Dorinda Barker

Relationship Coach

NXTConnection was born from an amalgamation of my own experiences in the dating world and helping my friends with their love life. I began to notice the common trends in many dating profiles and realized there had to be a better way to find the right person you want to match with. More frequently than not, profiles didn’t necessarily represent the person on the other end. I thought, by leading by example would be the best way to attract the more desirable match; what you put out there most certainly would yield a higher quality return.


I put my ideas to the test by not only putting my own practices to the test, but I began helping my friends bring out their true, and best, self on their dating profiles. The results and feedback were overwhelming. Gone were the shirtless selfies and just hey bio matches. Now, my friends were getting matched with people who had substance, and their profiles were a legitimate representation of who they actually were in real life. You get back what you put in rang very true. It got to the point where more and more people asked for my assistance, and after being urged to start my own business, NXTConnection was born.


Spicy Mari

Communications Expert

Spicy Mari is the CEO & Founder of The Spicy Life. As a Relationship Consultant, Spicy Mari has dedicated her life's work to encouraging singles and couples to communicate and connect more effectively by incorporating passion and adventure back into their interpersonal relationships. Raw and uncensored in her matchmaking approach Spicy Mari has been featured on OWN NETWORK’s hit show, Don’t Tell The Bride, The Ricky Lake Show, and iHeartRadio as a recurring relationship expert.


Spicy Mari's desire to understand the way in which men and women communicate, started in her adolescence and led her to obtain a degree in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley. Discovering her life's purpose was to not only help people find love but also teach them to sustain it, she developed easy to apply strategies and methods known as Spicy Tips. Kindling romantic flames for others ignited a fire in her that led her to receive certification as a dating coach from the International Dating Coach Association.