The Matchmakers of Affinity Matchmaking

Susie Hardesty
Certified Matchmaker and Dating Strategist
Beginning her career as a Professional Matchmaker in 1992, Susie spent nine years as a director at a high-end dating service, before co-founding Dating Directions. The amazing insight and incredible methods for successful dating that Susie brings to Dating Directions are the result of her years of experience, innate enthusiasm, and extraordinary vision. Susie creates a close partnership with each of our clients and, through dedicated personal service, helps them to define and meet their goals. Susie knows that in order to meet that one person who will change, enhance, and share your life, you must not only be proactive and patient, but also willing to open your heart and enjoy the journey. Through her many years of successful matchmaking and the countless relationships she has created Susie has proven, again and again, that fairytale endings really do come true. Contact Susie

Elizabeth Cobey-Piper
Certified Professional Matchmaker and Dating and Relationship Coach
Elizabeth excels at helping our clients to identify their needs, establish their goals, and turn their desires into reality. After more than 20 years assisting museums, galleries, universities, and state institutions realize multi-million dollar goals, Elizabeth decided to take her exceptional marketing and motivational skills and focus on her passion for helping individuals. Her success as a professional in sales, marketing, training, and coaching, along with her inherent talent for identifying a problem and finding its solution, have been integral in the development of her unique dating and relationship coaching program. Elizabeth works with our clients to uncover their obstacles, discover their true potential, and learn to communicate the best versions of themselves. This life-changing process helps each of our clients succeed in their dating lives and ultimately find and maintain the healthy and passionate relationships of their lifetimes. Contact Elizabeth

Michol Childress
Professional Matchmaker and Director of Client Services
Michol is an attentive and extraordinary advocate for each of our clients in their search for happiness and connection with someone special. Before joining Dating Directions, Michol developed her career as a leader at the local level for multiple fortune 500 companies. Her experience heading district training efforts and managing million dollar retail enterprises endowed her with a big-picture approach that is unique, compelling, and effective in the personal and focused world of matchmaking. Michol’s dynamic blend of vibrant enthusiasm, welcoming humor, and dedicated professionalism is a fundamental part of her relationship with each of her clients and makes their work with her and with Dating Directions a wonderful experience. Contact Michol

Luisa Canneto
Professional Matchmaker and Communications Coordinator
Luisa utilizes her talent for connecting with and understanding people as she assists our clients in their search for their perfect match. Her background in politics and communications offer our clients an assertive edge as she works with them to coordinate and achieve their successful dating plan. As a dynamic and tenacious member of the Dating Directions team, Luisa’s dedication to exemplary service and client satisfaction are valued and appreciated by all who work with her. Contact Luisa

Lauren Bailey
Assistant Matchmaker
Lauren Bailey, Assistant Matchmaker, brings her natural enthusiasm and dedication to all of her work. Our clients and staff agree she is a joy to work with. Lauren's deep caring for each person she encounters makes her a great asset to our matchmaking team. Contact Lauren

Terra Teschler

Master Photograher
Our award winning photographer, Terra, works with each of our clients to create a set of amazing photographs that we use throughout their matchmaking process. Terra is the owner/photographer of Images by Terra Luna. A preferred photographer throughout central Ohio, she is known for her both her romantic style of fine art photography and her warm and easygoing demeanor. Terra graduated from Ohio University in 1990 with a Bachelors degree in the fine arts and has studied photography at Columbus State Community College where she won an award for Best Portraiture. Contact Terra