About

Alexa, a Caucasian female with brown hair and brown eyes smiling in front of greenery.

Alexa Child, Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Alexa graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 2012 and Georgetown University Law Center in 2015.  After law school, she began her career in public service and is currently a public interest attorney.  Alexa and her sister collaborated on Dateability after Jacqueline’s negative experiences dating with chronic illness. She enjoys all the typical Colorado things—hiking and skiing—but also loves to cook and binge watch TV. 

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Jacqueline Child, Co-Founder, Co-CEO

After becoming disabled due to chronic illnesses as a teenager, Jacqueline’s life was forever changed. She was quickly exposed to the ableist behaviors and expectations perpetuated by society. She found dating challenging and would always fear disclosing her disability. She constantly wished she could meet someone else who understood life with chronic illness and disabilities. Since there wasn’t an app to do that, Jacqueline and Alexa decided they would make one.

Jacqueline Child graduated from Colorado College in 2016 with a degree in Psychology and received her master’s degree in Family and Human Development in 2017. She spends her free time playing music, volunteering at the local animal shelter, and hanging with family and her dog, Luna.

Joshua McNeese, Engineering

Joshua, a full-stack engineer, is responsible for brining Dateability to devices. With over 20 years of experience, Joshua has built successful and innovative technology for companies spanning the globe. He loves spending time with his family and adorable pets who are always by his side while he works.

Ryan Morris, Engineering

Ryan is a product-focused, full-stack engineer whose skills include software design, test-driven development, and component management. After growing up in Singapore, Ryan moved to Boston and received multiple degrees. With his leadership skills and expertise, Ryan has led talented teams for successful startups and global brands. 

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Matthew Shapiro, Business Development Advisor

As a person with a disability, Matthew Shapiro has spent most of his life motivated to teach those he has met how to better understand the disability community. Through this work, it has become his life’s mission to educate others regarding disability related issues. 

To that end, Matthew created 6 Wheels Consulting in 2014 and, in that capacity, has worked with both the public and private sectors to foster understanding and create solutions that provide more inclusive spaces, services, and opportunities for people with disabilities. 

In addition to his lobbying and consulting business, Mathew has served the disability community through involvement in a variety of organizations and initiatives.  Mathew interned at both The White House in Engagement and Governmental Affairs and at The Virginia General Assembly.