We caught up with Ilene Bauer who has called Piedmont Heights home since 2010. She and her husband, Ryan, live on the Rockridge Place cul-de-sac with their son, Nathan, who just turned three, and Winnie, a terrier mix who is nearly 14. Ilene is a recruiter for a Bay Area staffing firm, and Ryan leads the data insights practice for a consulting firm.
Why did you choose Piedmont Heights?
We love the area. It is truly in the city center but with a neighborhood feel.
Ryan collects, trades, and sells sports cards. I’m dedicated to my Peloton. And we both love to travel.
What have been your favorite trips?
We’ve been on safari in South Africa and Botswana, went to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, snorkeled with sea lions in the Galapagos, drove up an active volcano in Iceland, and went spelunking in the Azores. Since having our son, Nathan, in 2019, we have done more beach vacations.
What other trips do you have planned?
Ryan wants to see the pyramids in Egypt, and I want to go to Antarctica to check off visiting all seven continents.
What's your favorite store in Piedmont Heights?
Brooklyn Bagel! We are so happy to finally have a true deli in the neighborhood with legit bagels.
What is your favorite show to stream?
We love Ted Lasso on Apple TV and Schitt’s Creek on Netflix.
What's one thing about you that surprises people?
I was the first person at the University of Florida to join Facebook.
And finally, what do you think makes Piedmont Heights a great neighborhood?
It’s a hidden gem! We can walk to three supermarkets, lots of great restaurants, easily hop on the Beltline, and we’re right next to 75/85/400.
Thanks to PHCA Board Member Helen Kacur for volunteering to interview Fabricio and write this Resident Spotlight! And be sure to check out our archive of Resident Spotlights.