Loving More Nonprofit

Torin Caffrey

The ‘sensitive one’, given to me by my family. I wasn’t a fan or understood the moniker, but was lead on a path of discovery from Naawlins’ La. in the 70’s.  After graduating with a B.A. with a concentration in the arts, I was commissioned as an officer into the military. I took that sensitive nature and applied its interest to every new experience with an open mind. My other centered nature gave me a perspective that has served me well. After my military service, I continued as a competitive athlete, actor, and entertainer. My careers from sales to working in construction helped give me a clearer understanding of self, loving and learning. Consequently, being called ‘ a good problem’ by some and living openly as a bi-sensual male has been lessened through openness, honesty, clarity, and love.

Cathy Vartuli

Cathy is a sex-positive Emotional Freedom and Intimacy Coach who helps people transform traumas into their greatest strength. A PhD Research Scientist working in Silicone Valley. In the Intimacy Dojo, Cathy helps clients of all shapes, sizes, ages, and gender expressions break out of old patterns and find their voice. www.TheIntimacyDojo.com

Reid Mihalko

As seen on NETFLIX’ “Chelsea Does…” alongside Chelsea Handler, Reid Mihalko (he/him) of ReidAboutSex.com is an internationally known sex and relationship geek who threw an orgy for Oprah’s OWN Network on Lisa Ling’s “Our America.” He has led thousands of workshops and play parties, and his work has been covered by media outlets across 7 continents. His charisma and easy to understand, pragmatic advice has helped people at virtual and in-person events. His workshops and college lectures have been attended by over 60,000 people from across the globe.  Reid would also like you to know that, in early 2018, some very brave people came forward during #MeToo sharing harms that Reid had caused them. Reid stepped down from teaching and initiated a transformative justice-based accountability process to address his misconduct and make amends if and where possible. The formal, year-long process along with Reid’s apology and resources were shared publicly and can be found at TinyURL.com/reidaccountability.
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Robert McGarey, M.A.

Robert McGarey, M.A., has a contagious love for life and a quirky sense of humor. He has been leading personal growth groups for forty years and has been poly for more than thirty five. He has served as the Roving Poly Counselor at five Loving More Conferences. He’s founder and director of the nonprofit Human Potential Center in Austin, Texas, and is the author of the Poly Communication Survival Kit. Contact him by emailing [email protected], calling (512) 441-8988, or visiting www.RobertMcGarey.com.
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Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti has long been interested in the idea of “Intersectionality.” And when you consider her many intersections and multiple identities (Black, Autistic, Bisexual, Elder, Breast Cancer Survivor, Polyamorous, etc.), this makes total sense! Gloria is a workshop presenter and panelist (“Transcending Shame” and “Polyamory 101: From Threesomes to We-Somes), as well as a frequent podcast guest. She is also hard at work on her memoir entitled, “A Different Drum: A Black, Autistic, Polyamorous, Mentally Ill, Former Fundamentalist Christian/Cult Member and Breast Cancer Survivor WHO JUST WANTS TO FIT IN.” Gloria lives in Seattle, WA.

Ico, the Wandering Love Mystic

Ico, (pronounced Ee-Co) the Incredibly Caring Organism is a Wandering Love Mystic and uses They/Them pronouns. Ico’s superpower is to Unite through Love. They are the founder of Enlightened Consent Foundation, and creating sacred sanctuary spaces for people to explore their identities and intimate desires without being blamed, shamed, or be told that they’re bad/wrong. Their nonprofit provides LGBTQ+, polyamorous and kinky identified people with transformative experiences and supportive resources so they get to experience being completely seen, honored, and loved. They are co-creating a world where everyone feels that they belong. Since 2004, Ico has had over 300 hours of training in recovery from trauma, Therapeutic Kink, Somatic Sensual Healing, and Energy Sex Facilitation. From these trainings, Ico has been able to empower their clients to get clarity on their needs and desires, become okay with wanting what their heart wants and learn the communication skills to be able to share those needs and desires with others so they get to experience them! Ico is also a 2 time Amazon internationally best-selling co-author. www.EnlightenedConsent.net

Koe Creation

Koe Creation’s award-winning involvement in Sex Education, LGBTQ Activism, Public Health Advocacy and work within Polyamorous and Kink communities took professional shape in 2005. Koe serves the community through public speaking, media appearance, executive administration, and frequent guest appearances on the Polyamory Weekly podcast. Their book, This Heart Holds Many, is the first book written on multi-generational polyamorous families, from the child’s perspective. Living in San Francisco; Koe is available for speaking engagements and workshops. www.koecreation.com

Robyn Trask

Robyn is the Executive Director of Loving More Non-Profit and a national organizer and leader for polyamory awareness. She is a polyamory counselor, workshop facilitator and writer. Since 2004 Robyn has worked to expand media awareness of polyamory appearing in numerous articles, radio shows and TV as well as helping to connect the media with other polyamory activists and individuals. Robyn and Loving More were instrumental in the formation of Polyamory Leadership Network. A national speaker and advocate for polyamory she has been a speaker at conferences, taught at universities and been a featured keynote speaker. Robyn has been openly polyamorous for more than 30 years, raising three children in a polyamorous family. Robyn has been running polyamory support groups, teaching and facilitating relationship and sexuality workshops since 1999. In addition she counsels polyamorous individuals and families. Robyn has appeared as a spokesperson on The Montel Williams Show, Our America with Lisa Ling, and Baisden After Dark, as well as numerous radio shows and news articles. www.RobynTrask.com, www.LovingMoreNonprofit.org

Jesus Viramontes Garcia “Chuy”

Jesus is the Board President of Loving More Nonprofit, polyamory activist, and leader in the community. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay area who began exploring alternatives to monogamy in 2004. In 2005 he attended his first Loving More Retreat. In September 2006, he was invited to join Loving More’s Board of Directors. He has worked at raising money for many worthy causes and continues to work tirelessly as Loving More Nonprofit’s volunteer Director of IT. Jesus has been presenting on polyamory at conferences, Universities, and special events since 2008. He is a key coordinator for Loving More conferences and volunteers. Professionally, Jesus has worked in the computer information technology field since 1995.

Rusty Stewart, Ph.D.

Rusty Stewart, Ph.D. created “Personal Growth Alternatives, LLC” in Abington, PA 22 years ago and launched his new business “Dr. Rustys Love Shack” tttp://drrustysloveshack.com in 2013. He’s a proficient and skilled Professional Inspirational Speaker, Sex and Intimacy Coach, Tantrica, Sex Educator, Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Seminar Leader, Reiki Master, Shaman, Breath Facilitator. Rusty’s current focus is with “Dr. Rusty’s Love Shack,” coaching people who want to attract and BE WITH the relationship(s) of their dreams with deep lasting Love and sizzling spiritual sex! He specializes in Full Self Expression and Taking 100% Responsibility in relationships and life! Rusty Loves working with alternative/non-traditional lifestyles/relationships (polyamory, monogomish, BDSM, gay, bi, lesbian, transgender, asexual, queer, pansexual, questioning, curious, etc.) and traditional, open minded, curious, edgy, monogamous, heterosexual lifestyles/relationships. http://www.personalgrowthalternatives.com
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Phoenix Mandel

Phoenix Mandel (they/them) is an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator providing education, coaching, and consulting services in Los Angeles, California, traveling/on location, and online. Phoenix specializes in ethical nonmongamy, LGBTQIA+, and other areas of diverse sexual expression and sexual rights. For more information, please visit https://phoenixmandel.com/

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