Meet the Matchmakers of Dating Directions

Matchmaker Susie Hardesty
Susie has been a professional matchmaker since 1992. She was a director at a high-end dating service for nine years before co-founding Dating Directions. She brings her own vision, concepts, and insights to Dating Directions.

Susie believes that to find that special person who will share and enhance your life, you must take a proactive approach, realize the need to be patient, and enjoy the journey as well as the people you'll meet along the way. She provides personal service to her clients, develops a partnership with them, and assists them in achieving their goals. After years of working with singles, she truly feels that fairy tales really do come true. Contact Susie








Matchmaker Elizabeth Cobey-Piper
Professional Matchmaker, Elizabeth Cobey-Piper, is also an experienced and dedicated dating and relationship coach. She helps our clients identify what they really want from dating and their relationships. Then she works with them to develop a strategy for making it happen.

Cobey-Piper is a successful marketing, sales, training and coaching professional. After 20 years of helping organizations and businesses such as museums, art galleries, universities, and state organizations reach multi-million dollar goals she is focusing her marketing and motivational skills on helping our clients succeed at dating and get the relationship of a lifetime.

Her clients are thrilled with the results they get from her unique dating and relationship coaching program. She helps them uncover what they want and what they have to offer to a potential match. Then she shows them how to communicate it. Contact Elizabeth





Matchmaker Michol Childress
Michol Childress, Professional Matchmaker and Director of Client Services is a vibrant advocate for each of our clients in their pursuit of happiness and connection with someone special. Michol brings her dynamic blend of enthusiasm, humor, and professionalism to all of her endeavors and that makes working with her a wonderful experience. Prior to becoming a matchmaker, Michol was a leader at the local level for fortune 500 companies, leading district training efforts and managing million dollar retail enterprises. Dating Directions and our clients find her big picture approach to the very personal work of matchmaking powerful and effective. Contact Michol









Matchmaker Luisa Canneto
Luisa Canneto, Matchmaker and Communications Coordinator, is a dynamic and committed member of the Dating Directions' team. Luisa applies her talent for connecting with people as she assists our clients in their search for an amazing companion. Her dedication to impeccable work and client satisfaction is appreciated by all who work with her. Luisa's experience in communications and the political arena give our clients an edge as she assists in the search for their perfect match. Contact Luisa










Assistant Matchmaker Lauren Bailey
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 Sarah










Terra Teschler
Master Photographer, Terra will make sure we have amazing photos of you that we can show to your potential matches. Terra Teschler, owner/photographer of Images by Terra Luna, graduated from Ohio University in 1990 with a Bachelors degree in the fine arts. She has also studied photography at Columbus State Community College where she won an award for Best Portraiture. Her romantic style of fine art photography is complimented by her easygoing demeanor, which has made her a preferred photographer throughout Columbus, Ohio. Contact Terra