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We started #open because we think that dating can be better.

"When people are open and upfront about their preferences and boundaries, they create deeper and more fulfilling connections."

— Amanda Wilson, co-founder
Our Team

Amanda Wilson
Co-founder

After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a degree in political science, Amanda spent 15 years managing and coordinating local, state, and federal campaigns. As a master’s candidate at Harvard University, she became fascinated by the capacity of game theory to disentangle the complexities of human behavior and the application of game theory to location based dating.

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David Epstein
Co-founder

David has spent the last 23 years working on a variety of innovative ventures—including JavaNet, Broadvoice, and Free​Conference​Pro—that have provided internet based services to at least a million subscribers to date. His talent for molding raw technology into outstanding experiences makes him uniquely suited to augment Amanda’s understanding of game theory and human behavior.

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Alyssa Malec
Product Manager
Founding Team Member

As #open’s first resident millennial, Alyssa has a native understanding of the world of digital dating. Having cut her teeth while climbing the management ladder in fast casual dining establishments, Alyssa is ready to keep the team on task.

Max Epstein
Operations Manager

After dropping out of high school, Max spent the better part of a decade working all sorts of different jobs in technology, web development, and copywriting before returning to academia to get a Bachelor’s in English from UMass Amherst. Also, David's brother from another mother (literally). Max believes that the rich are an underutilized source of sustenance 🍴.

Sky Blu
Lead iOS Developer

Sky is a kickin’ rad iOS developer with 42 years of experience doing kickflips with iPhones. He's delighted to be contributing his digital chops to building a safer, sex-positive community and helping people connect with each other 😍.

Sunday Akinsete
Lead Android Developer

Sunday is an experienced mobile app developer specializing in Android & iOS. On his off-time, Sunday enjoys playing for his local soccer club.

Hannah
Social Media Manager

Hannah graduated from the University of California Los Angeles in 2016 with a bachelor's in English. She entered corporate America in the finance sector, but her current role and responsibilities are ever-changing. Originally from Chicago, Hannah now reps #open on the beaches of Miami, Florida!

Ryan
Services Developer

Ryan is a security-focused backend developer. Ryan joined #open to be a part of a project with a positive impact that places user's privacy and security at the top of the list.