It Takes An Incredible Team To Make Incredible Matches
VIDA Select has built a team of the world's foremost matchmaking experts and entrusted them with their most important mission yet: Finding you your perfect match!
Since 2009, we've been helping thousands of women just like you find true love with our unique, scientific approach to modern matchmaking.
Our team of experts leverage the world's largest database of eligible men and introduce you to the most compatible matches in your area!
Meet Our Matchmaking Experts Who Will Set You Up With Your Ideal Partner:
Scott, Founder & CEO
Scott is the Founder and President of VIDA. Since 2009, he's been hard at work taking VIDA's systems, strategies, and success rate to the next level. Recognized by the media as one of the world's foremost modern dating experts, helping people meet the partner of their dreams is Scott's greatest passion. He's even one of VIDA Select's countless success stories, having met his wife through the service in 2016!
Ally, Director Of Matchmaking
'The Soulmate Specialist'
A romantic at heart, Ally loves helping VIDA Select's clients find their soulmates. She's got a knack for predicting long-term compatibility, and is so good at matchmaking she oversees the entire department! During her tenure here at VIDA, she's personally created thousands of successful relationships.
Guille, Chief Data Officer
'The Number Cruncher'
Guille is VIDA Select's resident data scientist. With a Master's in Big Data, he has done extensive work in a variety of industries, including tech, finance, education and now dating. His passion for crunching numbers and interpreting large datasets contributes to the soaring success rates that VIDA Select clients enjoy today.
Cat, Chief Operating Officer
Cat's love of creating successful matches brought her to VIDA back in 2010. She's worn many hats - from publicist to matchmaker to IT manager. Now, she focuses on recruiting the world's best talent, growing VIDA's teams, and shaping the company culture.
Meagan, Director Of Operations
"Jack Of All Trades"
With a Master’s in organizational leadership, Meagan leads and inspires VIDA’s entire team. A true dating expert, she ensures VIDA stays on the forefront of matchmaking, using the best sites, apps, and technology for VIDA’s clients. She’s dedicated to helping men and women find their ‘someone special,’ and especially enjoys keeping up with clients after they have found The One through VIDA.
Maithreyi, HR Director
"The People Person"
With an MBA in Human Resources and 15 years of corporate experience, Maithreyi is a valuable asset to VIDA’s team. She loves being connected to co-workers all over the world who are dedicated to the common goal of helping people find love. Maithreyi speaks 6 different languages, and enjoys DIY interior decorating projects, dancing, and reading fantasy fiction. An avid traveler, she looks forward to her yearly beach vacation with her family.
Stacy, Operations Manager
Armed with a bright social personality and a cheerful disposition, Stacy spends her days ensuring our clients are getting the most out of our service. She supports the Matchmaking team, and focuses on strategy and results. With her natural talent for “getting” people and her extensive background in sales and marketing, Stacy spent years as a Matchmaker before moving into a management position. In her spare time, she helps out her husband with his small business, runs around minding her beloved kiddos and keeps the household going. She also somehow finds time to volunteer for Meals on Wheels and keep up with a large group of friends, whom she sees regularly and invites over weekly for the Sunday games (Go Broncos!) Besides being great at getting her clients on dates, she’s also known for her cooking and entertaining skills.
Isabel, Scouting Manager
In addition to leading VIDA’s dedicated team of Scouts, Isabel also works hand-in-hand with the Matchmakers to ensure client accounts run smoothly behind the scenes. She loves being part of a team of people working hard to find clients the love of their lives. In her spare time, she loves reading crime and fantasy novels. An avid Harry Potter fan, Isabel also enjoys listening to podcasts and doing arts & crafts projects.
Loren, Photo Department Manager
"The 4-Part Harmonizer"
Loren has been in the beauty industry since her college days, when she started styling other dorm residents from head-to-toe for campus events. She decided to pursue a cosmetology license, learning all about color theory and how to dress different body types. She got her professional start working for L’Oreal, and has since worked as a licensed cosmetologist at a variety of spas, salons, schools and trade shows. Her experience doing custom alterations gives her valuable insight into how clothes fit, and she also has her own image consulting business called Hey, Good Lookin’ where she specializes in styling professional performance groups. It’s a calling that’s close to her heart – she’s been a Barbershop singer since she was 13, and has competed internationally.
Sharon, Lead Stylist
"The Fashion Guru"
Sharon has been in the fashion industry for over 15 years, working in both retail and production. She started styling her mom when she was just a little girl, and realized early on that fashion would always be a huge part of her life. Sharon has a degree in fashion marketing from Lasalle College as well as styling certificates from Los Angeles School of Style & Montreals Les Effrontes. She loves helping clients define their own personal style, giving them self-respect and confidence that radiates through all areas of their lives. One of her areas of expertise is curating capsule wardrobes, approached from a “less is more” minimalist philosophy. She expertly combines textures and patterns with complementary accessories, and her keen eye for detail ensures VIDA clients look their absolute best! In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, reading, skiing and dabbling in creative pursuits like painting and home styling.
Kat, Life & Career Coach
"The Insightful One"
A holistic therapy practitioner since 2015, Kat helps VIDA Select team members focus on personal growth, expand their creativity and unlock their full potential both professionally and personally. She is licensed through the Emotional Fitness® Institute, and also received training in Body-Centered Energy Psychotherapy from Dr. David Snyder. In her free time, Kat enjoys expressing her creative side as a professional fire performer.
Ellie, Matchmaking Manager
"The Natural Empath"
Ellie is a veteran matchmaker who always makes sure everything goes exceedingly well for her clients, and also manages VIDA’s team of photo analysts and retouching experts. She is kind, caring, and empathetic, a result of the exciting life she once led while living in a very remote village in Mexico and learning about the realities that others face. Her background is in public health and social services. Besides helping her clients find their ideal dates, she’s busy being an awesome mom.
Ioana, Matchmaking Manager
"The Introverted Extrovert"
Prior to coming on board as a matchmaker, Ioana worked at a recruitment company. Networking with hundreds of people from all over the world gave her invaluable experience, and now she’s a natural at truly connecting with clients and understanding what they’re seeking. She describes herself as a “walking/talking contradiction” – an energetic extrovert who enjoys being alone in remote and quiet places, and that balance helps her relate to just about any personality type.
Olivia, QA & Innovations Manager
"The Social Media Guru"
Olivia has a professional background in social media marketing, and at one point ran her own company helping small businesses market themselves effectively. She also has a degree in fashion merchandising and loves doing anything with a creative bent, especially graphic design. In addition to training all new matchmakers, and supporting all of VIDA’s clients she gets to work with, Olivia is devoted to helping her fellow LGBTQ+ clients, who share this important aspect of their lives with VIDA. She is experienced with non-traditional relationship structures and active within her LGBTQ+ community. In her spare time, she practices yoga daily and hangs out with her cat, Ella.
"The Psychology Fan"
Francesca has always been interested in relationships and what drives attraction, so it’s no surprise her educational background is in psychology and sociology. An experienced project & people manager, Francesca was drawn to VIDA because she wanted more creative work. She absolutely loves getting to know clients from all over the world, and learning what motivates them in life, and what they’re seeking in a perfect match! In her free time, she loves going to live music shows and exploring art galleries, and she has traveled and lived all over the world.
Briona is a sales/customer service veteran, having previously worked in the insurance industry where she managed a team of agents. She also worked in marketing, where she excelled at building relationships with people. That’s her favorite aspect of matchmaking, and she loves knowing she’s a part of each client’s journey to finding their perfect match. Outside the virtual office, Briona loves spending time with her family outdoors, going for walks or hikes and ATV’ing. And Charlie, her adorable Boston Terrier, is never far from her side.
A seasoned customer service and sales rep, Joyce is a pro at connecting with clients. She’s fascinated by the search for love, and her ability to “get” people helps her zero in on the perfect match! Growing up, Joyce always dreamed of being a lawyer – which is why she says she’s slightly addicted to watching true crime shows now. She also loves spending time with all her cousins and dancing.
With over a decade of customer service experience, Tara is adept at engaging with clients and making them feel comfortable during the interview process – which is an essential component of finding their perfect matches! A natural people person, her life’s passion is performing. After getting a degree in drama & music, she’s worked as a professional actor and singer in musical theatre, film, and television. Tara also calls herself a human Shazam app – if you hum her a few bars of a song, she can identify it for you.
"The Mindful One"
Shyne is dedicated to living a life of purpose, which is one of the reasons she left the intellectual property industry to follow her heart and pay forward the gratefulness that she has. She now volunteers for a Syrian mission where she lives, and has traveled to over 30 countries. Her global perspective combined with years of account management experience means she’s adept at helping clients navigate the dating scene wherever they happen to live. In her free time, she enjoys running and hiking, and has recently gotten into aerial yoga.
With her background in communications research, MJ excels at maintaining a good relationship with her clients and using all the available data to help them connect with their ideal matches. When she’s not working her matchmaking magic, she enjoys writing, sports, hanging out with her cats and going to church twice a week. Her friends often tell her she looks like Zendaya in the Spiderman movies, which is how she got the nickname “MJ”.
"The Creative One"
Charlotte has an affinity for matchmaking, having successfully played Cupid for a number of her friends. Clients love her empathy and motivation, and she loves helping them find matches with true long-term compatibility! Apart from matchmaking, she’s also an online entrepreneur who runs a small jewelry business. She met her husband while abroad in China, and she now speaks Chinese at an intermediate level. Charlotte studied photography and journalism while in college, and she still enjoys both taking pictures and creative writing.
A gifted communicator, Shania previously worked in supply negotiations for a large retail company. She's also a romantic at heart, and loves bringing people together to experience a true and genuine connection. With a degree in Human Sciences, Shania has always been fascinated by all aspects of human behavior – especially what makes us fall in love! That interest prompted her to pursue a career in matchmaking. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out at the beach, hiking with her family, and watching films.
"The Intuitive Healer"
Passionate about connecting with people all over the world, Kariz has a Juris Doctor degree in law, as well as a degree in international business economics & diplomacy. VIDA’s focus on work/life balance drew her to the company, and she loves working with such a diverse group of colleagues and clientele. An expert at multitasking, Kariz has worked in the legal and compliance departments of multinational banks, and was also an associate publishing specialist at Thomson Reuters. She is also passionate about her spirituality, and is a certified reiki practitioner. A natural empath, she is the go-to for advice in her circle of friends. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, swimming, learning languages and hanging out with her partner and their dog and cats.
"The Trilingual One"
Vivi loves meeting people from all over the world, learning about their interests and having genuine conversations. She speaks three languages, and her professional background is in advocacy. She helped veterans navigate the legal system, and translated judicial procedures and regulations. Her clients benefit from her excellent communication skills, and she loves knowing she’s helping people find happiness. In her spare time, she’s working on a degree in Law, Policy and Government. Favorite hobbies include happy hour, jogging, and blasting Greek music while dancing in her kitchen.
"The Creative Introvert"
A seasoned pro when it comes to customer service, Busisiwe has been a pro photographer for many years. This experience is priceless as a VIDA Matchmaker, as she has an incredible eye for making her clients look their absolute best in their profiles. Busi has a gift for putting people immediately at ease, and working with clients from all different backgrounds has honed her communication skills. A self-described lover of life and knowledge, she seeks out new experiences and dreams of one day opening an art school for children. When she’s not helping clients find their perfect matches, you’ll likely find her out jogging or going for a swim.
"The Artistic One"
A self-confessed hopeless romantic, Ozora loves helping her clients change their love lives for the better! She’s both relatable and efficient, and excels at managing all the behind the scenes details – skills she’s honed over a decade of luxury customer service working with celebrities and other ultra-successful clients. Ozora is bi-lingual, and obsessed with music, travel and the outdoors. She especially enjoys going to botanical gardens, festivals and museums. An illustrator and printmaker, she jumps at any chance to express her creativity.
"The Entrepreneurial Model"
A firm believer in creating yourself instead of “finding” yourself, Aeilar owns a jewelry brand and has worked on both sides of the camera as a photographer and a commercial model. She loves stories and helping people tell their own, which is one of the reasons she excels at matchmaking. Her previous business ventures connected her with people from all walks of life, and she’s adept at getting to the heart of what really matters to each client in the search for their perfect match. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, getting out into nature, and creative pursuits like writing and designing jewelry. Her motto is “Aim to live life spectacularly!”
"The Lifelong Yogi"
Julianna has often found herself playing matchmaker, whether it’s in her circle of friends or while she was working in hostels all over the world. She thrives on connecting with all different types of people, especially when she can help them find true love! With over a decade of experience in the customer service industry, she’s adept at helping clients find success in their dating lives. Outside of her virtual office, she’s dedicated to yoga and practices daily. She also hosts live meditations, and is passionate about nature, spirituality and Chakras.
"The World-Traveling Marathoner"
Porsche has always been fascinated by the human psyche, which is what drew her into life coaching and corporate training. She’s also very spiritual, receiving a non-secular degree in metaphysics and working at holistic fairs where she does energy healing and teaches mandala coloring. Porsche channels all her positive energy into helping her clients find happiness and success in their own romantic lives, and loves knowing she can apply all her life experiences into her career. In her spare time, she spends as much time as she can with her beloved Maltese Bentley. She’s both an avid runner and world traveler (30 countries to date), and hopes to check “run a full marathon in another country” off her bucket list soon.
"The Scuba Diving Podcaster"
With over 5 years of experience in talent acquisition and recruitment, Lidia is an expert at finding highly compatible matches for her clients! Her positive attitude is infectious, and she has a gift for connecting with her clients and truly understanding what they’re looking for in a relationship. She truly thrives on helping people meet their personal goals. Lidia is an avid runner, nature fanatic and advanced scuba diver. In her spare time she does lighting design for theaters and unleashes her creative side via her podcast.
Adam, Matchmaking Advisor
"The Health Nut"
With over a decade of sales and consulting experience, Adam is adept at connecting with potential clients and guiding them through the matchmaking process. Everything he does both professionally and personally revolves around the pursuit of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. He loves that VIDA gives him the opportunity to help improve people’s quality of life, and enjoys working with a team that aligns with his greatest values.
Jess, Matchmaking Advisor
With a background in account management, Jess absolutely thrives on talking to new people and helping them navigate the matchmaking process. She’s also a professional musician and loves the process of creative expression. In her spare time, she enjoys attempting to grow her own food in her garden and she’s very focused on her spiritual growth & development.
Carolyn, Matchmaking Advisor
Carolyn has over ten years of experience as a sales consultant and professional matchmaker, and loves helping her clients achieve success in their personal lives. She’s passionate about making a positive impact and finds it rewarding to assist VIDA clients with this potentially life-changing process! Carolyn has a zest for life and enjoys hiking, yoga, dance, theatre, photography and travel.
Laura, Matchmaking Advisor
"The Wellness Coach"
A small business owner since her mid-20s, Laura helps people reach their health and wellness goals by providing guidance and coaching. With a gift for motivating people to reach their full potential, advising VIDA clients on their journey to finding love and improving their dating lives is a natural fit! In her spare time, Laura enjoys cooking and exploring new cuisines through travel. She also loves sewing, crochet, cross-stitch and knitting.
Simeon, Photo Editor Team Lead
"The Natural Image Expert"
Simeon is a freelance photographer and image expert with over 5 years of experience editing and retouching photos professionally. He helps ensure VIDA’s clients look their best online while still looking authentic and natural. When he’s not retouching photos, he’s an avid martial arts enthusiast. Not only does he have a black belt, he also judges competitions and teaches karate and self defense.
Oleg, Photo Analyst Team Lead & Editor
"The One Who Takes Portraits"
One of Oleg’s true passions is photo editing and portrait photography, which he has done as a freelancer for over 4 years. After working with hundreds of clients, he is now an integral part of VIDA’s Photo Team. Oleg loves hiking, snowboarding and downhill biking in the mountains near his home.
Daria, Photo Analyst
Daria has a background in digital design, most recently creating book covers for contemporary romance novels. She’s an accomplished freelancer, and loves the freedom working remotely gives her to travel the world. She also knows the importance of a strong photo lineup – she met her husband online! Her ability to combine analytical thinking with a creative eye helps ensure clients look their very best online.
Alberto, Lead Dating Coach
"The Life Hacker"
A seasoned expert at helping singles portray themselves online in an attractive and genuine way, Alberto is an experienced dating coach. He’s on hand to help clients achieve their relationship goals and successfully navigate all kinds of “offline” situations, from first dates to text messaging and more. Alberto is also an online dating expert, having previously been in charge of VIDA’s Message Research & Development team. He’s adept at analyzing data and trends to make sure VIDA always takes the best approach for each client. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar and the drums, hitting the gym, and channeling his inner Bobby Flay in the kitchen.
Andie, Content Manager
"The Chicken Whisperer"
Andie is a published author and award-winning photographer who works her incredible writing magic across all of VIDA’s platforms. A former magazine writer and editor with a degree in Journalism, she has been a freelance writer and photographer for over 20 years. She lives on a hobby farm with her husband, and documents all the shenanigans on her blog. A passionate writer with an appreciation for the freedom to spend time with her family, she loves working for VIDA and knowing that something she writes might just help two people make a special connection.
Jarred, Writing Department Manager
"The Scavenger Hunter"
One of VIDA’s veteran Dating Specialists, Jarred now manages the entire writing team and truly loves helping people meet their ideal partners. He is passionate about his family and traveling, and draws on his journeys throughout Europe, the US, and Puerto Rico to make the messages and profiles he writes especially vivid. His talent for recalling random facts – from music to movies to books – also comes in handy. He often jokes that IMDB has to check with him when its employees are arguing over trivia, and he’s been an avid participant in the World’s Largest Scavenger Hunt for three years in a row – and even has a tattoo to prove it.
Alexander, Profile Editor & Writing Team Lead
"The Intrepid Explorer"
As a Team Lead and Editor, Alexander works hand-in-hand with each Profile Writer, ensuring that every profile captures the essence of the client in an attractive, genuine and compelling way. A photographer by trade, he specializes in astro-photography and the Aurora Borealis. He’s logged more than 1000 hours underneath the Arctic skies since he was 16, camera in hand.
Cam, Dating Specialist Team Lead
"The Unabashed Eccentric"
Cam has a degree in English and a background in writing and editing, which they put to good use writing witty messages on behalf of VIDA’s clients. They love knowing they’re laying the groundwork for people to create meaningful connections offline. In their free time, Cam enjoys reading literature (the more pretentious the better), playing games, watching horror movies, and communing with the family of raccoons living behind their house.
Andrew, Dating Specialist & Tinder Expert
Andrew combines expert skills in the areas of writing, sales, and dating dynamics to craft witty and engaging messages that get results. As a talented musician and songwriter, he certainly knows how to use the written word to get people swooning. He's also spent over a decade honing the art of persuasion as a sales professional, and several years observing countless bar pickup attempts while managing a popular nightclub. When handling back-and-forth messaging and setting up dates for his clients, his near-encyclopedic knowledge of film, music, international cuisine, and literature also comes in handy.
Ben, Dating Specialist
"The London Novelist"
Ben is a professional writer who is editing his first book. He loves the freedom of working remotely, and writing messages for clients all over the world. When he’s not helping people connect with their soulmates, he enjoys all kinds of literature and anything related to the Beatles. A dedicated superfan, he’s played the very same piano that was used to record ‘A Day In The Life.’ His lifelong dream is to see his novel displayed in his favorite bookshop.
Ed, Dating Specialist
An accomplished writer who has successfully built three businesses from scratch, Ed has spent years honing the craft of writing with a specific audience in mind. Ed uses his expertise in creating compelling copy to craft messages on behalf of VIDA clients that matches can’t wait to respond to! In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and kids, skiing in the Alps and continuing his quest to find the perfect spaghetti carbonara.
Saren, Dating Specialist
"The Wilderness Fanatic"
A skilled copywriter, Saren absolutely loves stepping into each client’s shoes and portraying the best version of themselves. Over the years she’s had a variety of jobs that honed her communication skills with a diverse spectrum of people, from bartending to teaching life skills and celebrity tutoring. She speaks and reads Mandarin, plays dodgeball competitively, and considers herself a MarioKart pro. When she’s not working, she’s likely seeking out the best craft beer in town or spending as much time as she can exploring the great outdoors.
Kalen, Dating Specialist
Currently finishing a degree in cultural anthropology, Kalen has always loved digging for hidden perspectives and understanding how people respond to different situations. She also has a voracious appetite for conversation, and her insights into each client’s personality help her write effective dating messages. Outside of writing, Kalen is an avid martial artist and has competed in taekwondo and naginata at a national level. A lifelong learner, she was once featured on the Discovery Channel for helping invent a gadget that measures water usage and promotes sustainability.
Christopher, Dating Specialist
Christopher studied history, philosophy and creative writing, and his life’s passion is storytelling! He loves being a voice for others, helping bring purpose and fulfillment to their lives. Christopher spent the first 7 months of his relationship with his partner exchanging messages long distance, and they’ve been together for over 7 years now! He’s thrilled to help clients find that same happiness, writing compelling and engaging messages on their behalf. He’s been a writer for most of his life, working physical jobs to balance the long hours at the laptop. After working as a funeral director’s assistant, he realized that life is simply too short to do anything other than follow his passions.
Gabe, Dating Specialist
"The Musical Writer"
A life-long writer, Gabe loves intellectualizing and over-analyzing everything from profound literature to bad movies. He also loves music! The thesis for his English degree focused on digital media and hypertext as forms of literature, and he also writes, records and produces indie-pop music (check it out on his Soundcloud). In addition to freelance writing, he’s also an aspiring video-essayist and twitch-streamer.
James, Dating Specialist
"The Creative Linguist"
Adept at all kinds of writing, James especially enjoys fiction. He was a contributing writer for the science beat of a local paper, and currently freelances for a travel website. James speaks several languages, and several years of being a mixologist and interacting with bar patrons helped hone his dry sense of humor. Matches love the creative, funny messages he sends on behalf of VIDA’s clients, and he loves knowing he’s helping people make meaningful connections. When he’s not writing, James enjoys hanging out with his dog, reading, practicing yoga, and spending as much time outside as possible.
Josh, Dating Specialist
"The Rock Star"
Josh started playing guitar when he was 12, and eventually formed a rock band, releasing an album and touring around the world for 8 years living the rock star dream. His writing style is influenced by all the people he met along the way, and his adventures have given him insight into what he calls “the human connection.” He loves helping people from all different backgrounds find happiness! Josh also has over 4 years of experience in the sales industry, and the training he received helps him craft his messages in a very compelling and relatable way. In his spare time, Josh is very active in his community – pitching in for environmental clean up and outreach projects. He’s also an animal lover who always seems to find himself getting adopted by cats.
Kat, Dating Specialist
"The Insightful Author"
A freelance writer since she was 19, Kat is finalizing her first novel for publication and already hard at work on her second one. She loves lending her talents to help clients connect with someone special! In her spare time, she’s working on getting a counselor’s certificate and often uses that insight to inform her online dating conversations. She has a knack for knowing exactly what to say to each match to spark intrigue and turn messages into dates!
Jeremy, Dating Specialist
"The Prolific One"
Jeremy has always said writing wasn’t so much a career choice as the only way to pursue every passion that piques his interest. A self-proclaimed media and research addict, he started writing professionally in 2016. Since then he’s written for a wide range of different mediums, including TV, film, ads, game shows, magazines, and video games, just to name a few. He loves nothing more than figuring out a character and story from all different angles, and he brings that spark of creativity to all the messages he writes for VIDA clients. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, trivia, board games, and spending time with his family.
Michelle, Profile Editor
"The Active Mama"
An experienced freelancer, Michelle is adept at writing & editing profiles that highlight each client’s most intriguing traits in a conversational way that draws the reader in. When she’s not helping clients present their “best” selves online, she enjoys yoga, hitting the gym, and running trails. She’s seen just enough of the world to know she needs to see more. In her future, she sees lots more travel, along with writing her first novel or children's book.
Carina, Profile Editor & Writer
"The Theatrical Clown"
Carina brings a lot of creative energy to the VIDA writing team. She’s currently writing a children’s novel, taught English classes overseas and has a Master’s in theater with a specialization in theatrical clowning (which is a real thing, she swears!) She loves knowing that she’s helping two people find happiness with each other, and is adept at ensuring every profile showcases each client in a way that’s both authentic and compelling.
Teresa, Profile Writer
"The Aspiring Author"
With a background in English & Art History, Teresa enjoys writing fiction – especially short stories. She has always sought out opportunities to work with a wide range of people, from being a deckhand to guiding food tours and teaching piano. Her love of character development makes her a perfect profile writer – she truly enjoys learning about each client and capturing their personality in an attractive and engaging way. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies with her boyfriend, reading, playing the piano and learning to play the cornet.
Laura, Profile Writer
"The Wandering Writer"
A veteran professional freelancer and project manager with a Master’s in writing, Laura is the go-to source of creative inspiration for friends & family who need help with birthday cards, apology letters, love letters, war declarations, eulogies etc. – all the good stuff. She excels at capturing each client’s “spark” in an authentic way in their profile, and genuinely loves learning each person’s story. She travels whenever she can and has made it a point to never, ever be home on her birthday.
Alysha, Profile Writer
"The Aspiring Baker"
A journalist by trade, Alysha studied in London and is passionate about connecting with people from all walks of life. She brings her love of networking, interviewing & writing about London’s culture and arts events to the table while creating profiles for VIDA’s clients. She enjoys selecting all the details that make our clients shine while capturing their true personality. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking, practicing Pilates and at a live music event. An aspiring baker, she’s perfected a brownie recipe and hopes to one day share it with the world by opening her own small bakery.
Andre, Profile Writer
"The Hip-Hop Artist"
A freelancer who’s been interested in books and creative writing since he was in elementary school, Andre now channels his creativity into crafting engaging and compelling dating profiles for VIDA’s clients. He loves learning their stories and sharing them in an authentic and attractive way! In his free time, he says he divides his time between writing books and writing hooks for his hip-hop collective, and truly enjoys spending time in the music studio. He also thoroughly enjoyed swimming – until his hairdresser banned the activity to let his locs develop.
Khadija, Profile Writer
"The Multi-Lingual Sushi Addict"
Writing has always been Khadija’s biggest passion, and she truly loves words! She speaks 5 languages as a result of having lived in many different places, and still has the travel bug – her bag is always packed. Using all her adventures for inspiration, the profiles she writes for clients highlight their most compelling traits in a vivid and engaging way. Khadija is creative by nature, and enjoys painting, coloring, journaling and just about any DIY project. She’s also a self-professed sushi addict, and claims to make the best sushi this side of the Atlantic.
Nicole, Profile Writer
"The Strategic One"
An experienced wordsmith, Nicole has a background in scientific writing as well as copy editing. She has also worked as an editor for both academic and creative writers, and has a passion for journalism and seeing how narratives are formed in the media. Nicole loves finding the qualities that make each client unique and interesting, and highlighting them so that their profiles are successful. For fun, she enjoys playing chess and knitting.
Jessa, Profile Writer
"The Creative Counselor"
A counselor on her way to becoming a psychologist, Jessa enjoys working with people and learning their unique stories. She’s also passionate about creative writing, and loves that writing engaging profiles for VIDA’s clients allows her to use her gift for words in a way that helps people find happiness. Outside her virtual office, she’s into hiking, traveling and playing soccer.
Clester, Onboarding Coordinator
"The Logistics Queen"
Having been with VIDA Select for almost a decade, Clester excels at welcoming new clients and assembling their Dream Team – the Customer Success Manager, Matchmaker and Writer who best fit their personality, style and relationship goals. She loves knowing she plays a part in helping clients find that special someone! She’s also a busy mom, and has started to think that even just going to the grocery store feels like a vacation. In her rare moments of free time, she indulges her CoC and Candy Crush addiction.
Kim, HR Team Lead
Kim brings over 5 years of experience as an HR Manager to VIDA’s team, and she is passionate about helping companies evolve. Having worked with a BPO that had global partners in the US and India, she’s a pro at streamlining communications and uniting people with diverse nationalities and personalities in pursuit of a common goal. An avid mountaineer, Kim loves hiking and climbing tropical mountains in her free time and even named her son after one of her favorite mountains.
Judy, HR Recruitment Associate
"The Awesome Networker"
With over 7 years of HR recruitment and selection experience in several different industries, Judy loves scouring the world for the very best people to join the VIDA team. In her spare time, she’s an avid reader and loves spending time with her four dogs.
Grace, HR Recruitment Associate
"The Natural Helper"
Grace brings over 9 years of experience in recruitment and operations management, and is a natural when it comes to identifying highly qualified candidates. Her favorite thing about VIDA is helping both job seekers and people looking for serious relationships, and the fact that skipping the commute gives her more time to spend with her 3 kids.
Alphonse, HR Recruitment Associate
"The Fonzy 2.0"
An HR practitioner for over a decade, Fonzy has experience in account management and recruitment across many different industries. Before scouting world-class talent for VIDA, he handled the recruitment activities for a multinational advertising company. He’s also a former actor, with a few commercials and small roles to his credit. These days he focuses on recruiting and also does hosting event management on the side.
Kathleen, HR Recruitment Associate
Specializing in recruitment for over a decade, Kathleen loves sharing her experience with the HR team! She’s adept at scouting out new talent all over the world, adding to VIDA’s diverse team. In her spare time, she loves watching series like Vikings and Game Of Thrones and she’s a huge fan of battle royale games. She’s also a devoted mom to 4 beautiful dogs.
Nicole, HR Recruitment Associate
"The Fiber Artist"
Drawn to the company culture and flexibility VIDA offers, Nicole loves working with such a diverse and global team. She has recruited top-notch, talented candidates for creative and innovative companies around the US, and loves sourcing new talent for VIDA! In her free time, she’s passionate about public speaking, mental health and gender equality, and also loves listening to podcasts and reading. To relax, she enjoys crochet and other fiber arts, and often makes her own garments.
Klarriz, HR Recruitment Associate
Klarriz brings over 7 years of recruitment experience to VIDA’s HR team. Prior to coming on board, she specialized in the life sciences and education space. She was attracted to VIDA’s rich culture of professionalism and amazing people, and enjoys adding to our roster of industry experts! In her free time, she bonds with her husband over mobile games and the occasional Netflix binge, and enjoys spending time with her kids and dogs.
Fredy, Business Intelligence Developer
"The Techy One"
Fredy currently manages VIDA’s extensive database and innovative reporting system. He works alongside other analysts to make sure VIDA continues to be one of the most technologically advanced matchmaking services in the industry. When he’s not knee deep in data, he’s likely to be spending time with his daughters, enjoying a craft beer with friends, or traveling with his family.
Abhi, IT Project Manager
"The Big Picture Guy"
Abhi brings a wealth of IT experience to VIDA, having previously worked for companies like IBM, AT&T, UPS and Emirates NBD. Working for such huge multinational corporations has given him valuable insight into how a variety of organizations think, interact, coordinate, collaborate and deliver products, making him an ideal project manager for VIDA’s rapidly expanding IT department. He loves knowing his role helps people make meaningful connections using the latest technology. In his spare time, Abhijeet is an avid reader and enjoys traveling whenever he can.
Imman, IT Developer & Support Specialist
"The Morning Person"
An experienced software development and application support engineer, Imman loves VIDA’s mission of bringing together people who may otherwise have never crossed paths. He’s busy behind the scenes keeping all of VIDA’s proprietary tech running smoothing, including troubleshooting, server management and android app support. He loves to travel and spends as much time as he possibly can at the beach. Unlike many in the IT industry, he’s 100% a morning person and loves watching the sunrise with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.
Romeo, IT Developer & Support Specialist
"The Tech Enthusiast"
Romeo brings over 5 years of IT experience to VIDA’s tech team, and has a background in Windows & Linux administration. He loves the opportunity to support VIDA’s team and clients, and ensure they are using the best technology possible. In his free time, he loves reading up on all the latest tech news, playing games with his sons and watching movies, and hopes someday to have a hobby farm.
Jake, IT Support Specialist
"The Outdoorsy Tech Guy"
A seasoned veteran in the IT Helpdesk industry, Jake specializes in troubleshooting all kinds of tech issues and helps keep all of VIDA’s team members and clients communicating effectively. As much as he loves technology, he jumps at the chance to head into nature for a hike or a swim. Jake travels whenever he can, and enjoys meeting new people.
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