because I am in a great place in my life—I am independent, healthy and happy.”

19. Toni Henderson, 27
Owner & CEO, Mint Condition

“Owning and operating my own business brings out my business-savvy and independent sides, but I’m also very social, friendly and love to have a good time.”

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