Mr. Healdsburg 2015 - Bob Baker

Mr Healdsburg 2015 Bob Baker
Mr Healdsburg 2015 - Bob Baker

Mr. Congeniality 2015 - Joey Manfre

Mr Congeniality 2015 - Joey Manfre
Mr Congeniality 2015 - Joey Manfre

More photos from the event (Photographer Dina Grant).



Mr. Healdsburg Pageant
Sat Feb 28, 2015

THE ZANY fundraiser they've all
been talking about..

An all-male parody of the event everyone loves to hate: the anachronistic beauty contest. Come watch local gentlemen vie for the (plastic) crown by competing in all the usual categories: beachwear, formalwear, talent, and interview. This is a FUNDRAISER for the Raven, and your votes (with $$$) help determine the finalists.

MUST BE 21 to attend!
Attendees cannot bring their own food or alcohol.
ID and bags will be checked by security.

The Mr. Healdsburg Pageant is in its 11th year and is one of the Raven's most important fundraisers, bringing in around $20K each year. We have five local female judges who represent a broad cross-section of the community, and the audience members also judge the contestants by donating $$ to a specific contestant (via online donations, and at the event). This year Mr. Healdsburg 2013, Paul Downey, will perform a farewell song.

Wilson Artisan Wineries
Bear Republic Brewery





Waldemar Albrecht


Why? Because I love this town. The people, the wine, the environment.
Background: I am a cheese expert, a long endurance athlete, and an avid beer aficionado.

Bob Baker


Why? Have always had a desire to perform and hope after retirement to get involved with theater. Thought that Mr. H would be a great launching point. Like knowing that this event and the money it raises could give back to people.
Background: Married going on 23 years to my amazing wife Janelle. Proud to be father of my daughter Alea. Have been an entertainer the past 12 years doing magic & balloons at BD parties, corporate events, company picnics, etc. I am a UPS driver serving Hbg. Enjoy travel, golf, softball, and time with family. Have been around the world twice while serving in the US Navy.

Ron Charlesworth


Why? Healdsburg is awesome! The Raven is awesome! This town has embraced me. I want to give back and serve this community.
Background: My life was not complete before I was a dad. My wife Leslye and I are relatively new here (from Denver); we can’t think of a better place to raise Grace and Spencer.

Ray Degischer


Why? I was Hbg High class of 93 homecoming QUEEN. Looking for a crown to put next to my tiara.
Background: 5th generation Sonoma County resident. I’m a metal artist that focuses on using recycled materials to make functional items.


Michael Hantman


Why? I love this town and want to support one of its treasures. Plus it would feed an already too- large ego.
Background: Musician. Wine judge. Golf poorly. Tennis poorly.

Scott Loveland


Why? I was born here in Healdsburg and as a long-term resident I go to many events at the Raven and I want to continue to support the it and all the great shows they put on for the Community.
Background: I’ve been a Web Developer for over 15 years. When I’m not being a computer nerd, you can find me playing Bocce at Campo Fina, riding my bike around Healdsburg, and kicking ass and taking names in cribbage tournaments.

Joey Manfre


Why? Prove to the world that even the anonymous deserves recognition.
Background: Hobbies include walking the dog and sketching. Wife is Mrs Contestant X, no Little Contestant Xes that I’m aware of.

Bo Simon


Why? Extreme Narcissism tinged with masochistic tendencies.
Background: For the past 4 years I have managed the Hbg Library. From 88 to 2011 I was in charge of the So Co Wine Library. I have been in love and married to Annette for many years and we have a lovely daughter Amanda. I am president of the board of North Sonoma Co Services, homeless shelter and transitional housing.


Our Prestigious Judges:

Judy Edmonds, AAUW
Judy Voigt, Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation
Merete Wimmer, owner of Rete and ereloom
Victoria Wilson, tasting room manager, Soda Rock Winery, Wilson Artisan Wineries
Brandy Lee Seppi, Chief Credit Officer at Summit State Bank


Mr Healdsburg 2015 Bob Baker
Mr Healdsburg 2015 Bob Baker


2015: Bob Baker
2014: Carlos Chavez
2013: Paul Downey
2012: Chris Herrod
2011: Tej Sekhon
2010: Michael Bairdsmith
2009: Xerxes Whitney
2008: Michael Kennedy
2007: Bill Wendt
2006: Pedro Rusk
2005: Jeff Nagen
2004: Clay Green