Melanie Matcek, CM, LRC


Heart and Soul-Mates

Innovative Encounters, LLC

Melanie Matcek is a rare breed: a San Antonio native, and the only Certified Matchmaker and Relationship Coach for singles in San Antonio and South Texas. There are approximately only 305 Certified Matchmakers worldwide (as of 2010-2011).

Describing herself as a “business-minded romantic”, Melanie coupled her background in the security industry with her desire to help people find happiness and fulfillment in their lives and formed Innovative Encounters, LLC in March, 2007. She earned her Certification in Matchmaking in April, 2007 at the Matchmaking Institute in New York, and opened for business as Heart and Soul-Mates in May, 2008. After seeing a necessity to further assist the individuals she works with, Melanie studied and became a Relationship Coach for Singles. This enhancement to her business was a smart coupling, creating a full spectrum of tools and information to offer singles.

A dedicated mother of two sons, and an entrepreneur with a vision; Melanie Matcek’s commitment to service in the community is outstanding as well. Currently, Melanie serves as Board Secretary/Board of Directors for The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio. For many years she has been an active volunteer for the Greater San Antonio Tourism Council, North Chamber Golf Tournament Committee and has organized a singles event for the Habitat for Humanity- “Grab a Hammer and Show Some Heart”. She was nominated and also a finalist in 2009 for the North Chamber Small Business Leaders Award.

Melanie has been interviewed and featured in Texas Monthly,PRIME Living Magazine, WOAI TV, WOAI Living Show, and The San Antonio Business Journal.

She has contributed expert relationship advice for CNN, Shape Magazine, KENS5 News, WOAI Radio,, WOAI Radio, KENS5 Saturday, San Antonio Magazine, and also enjoys occasional freelance writing on the topic of love, relationships and dating.