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Katie Cleland

Physician assistant at Mayo Clinic

Age: 31


Charismatic, wildly kind and confident—Cleland dreams of wine-tasting dates in Napa, prides herself on her commitment to her work and values humor, ambition and chivalry in her ideal partner. Though she loves adventures, she appreciates a good night spent on the couch watching TV, indulging in a glass of wine and takeout.

What is one thing that most people don’t know about you?

I started violin when I was 3 and played through 22 years old. In that time, I was hired for weddings, taught students for beer money in college and traveled internationally with our violin group.

What’s the best advice someone ever gave you? “Trust the path.” This was said to me by a chef named Mhylee who I met in Tuscany while learning to make homemade pasta. A good reminder that we are all exactly where we are supposed to be in this very moment.


Alyssa Wright

Benefits account manager at Passey Bond Co.

Age: 44


An ambitious worker, a doting mother of two (including one former Junior Face of Foothills winner), music aficionado and relentless lover of life and her family, Wright’s unmatchable warmth and lively spirit are simply infectious.

What do you look for in a partner? 

In my 12 years of being single and dating, I have found that I am looking for a good Christian man who is a good father, active, knows how to communicate, likes to be outdoors and—as an extra plus—skis or snowboards. I would love to find someone who has a love for music. I love to go to concerts! As I get older, I would love to find someone who has a desire to travel and see the world. I went to Portugal in August, and it was truly divine.

What is your dream date?  

My dream date would be going to hear an amazing concert, even to fly to an awesome destination where our favorite band is playing.