Joanna Lee is the date coordinator for Chai Expectations, assisting with one of the most important aspects of matchmaking: coordinating that very first introduction. Joanna talks to both parties before carefully selecting a venue that is both intimate and comfortable. To ensure the utmost care during that first date, Joanna is on call for clients in case someone is running late or lost. This special attention to detail is appreciated by our clients and has eased a lot of worried minds. She also handles all client background checks and takes her role seriously, as safety is our utmost priority. After the first date is just as important and Joanna is the one who finds out what each person thinks so there’s no awkward conversation for the clients. She coordinates the date surveys and helps with date feedback Laurie uses in her relationship coaching sessions.
Originally from a small town in Ohio, Joanna moved to Charlotte in 2006 and enjoys exploring the city for new and interesting things to do. She has worked with Chai Expectations for more than a decade and shares Laurie’s joy in helping people find happiness. “One of the most exciting aspects of my job is coordinating that first introduction, and then seeing where it goes. It is so uplifting to hear Laurie’s numerous success stories, and I feel so lucky to be part of that process.” Joanna has a degree in psychology from The College of Wooster, as well as, a master’s degree in teaching from Kent State University.