Tawkify was created to help Kenneth get a girlfriend. It worked.

Meet the Team

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 some of our Matchmakers!

Brigitte Weil
knows the recipe for sweet success. This former New York Times-acclaimed pastry chef turned sought-after food and weight loss coach has been writing and coaching about creating the lives we deeply crave for decades. Brigitte believes you can have it all, and she will inspire you to use the assets you already possess to let your beautiful self shine. Like any recipe, dating is perfected by trial and error; you must be open to new flavors and adventure, and sometimes take a chance. Brigitte's secret sauce is her tireless commitment to becoming an expert on you, along with her extensive coaching experience in turning dreams into reality. Brigitte is ready to whip up some fabulous experiences and create a delicious journey of your best beginnings and happiest endings.
Simone Grossman
is a theatre maker in New York City that utilizes her background in the performing arts to empathize and connect with you on your journey to love. Constantly inspired and fascinated by the human condition, Simone is an eternal optimist with a side of hopeless romantic. Eager to find the Romeo to your Juliet or the Beatrice to your Benedic, Simone takes an actors approach to her matchmaking style—the belief that listening is key! Her favorite things include dim sum, masterpiece theatre and the new Cardi B album. Simone's philosophy is: an open-heart, a sense of humor and a little sass are the best ways to set the stage for romance.
Paul Watson
was born to experience life's full potential and to share that insight with others. He's here to take you to a place of potential that you never thought was possible, using his global reach to navigate the dating world for you. He believes everyone is capable of experiencing love, approaching matchmaking with a dedication to create long-term connections. Paul is committed to finding you great partnership. Imagine for a moment: the person who's waiting to hear from you and hasn't met you yet. Paul is here to make the call...and have fun discovering connections!
Ngoc Tran
spent her formative years behind the bar of her family's French-Vietnamese restaurant in Virginia, where she developed a knack for active listening and putting people at ease. An MBA with 20+ years in management consulting and running tech startups, she has been steeped in the business of people. A lifelong learner, she's an expert at reading between the lines and is excited to help you begin your next romantic journey. Analytical and intuitive, empathic yet tenacious—Ngoc is a pragmatist who will make things happen for your love life. You drive—she'll navigate.
Upasna Kaushik
is passionate about bringing happiness to your life. Her intuitive abilities help her to read what is not being said and guide her in understanding people beyond what they share. She has a blend of experience as a Certified Life Coach, Certified Image Coach and Energy Leadership™ Coach and loves empowering those who are looking for meaningful and lasting relationships. She understands the value of having a great partner, as she can’t stop sharing how blessed she is to have one in her own life.
Majet Reyes
is ready to collaborate with you on finding love in your life! With a MS in Community & Trauma Counseling, she has had diverse experiences in all parts of the world assisting a wide range of people. In matchmaking, her approach is humanistic, person-centered and mindfully-based when. As an optimist, a yoga practitioner and a leader of a community that empowers women, she is motivated to guide others to success and believes that you are the expert of your life. Majet will ask the right questions to help you discover your true authentic self, working together to find meaningful purpose in your love life.
Alannah Henderson
is the matchmaker and the self-love coach you want in your corner. She’s committed to helping individuals uncover the highest versions of themselves, so they can effortlessly attract their ideal partner. Alannah demands the best from herself and every person that she works with, but does so with a gentle and empathetic approach. Alannah has an impressive collection of counseling skills which has allowed her clients to overcome many roadblocks and receive uplifting breakthroughs. She has a degree in Psychology; she is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, a mind and body image coach, and a Yoga Teacher that has trained with monks. More than anything, Alannah is a lifelong learner who is fueled by helping others to find lasting happiness. When you work with Alannah, your ultimate desires and goals become closer than you think.
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 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!
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.
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.