LastFirst is a bespoke matchmaking club headquartered in Manhattan. Our success comes first from listening to our clients, and then using our exclusive contacts and targeted networking to seek the highest quality and most relevant matches. LastFirst adheres to a precise approach to finding your true love – customized, personal, and proactive. Our mission is to send each client on his or her last first date.
LastFirst differs from the mainstream matchmaking “scene” through a personalized and boutique-minded practice. By carefully screening all membership candidates for a unique and specific set of criteria, we’ve built up a membership of the city’s most eligible individuals.
Using a bit of science and a lot of intuition, our team of matchmakers helps each client find committed companionship in the most efficient, easy and enjoyable way.
If you like our team, you’ll like our membership! The LastFirst group exemplifies the quality of men and women we’ll be setting you up with.
Over the course of her career, Emily Holmes Hahn has placed dozens of couples into lasting relationships, often leading to marriage. With a cosmopolitan network and an innate way of connecting with friends and strangers alike, she assists each client step-by-step through the most important “headhunt” of their lives.
Before discovering her passion for matchmaking, Emily lived for 3 years in Paris working for Ralph Lauren and pursuing graduate studies at La Sorbonne, all the while perfecting her je ne sais quoi. Her educational background also includes a double bachelor’s degree from NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts and College of Arts and Sciences.
Emily enjoys green juice and champagne (often at the same time) and is a firm believer that the right dress can change your life. Traveling, cycling, yoga and theater-going provide balance to her busy schedule. Emily and her fiancé reside in Tribeca and split their time between the city and their home in East Hampton.
Julie Nguyen joined the LF team as Services Associate after a successful stint in the same role at another of Manhattan’s top matchmaking companies. Born in California and raised in the corn fields of Indiana, she strikes the perfect balance of West-Coast chill and Midwest charm. Julie attended Purdue University where she studied Marketing and Psychology. After graduating, she worked in publishing, marketing, and tech recruiting before finding her true calling as a matchmaker. Now, she spends her time building meaningful relationships with each client, interviewing potential match candidates and collecting post-date feedback from both parties. In her free time, Julie enjoys reading psychology books to keep up to date with the latest romance theories, hiking upstate, and running on the Williamsburg bridge.
Josephine Wear was born and raised in San Francisco, but as a graduate of Fordham University and subsequent girl-about-town, she’s a New Yorker at heart. After receiving her degree in Communications, she worked as a VIP Coordinator for the Gerber Group, then as a Personal Concierge to her own clientele, before joining the LastFirst Team. She now acts as our lead Network Recruiter and PR Manager. Josephine’s passion lies in creating memorable experiences for the LastFirst couples to genuinely connect, whether it be on a first date or a first vacation together. Beyond arranging date venues and times, Josephine provides tailored concierge services, curates engaging events for our network, and schedules our in-house social calendar. She is responsible for keeping our membership (and our Team!) on the pulse of the New York social circuit. An impassioned foodie and epicure, Josephine appreciates a well-executed omakase and flavorful small-grower champagne, preferably matched together. Traveling is an equal passion of hers, and her favorite cities (besides NYC) include Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong. Josephine resides in Columbus Circle and when she’s not working, can be found holding center-court at the latest downtown venues, or relaxing with friends on the beaches out East.
With an entrepreneurial and hopeless romantic spirt, Rachel Stratton found her niche fresh out of college as a Services Associate at LastFirst. Born and raised in a small beach town in Virginia, Rachel attended NYU, where she studied Psychology and Computer Science. She finds that matchmaking at LastFirst allows her to combine many of her most prominent skills, including her understanding of people and ability for creative problem solving. For Rachel, a typical day in the office involves vetting matches for clients, curating and sending date ideas, collecting post-date feedback, and everything else that might come her way. On a day off, you will probably find Rachel sitting in a café (provided it has stellar Yelp reviews), reading about the psychology of love, planning her upcoming travel destination, or choosing her next culinary challenge.
Born and raised in sunny Miami, Nataly Shechter earned her Bachelors in Psychology at Florida International University and went on to complete her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at NYU. Throughout life, Nataly has loved learning about relationships and empowering others to become their best selves. Combining her intellect, intuition, and empathy, she is able to help others discover successful love connections. Nataly joined LastFirst as a Membership Coordinator, serving as the first liason to our customers in their quest for a committed relationship. When she isn’t working with clients, Nataly enjoys painting, practicing yoga, exploring new restaurants and bars, and traveling as frequently and adventurously as possible.
The mind, body and soul need to be in top condition to get the most out of a LastFirst experience. We offer all clients comprehensive consulting packages from Manhattan's top lifestyle gurus.
Blair Small is LastFirst’s own ACE-certified personal trainer. Using his expertise and knowledge as an independent trainer in the City, Blair tailors personalized workouts to help accomplish each of our client’s goals. He understands how important fitness is to one’s confidence and attraction, and continuously helps clients reach a high level of both through custom workout and nutrition plans. Outside of the gym, Blair maintains an active lifestyle — playing rec league basketball and surfing as often as he can. He’s also a diehard fan of the Knicks, Jets, and Mets, and enjoys cooking and photography.
Jeanene Mack is a Life Coach, Spiritual Counselor and Writer. Jeanene works with all clients of LastFirst, offering them coaching throughout the matchmaking process and even after they get into relationships. She is a master at teaching how to use the Law of Attraction to acheive the best in romance, career, and overall wellness. Forward-thinking and proactive, she helps our clients get the very most out of a LF experience. Jeanene resides in Park Slope with her two vivacious little girls, who have taught her appreciation for the simplest things in life. Jeanene is a true believer in the matchmaking process, but knows that love and relationships only flourish when one has reached self-actualization.
Kirsten Chilstrom is LastFirst’s consulting photographer. Getting to know all clients personally, she captures their true essence in a reel of headshots that they can use if they choose to do a photo exchange with their date! She understands the importance of first impressions, and knows how to best showcase a client’s diverse qualities in a single image. Kirsten works as a photographer and editor at Billy Farrell. Previously, she was a digital editor at Allure, and before that at Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar. In her free time, she is passionate about CrossFit workouts, throwing dinner parties, and snuggling with her yellow lab, Texas.
As LastFirst’s freelance stylist, Harry Kohut revamps each client’s closet to illuminate their best selves. He preps them with a quintessential first date outfit, and is always available for a last-minute what-to-wear crisis. In addition, he provides customized services such as closet cleanses and shopping excursions. Clients love Harry’s approach because he takes a backseat while the client picks core pieces in which he feels comfortable and confident. Harry started his career in clothing at Ralph Lauren in 2010. He now works for ACNE and is a recurring columnist at Beauty/Fashion magazine.
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