Curriculum Vitae

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Professional Studies with a focus on Organization Development and a minor in Gender Studies
Graduated Summa Cum Laude January 2019

Certifications

Sexuality Educator

Sexual Health Alliance, Denver, Colorado
Sexuality Educator certification, fulfills education component of AASECT certification
Expected graduation August 2022

Certified Bodysex Facilitator

Betty A. Dodson Foundation, New York, New York
Certified to facilitate this iconic workshop on body acceptance and pleasure
Completed July 2022

Certified Urban Tantra Professional

Barbara Carellas, Greenwich, New York
Certified to lead events and workshops adhering to the values of consent, safer sex, collaboration, inclusion, and accessibility, giving credit to those whose knowledge we utilize in our own practices
Completed May 2022

Certified REVEALED Facilitator

Dr. Juliana Hauser, Lexington, Kentucky
Certified to facilitate REVEALED: Uncovering Your Sexual Story workshop, focused on rediscovering your sexual story in a framework that encourages you to spot patterns and themes, empowering you to change your self-narrative if it no longer serves you
Completed November 2020

Sex Geek Summer Camp Alumna

Reid Mihalko, Portland, Oregon
Workshop for sexuality professionals to hone business skills
Completed October 2021, May 2020, and July 2017

Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator

Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, Johnson City, Tennesee
Trained to facilitate this comprehensive, secular human sexuality curriculum that serves people throughout the lifespan
Completed October 2017

Employment

Director of Operations

Sexual Health Alliance, Denver, Colorado, April 2021-present
Providing AASECT-approved sexuality education to therapists, counselors, educators, and coaches

Founder & Owner

2 Blave LLC, Augusta, Georgia, January 2018-present
Providing sexuality and relationship education through group classes, one-on-one classes, and coaching

Founder & Owner

2 Square LLC, Augusta, Georgia, January 2011-present
Providing technical and content writing, primary client Directory Wizards, Inc.

Support Services Supervisor

Urban Outfitters, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2005-October 2010
Supervised corporate and store help desk

Writer

Self-Employed, Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998-2011
Freelance writer specializing in marketing and promotions copy

Teaching

Bodysex

Virtual and in-person, ongoing, International
Workshop exploring and embracing your body, your orgasm, masturbation, and pleasure

REVEALED

Virtual and in-person, ongoing, International
Workshop on the process of rediscovering, documenting, and sharing stories from your life that affected your sexuality, in a framework that encourages you to spot patterns and themes, empowering you to change your self-narrative if it no longer serves you

So You Want to Be a Sex Educator...

Sex Down South (Virtual), Atlanta, Georgia, September 2021
Moderated panel discussion including Dirty Lola, Reid Mihalko, and Master Lola Smiles

Start Where You Are: Becoming the Sexual Being You've Always Wanted to Be

Annual WYLD Conference (Virtual), Denver, Colorado, August 2020
In Start Where You Are, you're given the tools to start opening up and becoming - and becoming comfortable with - the sexual being you yearn to be

The Power of Exploring and Sharing Your Sexual Stories

Shadows and Light Festival (Virtual), September 2020
Workshop sharing the process of remembering, rediscovering, documenting, and sharing stories from your life that affected your sexuality, and how the process helps you to heal, grow, and change - view here

Sense & SexAbility

Sex Down South (Virtual), Atlanta, Georgia, September 2020
Workshop introducing techniques to experience more pleasure despite limitations induced by trauma, disability, or chronic illness

The Anatomy of Pleasure

Sex Down South (Virtual), Atlanta, Georgia, September 2020
Workshop detailing the sexual anatomy of vulva-owners and how this knowledge helps to provide pleasure, including masturbation and partner-sex techniques

What's Kinky?

Jax Fest at Club Kink, Jacksonville, Florida, October 2019
Workshop created by request - an interactive workshop for folks of all level of sexual experience to discuss definitions, specific acts and fetishes, and more to answer the question, "What's kinky?"

Consent: Sexy & Necessary

Jax Fest at Club Kink, Jacksonville, Florida, October 2019
Hosted by Nikki Lundberg, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2017
Consent defined and discussed in the wake of the #metoo movement

Stupid Cupid: Tips for Dating Today

Self-hosted workshop, Augusta, Georgia, February 2019
Workshop for those single - or single again - to explore their own needs and desires in order to craft dating profiles and qualify potential suitors while navigating the dating world

Speaking

On Becoming

Sexual Health Alliance Inner Circle (Virtual), Denver, Colorado, July 2021
Talk 'on becoming' the sexuality professional you've always wanted to be; themes of authenticity, following your dream, and the preciousness of life

Valedictory Address

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2019
Chosen to give the valedictory speech at undergraduate commencement from a pool of qualified applicants; first non-traditional student to give undergraduate valedictory address in Saint Joseph's University history - view here

The Importance of Lifelong Sexuality Education

Augusta Unitarian Universalist Church, Augusta, Georgia, September 2018
Invited to present on the importance of lifelong sexuality and relationship education - view here

Media

U.S. News and World Report, Augusta Chronicle

Dame

Six Sexperts Share How They Orgasm
By Susannah Weiss
June 2021

Kinkly.com

Cosmopolitan. com

19 Ways to Make Your Hand Jobs Unforgettable
By Carina Hsieh and Hannah Smothers
July 2020

Sheknows.com

Fatherly.com

News Channel 6 WJBF

Kinkly.com

Augusta Chronicle

Hundreds Participate in Augusta Solidarity March
By Connor Threlkeld
January 2017

Podcasts

Bombshell 1111

August 2021
Keya and I discuss all things sexuality - listen here

Tickle.Life

January 2021
Gaia prompts me to speak about my experience learning from Betty Dodson at my first Bodysex circle - listen here

My Orgasmic Life

November 2020
Gaia and I discuss Betty Dodson's legacy - listen here

Tickle.Life

October 2020
Gaia prompts me to share a story from my life, and I chose one that helped me to shed shame and embrace my sexuality in my late teens - listen here

Bombshell 1111

September 2020
Keya interviews me about all things sexual - listen here

Alcohol You Later: V is for Vulva

February 2020
Cece interviews me about Bodysex and female pleasure - listen here

Conscious Living & The Sexy Lifestyle (joint episode)

December 2018
Roundtable discussion with Dr. Nancy Pierce of Conscious Living, Carol from The Sexy Lifestyle, and Bunny Lampert of Sybian at the Women's Expo, Atlanta, Georgia - listen here

Honors

David P. Lynch Award

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Awarded to graduate demonstrating leadership
May 2019

Professional Studies Concentration Departmental Award

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Awarded to graduate with the highest GPA in the concentration
May 2019

Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Awarded based on prestigious academic achievements, progress to degree, career goals, financial need, and obstacles to overcome to continue higher education
September 2017-December 2018

Augusta Pride Parade Grand Marshall

August Pride, Augusta, Georgia
Selected for work in the LGBTQ community, primarily for creation of the Shepard Project organization for youth

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Received for outstanding academic achievement 

Dean's List Honors

Saint Joseph's UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Received for outstanding academic achievement

Community

President

Saint Stephens Ministry, Augusta, Georgia
Community organization that assists those living with HIV/AIDS
February 2022 - present

Vice President

Saint Stephens Ministry, Augusta, Georgia
Community organization that assists those living with HIV/AIDS
September 2020 - January 2022

Board Member

Saint Stephens Ministry, Augusta, Georgia
Community organization that assists those living with HIV/AIDS
January 2020 - August 2020

Editor

intentional pompadour, Augusta, Georgia
Quarterly arts zine
September 2020-present

Co-founder

Shepard Project, Augusta, Georgia
Created community safe space and peer support for LGBTQ youth and allies
November 2016-January 2019

Spokesperson &
Co-organizer

Augusta Solidarity Women's March, Augusta, Georgia
Augusta sister march to the larger march in Washington, DC
January 2017

Web & Social Media Coordinator

PFLAG Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina
Built and maintained web and social media presence
September 2013-January 2019

Co-coordinator

V-Day Community Campaign, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Co-produced and acted in the show, will all proceeds going to anti-violence organizations
February 2007

Producer & Co-director

V-Day College Campaign, Newark, Delaware
Produced, co-directed and acted in the show, will all proceeds - $29k -going to anti-violence organizations
December 2003-March 2004

Co-founder

Herpes Social Solutions, Wilmington, Delaware
Created support and social group serving the greater Philadelphia area
June 1995-December 1997