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· Name: Randy Sherwood
· Age: 34
· Family: Married to Hansi for 14 years. 2 kids: Jaron - 8, Kaleigh - 6
· Occupation: Lead Pastor of Bayside Church in Plumas Lake
· Hobbies, interests: Watching movies, playing guitar, sports, traveling, hanging out with family and friends
· Where do you get your news? From a variety of online sources.
· What keeps you in the Plumas Lake area? It’s a great area. My family and I absolutely love it here. We have a ton of friends and a real sense of community. We love our kids going to Rio del Oro Elementary and we’re really connected to our church. I also think the promise of what Plumas Lake could become is very exciting.
· What aspects about the community attracted you here? The shopping and nightlife. Actually, it was the closeness of the people we met and how tight-knit it was.
· Do you belong to any clubs or organizations in the community? Obviously we’re connected to Bayside, but my wife is part of the mom’s group as well. We’ve both been pretty involved in our kid’s sports teams. Unfortunately, I’ve made a fool of myself a time or two at my son’s basketball games. It happens.
· If you were in charge, what would you change about the Plumas Lake community? I’d like Plumas Lake to be a place where everyone owned and drove golf carts, like in a Sun City community. Only here it could be Segways. Truthfully, I think the only thing I’d change is that living here sometimes feels like being back in junior high again. The smallness of Plumas Lake magnifies all the cliques and gossip stuff. It’d be nice to get rid of that stuff, but it's human nature I guess.
· What are your favorite places to go in Yuba-Sutter/Mid-Valley/Sacramento area? Bayside Plumas Lake – shameless plug, I know. Seriously though, we live in a beautiful area! There are too many places to name. From sports venues to lakes and parks to restaurants and shopping malls – my family and I love day trips to just about anywhere.
· What is the closest you've been to a famous person? Awhile back we lived in Vegas. One day while we were hanging out at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, Michael Jackson showed up. Although I wasn’t ever really a huge MJ fan, I did wear a white glove once while listening to his music. Anyway, the crowd that gathered to watch him walk through FAO Schwartz was unbelievable and he had 5-6 giant men as body guards. I got close enough to grab him before being shoved in the back by one of his goons. It was pretty cool.
· If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for? Wow, that’s a pretty big question. I’d love to fly or teleport, or eat anything I want and not get fat. Then there’s practical stuff like a gas station in Plumas Lake, a Redbox at Walgreens, the Kings winning a championship. I guess I gotta go with getting a Mexican restaurant in Plumas Lake, wait … maybe a Panera. I’d probably end up losing my wish because I can’t decide between free chips and salsa or free WiFi.
· Favorite musical group: Switchfoot
· Favorite television show: Man, that’s another tough one. I hate to come off like a total shill for NBC, but it’s probably a toss-up between "Heroes" and "The Office." I do love to eat ice cream while watching "The Biggest Loser" though.
· Favorite sports team: Does America have another team … the Dallas Cowboys, of course! Although, I got a lot of love for the Kings.
· Who do you most admire and why? I would definitely have to say my wife. She is one of the most amazing humans on the planet. She is my best friend and an unbelievable mother and wife. Daily I am in awe of how sacrificial, selfless and industrious she is.
· Tell us about a life-changing experience: Both of our kids are adopted. We initially chose adoption after running into infertility issues that couldn’t be resolved. The whole experience was extremely difficult and painful. However, being at the hospital when my kids were born and walking through the process of adoption was completely life-changing and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
· What was your first job? My first job was a janitorial job at Capital Christian Center in Sacramento. I worked there so that I could pay my own way to go to their high school. Sounds noble I know. It really wasn’t. My wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, went to school there. I did it to be close to her. What we won’t do for love.
· How would you describe yourself? Think Patrick Dempsey. I’m also pretty laid back and easy going. I love to laugh and have fun. I probably talk too much. Actually, it’s just been confirmed by my wife – I definitely talk too much. Oh yeah, I like to high-five.
· What kind of pets do you have? We have two Chihuahuas – Peanut and Addy. Don’t judge me.
· What was your least/favorite subject in school? I’ve always been a fan of English and history. I love icons, people who weren’t afraid to risk or create or lead, all for the sake of making the world a better place. History is full of their stories: Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, William Wilberforce, Ghandi, Leonardo Da Vinci, George Washington Carver, Anne Frank, Joshua Chamberlain, J.R.R Tolkien, the Wright brothers, Martin Luther, and on and on and on it goes. That’s why history is so amazing.
As far as my least faves go - although I was pretty decent at math, I haven’t ever really cared for it.
· What are your favorite foods? Popcorn is quite possibly the world’s most perfect food. That being said, my favorite food is Mexican hands down. However, a good steak and some rich, creamy mashed potatoes are hard to beat as well. Top it off with some banana pudding, my wife’s homemade chocolate chip cookies, some cheesecake, or ice cream and you’ll be good to go. Afterward, you’d have to go see Debbi Goode – Plumas Lake’s version of Jillian Michaels, to keep your back side fitting into your jeans though.
· What was the last good book you read? "The Shack" by William P. Young. "Flat Stanley has to be in the running as well.
· Favorite movie: I love movies! I have a ton of favorites. If I had to choose one, I’d probably go with "Braveheart."