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Stryker Ostafew
What's your favorite day of the week?
Saturday because we only work till 3 and so I get to see a few of my clients then I'm onto what feels like a long weekend.

What's your favorite quote in life?
"It's better to be looked over than overlooked." - Mae West

What's one thing you couldn't live without?
My best friend.

Are you a beach vacation or a sight seeing vacation person?
Beach all day long, I want to lay out, get my toes in some water and have a cold drink in my hand.

What's one of the most bizarre food cravings you've ever had?
Grilled squid tentacles

If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be?
I'd be the espresso maker because I love things in my everyday life that require a little finesse and attention.

Who was your celebrity childhood crush?
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zach Morris on Saved By The Bell >3

If you could take any celebrity, dead or alive, to brunch... who would it be?
Julie Andrews! I grew up shouting "the hills are alive" throughout the house!

What's your favorite color?
Maroon, I like lots of deep muted colors. But also bright colors...and pastels.....ok I don't have one....does Hazel count?

Favorite childhood animated movie?
Robin Hood, I loved singing along and as a child was very emotionally invested in the plot.

What's your guilty pleasure?
Enough grilled cheese to eat my bowl of tomato soup without a spoon.

Favorite place to have Sunday brunch?
Cure on Sunday mornings is my favorite brunch spot.

Favorite place for a romantic dinner?
Roux formerly known as Cibon, I love the atmosphere and the food.

Favorite place to meet friends for happy hour?
Bachelor forum is my favorite happy hour, cheap drinks and fun times.

Do you like spontaneity or routine?
I love and need both! It just so happens my job provides me with both.

What's your favorite physical feature about yourself?
My eyes, they're hazel and change colors depending on what I wear.

What excites you about Rochester?
THE ARTS!!! We are such a creative city full of many types of artists that use so many different mediums. Wall Therapy and Black Friars Theater and two of my favorite examples.

What was the last book you read?
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

What condiment could you NOT live without?
Ketchup. It was a requirement when I became a dual citizen to Canada.

PB and Jelly or PB and Fluff?
PB and J...or honey...or bananas...

How many siblings (if any) do you have?
I'm the oldest of 3, My sister Maria is 5 years younger and my brother Nicholas is 3 years younger.

Did you or do you have a nickname?
Occasionally my friends call me Strike or Strikes. But I've also been called Skylar, Slater, Sketcher, Strider, Stilts, strike force, and legs, but yes Stryker is the name on my birth certificate.

What's your favorite day of the year?
HALLOWEEN! I start planning the next years three halloween costumes the Monday after the insane weekend.

What's your favorite dessert?
I am obsessed with bread puddings!

If I turned on the radio in your car right now, what would I be listening to?
"Beyoncé" album. It's the only cd in the disc changer, otherwise I'm using Spotify.

How do you like to spend your day off?
With my friends.

Snow men or snow angels?
Snow angels! Preferably in my bathing suit after jumping out of a hot tub, I make sure to do that at least once each winter.

Hot, medium or mild?
Mild to medium I can handle a little heat but really I'm a big baby when it comes to spice.

How do you like your eggs?
Poached and in an eggs Benedict with a side of buttered Rye toast. (Brunch at cure, I'm very serious about it)

Would you rather jump into a pile of leaves or a puddle of water?
Leaves! I don't want to ruin my shoes. But if I'm barefoot....puddles all the way!!!

If you could have any pet house broken and tame, what would you have?
Fox or crow.

If you could travel to any place in the world all expenses paid, where would you go?
Southern Italy....I want my Mamma Mia experience, including the husband.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
Currently (and this is not me playing Teacher's pet) Jason Michael Ripple is the biggest influence in my life. I live for my job and it is a HUGE part of my life. Jason continues to make me better at what I love doing every day. My skill set has been revolutionized by his influence and instruction. My progression as a stylist and my current trajectory truly excites me. Thank you Jason.


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