Loving More Nonprofit

Board of Directors & Staff

The Loving More Board of Directors and Staff are made up of dedicated people who volunteer their time and energy to support Loving More our mission of polyamory awareness and relationship choice. We are always in need of volunteers for the many projects and fund raising needs. If you are interested in being a part of an amazing organization and changing the world then contact our Executive Director.

 

Executive Director

Robyn L Trask

Loveland, CO

Robyn is the Executive Director of Loving More Nonprofit, a national leader for polyamory awareness, polyamory counselor, workshop facilitator and writer. Raised in Colorado and Texas, Robyn realized at 24 that she simply was not monogamous. She decided to be honest and ask for open relationships even if it meant being alone. Her first marriage of 18 years with one of her high-school sweeties was open, though it was not until nine years into her marriage that she discovered there was a term, polyamory, and an organization that really fit her relationships style, Loving More Magazine. She founded a local Denver polyamory discussion group with some close friends and lovers in 1998. Robyn studied biology, chemistry and animal science at Texas A&M. She worked in the construction industry as an estimator, owned a top wedding and catering business, is a professional photographer and founded New Visions Center for personal growth where she taught Sacred Sex and other classes.  In 2003 she attended and presented at Loving More Conference retreats on both the East and West coast. Robyn purchased Loving More in the fall of 2004 because she did not want to see this great community resource falter. She quickly realized with the technology and changing publishing industry that Loving More was not viable as a for-profit business or as a magazine and began the process of Loving More Magazine becoming national nonprofit for polyamory awareness. Since 2004, Robyn has worked to expand media awareness of polyamory through press releases and appearances in numerous articles, radio and TV shows including Montel, Lisa Ling and Michael Baisden. Robyn and Loving More were instrumental in the formation of Polyamory Leadership Network. A national speaker and advocate for polyamory she has been a featured speaker at conferences, taught at universities and been a keynote speaker. Robyn has been openly polyamorous for 30 years, raising three children in a polyamorous family.

 

Board of Directors

 

President and IT Director

Jesus ViramontesGarcia

Loveland, CO

Board President. Jesus is a native of the San Francisco Bay area who began exploring alternatives to monogamy in 2004. He has worked in the computer information technology field since 1995. In college he majored in Biology and Psychology with an emphasis on bio-psychology. He has worked at raising money for many worthy causes including walks to raise money for National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2005, walk for Asthma in 2004, Marathon fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2006 and is a regular Apheresis  Donor for the Stanford Blood Center. In 2007 he left the Bay area and moved to Colorado. Jesus has been volunteering and helping Loving More since attending his first Loving More Conference in 2005 and has been instrumental in rebuilding the Loving More Website as well as implementing use of social media. A polyamory activist since 2007, Jesus helped in launching the Poly Leadership Network, has been a presenter on issues involving minorities in polyamory as well as appearing in Montel and Lisa Ling shows on polyamory.
 

 

Board Member at Large

Zach Budd

Houston, TX

Zach is a self-proclaimed nerd, sex geek and consent junkie. He has been a volunteer facilitator for a weekly Polyamory Peer Discussion Group for two years as well as serving as President of the Board of Directors for the Houston Polyamory Organization. He has been actively polyamorous for ten years and loves nothing more than gaining more poly knowledge and sharing it with others. He has served on polyamory discussion panels and recorded podcast episodes on the subjects of polyamory and non-monogamy. Zach became interested in consent as a topic some five years ago as a personal research project. He will share his knowledge with anyone who will listen and will soon begin training as a social worker to be of even more benefit to his community. He lives, works, laughs, and loves in Houston where he enjoys listening to and playing music, converting from a fat boy to a runner, all things Star Trek, reading, gaming, cooking and being owned and loved by a bulldog.

 

 

Board Member at Large

Amber Frazier

Fort Collins, CO

In my personal life I have always been an avid reader, generally prefer fantasy and science fiction. At an early age I read the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles Blackwood Farm; which brought me to the realization I may not be “straight”, I have realized throughout the years my sexuality is quite fluid. In college I started reading the Anita Blake series and realized how much polyamory made sense to me for what I wanted out of my life. In my search for polyamory, I very quickly came across Loving More® Nonprofit, and found a home and chosen family.
Loving More has given me education, experience, and love. I would not be who I am without Loving More and I am so happy to be on the Board and staff helping with events.
In my professional world, I’m all over the board. I started as a CNA because I always wanted to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I realized that wasn’t for me so finished my BA in psychology. From there I started work as a behavioral health worker in a Detox/ATU/Crisis unit becoming a certified addictions counselor, then got pulled into our system admin team in a combination system admin, trainer, and IT, now I’ve been pulled over into the billing department as a business analyst making sure our clients and funding sources are billed correctly.
 
 

Board Member at Large

Torin Caffrey

Utah

Bio Coming Soon

 

 

 

 

Volunteers/Staff

 

 

Office and  Conference  Volunteer

Jennifer Moore

Loveland, CO

Bio Coming Soon

Past Board Members

Mim Chapman, Ph.D.
Sante Fe, NM
 
Board Member at Large.  Mim is the author of What does Polyamory Look Like?, a new book about the forms of poly diversity. She is a relationship coach, keynote speaker, educator, and change agent, and has been entertaining and mentoring people for more years than she chooses to admit.  She is a certified Myers-Briggs trainer and has led workshops in various aspects of diversity, learning styles, multiple intelligences, collaboration, anti-harassment, sexuality, and the change process for conferences, schools and businesses. She was Alaska’s “Curriculum Leader of the Year,” Toastmaster’s “Communicator of the Year,” and the YWCA/British Petroleum “Woman of Achievement.”  Her current creative passion is her sex education performance-art piece, “The VP (vagina-penis) Dialogues,” which has been performed in a variety of venues. www.mimchapman.com

 

Tanya Hixon
Fort Collins, CO
Tanya was born in Fort Collins, but grew up in Lincoln, NE.  She has always been open to exploring new ways of being in relationships with any number of partners.  Her love of Science and particularly Biology led her to major in Natural Science at UN-L.  Rescue and adoption of animals has been a passion of hers since her childhood and she has volunteered at shelters and animal rescue organizations.  She has rescued, or adopted all of her current pets.  Also a donor to various cancer research projects throughout the years, having lost several family members to cancer. Being bi and dealing intimately with transgender issues has opened her eyes to the unique problems of the LGBTQ community.

 

Michael Ford
Ontario Canada
 Michael began exploring polyamory and HAI (Human Awareness Institute) in 2005 after the end of his 28 year marriage. Born and raised in the UK, he immigrated to Canada as an adult in 1966. Michael’s background is in business management, marketing, communications and strategic planning. His career has taken him to India, the Persian Gulf, Bangladesh, the Mediterranean and many other places. In 2007 HAI lost their founder and leader when Stan Dale passed away. After completing HAI level 6, Michael noticed HAI was losing ground with social media and stepped up to offer help. HAI has subsequently rebranded as HAI Global, a 501c(3) Nonprofit and has extended their offerings to many new areas in the US, Canada and Europe. Michael is still an HAI advisor, but has turned his interests to polyamory activism. He attended Poly Living in 2012 and took an interest in the polyamory movement as well as fostering cooperation between HAI and Loving More Nonprofit. Loving More has long supported and been supported by HAI, but that connection was somewhat severed with the passing of Stan Dale who was a long time member.  Currently semi-retired, Michael is interested in focusing his extensive business background in international marketing and communications to benefit organizations such as HAI Global and Loving More Nonprofit that resonate with his interests.

 

Vashti Ma’at
Albany, NY
 Vashti’s curious nature and innate desire to learn allowed her to traverse many paths that helped her to discover and better understand human relationships. She considers herself a student of humanity; she believes that she will continue to be a lifelong learner and student. Subsequently, this led to an academic focus in Sociocultural Anthropology. This field allows her to learn about different aspects of societies, cultures, philosophies, and religions that are part of the fabric of humanity and their impact on intimate relationship choices. She stated that many of her intimate relationships have been, and continue to be similar to the premise of polyamory and Loving More’s philosophy of relationship lifestyle choices that is based on Honesty and Respect. Vashti is a proponent of polyamory relationships – qualities that dovetail nicely with Loving More’s endeavors of intimate relationship choices.
 
Ben Silver
Brooklyn, NY
Ben is a poly and bi activist, professional singer and musician who has been in an open primary relationship for 26 years.  He and his partner started a support group for committed non-monogamous relationships in the ‘80s which met monthly for over 15 years.  As a performer, Ben’s music slides through folk, R&B, funk, jazz and back again; he sings about freedom, the environment, LBGT issues, parenting and love.  His writing has been published in “Carry it On,” ”Sing Out” magazine and the book “Hearing Everyone’s Voice.”
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