Karalee sold No Waiting Dating, Inc. to Adam Elias in 2008 to care for her elderly mother. Ms. Austin now lives in San Marcos and launched Simply the Best Singles because she saw a need in San Diego for upscale events for singles 40 and over. Karalee understands the difficulties of finding a “significant other” and will continue to run her business with a personal approach and infuse her events with a warm style and flair.
Prior to founding her singles organizations, Ms. Austin founded and operated Condron Executive Services, a secretarial and transcription company that for eight years served the needs of attorneys and physicians in San Diego and Coronado. She also served as an executive assistant in the Los Angeles corporate headquarters of the House of Blues.
In the earlier days, Ms. Austin flew with Continental Airlines as a flight attendant based in Los Angeles and served as the company’s model/spokesperson. Rounding out her experience, Karalee used her broadcasting degree and worked as an on-air radio personality at many radio stations over a 14-year span, as well as a TV anchor/host. She was the first woman broadcaster in the State of Alaska referred to as the “First Lady of Rock n’ Roll.” She landed prime-time slots at a time when women were struggling to break into radio and received many offers from prestigious radio stations anxious to add a highly acclaimed female to their staff.
Karalee is the author of The Singles Whisperer, “Raise Your Odds of Finding Love” and speaks as a guest singles expert on television and radio in Los Angeles and San Diego. Most recently, she was a special guest on San Diego’s KUSI TV’s 6:00 news.
She also hosted a Los Angeles monthly TV show titled “Attraction” for two years; served as a regular guest anchor at KPBS in San Diego and hosted the TV series, “Yuman Life,” in Arizona. She has been featured on EXTRA TV as one of Los Angeles’ top matchmakers on “America’s Most Eligible,” NBC TVs EXTRA “Dating in LA.,” Time Warner Cable’s “Mind Over Matter,” “The Method Actor Speaks,” and cast the singles finalist on the “Tyra Banks Show” on Fox TV. Karalee also served as a casting associate for the reality TV show, “Another Chance at Romance.”
Simply the Best Singles’ goal is to simply help you find that special person through quality events at upscale venues—and you’ll have fun along the way!