Meet the Board

The initial board was elected from a group of core members that were passionate about the idea of starting SPEEC. The board is now and will continue to be selected based on non-profit experience, community experience, skills, leadership qualities, motivation, and available time. New directors will be selected from nominated individuals at the end of each term or in cases of attrition.

judy

Chair Judy
Judy brings to SPEEC her strong business mind and passion for creating sex-positive experiences and spaces. She is a technology and experience designer by day, as well as a lifelong geek for sex and relationships. Her special interests are polyamory, sex-positive parenting, consent culture, and bridging gaps between disparate communities. She is an active member and volunteer in sex-positive/feminist communities and ongoing events in Portland. She is also a parent, gamer, novice mountain climber, and passionate roller derby fan.
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wyatt

Co-Chair Wyatt
Wyatt Riot is a community organizer and educator located in Portland, Oregon who specializes in sex and kink education. He is an assistant manager and in-house educator at She Bop, an adult sex toy boutique that specializes in body safe toys and products. He can also be found co-organizing Dirty Playground, a queer sex and BDSM party, multiple times a year. He has written for PQ Monthly, Original Plumbing, and various other publications in the past. In his spare time he likes to take naps, eat delicious foods, and soak in hot tubs.
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wyatt

Secretary Mychel
Mychel is an “out” feminist and identifies with several of the communities that go under the heading of “sex positive”. She brings years of graduate education, including particular focus areas in gender studies and inequality. She has worked within the university setting on improving institutional conditions for people who do not conform to gender norms and/or heteronormative standards, and before that, did activist work with VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood and other groups. For the past few years, most of her volunteer work has been within the kink community and most of her activism has been education-oriented.
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chris

Treasurer Chris
Chris has been an active member of the Portland BDSM and poly communities for several years. He brings organizational, leadership and technical skills to SPEEC. He also brings a passion for sex education, the sex-positive community and a great enthusiasm for this organization. Chris is an excellent communicator who also thrives on lots of alone time. He is an avid orchid grower and happy hour enthusiast.
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stella

Director Stella
Stella has spent nearly 10 years working in the non-profit field, with both established and start-up organizations. Highlights include running the membership program at one of the PNW’s best loved animal shelters, serving a three year term as a board member for Willamette Valley Development Officers, and heading up the peer-to-peer fundraising campaign to build an orphanage and community center in Haiti which culminated in co-leading a volunteer trip to assist with construction.

In recent years, Stella has focused more of her efforts on the local BDSM and sex-positive communities. She is a member of the PLA, a greeter for one of the local munches, an organizer of PRAG and Hitchin’ Bitches, and often works as a Dungeon Monitor at local events. Stella has a passion for BDSM education. She writes erotic fiction as well as lifestyle and educational pieces on sex and kink. Through her writing and teaching she explores the complex world of love and lust and strives to help people explore their kinks safely and free of shame. Stella is thrilled to be involved with SPEEC, it feels like the inevitable culmination of her interests and talents.
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megan

Director Megan
Megan is an active member of the Portland sex-positive community and is a small business owner and community organizer. Megan brings her Master’s degree in Social Work as well as her graduate level certificate in Non-Profit Management and Development to SPEEC. Her 20+ years of experience in the non-profit sector make her a valuable resource to our board. Megan runs a successful small business and is the co-producer for Dirty Playground, a queer BDSM party.
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martin

Director Martin
Martin is a Portland native who has been active in the local sex-positive and kink community for over 9 years. He has volunteered extensively for the PLA, Whipper-Snappers and numerous local committees and events, including as Education Director for KinkFest. He is dedicated to sex education and driven to help people overcome preconceived, separatist and negative notions about sex and sexuality. It is this drive that led him to create and host the monthly “Twisted Party” for over five years, an event that welcomed people from the kinky, polyamorous, swinger, queer, and fetish communities.

As a small business owner for more than 20 years and with 25 years working with non-profit and volunteer-run organizations, Martin understands the concepts of hard work, problem solving, and working with and managing others in a group dynamic.
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