Tawkify was created by E. Jean and Kenneth to get Kenneth a girlfriend. It worked.
Meet the Co-Founders

E. Jean Carroll writes the Ask E. Jean (link) column in Elle magazine. Incredibly it's the longest, currently-running advice column in American publishing. She has six million readers. E. Jean was a writer for Saturday Night Live, a contributing editor to Esquire, Outside, and Playboy. Her TV show on MSNBC was called—what else?—Ask E. Jean. She founded, with her sister, Cande Carroll, the breakthrough dating site, GreatBoyfriends.com (where women recommend their ex-boyfriends to each other) and which has been profiled in The New York Times, Newsweek, Men's Health, etc., and seen on The Today Show, Oprah, CNN, etc.

After two glasses of wine, E. Jean estimates that with her experience, book, Mr. Right, Right Now, coaching site, Dating: E. Jean (link), and YouTube (link) Channel, she has helped more people find enticing mates than any advice columnist in history.

Kenneth Shaw was most recently the principal imagineer at One Kings Lane. He began his career at Microsoft, and moved on to become the bashful firebrand who created My Purity Test, one of the most popular Facebook apps of all time. He also created the Elle magazine Facebook App and Homeslyce.com. He graduated from Stanford in '07—he's a geek, a black belt in Hapkido, and possesses such a sunny disposition he makes a basket of puppies look depressed.

Our Matchmakers are Passionate
Meet the Matchmakers
Julia Armet was born with the art of intuition and a photographic memory. She has the sixth sense for matters of the human heart. A passionate and creative individual, she has a reputation for thinking outside of the box—a perfectionism that serves her (and her clients) well in many realms. One could compare this personalized approach to a Zen master on a quest for ideal balance: She doesn't stop until she gets it right. Opening the line of communication between you and your partner-to-be, she is committed to empowering others and finds ultimate satisfaction in fostering authentic relationships. You write the script, she clarifies the fine print. #JustJuled
Eve Blazo will give you an Affair to Remember. Whether you're Sleepless in Soho or singing "Ain't no Sunshine" down the streets of Cobble Hill, Eve believes your love life should be no less than the rom-com of your dreams. As an Ivy-educated film studies graduate and survivor of fashion's school of hard knocks, Eve thinks of herself as a stylist of the psyche. She approaches matchmaking like a cinematic art. She will ghostwrite you an old school (albeit unorthodox) romance fit for modern times. So with passion, empathy, and imagination in abundance, Eve is on a mission to help your souls mate. She encourages you to be a feeler and to have an open heart--you never know who can make you feel that zsa zsa zsu!
Cynthia Rouf transforms stressful dating lives into lighthearted, fulfilling escapes that empower you to find stronger matches faster. With brainpower previously used for legal analysis, genetics research, and tech startup business development, this dating whiz is eager to collect your data points so she can test, scale, and optimize your love life. She pushes you to fail fast so you can love hard—and have a ball throughout the process.
Alene Boon wants to get you slayed. And she wants to use the internet to do it. As a nerd and a dork, and an occasional geek, Boon didn't get much love at school. It was through her family's Macintosh WGS, and the grace of AIM, that she managed her earliest romantic and sexual interactions. At 19, she started an OkCupid account. Boon was fascinated by the identities she discovered there, and by how different they all seemed IRL. In rapid turns wrenchingly raw and as alienating as a brick wall, this modern love dance enthralls her. Boon now runs her own accounts, a handful of her family and friends' accounts, and a host of accounts she's made for clients. She is in favor of heavy mugs, dirty jokes, face-to-face communication, and honest, useful feedback. She likes to think logically about illogical feelings. Boon is queer-friendly and sex-positive.
Angie Lee realized her passion for shooting cupid arrows after founding her own startup, Polkadotties, getting acquired, and shooting for the stars. She finds it fascinating to analyze all the things on a date that might not work to increase the chances of everything going right, just like how an entrepreneur approaches startups in an iterative fashion. She likes designing dates, where the dates simply have to show up, turn on the charm, and exchange doughy eyed looks at one another. Some say like-minded people go together. Some say opposites attract. She believes good souls attract other good souls. Navigating the world of choosing partners and changing partners can be both confusing and thrilling. Think of her as your own personal GPS for love. She helps you follow your heart.
Evyenia Trembois wants to bring magic, romance, and FUN back into your dating life. Through highly intuitive thought processing and a deep stem of creativity, she seeks to blow your mind by finding you a match that will appeal to you at every single level—and will stop at nothing in order to do so. When it comes to achieving greatness, she believes in stepping both outside of the box and outside of your own comfort zone and will push you to do so throughout the process—but in the most rewarding and exciting ways. Bam. Get ready for an adventure unlike any other.
Christina Han is eager to make you her object of study. She thinks you're fascinating, full stop, simply by virtue of being an individual outside herself. Her mission is to learn you as thoroughly as possible and find your complement. She believes that a happy individual's reality is constructed by and grounded in their relationships with others, and so finds comfort in forging those connections. Why, at opposite ends, wait on false kismet or struggle needlessly to find friendship and love? Finding your match shouldn't feel like an exercise in drudgery, and by the photoshop in her picture she swears to do all in her power to ensure it won't. It's her honor to be your assistant, confidant, and friend.
Carena Liptak believes in finding love and having fun along the way. An Ivy League-educated writer and lifelong music fanatic, she will zero in on what makes you tick--then find somebody who complements your style. Her philosophy is that your quirks are your best assets. Carena will help you embrace your freak flag and seek out somebody who will love it just as much as you do! She's a big fan of dogs, espresso, and any first date that requires a helmet.
Ellora Vilkin wants you to feel more. Finely attuned to the hidden forces that shape human desire --- from cosmic influence to personality archetypes --- she aches to understand what moves you, then connect you with someone who makes you quake. Raised amidst evergreens in the Pacific Northwest, educated at Brown University, and based in San Francisco, Ellora encourages her clients to make dating synonymous with taking smart, playful risks. She'll hold your hand and nudge you towards love, drawing on her background as a classically trained soprano and certified yoga instructor to help you stay open and cultivate confidence while always prioritizing self-care. Ellora wants each date to feel positively lush, a vibrant opportunity to delight and surprise yourself with another. Part-cheerleader, part-changemaker, and part-guru, she'll help you set an intention to make dating part of your personal renaissance.
Libby Loveless has a tender soul and quick wit. Despite her last name, she's a hopeless romantic that believes everyone deserves to experience love. As a free spirit who craves real human connection, she wants to find that for you. With her Southern charm and adventurous spirit, she has lived and traveled all over the world. Her longing for love and culture has taken her to people and places she never thought possible. These experiences have given Libby a sensitivity, passion for new life experiences, and the intuitous ability to see to the soul of a person. Libby hopes to get to know the real you and be your champion for love.
Kira Hoffman is a clinical psychologist who specializes in romantic relationships. Kira's expertise is in the psychology behind love and relationships, the emotional dynamics that underlie attraction and partnership, and what makes love last. She creates and leads "Healthy Relationships" lectures and programs, and she wrote her doctoral dissertation on the subject. Kira currently provides individual and couples psychotherapy services in downtown San Francisco. Despite Kira's professional and academic background, she is not your typical "shrink." She firmly believes that authenticity and humor are far more meaningful- and fun!- than a rigid clinical stance when it comes to connecting with clients. Kira's primary goal is providing a supportive and comfortable environment that will allow you to develop confidence, self-awareness, and personal growth in your journey to self-discovery and finding love.
Katlyn Mary loves to see people smile. She is always on the lookout for what our clients need and goes to great lengths to find it. She scours every available source to find the best matches possible, and aims to create real, sustainable connections. She takes the time to listen, intuit, and diligently search to find your ideal mate--someone who gives you butterflies over and over again.
Madeline Grace is Tawkify's very own Jane Eyre: our Governess turned Love Guru wants to help you find love in NYC. Formerly an orphan in a city where she knew no familiar faces, Madeline overcame being the little fish in the big pond--also known as the island of Manhattan. As a Governess for high-profile families, she has had the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of New York City's finest, observing their various views on the nature of love. She has since been on a passionate search to help others find what they are looking for. With a larger than life personality and a heart to match, Madeline wants to help you sort through all of the city's Mr. and Ms.' Wrongs to help you find your one and only Mr. or Ms. Right.
Valerie Presley is a matchmaking conundrum. She paints, writes, and loves fiction novels - but she bagged a degree in business and excelled at statistics and mathematics. Consider her a romantic at heart who's also all-business. Her mantra? Love wisely, people! At Tawkify, we like to say that "love doesn't have to be complicated," and Valerie likes to remind conflicted clients that there's no virtue in tolerating toxic behavior. She's all for romance, fun and heart-skipping passion, but she's also here to help you find a match who doesn't seem hell-bent on making romantic connection harder than it has to be. Valerie likes to guide her clients into that sweet spot at the center of all healthy relationships where patience, honesty and trust exist in perfect balance with laughter, mutual respect and attraction... and a whole bunch of fun.
Kenzie Lane wants to help you find the one, a.k.a. your Netflix/Grub Hub buddy for life. She believes that a true relationship is based on five key elements: trust, honesty, communication, sexual attraction, and attuned senses of humor. Graduating from Johns Hopkins University and beginning a career in public relations, she's a true people person and a natural listener with intuitiveness for relationship compatibility. Trained in active listening skills, there are few things more satisfying to her than talking someone through a tricky situation or comforting her friends through a love life crisis. She has successfully played wingwoman to her friends in college and now hopes to continue matchmaking in the real world. Feminist, LGBTQ-friendly, adventure-positive, and a believer in human contact over algorithms when it comes to finding love, she can't wait to listen to everything you want and need in a relationship - and help make it come true.
Sierra Janette is a sorceress in the realm of love. A world traveler with a background in psychology and casting, Sierra has an extensive personal network and a knack for reading people. Her goal is to add a little magic to your life by connecting you with individuals who will appreciate you for the dazzling gem that you are. She enjoys getting to know her clients in all their delightful quirkiness so she can hunt down quality matches with just the right vibe. Dating should be an exciting adventure, and she's determined to help you roll into yours with a confident spirit and an open mind. Not only does she provide great dating advice and honest feedback, but she will also push you to take risks and have fun!
Olivia Balsinger is an avid travel blogger and self-proclaimed wanderluster, and she has fallen in love (many times over) with the world and the people who occupy it. Olivia believes that multiple belly laughs, a dose of sexual attraction, a smidge of quirkiness, and a touch of spontaneity combine to create lasting bonds.... bonds that prove the whole "fairytales are made up" thing wrong. Endearingly nicknamed "Oh-Live-It-Up," this Nutmeg-er turned New Yorker will analyze your likes, dislikes, aspirations, and even your past to set you up on creative and engaging dates.
Alison Ogden loves people. Relationships are her primary motivation in life and connecting people is one of her greatest pleasures. She believes that relationships are a mirror, and through others, we learn more about ourselves. Her personal philosophy is that with more connection comes more vitality, so she aims to make your dating life a playground of possibility to complement your already charmed life. With her background as a life coach, along with her finely tuned intuition, she listens for what you really want, and then, using her particular brand of vivacity and verve, creates experiences you won't soon forget.
Amaris Kay takes a more analytical approach to matchmaking so that you don't have to. By drawing from her professional experience as a management consultant and personal strengths cultivating, building, and sustaining connections, she has developed a keen eye for finding you the perfect match.
Kristin Klein, Master Investigator at your service! Kristin is a ninja when it comes to finding specifically sought after individuals and developing relationships with them. Researching and understanding the many depths into people are her passions. She gets beyond the surface level quickly and can't wait to put her natural curiosity and impeccable networking skills to work for you. She's also very seasoned in the dating landscape and looks forward to coaching you throughout the process.
Jane Stetz hopes you like to talk because she loves to listen. Her training began on her great-grandmother's couch watching soap operas and reading Danielle Steele novels. As she got older, she learned real life dating and romance were a little different. Since then, she's lived and worked on both coasts, moving back to NYC after choosing the love of her life over a life on the beach. For Jane, every client is a friend. With a mix of love, loyalty, humor and a heavy dose of girl talk, she'll learn what makes you tick and help you find the match that clicks.
Valerie Hsiung believes that the process of finding your soulmate(s) should be wild, atomic, healing, mind-blowing, safe, and explorative, all at once. Crafting an effortless love affair as epic as Heloise and Abelard or Dante and Beatrice is simply a part of her blood. A widely-published poet and writer who grew up in a fly-over city in Ohio, her childhood pastimes included: acting in real-life choose-your-own-adventures in the woods, going on roller-coasters at the amusement park, and renting movies from Blockbuster. Watching and re-watching the classic cellophane stories of Bogie and Bacall, Hepburn and Tracy, and Garbo and Taylor, at such formative years, gave Valerie the intuition for identifying soul-connection and the ability to forecast scenarios. An unrelenting secret agent of love, Valerie is always on the hunt to find your most compatible match!
Amelia Evans is a country music artist from Franklin Creek, MS as well as a U.S. Coast Guard Machinery Technician Veteran. She recorded her first single in 2011, a demo in 2012 and an album in 2013. The album was named No Pony Ride in honor of her horse that was sold to afford recording fees. In 2016, she released another single titled "Hard Headed Mama." Prior to joining the military, she grew up on a farm and aspired to follow in the footsteps of her cousin, Elvis Presley. Amelia is now married, has a son and a daughter on the way, along with three spoiled dogs!
Marianne Abbott wants to make every moment in life more cinematic. She wants life and love to take your breath away. A hopeless romantic and avid cinephile, Marianne spent her childhood in Guatemala City hiding in her room, watching rom-coms. Since leaving Guatemala, she has lived her own affairs to remember in Paris and New York. An adventurer, a storyteller and a true love detective, she will find the Bonnie to your Clyde, the Samantha to your Theodore, the Carol to your Therese.
Lisa Carey is an adventure seeking, laugh hearty, stretch-that-comfort-zone kind of gal. With a no holds barred attitude, Lisa wants to inspire and energize her clients to live life openly to their full potential. She believes opportunities are presented to us on a daily basis, but we have to be present in the moment to receive them. Through her expertise and training as a Professional Life Coach, Lisa has cultivated an uncanny ability to intuitively connect with diverse clients on a deeper level. You can rest easy knowing she is your gal Friday, keeping your best interest at heart. All she asks is that you come ready to play to your fullest.
Liana Afuni is a result-driven optimist who believes anything can be achieved with patience, persistence, fun...and risk taking! She finds pleasure in meeting people and is fascinated by the unique stories each and every human has to offer. With a passion for understanding human behavior combined with her compassion, nothing thrills her more than to help others find their joy! As a Civil Engineer turned Actor and Matchmaker, Liana is often asked, "What's the common denominator between the three?" Her logical response: "They all build bridges." And what does it take to build a bridge? Why, teamwork, of course...and perhaps a sense of humor! So let's begin this journey together with an open mind and willingness to say "yes!"
Meg McCabe is sunshine in the human form. With a spirit that's always beaming, she has a way of transforming any moment into one of excitement, joy and warmth. As a Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and hypnotherapist, Meg is trained to peel away your layers and get to the core of your most authentic self. She fell in love with love while studying intensively under two of NYC's top relationship coaches, knowledge which she incorporates into her daily matchmaking. Her recipe for falling in love is a mixture of silliness, intrigue, vulnerability and attraction. If you want a match that nourishes your soul and sparks your heart, Meg will deliver.
Melody Kiersz started asking questions as soon as she learned her first words. Naturally, this insatiable curiosity led her to create her own course of study on "Happiness" at NYU's Gallatin School. Melody became a life coach and traveled the world seeking answers to the most basic question: what makes people tick? Her conclusion: Life is an adventure and the best way to enjoy it is to love, share experiences, and have as much fun as possible along the way! Melody uses her background to boost your confidence and sexiness factor as she gets to know you better than you know yourself. She will work her intuitive magic and creativity to find your match and curate experiences where both of you feel free to be your full authentic selves.
Sabrina Yudelson will be your guide on a quest to find romance, powerful and pure. With her infectious joie de vivre and potpourri of experiences, Sabrina has an insatiable passion for the human condition. She infuses this passion into her work in both matchmaking and public relations. Equal parts optimist and realist, Sabrina is an anthropologist at heart. She can't wait to partner with you for a journey that will embolden and empower you!
Katie Naymon could listen to you for hours. Trained in active listening skills, Katie believes that vulnerability is key to allowing oneself to fall in love. Her approach to matchmaking is to listen with honesty and empathy, accompanying people on a journey toward a connection--with gentle guidance along the way. While a Midwestern girl at heart, Katie is now based in Boston as a writer and editor.
Gaby Aratow believes everyone is on a cosmic path and that you are a unique, beautiful piece of stardust. On her own voyage, she has gathered two Ivy League degrees and a professional background that ranges from stockbroker to talent manager to interior designer. She is also an international travel junkie, an award-winning writer, and a Project Runway fanatic! Gaby crafts matches to get the cosmic juices flowing. Her dates aim to feel exploratory and soul-satisfying, and her commitment is to lead you in a growth-oriented adventure.
Alyssa Bunn is a connector of dots. Full of insatiable curiosity, wit, and intellectual depth, she inspires you to take off your "mask" and dig deeper to understand your more authentic self. She instinctually understands how to help you discover and design the life of your dreams. Having been the head of talent acquisition at one of the top advertising agencies in the US, Alyssa deeply understands the core principles of matchmaking and human dynamics. Through her warmth and unwavering support, you'll too believe that love ignites when you master yourself then become the magnet.
Emma Richman believes love is the most significant driving force on this planet. Upon being introduced to Spanish literature as an adolescent, she developed a fascination with timeless romance and multitude of ways in which we communicate love. However, it was through honing a professional background as a recruiter where Emma realized her skill in connecting people could seamlessly be used to match-make. Emma combines her empathetic nature and social sensibility to assist in finding a magnetic spark between humans. If she can make your face light up every time you see each other, her mission is accomplished!
Emily Tepper is a love guide of a completely different sort. She believes that ritualizing your dating life is the easiest, quickest, and most pleasurable gift you can give yourself. Emily is the founder of ReceveEverything — A Journey with the Love Sherpa (no "i" because we revitalize that part!). This online training series gives you a step-by-step road map to ritualizing your entire life and getting what you want most. Emily gently and expertly leads you into living a limitless life where you can experience love — all around you, all the time.
Kimia Mansoor doesn't let situations get weird. An innate insight into what drives and motivates people has earned her the affectionate title of "Wiz," and you'll never find nervous darting eyes or awkward silences in situations she has a hand in. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC Irvine, Kimia travelled north to the Bay Area, where she's now completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In addition to her schooling, she spends time providing thoughtful and empathetic support to clients in her clinical practice and participating on a local podcast about dating in the city! She dedicates her free time to analyzing, hip-hop dancing in heels, and making connections.
Lindsay E. has been doling out dating advice to friends and colleagues for years, and even spent time ghostwriting a column about sex and relationships for a major men's magazine. She's the kind of girl who people turn to for the honest truth. Lindsay is as real as it gets and takes a no-nonsense approach to matchmaking — but she also believes that the dating process should be fun above all else. Her personal mantra? "Do it for the story." She's confident that you'll walk away from your Tawkify experience with plenty of them ... and a special person to start a new chapter with.
Alisha Giordano will have you at "Aloha." Coming from the world of Hawaiian hospitality, Alisha has learned a thing or two about providing excellent customer service. Additionally, as an Army wife, Alisha has learned to be resourceful in a world that is ever-changing. Having recently moved to Missouri, she devotes her time to her crafts: teaching and matchmaking. Connecting with people is a passion of hers, and she is always there to lend an ear. Dedicated to working with you to find love on this fun filled adventure, Alisha will help you let go of your inhibitions ... and get a little silly along the way!
Avery Driggers is a skeptic, but in the best way. She digs into any situation, asks the tough questions and gets to the root of what you want so that, ultimately, you'll find someone with whom there won't be any doubts. Raised on compassion and cornbread in the Deep South, Avery has a passion (and knack) for curating beautiful experiences and wants to be your ally in finding a meaningful connection — a real, honest to God, won't-look-at-your-phone-because-the-chemistry-is-so-strong connection.
Theresa Serrian is passionate about connecting individuals, from artistic collaborations to setting up life-long romantic partnerships. She is a music fanatic, wine connoisseur, and travel addict. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she now is a freelancer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has written plays, screenplays, lyrics, poetry, and by night can be found seeing DJs spin or bands perform whenever she can. She understands and empathizes with the struggle of meeting, trusting, and dating genuine people but believes there is someone for everyone and wants to help you find your match. Naturally an old soul, her soul grew wiser after several heartbreaks but is now in the most fulfilling relationship of her life by keeping herself open and sensitive. She is perceptive, respectful, and excited to get to know you and curate fun, stimulating dates that fit your unique taste.
Vara Pikor is energized by the pursuit of love. Whether she's strolling the High Line or engaging in conversation at a networking dinner, she is on a quest to find compatibility. Vara is recognized for her versatility, balancing her career in the corporate sector with her matchmaking. She has fostered strong connections through her years in the Big Apple, and she's driven to crack the code of the human heart. After all, true love is best shared!
Nneya Richards is a Jane-of-All-Trades. With a background in fashion and travel and being a multi-passport-holding global citizen, Nneya currently runs Double N Rich Creative Consulting agency. Her passion for cultural explorations led Nneya to launch the blog "'N A Perfect World," a curated intersection of travel, food, fashion, and geopolitics inspired by the global citizen lifestyle of the millennial. An avid lover of love, Nneya believes romance can be found from coffee on a stoop in Brooklyn to martinis in a jazz bar in Paris. She is a strong believer in the dating experience and looks forward to sharing her own personal joie de vivre with you.
Corinne Dobbas is a coach, writer, yogi, and the best friend you never knew you had. Most importantly, she cares about you: your journey, your process. your desires, your insights, your fears - and heck - even your insecurities. She's here to get you up and out of your shell and dating with an open mind — the only time you can ever find real true love. She has an innate ability to see through you and delve deep to help you discover what it is you're truly looking for in your ever after. She's empathetic and compassionate but will deliver you the real-deal truth. Your romantic journey will be transformed from the inside-out.
Amy De Souza discovers the characters in people. As a casting director for over fifteen years, she has perfected the art of screening and matching people. Her greatest role: being a connector for different types of people professionally, socially, and romantically. Amy is outgoing, inquisitive, a good listener, and excellent at getting down to the heart of things. Consider Amy a valuable asset to the production that is your love life.
Kristina Cappuccilli can't seem to fall out of love with the idea of love. When you couple her incessant thirst for travel, her tendency to befriend strangers wherever she goes, and her mantra that each day is a new adventure to embark on, it should come as no surprise that her priority, quite simply, is you. As a born and bred New Yorker, Kristina has spent most of her career interacting and communicating with people. People inspire her through their backgrounds and experiences, their trials and triumphs, the realization that everyone, everywhere, has a story. She considers it a blessing to learn something new, something inspiring. And that's what she wants her career to do — give people a reason to wake up every day and be inspired.
Kristen Grund believes in the magic of making connections and finding love. She has made it her mission to assist you in finding that special someone, one date at a time. As a U.S. Navy Veteran and Independent Film Actress, she is a natural with problem solving and a world-class facilitator of beautiful moments. Kristen's motto: "Let me take the stress away, so the BEST you can play!" Her enthusiastic and quick-witted persona will keep your nerves at ease, while enabling this journey to be a fun-filled experience. With a keen sense of people and extreme passion for helping others, let Kristen take the helm and carefully navigate your heart to true happiness!
Laura Martin is a people reader. As a native New Yorker, she appreciates the endless array of different personalities she comes across in her daily work. Her career as an executive recruiter has helped her to identify motivations. Applying this to romance, Laura digs deep to find the emotional root responsible for every action and reaction in your dating life. She wants to uncover your motivations-- conscious and subconscious--- to help paint a picture of who you are and what you want in a partner. Let Laura be your love recruiter!
Stephanie Grabor is a small-town girl with a persistence to see the world and meet everyone in it. Once a Logistics Officer in the Marine Corps, she now is using her skills to analyze your likes, dislikes and deepest desires. Stephanie believes a mix of spontaneity, lazy nights and good conversation can create the most meaningful connections needed for lasting relationships. With patience and determination, Stephanie won't give up on love. You can rest-assured!
Robyn Lane has built a career on fostering interpersonal relationships. Through working one-on-one as a teacher, doula, and private chef for many years, she recognizes that establishing trust is fundamental to creating long-lasting partnerships. Robyn has always cared about meeting people's needs by listening, guiding, and nurturing. Having two grown daughters and a son, she is able to relate to people of all ages and life experiences. Robyn sees universal elements to romantic love: a desire to make someone happy, physical attraction, willingness to compromise, and unconditional friendship. She hopes to take you through this journey as a both a guide and a friend.
Jaime Clough is your love mentor. As a matchmaker and a Teach For America alumna, Jaime is a pro at exercising patience and enthusiasm in her daily life. She will encourage you and support you through every step of your dating process, in order to find someone compatible for you. She is a no-nonsense nurturer: kind, yet brutally honest and determined. Jaime's personal dating mantra? You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. Her ability to coordinate and motivate will help you have the best possible experience!
Giselle Teston believes everyone has a "someone to love" out there. A human biology major and former dance teacher, she combines her analytical left brain and creative right brain in the art of matchmaking. Originally from New York City and now a Colorado resident, she knows how to hustle but can also step back to soak in life's beautiful moments. When she followed her heart to gorgeous Denver to pursue new opportunities with the love of her life, she has manifested joy in both her personal and professional worlds. Giselle cannot wait to learn your ins and outs to help you find your deepest, most authentic connections...and have fun while you're at it!
Cora Boyd hails from the melting pot of culture that is New Orleans and fuses her writing and comedy background with her gypsy spirit to understand your story and help you take risks that pay off. Insatiably fascinated with human dynamics, Cora has lived and worked in five different countries and brings a global perspective to the world of love and desire. She believes that meaningful relationships are among the greatest adventures a person can have, and she's here to help you pack your suitcase. Cora enjoys off color humor, memoirs, poor quality reggaeton music, and high quality Belgian IPAs.
Megan Munoz is a relator. Driven by her strong curiosity and genuine love of deepening relationships, she easily connects with others on a personal level. Coming from a hospitality background, her motivation stems from creating positive and uplifting experiences for others. She believes persistence goes a long way and enjoys arranging different variables in an ever changing world. Continuously traveling and exploring new passions allows her to satisfy her craving to learn different cultures, see new places, and meet new people along the way. Additionally, she feels gratification from delightfully surprising others with happiness, fun, and joy in their lives — hoping to surprise as a matchmaker.
Lily Womble is tenacious, enthusiastic, and sure of finding your soulmate-level match. Hailing from the deep south and fluent in French, musical theatre, and international relations, she is a woman addicted to learning and creating. Her career as a professional advocate with nonprofits has taken her around the globe, from Cameroon to Malaysia and back. Lily has made fighting for the interests of others her life's mission and is thrilled to apply that passion to your dating life. She is a wizard at unpacking your desires and will work tirelessly to help you find the love you crave.
Marina Brenner believes that finding your ideal match should be a thrilling and seamless experience involving a little dash of magic. Her empathic nature and tender soul allows her to approach matchmaking with a mixture of compassion, intuition, loyalty, and humor. Marina comes to matchmaking via a career in sales, marketing, and social media and a personal understanding of the varied life permutations of mid-career individuals — kids, exes, and all the extra flavor they add to our lives. A native Californian and beach girl, endless summers inspired her to dream big and live happy. She's excited and ready to inspire you to find happiness in love.
Melissa Scatena is a love connoisseur with a sincere passion for fostering relationships and changing lives. Her experience teaching, coaching, and connecting with people around the world has given her a unique perspective on life and love. Melissa sees matchmaking as an art, crafting dates with diligence and creativity. She recognizes the importance of setting the stage for a real world date, a moment often missed out on because you swiped left. Melissa isn't afraid to dig deep, so that she can find the unique soul that will truly appreciate you, for you. Melissa's approach to relationship-building is refreshing and will help you to see your love life from a new vantage point.
Sarah Horton loves spontaneity. This thrill has inspired in her a love of traveling and speaking foreign languages, most recently finding herself in South America. Her diverse experiences abroad, making connections and developing relationships between different people, make her a natural matchmaker. Sarah currently works at an NGO and is driven by making a positive social impact. She is excited to help you try new things, always challenging you to take a step outside your comfort zone. You'll never know what you'll discover!
Lesa Brothers is that person you find yourself telling your life story to and then thinking, "I didn't mean to say all that, but I'm glad I did!" A great listener, she has a nurturing soul and is energized by helping people. On the other hand, she is a fiery plain talker who has personally learned that life's biggest surprises bring opportunity. Even negative change can open the door to beautiful possibilities. She believes the key to success is personal relationships and a willingness to be upfront and honest with oneself. Lesa is fascinated by learning what makes people tick and uses that insight, along with her personal flair for romance, to make thoughtful and exciting matches. Get ready to take some risks, open your heart, and have fun!
Alexis Sonder is a hopeless romantic who loves her fair share of chick flicks. In fact, once upon a time, she called Paris - the City of Love - her home. Bilingual in French and English, Alexis has a broad range of experience personally and professionally. She has been in the client service industry for over 20 years, working with world class luxury brands and Fortune 500 companies in sales and recruiting. Her passion lies in creating authentic connections and delivering personalized experiences. She takes the time to listen, empathize, and obsessively search to find Mr. or Mrs. Right for you!
Marisha Dixon coordinates collaborations and creative experiences that propel others to success. With experience as a Division I, collegiate level athlete, a Master's in Educational Leadership, and a number of professional roles within education, Ms. Marisha has dedicated her life to motivating and mobilizing others to achieve their goals. She believes that self-love begets authenticity, and authenticity inevitably allows one to attract genuine people and fulfilling experiences. Ms. Marisha is on a mission to ensure that you fall in love with all that makes you your authentic self, so that you are magnetic in love and life.
Roxi Lagos is a lifelong romantic with a penchant for planning. A native Texan, Roxi moved to California in 2003 with the United States Marines. Now a veteran, Roxi is a mother of three accustomed to the challenges of dating. She is a pro when it comes to fitting dates into a jam-packed schedule and takes a balanced approach to matchmaking. Pairing the ying and yang, she's looking for someone who will complement you in ways you may have never expected when choosing dates on your own. Committed, optimistic, and resilient, Roxi has your back as your dating concierge.
Caylin White is a born creative and a hopeless romantic with a love story of her own. Hailing from Michigan, she met the love of her life. Flash forward 12 years, when the timing was right, they embarked to create a peachy life in Georgia. Easy to be around and to laugh with, Caylin just plain loves people. Some of her favorite things include her newlywed husband, her rescue puppy Sophie, a good book, and even better conversation. She will find the beautiful side of you and shine that light out for the world to see ... and have a blast doing it. Adventure is her middle name, so get ready for a creative ride!
Jennifer Barriffe is a believer in true love. She knows from her own experience that you can stumble into opportunity unexpectedly: She met her husband at Applebee's! Fueled by her desire to change lives, Jennifer has built a career in client services and embraces all sorts of personality types. She operates on the principles of patience and kindness, passing on these golden qualities to those she impacts in her daily life. Currently, she works as a matchmaker and realtor, i.e. she can help you find love and the house that you will both love. Get ready for some mystery dates and open houses!
Rachel Kania is a lover of life with a deep passion for bringing people together. At one time a political operative from Washington, D.C., Rachel now lives in Austin, TX, where she loves hiking outdoors with her dog and eating breakfast tacos. Rachel understands that values and lifestyle are two important pieces when looking for the right match. Nothing is more thrilling to her than creating a mutual attraction. Always up for a good time and a laugh, Rachel will make sure your matchmaking experience is exciting and most of all fun. She's ready to campaign for your right match!
Lauren Korshak is the alchemist of your dating life. Her background as a somatic psychotherapist gives her an ability to analyze, empathize, and intuit. Combined with her expertise in singles events, date coaching, and marketing, she brings an authentic and interdisciplinary approach to matchmaking. Lauren believes in the energetics, magnetism, and magic of love and relationships — even bringing archetypes and astrology into the mix when the stars align. She is motivated to create heartfelt matches that inspire, transform, and heal. Just bring an open mind, an open heart, and a sense of adventure, and you'll be golden.
Celine Song is a people person. People are her drug of choice, and she wants to know what makes you tick, vibrate, and light up like a Christmas tree. She believes that love should be obvious, clear, and irresistible. An Ivy-educated working playwright living in New York, she uses her background in psychology and philosophy to be there for you in the journey of finding your partner-in-crime, your comrade-in-arms: the Bogart to your Bacall, the Kim to your Yeezy, the Trudeau to your Obama. Her philosophy of matchmaking draws from the psychologist Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving which suggests that "love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a 'standing in', not a 'falling for.'" As for her own experience with love, Celine is in love with her husband, whom she met at an artist's residency and talked to for eight days straight, stopping only for their first kiss. As your love pioneer, Celine wants to start a conversation with you, working together to find you someone you can talk to all day and night. And she wants to hear about the kissing, too.
Genna Mori is a big believer that our flaws make us fabulous. Her philosophy is to embrace who you are, and you will be a magnet to others. An experienced life coach specializing in helping others to love themselves, she wants you to feel a sense of ease and joy in your dating life. Through allowing you to relinquish expectations, she strives to build more satisfying and connected interactions. Genna will make your dating experience a joyride: exciting, adventurous, and most of all, filled with fun and laughter.
Leigh Winters knows a thing or two about love and behavior. An Ivy League graduate holding degrees in clinical psychology and neuroscience, Leigh is a neuropsychology expert who has lived around the world. She believes that diving deep into the soul and heart can provide the foundation for everlasting happiness. People come into your life for a reason, and these soul connections can have transformative effects. Leigh is passionate about helping people keep an open mind about love and life, so be sure to check out her media lifestyle brand, Wise + Well.
Catherine Broadbent is your personal cheerleader in the game called "love." A New England-bred, New York City transplant, Catherine has experienced the dating cultures of both cities, recognizing the importance of prepping from the inside out. With a background as a fashion executive, she can provide on-trend fashion advice so that you emerge invincible. This Chatty Cathy has an infectious spirit and knows just how to pep you up before your first dates. Get ready to dive into today's dynamic dating pool feeling and looking fabulous.
Laurel Adair is a jet-setting yogi with a keen interest in human interaction. Fascinated by what makes relationships tick, Laurel is invested in bringing love and fun into your world. Though originally from Arizona, her wanderlust has led her to teach and observe many people over the globe. She believes in the little things: the magic of uncontrollable laughter, spontaneous affection, treasuring the present moment, dad jokes, good coffee and whisky, smiling like you take the gold medal, and never giving up. Consider Laurel your own personal wingwoman: She will sort through the details to find you great company, provide honest feedback, and hopefully lead you to truly memorable experiences.
Pamela Jacobs believes life is a journey best explored with a partner. As a travel writer, her mission is to help people fall in love with the world and find their perfect passport stamp. Taking the same approach to matchmaking, she knows that sometimes a compass is all you need to find your other half. Pamela wants to show you that seeking love can be spectacular, especially with the right tour guide. Pamela seeks to know all about you, bringing intrinsic empathy and a desire to make this a rewarding, laughter-filled adventure. While happily-ever-after is her end goal, the voyage toward it will be just as riveting.
Mandy Foster is a dreamer and storyteller. A Texas girl through and through who currently resides in Los Angeles, Mandy is a friendly face you can turn to for anything. She is passionate about helping you write a unique love story, and she uses her background in the arts to fine-tune the narrative. Ultimately, her goal is to learn about what makes you authentically you and improve your dating life by taking the stress out of it. She'll be sure to craft an exhilarating experience that'll leave you with that giddy "can't-stop-smiling" feeling you get when you've found something special.
Becca Feld is your go-to confidant. She is loyal, levelheaded, and a lighthearted listener. Becca comes with expertise in psychology and math so she knows what will make your heart flutter and how to solve the equation for love. She believes life is a gift that should be shared with someone special and wants to find your other half! With patience, persistence, and passion, Becca will search high and low for someone who will lift you off your feet. This avid traveler loves an adventure and she's here to guide you on your exciting romantic journey!
Sophy Singer is the "go-to" girl for anything dating-related. In her search for love, she developed her own dating strategy — which ultimately led her to to her last first date with her husband, Michael. Part matchmaker, part date coach, she hopes to inspire your faith in dating and reinvigorate your social calendar. Dating is not as daunting as you think, and in the end, it's all worth it. Her relatable, honest, and personable nature will be a grounding force in the course of this journey. Whatever crossroads you are at, she's ready to navigate with you!
Emily Lorin wholeheartedly believes dating should be a playful process spurred by curiosity. While many unique experiences have brought you to this point in your dating life, she wants this adventure to be positive and fun moving forward! Emily's #1 priority is uncovering each person's most authentic and joyful self while bringing true connection into their lives. And thanks to her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy, Emily has the tools to make that happen. Simply put, Emily adores people — completely, enthusiastically, and unabashedly. When you combine her skills with your love life, magic happens!
Rachel Ryan is a native New Yorker, a world traveler, and above all else, a true people person. With a background in advertising and marketing, she has mastered the nuances of communication strategy and target research — skills that serve her well in her daily matchmaking pursuits. Rachel is passionate about meeting new people, hearing their stories, and bringing together like-minded individuals. She brings compassion, positivity, and authenticity to her interactions and firmly believes that dating is all about the journey. Rachel will make your journey fun, memorable, and worthwhile.
Lauren Bernal is a creative octopus. She's been an opera singer, an art director, a copywriter, a calligrapher, a comedian, a ghostwriter, a traveler, and now a matchmaker. With this variety of artistic roles and contexts to pull from, Lauren views herself as a careful artisan in crafting your ideal love life. Her globetrotting ways expand her network every day, and her passion for meeting and connecting people gives her the ultimate sense of meaning within the world.
Alix Tillett sees love as the fuel to our daily lives. With a background in philanthropy and wellness, Alix has a life mission to share love onto others, doing so through her charity work, her acai business, and her matchmaking. Always there with a smile, Alix emanates warmth, wisdom, and light. She works diligently to create more connections and happiness each day, creating hope in the lives of those she meets. She has travelled the world, making her a viable matchmaker for connections in the most random places. You will find great comfort confiding in her: Not only will you feel the love, but you'll find it as well.
Dana Ward is an adventurous spirit with a love of meeting new people. Her adventures have taken her across the globe, from Cameroon to South Korea, forming connections and building relationships no matter where in the world. Currently residing in Chicago, Dana sees love as the most enigmatic adventure of all. Whether working with you over video or in person, she entails her strategic expertise to discover, explore, and uncover the depths of each client. Dana promises to bring her positivity, humor, and Chicago Cubs-like dedication while guiding you on your romantic endeavor.
Katie Cyr is curious about people. She's eager to hear your story, so here's hers to start. Katie was born and raised in Maine, with her adventures leading her to the Big Apple and later down to sunny Florida. Along the way, she has met people from all walks of life and grown very adept at uncovering the uniqueness of each character. Katie has a knack for honoring your authentic qualities, doing so through exploring the qualities that compliment you well. She believes that great learnings come through the process of dating. So take a leap of faith, and have confidence that the journey will definitely be worth the risk.
Candice Cain is one of the most driven and determined women that you will ever meet. A native Long Islander, Candy is one of the few female writer/directors in the entertainment industry. During a five year hiatus she took to raise her twins, Candy worked as a destination wedding planner and was number one in the world in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and even had a television series about it, entitled "Wedding Lane with Candy Cain." She has been married to her police officer husband since 2005, and firmly believes that everyone deserves a happy ending.
Chelsea Hutchison is a believer! Her philosophy: When your intentions are clear and you are open to possibilities, love is right around the corner. Having met her husband online, Chelsea knows firsthand the importance of defining expectations. Chelsea gets to the heart of the matter to figure out your priorities in life. She and her husband are blessed to be new parents, a priority they both have wanted since they got together. And thanks to her special instinct for making love connections, she's ready to help you manifest your love story.
Kate O'Connor is here to make dating work for you. This DC girl turned Seattleite was tired of seeing her friends lose confidence due to terrible dates with people who were not in it for the right reasons. When she began setting friends up on blind dates, she became addicted to helping people find love. Kate combines her experience working in the healthcare field, her learnings from past romantic encounters, and her empathetic abilities to understand your perspective and grow with you. She wants to capture what it is you are missing and bring back that spark in your life. Her philosophy is simple: You only live once.
Regina Longo is passionate about making a significant impact in the lives of others. With degrees in psychology and sociology, Regina has devoted her career to building genuine relationships in diverse capacities, from selling luxury products to providing wellness services. She found her niche as a transformational life coach and Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher. It is her life's mission to help people transform into their best selves. Through her authentic, intuitive instinct, she has a natural gift for making love connections. Are you ready to manifest yours?
Sherrie Adams believes with passion and communication, anything is possible. With over 15 years in the creative arts and wellness industry, she brings creativity with an eye toward practicality to her matchmaking. Sherrie's intuitive spirit, curiosity, and expansive wisdom illuminate her matchmaking. Through active listening and building deep connections, Sherrie provides endless possibilities for extraordinary encounters, revelations, and connections of the heart. She can't wait to go on this beautiful journey of discovery and wonderment with you.
Judi Longo is an empathic artist who draws upon joy and compassion to connect people. Her creativity emerged as a young child, a talent that has produced a meaningful career. After studying design at one of the top art schools in the country, she quickly rose to design director status in the New York City fashion industry. Her job brought her all over the world, building bonds with people from many different cultures. Those who know her treasure her insight in style, life, and love. Her creative mindset colors every connection she makes in matchmaking, and with her brush of intuition, she'd love to assist in painting your future.
Jacqueline Fidelman is ready to dive deep with you. Pursuing her master's in clinical psychology with expertise in relationship dynamics and laws of attraction, she enjoys using her skills to help two people find love. Jacqueline will help you foster self-awareness and insight into understanding your dating wants. Combine that with her street smarts as a born-and-raised New Yorker, you can bet she'll select great date spots around town. She's excited to plan your next date!
Cynthia Bruck has always been fascinated by the most powerful energy known in the universe: love. As a television producer and director with four dating shows under her belt, she knows a thing or two about chemistry. Taking her strong work ethic, genuine love of human connection, and high energy attitude, Cynthia discovered matchmaking as a sweet spot in her life. She uses her keen intuition and her ability to immediately connect with people to create a magical encounter that will leave you with no choice but to sit back, be yourself, and enjoy the ride. Inquisitive and passionate by nature, she aims to build a foundation of trust, intention, and most importantly, fun with all her clients. As your dating director, Cynthia is steadfast in the pursuit of love.

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