Debi Helm

     Debi is an entrepreneur and networking maniac. She has flown around the world with the rich and famous, shoots a bow and arrow, is a rule-breaker, loves thrift stores and isn’t afraid to invite Robert Plant and Jimmy Page to her house for pulled pork.


     She currently owns a design business in Santa Barbara. Previously, she spent twenty-four years as a private flight attendant where she also managed staff, rewrote policies and procedures, and re-designed company uniforms for Priester Aviation. She’s always looking for her next project and after navigating the waters of online dating, came up with the brainchild that has become Secrets of Dating After Fifty.


     Debi has three grown children whom she adores, a wonderful son-in-law and two amazing grandchildren.

Karen Haddigan

     Karen has been a TV comedy writer, amateur actor, hippie tree-planter, real estate agent/investor, and professional mediator. She was a senior instructor in a Conflict Resolution program at the Justice Institute of BC, Canada, for seventeen years, where she authored a training manual on mediation.


     She has spent much of her free time over the years in writing workshops, most notably studying comedy writing with Neil Simon’s brother Danny. Recently immersed in the world of online dating after her divorce, she was approached by Debi to write a book about their experiences.


     Karen has one fabulous daughter, an awesome son-in-law and a granddaughter who makes her face hurt from all the smiling. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

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