In 2009, I helped Christine launch Options for College Success, a non-profit organization in Evanston, IL, focused on providing academic and social services to adults with disabilities. During my time there, I had the privilege of working with dozens of students from all over the country. Around this time, dating applications became very popular, but we heard time and time again from the students and my brother, Steve, that they had not had any success with the options available. In 2016, we set out to change that with Glimmer. We have been humbled by the response from people all over the world. Helping people live happier lives has always been our driving motivation.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Sociology and English from College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing and Communications from DePaul University. A lifelong Chicagoan, I enjoy playing music, traveling, spending time with my family and making new friends. I am active on the site, so please feel free to say hello!
Glimmer Vision Statement
Our vision is to be the number one community for people with disabilities and families to safely offer opportunities for social relationships and support. We will continue to evolve to meet the needs of the community.
Glimmer Mission Statement
Glimmer encourages and supports people with disabilities to build long-term friendships and romantic connections. We offer the tools for social interactions to be strengthened around shared interests so that individuals expand their social community.