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Oyster Easter is just around the corner (March 30, Travellers Rest, 1-5 p.m.) and the kick-off party was last week. Fun, fun, fun. You’re seeing a photo of the oysters at the party, which went like hotcakes, because a couple of our wonderful candidates were out of town and couldn’t attend. No fair showing photos of just some of the candidates, but below are brief bios of them.

You can get your tickets to the best party of spring by clicking over to the CRC website.

King Candidates

Albert Hacker: A former starting center for the Lipscomb University basketball team, Albert is a business solutions advisor at Sims Recyling Solutions, the largest electronics recycler and asset management company in North America. Albert has volunteered at Room in the Inn and was an active volunteer during the clean-up following the May 2010 flood.

Dan Stephenson:  Dan Stephenson’s favorite food as a child was macaroni and cheese. He’s living the dream as an adult as founder and CEO of Dan’s Gourmet Mac and Cheese. The Nashville Business Journal just named Dan as one of its 2013 40 Under 40 honorees.

Eric Wiser: Eric is the owner/operator of The Judge’s Vinegarroon, a popular restaurant that showcases Aubrey “Judge” Bean’s Texas-style barbecue. Eric is also a former firefighter.

Pate Young: Pate is president and director of product development for Impact Fitness. Pate grew up in Tampa, Florida, and has been a personal trainer in Nashville for more than 12 years. His clients include music celebrities and professional athletes. He has won numerous professional achievements and  is also on the wellness panel of the Mike Heimerdinger Foundation, which works with cancer patients and their families.


Queen Candidates

Danielle DeMott: Danielle is a real estate agent and is actively involved in the Hendersonville community.  She is a part-time fashion model, member of the Hendersonville Rotary Club, a Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, and volunteers for the Sumner County Humane Society and the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Lynda Jones:  Lynda Jones is the managing member of the Jones Law Group, and has been practicing law for 21 years in Nashville. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received her law degree from the University of Memphis. She is currently a nominee for the 2013 Nashville Athena awards. Lynda has been actively engaged in the nonprofit community surrounding the court system, serving on the boards of the Mental Health Cooperative Foundation and Nashville OIC, which trains and places ex-offenders.

Danielle Lares-Bouharoun: Danielle is a Senior Vice President and Senior Private Banker at Wells  Fargo, focusing on the sports and entertainment industry. A graduate of Rollins College, she serves on the Nashville Board of the TJ Martell Foundation for Cancer, Aids and Leukemia Research, is a Leadership Music graduate and has chaired or co-chaired events for a variety of charitable causes. She is a member of the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and the National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Becky Lynn Street:  Becky Lynn is an artist manager, tour manager, and publicist at Revolution PR – an independent company that she launched in 2007 that focuses on publicity, marketing and branding in the entertainment and lifestyle industries. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University’s Recording Industry Management program. Becky is an active member of the Country Music Association,  The Academy of Country Music,  and the Society of Leaders in Development.  She is in her second term as vice president of the Women’s Music Business Association and is a recipient of its Humanitarian Award.

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