Instructors and Staff
Coach and President
In addition to being a coach, Pete is AskRomeo’s President. A former Navy jet navigator and carrier aviator, he is a civilian pilot and FAA Flight Instructor who also tends bar in the Washington, DC area for fun and profit. His other interests include pursuing a musical education focusing on piano, percussion and bass guitar, as well as occasionally providing articles as a Contributing Writer to popular Washington, DC lifestyle site KStreetKate.net. When he is not working out or flying his own airplane, he spends time sailing on the Chesapeake and the Potomac. Pete attended the Authentic World “Train the Trainer” (T3) course at the Boulder Integral Center, is experienced in the art of Circling, and co-leads the monthly Authentic Games Nights held in the Dupont Circle are of Washington, DC. He also co-leads a Men’s Group in the Columbia Heights area of DC, and co-leads the No More Mr. Nice Guy – DC Metro Meetup group that meets monthly in Arlington, VA.
Pete brings 21 years of military leadership and organizational experience to AskRomeo and its clients, as well as an ability to troubleshoot problems and identify sticking points for our students. He lives life to the fullest and his mission is to teach others to do so as well, so that they can also truly live a life they love.
Melanie holds a BA and MA in Communication from Stanford and is passionate about healthy sexuality, dating, and relationships. She has served in a number of capacities, including founding and acting as Managing Director of a NYC-based start-up non-profit dedicated to ending the cycle of sexual abuse in the Jewish community.
Find out more about Melanie at her website.
Coach and Co-founder
Jae brings over 14 years of performance coaching and communications training to the AskRomeo team, and has been coaching in the dating and relationships niche since 2006. He co-founded the company and served as its Chief Executive Officer during its most critical growth periods, overseeing the company’s strategic direction, marketing activities, partnerships, and culture. He continues to mentor his successors and returns on occasion t0 run live group training events and workshops.
Jae recently married his bride Jennifer in May 2013.
In addition to working within AskRomeo.com, Jae is also the Chief Marketing Officer of a technology startup, and, coaches other entrepreneurs and small business owners. Connect with him on Facebook orLinkedIn.
Ivy has over 15 years of coaching experience, and has worked for Fortune 500 companies and a prominent university. She is also an accomplished Salsa Dancer, and gives male clients a clearly communicated female perspective on their progress.
Allen has been a student of psychology, sociology, and women’s studies since 1999, and coaching men and women since 2006.