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Wendell Jisa

Wendell Jisa, 33
Entrepreneur

Residence: Bucktown

Sure, Wendell Jisa had a run at reality television—on the most recent season of ABC’s The Bachelorette, where he made it into Jen Schefft’s final four—but he doesn’t go on as if it were the only adventure he’s had. “It was a fun, spontaneous experience that I’ll never forget,” he says. But he insists he would rather leave the fate of his love life to the real world’s direction. “I think if I meet the right woman, I’ll know immediately.”

When he’s not overseeing the copying, coding, and scanning of legal documents for Landmark Document Services—the company he and his business partner started and grew from seven employees to more than 100 in four years—Jisa’s likely at Wrigley Field with one of his godchildren or keeping his two dogs out of trouble. “If a girl doesn’t ask my dogs’ names, she’s not for me.” Well? “Sadie and Simon.”

After having “a little too much fun” at the University of Iowa, Jisa earned his bachelor’s degree at Loyola University Chicago. He then hopped around the country, trying out California and Montana before settling back home in Chicago, where he plans to stay for good. “I’m not saying I need to live in Riverside”—where he grew up—“but being where my friends and family are is the most important thing.”

Email Wendell at cm_wjisa@yahoo.com

Photography by McArthurphotography.com

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