Meet the bachelors

Jasper Winery will set the stage for the Des Moines Sweethearts Third Annual Charity Date Auction on Saturday at 6 p.m. and these are your eligible bachelors.

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Chase Hagen

Age: 26
Lives: Ankeny
Main Gig: Sales Manager, 2nd Wind Exercise Equipment
Hometown: Wilton, Ia.
Date Experience: Go out for drinks and a little food before or after a private ballroom dance lesson of salsa or quickstep.
Q: What are you listening to right now? “Your Love” by The Outfield.
Q: Olympic sport you’d be golden in? Movie quotes … is that not a sport?
Q: What’s your most awesome attribute as a person? My sarcasm!
Q: Time to watch the big game! Whose colors are you wearing? Green and gold (Packers), or black and gold (Hawkeyes).

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Chris English

Age: 29 (He’ll be celebrating his birthday on the day of the auction!)
Lives: West Des Moines
Main Gig: Director, Media & Marketing Strategies, Iowa Hospital Association
Hometown: Anamosa, Ia.
Date Experience: Hit up some live music, a sporting event or a good brewery. Good conversations and laughs are a must!
Q: Favorite Des Moines annual event? My pooch and I enjoy making the rounds at the Downtown Farmers Market.
Q: What qualities do you look for in a partner? Honest, kind-hearted, motivated, down-to-earth and most importantly, must love basset hounds.
Q: Style picks: classy or comfortable? I tend to go a bit more classy, but prefer if I can make it work with a pair of jeans and boots.
Q: Why did you want to participate in the Des Moines Sweethearts Charity Date Auction? Despite all the jabs from my friends about the idea of being auctioned off, for me it’s really about supporting a great cause.

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Derek Johnson

Age: 26
Lives: West Des Moines
Main Gig: Special events coordinator, Susan G. Komen Iowa
Hometown: Urbandale
Date Experience: A wine and canvas painting class followed by some sushi. After that, we’ll finish up the evening with a couple drinks and some fun at Up-Down, everyone’s favorite arcade bar.
Q: If you were stranded on an island, what three items would you need with you? Every season of “The Office” and “Seinfeld.”; iPod fully stocked with Kelly Clarkson songs; A lot of sunscreen.
Q: Most recent embarrassing moment? I accidentally stepped on a little girl’s funnel cake when I was returning to my seat at an Iowa Wild game. It’s OK though — I won her over by buying her a strawberry cheesecake shake.
Q: What’s your spirit animal? (Social) butterfly, of course.
Q: You’re home alone for dinner, what do you eat? Spaghetti. A lot.

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Lincoln Dix

Age: 34
Lives: West Des Moines
Main Gig: sales manager, Staples / Owner, The Missing Linc, LLC
Hometown: Dubuque, Ia.
Date Experience: For spring through fall, we would bike ride to Gray’s Lake, go out on a sailboat, have dinner with a concert or play at the Civic Center, followed by after hours in the East Village.
Q: What’s your worst habit? Biting my nails!
Q: Favorite Des Moines annual event? World Food Festival.
Q: Plane, train or automobile? (Or bike?) Automobile … road trip, baby!

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Mark Hanrahan

Age: 35
Lives: Des Moines
Main Gig: Financial services lead, Praxair Distribution Inc., Radio Show Host with Extra Innings on 1460 KXnO
Hometown: Norwalk, Ia., and Gainesville, Fla.
Date Experience: A cooking class at Cooking With Alessandra in the East Village then drinks and games at Up-Down.
Q: Favorite Des Moines annual event? The St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebrations; my family has a float and loves to have a good time.
Q: What’s your worst habit? Fong’s Pizza and Abelardo’s after a night out … or is that my best?
Q: What are your listening to right now? Something with a banjo like the SteelDrivers, Greensky Bluegrass, and The Avett Brothers, but most likely sports radio.
Q: Why did you want to participate in the Des Moines Sweethearts Charity Date Auction? It’s a great event for an even better organization… I am not against selling myself if it’s for the kids.
Q: What do you do with the majority of your time? Stay busy! If I am not working, I’m working on my house, working out or being social. My couch misses me.

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Ryan Spence

Age: 29
Lives: Des Moines
Main Gig: Process analyst, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Hometown: Des Moines
Date Experience: Bowling to get the competitive juices flowing, then dinner downtown!
Q: Favorite Des Moines annual event? Dam to Dam. The weather is usually gorgeous and the huge crowd makes for a fun scene.
Q: Favorite toast topping? Butter, cinnamon and sugar.
Q: What’s your spirit animal? A lion. I like to lead in situations where a leader is needed … and I have a beard.
Q: Why did you want to participate in the Des Moines Sweethearts Charity Date Auction? It was a fun event to attend last year, it benefits a great cause and it’s a good excuse to dance on stage in front of your friends.

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Jeff Fiegenschuh

Age: 38
Lives: West Des Moines
Main Gig: Windsor Heights city administrator
Hometown: Sidney, Neb.
Date Experience: A nice evening enjoying dinner and wine, followed by a round of bowling or if Iowa Wild is in town, then a hockey game.
Q: What’s your most awesome attribute as a person? I’m driven to succeed.
Q: Time to watch the big game! Whose colors are you wearing? Red Sox blue and red.
Q: Pickup line? Sorry, I don’t use a pickup line, I’m always funny.

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Eric Little

Age: 28
Lives: Des Moines
Main Gig: Owner/Operator, NYC Pizza Cafe
Hometown: Des Moines
Date Experience: Cooking Class with Alessandra down in the East Village, then a drink or 12 after.
Q: Favorite Des Moines annual event? Iowa State Fair. I could eat corn dogs and mini doughnuts the rest of my life! Followed by Italian festival.
Q: Most recent embarrassing moment? I was breaking it down in my car the other day to some song and looked over to notice a car full of high school girls pointing, laughing and mock dancing back at me. I think they were just jealous of my moves though.
Q: Style picks: classy or comfortable? Classy, but I’m usually covered in flour.
Q: What’s your spirit animal? Bear. I love fish and honey, am pretty good at hibernating and like being active. Just don’t poke me!

Tony Galloro, 27, who performs as DJ Tone Zone.
Njoroge Nyoike

Age: 23
Main gig: Loan servicing specialist, Wells Fargo
Lives: Johnston
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Q: Date experience? I will take one lucky lady on a romantic date to Des Monies’ finest skating park to be proceeded by coffee and/or dinner at a place of your choosing.
Q: What’s your most awesome attribute as a person? Compassion — it’s the fusion of passion and kindness.
Q: Pickup line? Excuse me miss, do you mind if I just have a look at your shirt tag … just like I thought … Made in Heaven.
Q: Why did you want to participate in the Des Moines Sweethearts Charity Date Auction? I believe that every man and woman needs to give back to something worthwhile at least once in their lives. I make my mission to do that every day, so when I was asked to participate I didn’t think twice. The appeal of women bidding on me and a chance to take out the highest bidder made it that much easier to say yes!
Q: Style picks: classy or comfortable? Class any day, every day, all day.
Q: Olympic sport you’d be golden in? Marathon, because everyone I meet thinks I would make a great runner based upon my nationality. But I am a rugby player and the sport was just added to the Olympics.


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