Sameera Sullivan began a matchmaking service in 2012 (then called Lasting Connections) with the mission to create an innovative company that could provide the best elite matchmaking services and coaching to those looking for their ideal life partners. As someone with a background in executive recruiting, a mind for business, an education in Psychology & Post Secondary Adult Education, and a passion for helping people find love, it seemed like becoming a matchmaker was nothing short of her destiny. Now, after excelling at this for over a decade, it’s clear she was right.
She currently spends time between New York City, Houston, and Scottsdale with her husband, Tim, and on the rare occasion when she has spare time loves reading, keeping up with current fashion trends, and is also a talented painter.
Mason R. Glenn is a best-selling author that offers an astute perspective to true connection in the full spectrum of a gay man. Mason has been consistently inspired and intrigued by the thought process of gay men in their dating practices. As a professional matchmaker for many years, Mason has been able to transform the lives of individuals to feel the full capacity of unconditional love. Intuition has been his gift. Through the collection of his human experiences through his matchmaking career, he has a wealth of information of quantitative and qualitative data to share. There’s always some involvement in some street smarts, too! Mason is able to create a comprehensive dating plan that brings transformational success from all of these variables collectively.
Currently, Mason continues to write and work with matchmaking companies as an expert and pioneer in the field of gay dating and courtship. Mason actively contributes to blogs, podcasts, and leads seminars that celebrates his idea of being a “gayme” changer! His hope is that his voice aids gay men seeking something special that will make them better gay men for themselves, their loved ones, and fellow community.
With over a decade of matchmaking experience and a keen sense of intuition Ashley Kaylor has joined the Lasting Connection’s team as their Global Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator.
Over the course of her career, Ashley has traveled the world recruiting hundreds of singles using both traditional and non-traditional resources and a network of established contacts to identify and attract “quality candidates.”
Ashley’s experience has provided her with a unique perspective on different cultures, beliefs, and values allowing her to connect deeply with everyone she meets. Her unwavering curiosity, charismatic personality and direct approach serves her ability to understand an individual’s underlying and intangible qualities. Ashley and the Sameera Sullivan Matchmaking team of recruiters not only deliver, they also bring a sense of authenticity and honesty you won’t find anywhere else.
With over fifteen years of experience as a relationship mentor and a private investigator for her client’s hearts, Joy Nordenstrom, founder of Joy of Romance, Inc., loves love and guiding individuals to become their best self in their relationships. Whether they’re single and looking for love, or in a partnership wanting it to be the best it can be, Joy mentors her clients to discover their unique blueprint for who they are as a partner. When single, this coaching journey to discover their top ten relationship patterns is called “The Book of Me: As a Partner” and when they’re in a relationship, collaboratively she works with the couple to create their personalized playbook for relationship success called “The Book of Us: As a Couple.” Joy prepares her clients to be ready to have the most incredible relationships of their lives!
And in non-pandemic days, Joy produces and hosts an interactive, playful event dining series called DEVOURED. Plus, she adores being a love story preservationist through her service called the Forever&Ever Project.
Her MBA and undergraduate degrees are from Mills College and she attended the Matchmaking & Behavioral Sciences Institute in New York City, in 2005.
Joy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, son, three step-kids, a Holland lop named Bella, Lilly Bear, a Miniature Poodle, and a Leopard Gecko named Geico.
She is also the Host of the Intelligent Love Vodcast.
Roman Diaz, a Southern Californian native, fell in love with fashion at an early age. After earning a degree in retail merchandising he went on to do visuals at various retail stores and boutiques. Diaz began working with his first styling client Luther Vandross while working as a Gucci specialist.
Diaz’s body of work is as diverse as Los Angeles itself. He has designed Tours for such rock legends as Madonna, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera. He has worked with a television and film directors such as Bennet Miller, Jamie King, Fred Clapp, and Dago Gonzalez. Diaz has worked on television shows such as Q-VIVA, MTV Unplugged, So You Think You Can Dance, and MTV Rock the Cradle. Roman’s commercial work includes styling campaigns and commercials for Walmart, Pac Sun, Nike, and at&t. Diaz’s celebrity clientele include Mila Kunis, William Levy, and Denzel Washington. Diaz’s work has been featured in Paper Magazine, Razor, Rolling Stone, Latina, and Flaunt.
In addition to Diaz’s behind the camera styling, he has appeared as an on-air correspondent for MTV, Style Star, and The Fit with Eliza Dushku.