About Us

Everything you need to know about the people behind Stitch

What is Stitch?

Stitch is a community which helps anyone over 50 find the companionship they need.

Our grand vision is to help improve the lives of older adults in every country around the world and provide an answer to the social isolation and loneliness that everyone ultimately faces at some point in their lives, whether they’re seeking friendship, romance, or anything in between.

What makes Stitch completely unique is that it’s a community, one that’s been built by members, for members.

That means everything at Stitch is a result of the efforts of Stitch members, whether that’s local activities and events designed to bring people together, online discussions with other members around the world, group travel events, helping with member verification, even volunteering their time to help grow the community. Our members know what it’s like to need companionship, and ultimately everyone has a role to play in making life better for each other.

Why don’t you join us?

The Stitch Team

Stitch is created by a small team of people who are passionate about creating a community that helps make lives better. Every member of the Stitch team has joined because they believe in making a positive impact on the world, which is why you will often find them volunteering to spend their time supporting and assisting members of the Stitch Community in their free time.

Andrew
Andrew Dowling
Founder & CEO
Jason
Jason Park
Software Developer
Jay
Jay Jayarao
Community Support
Andy
Andy Mendik
Lead Developer
Anastasia
Anastasia Hadjidemetri
Community Manager
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Brian Knoll
Software Developer

Our Community Champions

Beyond the work done by the Stitch team itself, most of the important stuff that happens in the Stitch community happens because of our many Stitch Community Champions, who are located in Stitch communities around the world.

(Becoming a Community Champion is easy, by the way: you just need to volunteer!)

Below are just some — but by no means all — of the members responsible for getting Stitch to where it is today! 

Carol Orlando

Carol

Orlando

Florida

Viven Sydney

Vivien

Sydney

Australia

Salina Palmdale

Salina

Palmdale

California

Ken Duxbury

Ken

Duxbury

Massachusetts

Liz - Sacramento

Liz

Sacramento

California

Judy San Rafael

Judy

San Rafael

California

David Newport Beach

David

Newport Beach

California

Adria - Brooklyn

Adria

Brooklyn

New York

Colleen Sydney

Colleen

Sydney

Australia

Paulette New York

Paulette

New York

New York

Kim San Jose

Kim

San Jose

California

Maya

San Francisco

California

Regina Dahlonega Georgia

Regina

Dahlonega

Georgia

JD Reno Nevada

JD

Reno

Nevada

Nancy Pasadena

Nancy

Los Angeles

California

Peter Ryde

Peter

Ryde

Australia

Leslie Carson City Nevada

Leslie

Carson City

Nevada

Jan Forresters Beach

Jan

Forrester’s Beach

Australia

Glenda Central Coast

Glenda

Central Coast

Australia

Pam Chicago

Pam

Chicago

Illinois

Les Kariong

Les

Kariong

Australia

Bea Oakland

Bea

Oakland

California

Mike Iowa

Mike

Des Moines

Iowa

Beatriz Orlando

Beatriz

Orlando

Florida

Rita Costa Rica

Rita

Guanacaste

Costa Rica

Colleen Gosford

Colleen

Gosford

California

Marcie Oregon

Marcie

Portland

Oregon

Crystal Savannah

Crystal

Savannah

Georgia

Esbe Central Coast

Esbe

Central Coast

Australia

Barb Sydney

Barb

Sydney

Australia

Carole - New York

Carole

New York

New York

Dave Sydney

Dave

Sydney

Australia

Mara Santa Monica

Mara

Santa Monica

California

Kathy - Chicago

Kathy

Chicago

Illinois

Sandy

San Francisco

California

Sherry - San Antonio

Sherry

San Antonio

Texas

Kim - Sacramento

Kim

Sacramento

California

Liz - Sydney

Liz

Sydney

Australia

Jane - London

Jane

London

England

Frank - Adelaide

Frank

Adelaide

Australia

Chrissie - Bolton

Chrissie

Bolton

England

Nicole - Brighton

Nicole

Brighton

England

Kristi Stitch Champion

Kristi

Rancho Cucamonga

California

Elizebeth Mississippi

Elizabeth

Laurel

Mississippi

Chris New Mexico

Chris

Espanola

New Mexico

Janelle Los Angeles

Janelle

Los Angeles

California

nanette casto valley

Nanette

Castro Valley

California

Fiona Stitch Champion Sydney

Fiona

Sydney

Australia

Jenifer Boston

Jenifer

Boston

Massachusetts

Colin Sydney

Colin

Sydney

Australia

Barbara Glendale

Barbara

Glendale

California

Jim Palo Alto

Jim

Palo Alto

California

Christy

Melbourne

Australia

Ken

San Francisco

California

Katie Salem Oregon

Katie

Salem

Massachusetts

Ed Sarasota

Ed

Sarasota

Florida

Dyanne

Dyanne

Phenix City

Alabama

Kim

Chicago

Illinois

Anthea

Anthea

Truro

England

Carla

Carla

Manassas

Virginia

Debbie Chandler

Debbie

Chandler

Arizona

Annie Armidale

Annie

Armidale

Australia

Jon

Jon

Charlotte

North Carolina

Ron

Houston

Texas

Gloria Ottawa

Debbie

Ottawa

Canada

Richard

Richard

Manchester

England

Lin

Lin

Ipswich

England

Ann adelaide

Ann

Adelaide

Australia

Mark Tasmania

Mark

Hobart

Australia

Pam

Pam

Cross Hands

Wales

Fiona Wollongong

Fiona

Wollongong

Australia

Margaretha

Margaretha

Gold Coast

Australia

Bill Inverness

Bill

Inverness

Scotland

Rebeca

Rebeca

Miami

Florida

Terry Adelaide

Terry

Adelaide

Australia

Kerry

Kerry

Charlestown

Australia

Glynnis Pymble

Glynnis

Pymble

Australia

Melanie

Melanie

Feering

England

Wendy

Wendy

Geelong

Australia

Sharon

Sharon

Forres

Scotland

... and many, many more ...

New members are joining Stitch every day, with Community Champions growing the community in cities all over the world, including: Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, San Francisco, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Portland, London, Manchester, Cardiff, Inverness, Seattle, Vancouver, Toronto, Auckland, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Armidale, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Dallas, Boston, Berkeley, San Diego, San Jose, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Bristol, Annapolis, Baltimore, Perth, and many, many more!

The best way to find out about the community in your area is to sign up for a free Stitch account today, and check out the members near you. Why not get started today?

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