KUCHA TRIBE

KUCHA TRIBE

  • Age: 23
  • Single
  • Student, U.S. Army Officer
  • Steilacoom, Washington
  • Luxury item: Frisbee

    Nick Brown is entering his second year at Harvard Law School and hopes to join the Army's Judge Advocate General's office upon graduation. While attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, he was a member of the R.O.T.C. and is currently an officer in the United States Army. He spent this past summer as a student associate at a leading San Francisco law firm and has also worked in Olympia, Washington at the Attorney General's office. In addition, Brown was a research assistant for the Human Rights Commission. When he is not attending law school or clerking, Brown lives in Steilacoom, Washington, and has previously resided in San Francisco, Atlanta and Ausburg, Germany. Brown describes himself as compassionate, incisive, and ambitious. In addition to his position with the United States Army, he a member of the Black Law Students Association and has modeled in the past.His birth date is April 2, 1977.


  • Age: 53
  • Married
  • Teacher
  • Crittenden, Kentucky
  • Luxury item:Bible

    Like his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents before him, Bingham was born, raised and continues to make his home in Crittenden, Kentucky. Married for over 33 years to his wife, Patricia, his proudest accomplishment is their daughter, Angela. Bingham studied education at Eastern Kentucky University where he received a bachelor's degree of science for industrial education and a master's degree in education. In addition to teaching industrial arts to students at Grant County High School, Bingham is a part time farmer and real estate investor. Previous occupations include ten years as Chief Executive Officer of a bank, owner of a lumber company and owner of a hardware store. A self-described workaholic, Bingham is also inventive, diligent and able to adapt to different situations and personalities. He is an elder at the Crittenden Christian Church and a member of the local Sportsmen Club. His birth date is July 5, 1947.


  • Age: 34
  • Single
  • Internet Project Manager
  • New York, New York
  • Luxury item: Coloring Book and Crayons

    Jeff Varner is an internet project manager, having most recently worked as Director of People and Process for a Manhattan start-up company. There he developed and managed the technical and interpersonal aspects of a Human Resources/Operations hybrid system for a staff of 30. Prior employment includes work as a website producer, graphic designer and marketing manager for various companies. Varner obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Earlier employment included stints as a waiter, bartender and traveling salesperson. He is most proud of successfully making the transition from small town living to the much faster pace of a big city. An aggressive athlete, he first put on a pair of skates when he was two years old and has since played competitive hockey (right defense) for 16 years, though he admits he spent most of the time in the penalty box. Additionally, he studied martial arts, receiving a black belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 15 years old. While pursuing his degree with UNC, he was Captain of the National Champion Tar Heel Cheer Team (1989-90). He is an avid rollerblader, spending many afternoons skating through Manhattan's busy streets. Varner describes himself as provocative, energetic, competitive, adventurous, and a free spirit who will try anything twice. His favorite television show is Sex and the City while his favorite feature films are Coal Miner's Daughter and The Matrix. He likes all kinds of music, especially that which motivates. His perfect day includes a trip to the mountains with someone special for a day of hiking and nature (including a swim at a breathtaking waterfall). The day finishes with a jog, a shower, a bottle of Merlot, a ruthless game of backgammon, and great sex. Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, Varner currently lives in Manhattan, New York. He is a member of the Society of Human Resources. His respect, love and concern for children motivates him to volunteer for organizations and charities that support kids with need. Currently, he is researching burn trauma organizations for kids with the hope of making a difference. His birth date is April 16.


  • Age: 23
  • Single
  • Footwear Designer
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Luxury item: Immunity Head Dress (self made)

    Elisabeth Filarski is a recent graduate from Boston College living in Newton, Massachusetts. She is a footwear designer and spends her free time creating greeting cards and personalized planners, running and hanging out with her friends and family. Prior to Boston, Filarski lived in Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island, spent time in Belize teaching in the rainforest and spent three weeks in Italy developing products for her job. She describes herself as impulsive, intuitive, and devoted. Filarski enjoys watching football (particularly when her boyfriend Tim is playing), partaking in outdoor sports, and listening to her brother Kenny jam on his guitar. Filarski played softball while attending Boston College. Her birth date is May 28, 1977.


  • Age: 32
  • Single
  • Personal Trainer
  • New York, New York
  • Luxury item: Brush

    Alicia Calaway is a personal trainer currently living in Manhattan. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she lived for over 26 years, Calaway also lived in Norway for 2 months. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City with two Associates in Applied Science Degrees, one with honors from the dean's list. Past professions include a computer graphic artist and aerobics instructor. Calaway describes herself as charismatic, competent and passionate, and enjoys cooking, entertaining, and horseback riding. The accomplishment she is most proud of is when she won the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Ms. Connecticut Amateur Natural Bodybuilding Competition in 1994. She is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is a medical exercise specialist of the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation. She is also CPR certified with the American Red Cross. Her date of birth is May 1, 1968.


  • Age: 45
  • Single
  • Corrections Officer
  • Milan, New Hampshire
  • Luxury item: Eyeliner and Case

    Debb Eaton is currently a corrections officer in a men's prison located in Berlin, New Hampshire. She was married for almost 17 years to a New Hampshire State police officer who died on duty in 1997. She has a son ("6'5" tall and extremely handsome!"), a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps who is currently stationed at the United States Embassy in Beijing, China. At present, Eaton lives in Milan, New Hampshire, but in the past has resided in various other areas of the state, including Manchester, Derry and Deerfield. She was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Cudahy, Wisconsin. Eaton describes herself as outgoing, athletic, and determined, with a very positive attitude. She enjoys riding motorcycles, hiking, running, lifting weights, and spending time with her animals. She describes her life as perfect since she met the man of her dreams, bought a home with him in northern New Hampshire and both of them became corrections officers with the Department of Corrections. Her birth date is June 11, 1955.


  • Age: 38
  • Married
  • President of a software publishing and distribution company
  • White Lake, Michigan
  • Luxury Item: War Paint

    Michael Skupin co-founded a software publishing and distribution company in 1992 where he currently serves as president. He also founded the CCA, which is a motivational speaking company. He attended Western Michigan University where he earned a bachelor of business management in 1984. His previous employment includes office equipment sales, surgical and operating room equipment sales, and a water-ski instructor. He is most proud of his wife Peni and his three children, Michael (12), Kalyn (9) and Emily (3). Skupin describes himself as adventurous, a thrill-seeker, and a risk taker. His favorite television shows are ESPN's SportsCenter / Primetime (to compare notes with his son) and Seinfeld while his favorite motion picture is Meet Joe Black. Although he's a big fan of Faith Hill, he listens to a variety of music including Top 40, Country, Christian and has a soft spot for Oldies. His favorite sports teams are any team from Michigan, especially the University of Michigan Wolverines. Amid his hectic schedule, Skupin finds time to hunt, barefoot water-ski and play ice hockey. He'll also play a good game of Scattegories if time permits. Originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan, Skupin currently lives in White Lake, Michigan with his wife and three children. They have 2 Black Labradors, Thor and Simeon and lots of wild fish and wild birds. His birth date is January 29, 1962.


  • Age: 28
  • Single
  • Bartender
  • Ronkonkoma, New York
  • Luxury Item: Scrabble

    Kimmi Kappenberg currently works as a bartender in Long Island, New York, while also freelancing as a production assistant for television commercials. Having taken courses at Suffolk Community College, University of Houston and Stephen F. Austin State University, she ultimately received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the New York Institute of Technology. She is most proud of the fact that she graduated at the top of her class after having taken a few years off from school. Kappenberg describes herself as spontaneous, outgoing and creative. Her favorite hobbies are photography, gardening, and reading. Her perfect day would include a trip to the beach, horseback riding, eating many times (a vegetarian, she will not eat land-dwelling animals, only seafood), having sex, and watching the sunset. Her favorite television shows are Win Ben Stein's Money and The Simpsons, while her favorite motion pictures are Cruel Intentions and Beauty and the Beast. She prefers country, 80s, and club music. Her favorite sports team is the New York Yankees and she prefers a good game of Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble when she has time. Born and raised in East Setauket, Long Island, Kappenberg currently resides in Ronkonkoma, Long Island. Currently single, she lives with her cat, Abbi, while her other three cats, Bart, Sasha and Meow, and her twin Shih Tzu dogs, Till and Fieval, live with her parents. Her birth date is November 11.