Executive Team

 
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LESLIE WARDMAN
Founder, Matchmaker, Author

Leslie Wardman is a fifth generation Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles. Following a twenty-year career at ESPN, she decided to put her passion and natural talent for networking into what she calls the most important part of life, finding your significant other.

She then became the Matchmaker and Director for an international matchmaking company during the 1990's. Yet, she envisioned a more personal, hands-on approach. This vision is what led her to create Ambiance Matchmaking in 2002.

Leslie has been a guest on several TV and radio shows, written columns on love and dating for major publications, and is the author of the book Love, Dating & the Beatles. She is currently writing a book on the phenomenon of divorce after seventeen years, titled "Marriage and the 17-Year Itch."

 
 
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TAYLOR WADE
Cofounder & Creative Director

Taylor has been involved with all aspects of the company since its founding in 2002. She now focuses her energy on web design, writing, editing, and developing innovative methods to interact and grow within the matchmaking industry. Using the world wide web as her main platform, she combines her research and writing skills to communicate with our community and provide invaluable resources.

She has written numerous magazine articles, blog pieces, and is in the midst of collecting research for her book on human chemistry and attraction.

Go to our blog to read all of Taylor's articles and stories, and subscribe to our newsletter to get her articles delivered to your inbox.

 
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Aaron Casteel
matchmaker & Recruiter

Aaron's background is just as diverse as the Ambiance Matchmaking Community. He once lived in 18 places in 18 years, giving him an immense amount of insight into various cultures. He finally settled into a multi-billion dollar Silicon Valley firm for seventeen years working as a Senior Product Manager.  

He came to a turning point in his life when he decided to dedicate his true talent, passion and calling into bridging the intricacies of potential couples. This is an invaluable asset in today's society.

He is a professionally trained mediator and conflict resolution expert and he always seeks to turn differences into opportunities while providing vital insights. 

 
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Sena Eicher
Matchmaker & Recruiter

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sena grew up with an intuitive sense of people and a natural understanding of the dynamics of relationships. Receiving her bachelor's in journalism from California State University, Northridge and working for a few years as a writer, she transitioned seamlessly into the professional matchmaking industry in 2010, starting at a firm in Beverly Hills helping upper-echelon singles find love. Having worked at two other matchmaking agencies before co-founding her own with a partner for two years, she later relocated to the Midwest after meeting her husband.

Sena now works as Ambiance Matchmaking's Director and International Recruiter and feels truly at home with the Ambiance team. She is also a certified 200-hour yoga instructor, a dating coach, and has been married to her husband since 2015. Together, they have an incredible, beautiful little boy.

 
 
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Diego Chas
Wedding Photographer

Diego Chas is Ambiance Matchmaking’s in-house Wedding Photographer. We have many members who wish to work with us from the moment they walk into our office to the moment they walk down the aisle.

Diego is the Founder of Chas Photo and has recently partnered with Emotion Drones to provide beautiful wedding photography and videography. He has worked in photography and video production for over 13 years in Argentina, Mexico, China, and the United States. Now based in Puerto Vallarta, he travels the world capturing beautiful engagement, wedding and family photography for our members.

 
 
 
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Janet Jackson
Client Coordinator

Janet Jackson an irreplaceable part of our company. She ensures our members have a great dating experience by taking care of everything involved in your match, including coordinating your match at one of our partner restaurants, and receiving your feedback post-match in order to improve the matchmaking process.

Janet has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Concordia University. She resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two children. She considers her marriage and family the most important aspects of her life. These values are what drives her in helping Ambiance members find a meaningful relationship.