Loving More Nonprofit

Caroline D. Broughton

Caroline Broughton is a current student in the University of Texas at Arlington’s Master of Social Work program for mental health and substance abuse. She originally graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Film & Television Production from the Tisch School of the Arts as well as a Bachelors of Science in Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University. After spending several years working in entertainment and licensing, she decided to go back to school to pursue her interests in advocacy, sexuality, and research. Caroline is currently an intern at a sex therapy private practice serving the Dallas-Ft. Worth area called Realistic Expectations, PLLC. At Realistic Expectations, PLLC., she is co-developing an asexuality and identity exploration focused program alongside Allison Goukler. Together, they hope to spread awareness about the vastness of the ace spectrum and the nuances to the asexual identity.
Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti Smiling Photo by Sarah Skinner

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.

Jennifer Moore

This workshop will present the idea of creating “notecards” to help get to know the building blocks about your partner(s), in order to build better communication, & keep track of some of the things we tend to forget in the day-to-day of life. This will help you put things in one place, so that you can have something to look back on, if you get stuck, need ideas for date nights, need a reminder on how to navigate an argument, or just want a reminder of why you love your partner. After Jennifer goes over the basic ideas of the notecards, we will break up into smaller groups, in order to start creating your own notecards that you will be able to leave the class with. If you come to the workshop with your partner(s), you can even start filling out the notecards.

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.

Marina Reiko

Marina was raised in polyamorous family from birth. As a young teen Marina identified as polyamorous and bisexual. At age 15 she began assisting in organizing Loving More events from Poly Living Conferences to Pride Fest Booth and Parade in Colorado. At 17 she started co-facilitating a presentation on children and raising sex positive kids. Marina is a member of The National Honors Society and graduated high school and received her Associate of Arts with honors. Today Marina is raising her own child with her polyamorous partner of nine years.

Mark A. Reinholz, Esq.

Mark is a peaceful educator and mentor with over fifteen years of experience teaching at the college-level (Philosophy and Psychology) while also working privately as a life coach (Leveled-Up Life Coaching). His research and passions center around mindfulness, play, and positive psychology. Mark has been polyamorous for over a decade and is proudly out as bipoly and genderqueer. Above all, he agrees with the Dalai Lama that we should be kind whenever possible and that it is always possible. https://leveleduplifecoaching.com/

Melissa Walker, LPC, R-DMT

Melissa is a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist who specializes in sex and relationship therapy for couples and individuals. A graduate of Naropa University in 2009, Melissa weaves together her Masters level training with additional training in Pragmatic/Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C), Sex Therapy, Psychodrama, and Authentic Movement. She is also certified in Somatic Archaeology and is a SomaSource LifeCycle Practitioner. Melissa is former adjunct faculty at Naropa University where she taught Counseling Ethics & Professional Orientation for 4 years.  
Her book, Whole-Body Sex: Somatic Sex Therapy and the Lost Language of the Erotic Body was published in January 2021. Whole-Body Sex supports the somatic dismantling of the shame and performance-centric model of sexuality to craft a personally meaningful and sexuality-affirming embodiment of self.

Mim Chapman, PhD

Mim Chapman, Ph.D., is the author of “What Does Polyamory Look Like?” as well as the UU poly curriculum being used by congregations to nurture understanding and acceptance of poly families. She is also the author of a sex education performance-art piece, “The VP (vagina-penis) Dialogues.” She is a certified Myers-Briggs trainer and has led workshops in various aspects of diversity, learning styles, multiple intelligences, collaboration, anti-harassment, sex and aging, and the change process for conferences, schools and businesses. She was Toastmaster’s “Communicator of the Year,” the YWCA/British Petroleum “Woman of Achievement,” and serves on the Board of Directors of Loving More. She currently lives in Santa Fe, where she is a relationship coach, surrogate partner, associate professor and keynote speaker. http://mimchapman.com

Murray Schechter

Murray Schechter (he/him) has identified as polyamorous since 2004.  He’s on the board of the Polyamory Foundation, a member of the Polyamory Leadership Network, and used to be on the Leadership Committee of Open Love New York.  Murray has presented at Poly Living, Beyond the Love, Deepening Connections (for B-More Poly), and Open Love NY. Living in Brooklyn, NY with his life partner Lee Hencen, he practices a kitchen-table style of polyamory based on honesty, integrity, vulnerability, and growth.

Dr. Naomi Dogan AKA “Dr. Nomi”

Dr. Naomi Dogan AKA “Dr. Nomi” (she they) is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist (CGP). For 25+ years she has offered patients safe, sacred space to explore choices, untangle history, become resilient and self loving, and learn to thrive. She has provided individual and group therapy in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, and university career and counseling services. At a professional conference in 2016, Dr. Nomi learned about the term neurodiversity. She identified tremendously with the descriptions of women and older adults with high functioning autism spectrum (hfAS) who have been “hidden in plain sight.” Like many, she self-diagnosed and later received a formal diagnosis. Suddenly a lot made sense! This was a tremendous relief, but also led to an intense period of grief, loss, and new insights about her gifts and challenges. It was a paradigm shift that shed new light on her long standing struggles with anxiety, depression, and complex PTSD. 
Nolan Lawless

Nolan Lawless, MS, LPC

Nolan Lawless is a Licensed Professional Counselor, sex educator, public speaker, and polyamory advocate. He is co-founder of Deconstructing Polyamory, through which he has presented to professional and community audiences across the United States and Canada on alternative sexuality and alternative relationship models. Nolan serves as CEU Coordinator for Loving More, a national nonprofit organization for polyamory, and is a member of the APA Division 44 Task Force on Consensual Non-Monogamy. He is owner of Mount Scott Counseling and Infinite Heart Coaching in Lawton, Oklahoma, which serve clients of diverse gender identities, sexual orientations, and relationship dynamics. Nolan and his wife are co-founders of the first polyamory support and social network in Lawton, where they live with their two very spoiled dogs, Chester and Daisy.

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

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.

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