Meet Our Team

sophy singer
matchmaker. Founder.
There’s no field where the adage “knowledge is power” holds more weight than that of love and matchmaking. Sophy has successfully curated more than 1,000 dates and countless happy couples in over a decade of work as a professional matchmaker.
She knows it’s not just about what you know, but it’s also about who you know. Her approach to dating and long-term love is equal parts science, emotion and intuition. It’s rooted in her own passion for the field, which sprouted after she broke off her own engagement, shifted her dating approach and found her husband, Michael, with whom she has been happily married for over 10 years.

…First dates are about creating connection and determining potential.

Sophy’s matchmaking process is supported by her rich training in behavioral and relationship science, which informs her unique approach to coupling, one that is guided as much by psychology and analysis as it is by excellent, time-honed intuition for what makes two people click.

Sophy’s boutique approach is special. She started her career in matchmaking in 2010 as a dating coach, and found she had both a passion and knack for mentoring people to become their best selves as they played the dating field.

In 2016, she took a leap of faith, quit her job and joined the largest matchmaking firm in the nation. After countless engagements, marriages and babies born as a result of her matches, however, she wanted to get more personal, so in 2018, Sophy branched out and launched her own agency. At Sophy Love, she is able to bring her bubbly, intuitive and unparalleled charm and optimism to every single client. Her service is personal and personalized, and her results speak for themselves.

Like Sophy herself, the process she offers is fun. It’s exciting. It’s exactly what love is supposed to be like.

success rate (January 2022) 92%
The SOPHY Love Team

Bringing together the best in the business, Sophy has assembled a team of comprised of  exceptional experts in their fields. From matchmakers, online specialists, stylists and experts in hospitality, Sophy’s team is here to create the best dating experience for our clients.

Bea Berio

Client Services Manager

Bea comes to Sophy Love with many years of experience in the hospitality industry, where she worked with guests and employees alike from across the globe. The most thrilling part has been the opportunity to engage with people from many different cultures, learning about their unique cultures and perspectives. She is a master of customer service and customer satisfaction.

Deeply passionate about people, the sparks that can fly between them and the new connections that can be made each day. Her step into the world of matchmaking is a logical extension of that love, one that allows her to play a role making even more lasting memories for her clients..

Mijun Kim

Executive Matchmaker

Mijun Kim was born in Germany and raised in the Midwest, but has called California home for over 20 years. She has had a successful career in the Biotech and Healthcare industries, working in business-to-business sales and owning her own business. Now, Mijun has returned to her true passion of relationship building and works as an Executive Matchmaker with Sophy Love to help people find their perfect match.

Mijun is a natural communicator with a gift for connecting with people, making her an ideal matchmaker. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two wonderful teenagers, who are her world. Her family is the driving force behind Mijun's commitment to bringing compatible singles together.

Anastacia Walden

Executive Matchmaker

Anastacia has passionately worked in the dating industry for over four years. Bringing people together fulfils her love of connection as she gets to know people deeply.

Anastacia has been on numerous dating apps, speed dating events, and singles meet-ups since she was single. This personal experience has helped her to know what works and what doesn't in the dating world. Her deeply personal approach to matchmaking utilizes intuition, emotional intelligence, and client preferences to match compatible singles. She utilizes relationship coaching throughout the matchmaking process to encourage lasting relationships. .

She is also a writer & published author and loves travel, yoga, making art, being outdoors, and being a mother.

Tamar Caspi

EXECUTIVE Matchmaker

Tamar used to believe you should accept every first date you’re asked on because you never knew when it was going to be your last. With that philosophy in mind, Tamar went on hundreds of first dates but only a few second dates and thought she had the dating game down to a science.

As her own journey unfolded, so too did her attitude towards dating: she realized that although dating is a numbers game, there’s no algorithm. Tamar knew it was time to change her approach — and her mindset.

Tamar had so many funny and shocking dating stories that she began writing about them in 2007 and her internationally-syndicated dating advice column turned into a book titled “How to Woo a Jew: The Modern Jewish Guide to Dating and Mating”. 

Ryel Kestano

Authentic Relating Coach

Ryel is the co-founder and a senior course leader at ART International – the world’s largest authentic relating training company, and the co-founder of The Realness Project nonprofit organization – dedicated to bringing authentic relating to prison inmates. He is also a coach, teacher, author, and a parent to four very authentic kids.

Ryel has been at the forefront of the authentic relating movement for the last decade, and is deeply passionate about giving people the skills and tools to create the most fulfilling relationships, conversations, and interactions imaginable. Ryel leads authentic relating courses, offers individual and group coaching, and is the author of the book, Authentic Relating: A Guide to Rich, Meaningful, Nourishing Relationships.

Justin Wilford

Emotional Fitness Coach

Justin guides leaders in business and the healing professions in personalized, one-on-one awareness practices that allow them to see, understand, and compassionately relate to all of the unconscious protective mechanisms that keep them from connecting with their highest wisdom and deepest, truest selves.

Justin began learning how to do this during his PhD training as a health scientist developing wellness programs for families affected by health crises. Justin helped to develop programs focused on diet, exercise, and sleep but found that mental and emotional health were the prerequisites for all other changes in our lives.

Lynn Simpson

Hair and Makeup

Lynn Simpson, professional Make-Up Artist and hair stylist for 20 years. Helping you look and feel beautiful is what it’s all about! Some of her celebrity clients include Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Kourtney & Khloe Kardashian and Brooke Shields. She loves getting to glam her Southern California clients for special events, weddings, print and film work. She has also worked on the set of E!,VH1, OWN, MTV, Chicago the musical, and been featured in magazines all around California.

Claire Pinchaud


Claire was given her first camera, at age 11, by her photographer father but it is only after the birth of her daughter Sasha, 15 years ago ,that she decided to pursue her true passion professionally. She is originally from France and started a career in fashion in Paris, where she was a Karin models model agent for a few years. She moved to Los Angeles in the mid 90s to work for Ford models where she managed top male models. She is based in Marina Del Rey and travels all around Southern California and beyond..

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