Our Team

Going on Dates, building the website, creating content, and documenting the journey is more than a one man job and who better to take it all on than the official 50 Dates 50 States team! Meet the crew that make the 50 Dates 50 States experience possible!

Matthew Wurnig

Matt is the creator of 50 Dates 50 States. Before he embarked on this journey Matt went to school at North Dakota State University where he studied sport management with a minor in business. After college, Matt landed a full time job with a baseball team where he was the Director of FUN and handled all of their entertainment.

Matt has completed 2 Seasons of 50 Dates 50 States where he’s traveled to all 50 States and gone on a date with a different girl in each state twice. Matt’s put in countless hours to grow the brand of 50 Dates 50 States and his ultimate goal is to have it become a popular TV show on a major network or streaming service.

Matt’s mission is to continue to make people smile through his content and create opportunities for those who support him or have played a part in his journey.

Olivia Stapleton

Olivia is the new star featured in Season 3 of 50 Dates 50 States! 

She was born and raised in Minnesota and holds a bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Following graduation, Olivia found her passion in the Automotive industry, where she worked as a marketing associate of content and demand generation, growing her expertise in digital marketing and search Engine Optimization through the development of campaigns and content for major dealer groups nationwide.

Olivia finds joy in connecting with others and sharing her creative side through her photography business – Liv Grace Photo – as well as her sustainable clothing resale business, Urban Revolve.

Alex Winchell

Alex has been Matt’s friend for well over 10 years, and the two graduated high school together. Alex went to school at the University of Minnesota, not too far from North Dakota State University where Matt was in college, and the two frequently saw each other.

In high school, Alex created the online game Politics and War, and after college founded Yellowstone Digital Media, a web design company based out of Billings, Montana.

Currently, Alex is helping manage the website for Matt and 50 Dates 50 States.

Kaitlyn Mack

Kaitlyn is Matt’s sister who actively helps 50 Dates 50 States as the head designer! She created the 50 Dates 50 States logo when the journey first began and actively helps in different business graphics and more behind the scenes activities! 

Kaitlyn currently works for the Special Olympics in Minnesota where she handles sponsorships. Kaitlyn is also a professional MC and host around the Minneapolis area where you may have seen her hosting at the Minnesota Wild Hockey games.