But it’s her dedication, determination, and straightforward approach to her clients’ personal goals that make her such an invaluable resource.
Laurie has been interviewed for her expertise by several national lifestyle and corporate blogs, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte Magazine, Today’s Charlotte Woman, South Park Magazine, South Charlotte Weekly, Ballantyne Magazine, Creative Loafing, and a lengthy list of newscasts, including Charlotte’s FOX, CBS and NBC affiliates.
She’s been married since 1985 and has three grown children.
Joanna Lee is the date coordinator for Carolinas Matchmaker, assisting with one of the most important aspects of matchmaking: coordinating that very first introduction.
Her strengths in programming and event planning benefit our clients greatly as Ilana oversees the coordination of our singles events which we strive to make fun and engaging.
Ilana has a real eye for fashion and truly transforms our clients when she takes them shopping for wardrobe overhaul services.
She trademarked the term Philanthrodating™ and set out to help singles meet like-minded do-gooders through events where people can connect.Laurie attended Wurzweiler School of Social Work, a division of Yeshiva University in New York, NY, where she earned a master’s degree with a concentration in Community Organization.Prior to Wurzweiler she studied at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and received a BA in English and Psychology.Ilana is an integral part of the Carolinas Matchmaker team and has been since 2013.She works as the Client Services Specialist focusing on helping clients succeed in every way possible from personalized styling and recruitment, to date and relationship coaching.She has been married more than 20 years and has two sons.