About Us

Jun Hyuk Kwak
Founder

Palo Alto High school

“I’m always bored, how do I look up something fun to do around here?” 

Hello. I’m Jun Hyuk Kwak, the creator of talkthegap.com. This is a typical question that I get while volunteering at the senior center tech room. Right off the bat this shows us two issues I frequently encounter: loneliness and difficulty finding information

To us, the internet means infinite social interactions, but most seniors aren’t able to fully enjoy these benefits as websites and technology can be complicated for them. Imagine how many amazing opportunities are being missed by them because of this.

On top of that, the younger generation doesn’t interact with the older one as much anymore.

We also lose a lot of opportunities to learn from them and receive life advice and this doesn’t seem to give seniors’ voices the respect it deserves.

When Covid-19 struck, everything became disastrous. Way less opportunities to go out and  socialize, harder to get help with searching for information, and even less interaction between seniors and the younger generation. Something in my inner consciousness was just like “we need one place that can solve it all.” So I built this website to accomplish this mission.

Our mission is simple: to almost be like your grandchildren, as we share stories and news to break loneliness, help you gather useful information for your problems, and provide a simple and intuitive website for your needs. Additionally, we’ll even ask you to share your knowledge, wisdom, and advice as we talk across our generational gap. An opportunity to share your voice.

Senior Advisors

Vivian

Vivian Conrad
Senior Advisor


We are not that different, even despite the generational gap. We spend a lot of time talking about each other, but not enough time talking to each other. We can all accomplish so much more if we talk across this generational gap and understand each other more.

Team Members

Jun Hyuk Kwak
Creator and President

Palo Alto High school

I go by Junie, and I'm your "Junie" (Genie) in the bottle! I'm here to amuse, and help.

August Dolmatch
Member

Palo Alto High school

Hello, my name is August Dolmatch, and I am a senior in high school who loves science, running, and playing chess.

Max Bare
Member

Pittsburg State University

Hey! My name is Max, and I am from Kansas. I quite enjoy nature, and I am studying wildlife biology at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Porsha Rivera
Member

When Jun told me about talkthegap, I couldn't help but want to participate. Communication and connecting with people of the polar opposite end of the spectrum is how we give voices and equal importance to every life. Helping another feel a sense of happiness is what has always helped me through my own depression and struggles in life.

Betty Tsai
Member

Palo Alto High school

Trisha Razdan
Member

Palo Alto High school

Hi! My name is Trisha, I’m currently a senior in high school and hope you enjoy my posts 🙂 feel free to leave comments, I would love to chat about things I post too!