IAPO Matchmakers

Ricky Berry Jr., IAPO Certified Matchmaker

Ricky is a native Houstonian that was born to two parents in November of 1983. As a young person growing up, Ricky found himself hanging around lots of adults where he developed his later understood passion for people. Ricky was brought up in the church and was very active at a young age. At the age of 17 Ricky accepted his calling into the Ministry and began to study with other ministers at the College of Biblical Study’s and other ministerial trainings in the church.

In early June of 2002 Ricky graduated High School and joined the Military (US Navy) where he was able to experience places like, Great Lakes, Illinois; Atlantic Beach, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; and Annapolis, Maryland before moving back to Houston. Ricky has a long 13-year work history in Administration, Program Development, and Executive Support. Ricky has worked for many different companies over those years like The Student Conservation Association, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, and most recently the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Ricky is committed to the development of people and more specifically the development of the LGBT community. Ricky has volunteered in different organization like Heart & Soul, The Truth Project, and has facilitated at The Men’s Gathering on topics like “Baggage” and the “Five Love Languages”. Ricky takes his passion for people to the next level learning and growing as a Personal Matchmaker. Ricky believes in a strong foundation and does not think that you can safely weather the storms or situations of life with out one. Ricky believes in good strong meaningful relationships and believes that the key to that strong relationship is communication and honesty.