Personalities: The Winners

Angela Watson’s business, Black Hole Body Piercing, has won Best Place to Get Pierced every year we’ve had the category. Best viewed in 3-D. Glasses are being distributed in the Reno News &amp; Review’s Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada 2013. Can’t pick up a hard copy? Order your free 3D glasses from <a href="http://www.rainbowsymphony.com/free-3d-glasses.html">Rainbow Symphony</a>.

Angela Watson’s business, Black Hole Body Piercing, has won Best Place to Get Pierced every year we’ve had the category. Best viewed in 3-D. Glasses are being distributed in the Reno News & Review’s Biggest Little Best of Northern Nevada 2013. Can’t pick up a hard copy? Order your free 3D glasses from Rainbow Symphony.

3-D photo illustration by Katie Romanko

Best volunteer

1. Evelyn Mount

2. Meredith Tanzer

3. Courtney Meredith

Best visual artist

1. Jeramie Lu

2. Susan Moore

3. Marcello Rostagni

Best muralist

1. Erik Burke

2. Bryce Chisholm

3. Joe C. Rock

Best social networker

1. Chris Payne

2. Oliver Ex

3. Haley Wood

Best real estate agent

1. Barrie Schuster

Ferrari-Lund

2. Scott Gold

Chase International

3. Kris Layman

RE/Max Realty

Best public relations professional

1. Kerry Sutherland

K. Sutherland Public Relations

2. Abbi Whitaker

The Abbi Agency

3. Natasha Bourlin

Biggest Little Group

Best public figure to fantasize about

1. Chris Payne

2. Kristen Remington

3. Arielle Kablam

Best principal

1. Krissy Brown, Mount Rose Elementary School

2. Robert Sullivan, Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology (AACT)

3. Don Angotti, Grace Warner Elementary School

Best politician

1. Brian Sandoval

2. Bob Cashell

3. David Bobzien

Best police officer

1. Patrick McCauley

Reno Police Department

2. Mike Haley

Washoe County Sheriff

3. Trooper Chuck Allen

Nevada Highway Patrol

Best plastic surgeon

1. Dr. James E. Murphy

2. Dr. Charles P. Virden

3. Dr. Louis A. Bonaldi

Best naturopathic practioner

1. Tara L. Finley OMD

2. Kristie Jones OM

3. Clyde W. Porter, DC

Best photographer

1. Jeramie Lu

2. Marcello Rostagni

3. John Tuckness

Best pet groomer

1. CJ’s Grooming Shop

4690 Longly Lane, 443-6883

880 S. Stewart St., Carson City, 443-6883

2. Hands to Paws

1102 California Ave., 737-9511

3. On Command Dog Boarding

875 Greg St., 825-3647

Best music teacher

1. Eric Stangeland

2. Hans Halt

3. Ashley Monnin

Best minister/spiritual advisor

1. Rev. Neal Anderson

Universal Unitarian Fellowship of Northern Nevada

2. Father Tony Vercellone

Our of Lady of the Snows

3. Harvey Turner

Living Stones

Best massage therapist

1. Tele Raack, LMT

2. Amanda Merlino, Milan Institute

2. Anastasia Bobadilla, A Touch of Joy Massage

Best local TV news hairstyle

1. Kristen Remington, KTVN

2. Sarah Johns, KOLO

3. Wendy Damonte, KTVN

Best local TV news anchor

1. Kristen Remington, KTVN

2. Wendy Damonte, KTVN

3. Sarah Johns, KOLO

Best local TV news

1. KTVN Channel 2

2. KOLO Channel 8

3. KRNV Channel 4

Best local radio DJ or DJ team

1. Chris Payne, 104.1 KRZQ

2. Bill & Connie, KCLA Alice @ 96.5

3. Dead Air Dave, 100.1 KTHX

Best local musician

1. Whitney Myer

2. Katie Carson

3. Adam Goings

Best local songwriter

1. Whitney Myer

2. Kate Cotter

3. Spike McGuire

3. Ty Williams

Best local rapper

Chris Payne of 104.1 KRZQ won Best Local Radio DJ or DJ Team and a bunch of other first places in our annual poll of readers.

Photo by Allison Young

1. Chari “Knowledge” Smith

2. Traj Hardie

2. Evynn Tyler

Best local filmmaker

1. Jason Spencer

2. Bryon Evans

3. Kaleb Temple

3. Valerie Bischoff

Best local comedian

1. Dave Mencarelli

2. Jenny PezDeSpencer

3. Richard Hunter

Best local columnist

1. Cory Farley, Reno Gazette-Journal

2. Brad Bynum, Reno News & Review

3. Oliver Ex, Reno Tahoe Tonight

Best local politician

1. David Bobzien

2. Brian Sandoval

3. Bob Cashell

Best local athlete

1. Colin Kaepernick

2. Chandler Walker

Best local actor/actress

1. Mary Bennett

2. Bradford D. Kai’ai’ai

3. Michael Polanski

Best interior designer

1. John Ludwig

Hedwig Ludman Interiors

2. Marilee Wintz

Sage Interiors

3. Kadie Remaklus

KDesign

Best high school teacher

1. Levi Watson

Galena High School

2. Kylie Miller

Spanish Springs High School

3. Richard Clark

Reno High School

Best middle school teacher

1. Joe Nannini

Swope Middle School

Best elementary school teacher

1. Debbie Zunini

Roy Gomm Elementary School

Best gynecologist

1. Dr. Staci M. Paul

2. Dr. Mark P. Schumacher

3. Dr. Stanton H. Allen

Best dentist

1. Dr. Anthony M. Brunelli

2. Dr. Gene L. Pascucci

3. Dr. Michael O’Gara

Best creative writer

1. Heidi Asher

2. Susan Winters

3. Christine Whitmarsh

Best college instructor

1. Howard Rosenberg

University of Nevada, Reno

2. Robert D. Gander

University of Nevada, Reno

Best cocktail server

1. Georgette Crush

St. James Infirmary

2. Jamie Beshaw

Rise Nightclub

Best club doorman/bouncer

1. Jordan Nugent

St. James Infirmary

2. Danielle Bowser

5 Star Saloon

3. Gambit Garcia

Rise Nightclub

Best chiropractor

1. Taylor Donovan

2. Gary Warren

3. Todd Stevenson

Best bartender, female

1. Georgette Crush

St. James Infirmary

2. Alana Goodwin

Coach’s

3. Lauren Ashleigh Garfinkle

EDGE Nightclub

Best bartender, male

1. Michael Wilson

EDGE Nightclub

2. Zachary Girdis

St. James Infirmary

3. Michael Moberly

Biggest Little City Club

Best barista

1. Joey Trujillo

The Hub

2. Leslie Castle

Homage Bakery

3. Mark Van Norris

Bibo

Best attorney

1. Nicole Harvey

2. Courtney G. Forster

3. David R. Houston

Best athletic coach

1. Chris Ault

Best beard

1. Chris Payne

2. Ryan McDonald

3. Michael Moberly

3. Paul Martin