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.

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.

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 an 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, LA

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.

Brianna Peirce

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

Brianna began her career as a recruiter for technology executives in Silicon Valley. Voted “Friendliest Personality” in high school, Brianna is warm-hearted and sincere. In her free time, she loves music trivia and meditation, and loves traveling, having visited 40 of 50 states. She truly listens to her clients, and has an amazing ability to help them develop an understanding of what exactly they are looking for in a partner.

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. After 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, crafting a new salsa recipe, or volunteering at a local nonprofit.

Nora DeKeyser

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.

Adelle Gomelsky

Senior Matchmaker, Los Angeles

The first American born in her Russian family, Adelle is extroverted and fun to be around. Before TDR, she had a successful career in Marketing with companies including NBC and DIRECTV. However, when she found the love of her life through TDR that she knew she had to help others find the same happiness. This real-life TDR success story can be found dancing (ballet and hip hop) or diving into sci-fi and comic books. Adelle has even performed on Broadway!

Laura Graham

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

An “off the charts extrovert," Laura has harnessed this energy towards relationships and academics, earning a Master's at Claremont Graduate, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Positive Psychology. She combines her expertise in psychology with her natural ability to strike up conversation to help others discover what it is that they really want, using her skills to find the absolute best match possible.

Lindsay O'Shea, M.A.

Matchmaker, Los Angeles

After graduating from the University of San Diego, Lindsay obtained her Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She is zealous in her desire to learn about relationships empower others to be their best selves, and is currently writing her dissertation on the Millennial Generation and the current climate of relationships and dating. Lindsay enjoys helping others discover love connections by merging her education with her inherent intuition and ability to connect people.

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 pulled 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.

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.

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.

Danika Zias

Matchmaker, San Jose

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.

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 New York. Erika’s clients have said that her intuition and transparent way of working results in great success and personal growth.

Devyn Simone

Matchmaker, New York

Devyn’s extensive knowledge of the current dating landscape, her passion for helping others find love, and her down-to-earth demeanor make her the perfect Matchmaker. Devyn’s love affair with love began when she was just a little girl. Determined to find a formula for healthy relationships, this Kansas City native often spent her weekly allowance on psychology and self-help books. Today, Devyn has become an internationally renowned dating expert whose expertise has been broadcast in over 170 countries and translated into 45 different languages. Devyn has been featured on Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Nightline, and The Chew, among others. Her advice has been featured in The New York Post, Yahoo News, The Huffington Post, PopSugar, and has served as the inspiration for the dating and makeover show Love At First Swipe on TLC.

Elizabeth Ray

Matchmaker, New York

Elizabeth started her undergraduate degree at the American University of Rome in Italy, and finished school in London. Elizabeth spent time in New Delhi, Washington D.C., and Laguna Beach. Now a New Yorker, Elizabeth worked in the financial sector before deciding to pursue matchmaking. Elizabeth can be found wandering around Central Park, drinking a glass of white wine at her local bar, or reading the news or a good book over an extra large cappuccino.

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.

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 make to bring them success in their dating lives.

Sonya Mishra

Matchmaker, New York

With a Bachelors degree in Finance 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 investment banking interviews. Realizing her passion for helping others, Sonya gravitated towards TDR so she could help individuals 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. This instilled in her a sense of confidence she hopes to be able to bring out in all of her clients. When she's not helping people navigate the New York City dating scene, Sonya enjoys traveling, and has taken three solo backpacking trips across Europe. She most recently traveled Southeast Asia where she spent time in Thailand and Bali.

Caitlin Cooper

Matchmaker, New York

Caitlin began her career in fashion at FIDM in Los Angeles, creating womenswear for a private label collection. Later, after graduating from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she built a thriving health coaching business, teaching people how to live, look and love from a holistic health perspective. She's passionate about teaching ayurveda, heathy living, and meditation to deepen holistic healing Caitlin 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.

Callie Harris

Senior Matchmaker, DC

A North Carolina native, Callie is outgoing and upbeat. During college at UNC, she lived in Bejiing, 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 VIP 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.

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.

Casey McDonald

Matchmaker, Chicago

Born and raised in Chicago, Casey is a true Midwesterner at heart. Casey is a true extrovert, and understands a complexity of interests and people. For instance, she enjoys baking just as much as a good sports game or a boxing session, and has a love of vintage muscle cars. While Casey's determination and go-getter mentality are two of her best attributes, her ability to make people feel comfortable and at ease make her one of TDR's most sought-after matchmakers.

Heather Noman

Matchmaker, Chicago

Heather has always been interested in human interaction. After receiving her BFA from Minnesota State University, Heather built one of the most successful wedding venues in Minneapolis. Her experience working with over 500 successful couples gave her incredible talent for spotting chemistry between two people. She loves traveling the world, with recents adventures to Macau, Iceland, and Bangladesh, and is also an accomplished visual artist.

Caitlin Bergstein

Matchmaker, Boston

After graduating from FSU, Caitlin began her career at Aflac before returning to school for her MBA. She then began working in corporate partnerships at Ironman, and later moved to Boston to work for the New England Patriots, combining unparalleled people skills with her lifelong passion for sports. Caitlin uses this passion, along with her natural intuition, outgoing personality, and tireless work ethic to help clients find their perfect match.

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.

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.

To the top

Management Team

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.

Tina Wie

VP of Operations

A graduate of Harvard Business School and UC Berkeley, Tina previously worked as a brand marketer for leading Fortune 500 consumer products companies, including The Clorox Company and Del Monte Foods. As a brand marketer, Tina managed marketing initiatives across TV advertising, digital, and consumer promotions, launched five new products, and led the day-to-day business management of multi-million dollar businesses. She joined TDR as its first marketing hire and developed the playbook for the company's expansion, leading TDR's successful launches into Boston, Washington DC, Orange County, and Silicon Valley. She is thrilled to be working at TDR, and feels truly fulfilled helping others find love.

Kelli Stember

Director of Events

Kelli Stember is Three Day Rule's Director of Events. 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. With a growing desire to bring people together through her own events, she then launched two of her own companies; Kelli Jane Events, a boutique event planning company with a focus on weddings, and In Pursuit Networking, an activity-based social networking club, primarily for singles. Kelli then managed the Los Angeles Rewards program for Thrillist Media Group, sourcing food, beverage, and lifestyle packages for exclusive events. Kelli is excited to continue her passion of bringing people together at TDR, and thrives on the many Three Day Rule success stories that come out of these events.

Robyn Swider

East Coast Regional Manager

With years of successful New York City dating experience under her belt, Robyn is excited to share her insights with her 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 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 a matchmaker at Three Day Rule, Robyn is excited to combine her business experience with her ability to bring people together and make love connections.

Agnes Chen

Operations Manager

A fascination with human interaction and a thirst for the thrill of the start up life serendipitously led Agnes to her role at Three Day Rule. Her degree in Communications with a focus on Interpersonal Relationships, combined with years of consulting create the dynamite force that keep the trains on time at TDR. When she’s not fulfilling her passion of finding love for others, or discover the next big thing on the reggae scene, she continues on her daily quest to find and devour perfect dumplings.

Katie Kaynor

Membership Manager

Katie is Three Day Rule's Membership Coordinator. 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.

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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