Parker County Today PCT June 2018 - Page 28

26 He became an officer because, like many in his line of work, he likes to help people. He also admitted, “I’ve always been a little bit of an adrena- line junkie. I like to do things other people can’t do.” He graduated from Weatherford College with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, but is looking at furthering his education and getting his bachelor’s degree in the future. He describes himself as “outdoorsy” and said of his piece of Texas land, “I love it out here.” He’s an avid deer hunter, but he also likes to spend the afternoon fishing or just riding around on a four-wheeler with friends. He also likes to travel and loves road trips. He grew up riding horses, but he lost his horse several years ago and just hasn’t gotten around to getting another one. “I like to come home, change out of my work clothes and just go walking,” he said. He has a lot of room to roam; along with the 100 acres he lives on, his aunt owns an additional 100 acres that is just next door. The Weatherford Chief of Police came to him and suggested he might enjoy being one of this year’s Bachelors. He was at first resistant, but when he heard he would be helping raise money for charity, he was all in. He especially likes that his charity partner is the Parker County Committee on Aging. “In my district there are [a] few nursing homes. I’m looking forward to help- ing the seniors in need and the senior center,” he said. His restaurant partner is Boo-Rays, which just happens to be one of his favorite restaurants in town. “That’s my go-to place around town,” he said. He likes their fish and crawfish dishes. John described his perfect day as, “I would be outside, going fishing with my family and hanging out. I’m a simple person, I enjoy going to the lake and riding on a four-wheeler,” he said. “I’m not looking to get anything out of this,” he said. “I’m just look- ing to raise money for the folks.” He laughed when he related what the chief told him about being a Bachelor. He said, “You’ll probably have a girlfriend when this is over.” Bachelor: Lucas Humphrey Health Food Store Owner Charity – Stars and Strides Chef – Chef Paxton Lanning, Downtown Whistle Hill Cafe of a strong and healthy lifestyle. Humphrey, thanks to the help of his mentor, Kurt Heyward, became the manager in a month, moving on to make that store number two in the nation. He was later drawn to Weatherford to open his own store and be closer to his family. With around five years of health and nutrition knowledge and expe- rience under his belt, Humphrey hopes in the near future to get more involved in the community and open up a second store. He is also active in his church, Greenwood Baptist Church.  Humphrey’s charity is Stars and Strides; he chose that one specifically due to its Christian roots. “I wanted a Christian-based charity, and the fact that it helps children and such was the reason I wanted it,” he said. Bachelor: Jeremiah Johnson, Ferrier Charity – Careity Foundation Chef – Joe Lane, Fish Creek Originally hailing from Odessa, Lucas Humphrey came to Weatherford about two years ago to open his store, Nutrition Nation. Nutrition Nation specializes in fitness, weight management, muscle pain, and help- ing people reach their fitness goals. Having a fit and healthy lifestyle is important to Humphrey. Seven years ago, he was not as physically fit as he would hav