Archive for Sunday, July 28, 2002

Evan Jackman: Manager says he’s happy with his life

July 28, 2002

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Employees at Einstein Bagel Brothers nominated their general manager, Evan Jackman, as Lawrence's most eligible bachelor. It's obvious he charms them every day.

"He is a great manager, hard worker, funny and good-hearted," wrote four of Jackman's college-age employees.

Evan Jackman, a manager at Einstein Bagel Bros., 1026 Mass., has a
great working relationship with his staff, who think he's one of
the city's most eligible bachelors.

Evan Jackman, a manager at Einstein Bagel Bros., 1026 Mass., has a great working relationship with his staff, who think he's one of the city's most eligible bachelors.

Jackman, 38, said he originally was not excited about being featured as a bachelor.

"My initial reaction was they thought I was pathetic and needed assistance," he said. "They claimed it was because they thought I was perfect for that kind of a thing."

Jessica Dumler, a four-year bagel shop employee, said she and her co-conspirators nominated Jackman out of affection.

"We want the single 30-year-old-and-up women coming in here and checking him out," she said.

When Jackman is not working, he plays the drums in a three-person rock band, reads novels, golfs, enjoys downtown Lawrence and maintains many friendships. Although Jackman wouldn't mind finding a companion, he values his freedom.

"Relationships are always best when people have a certain amount of independence," he said.

Right now Jackman is content with his life.

"I don't think I've ever been happier," he said.

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