Meet the Matchmakers

Our world-class matchmakers provide clients with personalized attention, hand-selected matches, and valuable date coaching. TDR’s matchmakers combine proven matchmaking techniques with cutting-edge technology to ensure we introduce you to the best possible matches.

All of our matchmakers come from impressive corporate backgrounds, but realized their true passion for connecting people and helping singles find lasting love. They are outgoing, inquisitive, and demonstrate relentless dedication to their roles as matchmakers.

Read more about what our clients say about our matchmakers here.

Nora DeKeyser

Senior Matchmaker, Los Angeles

Nora previously worked as a TDR Matchmaker in New York, but she now lives and works in sunny Los Angeles. Originally from Alaska, Nora naturally gravitates toward the outdoors - she loves snowboarding, fishing, and SCUBA diving. After graduating from The Ohio State University and a career in IT staffing, Nora realized her true passion was in managing relationships. Nora is an avid reader, live music aficionado, and has sailed all around the world. Nora is incredibly upbeat, and her positive attitude can cheer any gloomy day.

Kathleen Saunders

LGBTQ+ Matchmaker, Los Angeles

Kathleen is adventurous, spontaneous, and compassionate. Coming out at 16, she has been active in the LGBTQ+ community ever since. She naturally fell into matchmaking, connecting people she met in the community (even finding a perfect match for someone she met originally on one of her own dates!). Her innate talents in matchmaking are due, in part, to her great intuition, compassionate approach, and deep understanding of the wants and needs of others. She can empathize with a spectrum of experiences, and embraces educating herself on inclusion and representation. Kathleen has successfully matched many couples within the community, and one of those couples will be married this Fall!

Alisa Purifico

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

From hosting fitness infomercials to working at Beachbody and Zumba, Alisa's career path has always focused on helping people improve their lives. With experience in media and fitness, and a degree from Rutgers, Alisa has always been the matchmaker in her group of friends. When not matching, Alisa loves musical theatre and is always in the dance studio or training for her next fitness competition.

Clancy Cauble

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

With a degree in Sociology, Clancy has always had a penchant for understanding people. She is always ready with great advice, whether it be 'what to wear on a first date,' or 'the perfect ice-breaker in a crowded bar.' Born in Los Angeles and raised partially in Dallas, Clancy has a strong understanding of diverse types of people, as evidenced by her warm, social nature. She enjoys hiking with her dog and has traveled to every continent except Antarctica.

Marisa Reisel

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

As an art history major at Princeton, Marisa sees relationships through a creative, artistic lens. Motivated by her skills as a natural connector, Marisa worked in recruiting for various renowned corporations. In her spare time, Marisa pursues her passion for fine art through painting and jewelry-making. She is an avid reader and serves as a board member of the Princeton Club of California.

Christie Tcharkhoutian

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

An LA native, Christie is a "Triple Trojan" with her bachelors, masters, and PhD from USC. She began her career as a marriage and family therapist before becoming a professional matchmaker. When she isn't matching and meeting new people, she loves playing guitar, songwriting, and traveling for international mission work.

Natalie Smith

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

After finishing her Masters in International Business, Natalie traveled the world, spending time in Panama and Argentina, where she worked at the US Embassy. Upon returning home, she held a position in Strategic Partnerships at a well-known tech firm. Her realistic, direct approach has made her one of Los Angeles’ most sought after matchmakers. When she isn't matchmaking, you can find Natalie surfing, salsa dancing, or leading her local nonprofit chapter.

Lauren Hickey

Matchmaker, Orange County

Lauren had her own wedding planning business prior to being a matchmaker, so one thing is for sure - Lauren loves love! Originally from Hawaii and a former Miss Hawaii, Lauren graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder prior to moving to Orange County. A true extrovert and connector, Lauren is the perfect matchmaker to launch our new Orange County region.

Morgan Jones

Matchmaker, San Francisco

A Newport Beach native, Morgan has experienced all the best that California can offer and more. After graduating from the University of San Diego, she felt the pull to the city by the Bay. A lover of both the city and the outdoors, Morgan is just as comfortable dancing among throngs of revelers at music festivals, or sipping a quiet glass of wine in San Francisco, her trusty DSLR ever present at her side.

Rachel Moss

Matchmaker, San Francisco

Human interaction has always been a passion for Rachel, so much so that she made it the entire focus of her education and career. Her background as a psychotherapist uniquely equips her with the tools for discovering the potential for love in anyone. Originally from Chicago, she now resides in the Marina, and has traded in her snowboots for hiking shoes. This go-getter has completed an ironman triathlon, and even an ultramarathon, so you know that she'll never stop chasing after that perfect match.

Natasha Cooper

Matchmaker, San Francisco

With a background in education and social service, Natasha has a knack for helping others learn and grow. Originally from Southern California, Natasha now lives in Mill Valley with her family. Natasha has an extensive travel background and loves to see new places around the world. When she's home in the bay area, you might find her cooking for her family, or snapping pictures of her two "Instagram- famous" Bernese Mountain dogs!

Carla Swiryn

Senior Matchmaker, San Francisco

One of the company’s first matchmakers, Carla is passionate about making the dating process easier for busy professionals in high-powered Silicon Valley. After graduating from UC Boulder, she worked for seven years at Google before running her own online advertising agency. Although she has lived all around the world, Carla is a true SF Bay Area native. With a unique blend of intuition and an analytical approach, Carla has seen incredible success as a matchmaker.

Allison Gerrits

Matchmaker, San Francisco

Allison attended the College of Charleston, where she developed an interest in human interaction. After working in community relations for an NFL team, she began facilitating weddings at one of the most premiere wedding venues in the country. After getting to know so many couples who had achieved happiness in their relationships, she developed a unique ability to determine what makes a good match.

Danika Zias

Matchmaker, Silicon Valley

With a Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis, Danika has extensive knowledge of how our behavior plays a part in relationships with others. Danika specializes in identifying barriers that may be leading to unsuccessful dates and coaches her clients using strategies to improve dating skills. She has a passion for helping others and always makes clients feel immediately comfortable by being a great listener. When Danika isn’t matching clients, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, practicing aerial yoga, exploring new restaurants and bars, and traveling to new places.

Julie McKee

Matchmaker, Chicago

Coming from an entertainment background, Julie had the opportunity to work with singles looking for love on reality TV. Julie has been working in the dating space for years, but her tenacity and 'feisty' nature make her a great matchmaker - she will stop at nothing to find the perfect match. In her spare time, Julie is a huge animal lover and can be found trekking her golden retriever all over Chicago. She also loves discovering new restaurants and is always on the hunt for the best pizza in town.

Brittney Smiejek

Matchmaker, Chicago

With a Master's Degree and background in social work, Brittney is famous for really getting to the heart of what (and who) her clients are looking for in a match. Her patience and her dedication to getting a match 'just right' make her a stellar matchmaker. Brittney is a social butterfly by nature. You can always find her at the latest restaurant launch, networking event, or charity gala.

Victoria Ward

Matchmaker, New York

Victoria, who is originally from eastern Pennsylvania, studied dance at The School of American Ballet in New York City and continues to support dance by attending performances at the Lincoln Center in New York. Victoria’s professional background includes the sales and marketing of luxury travel services - she was matching people to their dream destinations on a daily basis! As a matchmaker at Three Day Rule, Victoria utilizes her innate talents and prior experience to make a positive impact on the lives of everyone she works with. Her natural intuition makes her a strong connector and skilled matchmaker.

Brittany Molnar

Matchmaker, New York

Brittany's bi-coastal experience gives her a unique balance of east and west coast mentality, and allows her to understand and engage with a variety of people. As an alumni of Marymount Manhattan College, Brittany’s heart belongs to NYC and to the New Yorkers looking for their match. With her intuitive nature and genuine disposition, Brittany brings people together easily – she is a natural connector and wingwoman. Her first of many matchmaking success stories was actually at 4 years-old when she introduced her mom and stepdad, who are happily married to this day.

Devyn Simone

Matchmaker, New York

Devyn’s knowledge of the dating landscape, her passion for helping others, and her down-to-earth demeanor make her the perfect Matchmaker. Even as a young girl, Devyn was determined to find a formula for healthy relationships, and this Kansas City native often spent her allowance on psychology and self-help books. Today, Devyn is a renowned dating expert who has been featured on Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and Nightline. Her advice has been featured in The New York Post, Yahoo News, and The Huffington Post, and has served as the inspiration for the dating and makeover show Love At First Swipe on TLC.

Becky Porter

Matchmaker, New York

Born in Boston, Becky made her way to New York after receiving her degree in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State University. Always one to be up for a challenge and put others first, Becky began her career as a 1st and 2nd grade teacher in Brooklyn. Becky has always been a connector, so no one was surprised when Becky joined TDR. You can find Becky recreating Pinterest recipes, discovering the next big musician, or practicing yoga.

Elisa Del Castillo

Matchmaker, New York

With a degree in Communications, Elisa has always had an understanding and natural ability to connect with others. Prior to matchmaking, she worked in industries such as marketing, media relations, and staffing. Within different projects, she has always had the same common goal: focus on her clients' needs and surpass expectations. In her spare time she is an avid reader and writer with a specific passion for poetry. Miami raised now living in Manhattan, this city girl has traded oranges for apples.

Holly Bammert

Matchmaker, New York

Since graduating from Western Washington University, Holly knew she was a natural matchmaker, but her first step towards a career at TDR was actually matching professional nannies with high profile families all over the US and abroad. Holly has lived in Seattle, San Francisco, and now New York City, where she brings to TDR her passion for listening and learning about people to bring them success in their dating lives.

Sonya Mishra

Matchmaker, New York

After receiving her degree from Georgetown University, Sonya pursued a career as an investment banker, working for a variety of firms. Ever the entrepreneur, she began a consultancy service, training university students to succeed in banking interviews. Realizing her passion for helping others, Sonya now helps singles put their best foot forward in the dating world. Sonya also has a passion for the arts, having founded her own dance company at the age of 16. Sonya enjoys traveling, and has taken three solo backpacking trips across Europe. She has most recently traveled to Thailand and Bali.

Caitlin Cooper

Matchmaker, New York

Caitlin spent the beginning part of her career training and coaching athletes, military personal, and people new to working out to help them achieve their health goals. She expanded her training at The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and built a thriving health coaching business, teaching people how to live, look, and love from a holistic health perspective. With a license as a holistic practitioner, nutrition counselor, and coach she has helped people reach their highest potential on an emotional and physical level. She believes that love is an integral part of our health and is grateful that her path ultimately lead her to TDR where she can impact her clients every day.

Kristen Stewart

Matchmaker, New York

As a Psychology major at Bucknell University, Krissy developed a keen interest in the nature of people and relationships. After a role with L’Oreal in Customer Marketing and Sales, Krissy realized she wanted to spend her days making a difference. When Krissy isn’t matchmaking, you’ll find her dancing, meeting her friends at their favorite spots, or being a tourist in her own city, always looking for the places and people she hasn’t met.

Caitlin Bergstein

Matchmaker, Boston

After graduating from FSU, Caitlin began her career at Aflac before returning to school for her MBA. Combining her love for developing new relationships with her lifelong passion for sports, she began working in corporate partnerships at Ironman and moved to Boston after graduating to work for the New England Patriots. Caitlin uses her natural intuition, along with her outgoing personality, tireless work ethic, and passion for meeting new people to help clients find their perfect match.

Nikki Hurst

Matchmaker, Boston

After earning a degree in International Business and Finance, Nikki uncovered a special interest in the behavioral psychology of business professionals that lead to a publication on Cultural Intelligence (CQ). It was this curiosity that lead her to leave her successful career on the trading floor and take her passions back home to Boston. Nikki is always seeking out her next adventure, from sandboarding in Dubai to bungee jumping in Ecuador. She is a self-proclaimed burger connoisseur and lover of craft beers and live music.

Hannah Hagan

Matchmaker, Boston

Hannah, a long time Boston resident, graduated from Boston College with a degree in Human Development and Organizational Studies. She originally worked in fashion at a shopper insights firm where she analyzed consumer habits. It wasn't long before Hannah realized she had a strong intuition for recognizing what makes relationships successful. Hannah is excited to combine her analytical mindset and passion for helping others to match her clients.

Alicia Kenworthy

Matchmaker, DC

As a native Washingtonian and alumna of Georgetown University, Alicia has a deep love for D.C. and the people who make it home. She is insatiably curious, with the ability to connect with people from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life. Her previous professional experience includes working with the French Trade Commission and matchmaking French technology companies with financial backers and clients. She is also the go-to person for her friends and family when they seek out dating and love advice. Alicia's passionate and empathetic personality coupled with her intellect and drive make her an amazing matchmaker.

Bridgette Hall

Matchmaker, DC

Bridgette joined TDR after spending the last 8 years working for an online wedding planning company. Originally from the small city of Nokesville, Bridgette has never been far from DC and loves all the city has to offer. As a fitness junky, she loves staying active and teaches yoga when she isn’t matchmaking. With her experience in the wedding and technology industries, as well as her reliable and convivial personality, Bridgette is a dedicated and diligent matchmaker who goes the distance to find a great match.

Callie Harris

Senior Matchmaker, DC

A North Carolina native, Callie is outgoing and upbeat. During college at UNC, she lived in Beijing, and is always pushing herself to try new things (like bungee jumping!). Callie previously worked at a start-up, and her robust network of tech professionals and political influencers in DC make her the perfect matchmaker for the nation’s capital. Callie spends her time traveling to the National Parks, attending live music events, and volunteering at her local soup kitchen.

Jaime Bernstein

Senior Matchmaker, DC

After meeting the love of her life in DC, Jaime decided she wanted to help other singles in the city meet their match. Jaime completed her MA in Communications from University of Akron, and later worked in the nonprofit sector. Eager to use her penchant for helping others, Jaime turned to matchmaking as a full-time career. Her honest, but sincere approach to matchmaking makes her both a great matchmaker, as well as a trusted confidant.

Sarah Levitt

Matchmaker, DC

A born social butterfly, Sarah was destined to end up a matchmaker. With a Business and Communications degree and experience working at LivingSocial, Sarah is known among her friends as loyal and adventurous. When not helping people find love, Sarah loves to travel the world (she adores Spain!), play soccer, and explore local DC brunch spots.

Michal Naisteter

Matchmaker, Philadelphia

Born in Israel, multilingual, and passionate about world travel and dance (Salsa and Bachata, especially), Michal’s international background only further compliments her already engaging and outgoing personality. Michal comes to TDR from work in human sexuality and public health research and education. Along with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality, Michal is no stranger to the matchmaking world. In fact, she and her husband were matched by a friend. Michal considers it a privilege to help others experience the magic of matchmaking in their own lives.

Erika Kaplan

Senior Matchmaker, Philadelphia

After graduating from Penn State, Erika began her career in publishing, working for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal. Erika left corporate America to feed her passion of connecting people. Erika loves volunteering, yoga, and exploring her city. She also has a certified therapy french bulldog, who helps people all around Philadelphia. Erika’s clients have said that her intuition and transparent way of working results in great success and personal growth.

Our CEO

Talia Goldstein

Chief Executive Officer

Talia is the CEO and founder of Three Day Rule. After studying communication at Tulane University, Talia worked as a TV producer at E! True Hollywood Story, where she quickly became the office dating expert, setting up many co-workers with matches and handing out insightful dating advice from her cubicle. Recognizing her hidden talent for matchmaking, Talia quit her full-time job and began hosting popular singles events and offering personalized matchmaking services. Three Day Rule was officially created in 2013, allowing Talia to turn her lifelong hobby of matchmaking into a thriving business. After receiving an investment from Match/IAC in 2014, Talia has secured partnerships with Match, OkCupid, JDate, Christian Mingle and The League. Talia has appeared on Good Morning America, and has been featured in Fortune, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and more. Leveraging her extensive network of successful, dynamic singles, Talia has found matches for hundreds of clients, including top executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and everyday young professionals. She has made it her mission to help clients on their quest to find true love, and is thrilled that her work allows her to make a difference in people's lives. Talia lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

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Management Team

Tina Wie

Chief Operating Officer

A graduate of Harvard Business School and UC Berkeley, Tina previously worked as an economic consultant and a brand marketer for Fortune 500 companies. She joined TDR as its fifth employee and first marketing hire. She helped position TDR's matchmakers as dating experts, resulting in consistent PR coverage from leading lifestyle and business outlets. After developing the playbook for the company's expansion, she led TDR's successful launches into 5 new cities. As COO, she currently oversees the Marketing, Finance, and Human Resources functions. She is thrilled to be working at TDR, and feels truly fulfilled helping others find love.

Robyn Raynes

Director of Matchmaking

With years of successful New York City dating experience under her belt, Robyn is started her career at TDR sharing her insights with clients to help them find love. After graduating from the College of Charleston, Robyn moved to New York and began a career in sales and marketing for shoplet.com and Lifebroker. Among her friends, Robyn has always been known as the "connector." Over the years, Robyn's friends have credited her with helping them find roommates, job opportunities, and of course, romantic matches. As the Director of Matchmaking at Three Day Rule, Robyn is excited to combine her business experience with her ability to bring people together and make love connections.

Kelli Stember Ferrone

Director of Events

Kelli Stember Ferrone is Three Day Rule's Director of Events, having joined the team in 2012. An LA native and Pepperdine University graduate, Kelli spent five years working for 20th Century Fox TV, where she was immersed in the high-caliber, red carpet events that define the entertainment industry. Kelli then managed the Los Angeles Rewards & Events program for Thrillist Media Group. In her time at Three Day Rule, Kelli has planned and executed several hundred events across 9 cities and thrives on the many Three Day Rule success stories that come out of these events.

Katie Kaynor

Senior Membership Manager

Katie is Three Day Rule's Senior Membership Manager. A graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Speech Communications, Katie hit the ground running when she moved to Los Angeles and began a career at Hulu. Not only has Katie's depth of experience at Hulu enabled her to provide valuable technical support to the TDR matchmaking team, but her background in PR, recruiting, and customer service and support make her a valuable asset to the team. With a sincere interest in others and true joie de vivre, Katie is a 'go to' professional for clients and matchmakers alike.

Heather Noman

Business Manager

Heather began her career by building one of the most successful wedding venues in Minneapolis. While there, she developed the strategy for the company’s growth - increasing revenue by over 300% year over year, winning several coveted industry awards, creating operation systems, building a strong team, and receiving countless personal service recommendations. Heather was thrilled to transition her experience into making connections on the other side of love, as one of Three Day Rule's first Chicago matchmakers. Since then, Heather has both managed her region and the creative and technical sides of Three Day Rule, finally leading her to her current role as Business Manager for the company. She currently focuses on creative direction, user experience, tech, and growing our ever-expanding team of matchmakers nationwide.

Erika Kaplan

Regional Manager, DC and Philadelphia

With a degree from Penn State, Erika began her career in publishing working for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men’s Journal. After years of business to business experience, Erika left corporate America to seek a career that felt impactful and allowed her to feed her passion of connecting people. Now, with years of matchmaking under her belt, Erika works as Three Day Rule’s Regional Manager in DC and Philadelphia mentoring and developing TDR’s matchmakers. Erika’s experience, passion, and intuition make her an asset to both clients and matchmakers.

Andy Schmidt

Co-Founder & Advisor

Andy is the technical co-founder of Three Day Rule. Before joining Talia to build TDR's online presence, Andy was the founder and CEO of Labcoat LLC. a digital agency specializing in developing web applications for startup and media companies. Andy began his technical career at a boutique web development agency called Citrusbyte where he helped conceptualize, build, and launch, venture-funded startups. His extensive experience building online businesses allows him to provide leadership in product strategy, product marketing, and technical strategy. Andy is a graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a Masters of Arts in Screenwriting.

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