Kassandra McFarland is the Center for Positive Sexuality’s Director of Education. She designs sex-positive education courses, manages some non-profit logistics, and coordinates speakers and panelists for The Center. With her quiet influence, she loves sharing and helping others relieve their stage fright and find new expression in education after her own introverted breakout in college instruction. Her university background is in biological anthropology, evolution, and pedagogy, while her current interests include cross-cultural understanding, economic systems, ecology, and minimalism. She is an anthropologist, traveling sporadically, reading voraciously, and painting mediocrely.
Lead Educator/Educator Trainer
Matthew has been studying, teaching, and participating in the BDSM community since 1996. He has taught courses in various aspects of BDSM and sexuality, including bondage, roleplay, basic safety, polyamory, and many others. Matthew prides himself on being a great communicator and being able to speak frankly without making enemies. He can handle the most extreme and controversial topics with candor and humor. Matthew is available for panel presentations and private consultations on a variety of sexuality topics.
Cielle "Skye" Williams
Internship Director/Lead Educator/Educator Trainer
Cielle “Skye” Williams is the Internship Director for the Center as well as a board member and educator. She is a college graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Captive Wildlife Care and Education and a minor in Psychology. She is a presenter on the BDSM: Fact & Fiction, Polyamory & Non-Monogamy, Gender & Sexual Diversity, and Body Image: Loving Yourself panels.
Ms.Diana has been in the lifestyle for something over 25 years and active in the greater community for about 18 of those years. She refers to herself as “an equal opportunity Bitch” and says neither gender nor gender choice determines who she plays (read that as “interacts”) with. She has presented across the country and in the United Kingdom on Alternative Lifestyles and is the Founder and originator of The Tactile Celebration – A Sensory and Sensuous Journey. She feels privileged to have been invited to numerous panel presentations at colleges, universities, and organizations and views these as opportunities to not only educate and correct myths and misconceptions but to give back to the community she loves. Education seems to be the dominant theme in her life.
Board Member/Educator/Research Coordinator/Certification Program Coordinator
Daniel Copulsky (he/him) is a graduate student in Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on marginalized sexualities and relationships, particularly LGBTQ+ and non-monogamous identities. He speaks regularly at colleges and conferences, including presentations at the Alternative Sexualities Conference, Positive Sexuality Conference, and Alt Sex NYC.
Alexandria Foxx is an education-centered performing artist, event producer, and musician based in Las Vegas. She incorporates mindfulness techniques when teaching self-care as a yoga and dance instructor and as a peer supporter for mental and sexual health and harm reduction. Her gentle guidance helps others connect to their deepest, most true roots within their core being in a kind, supportive, and direct manner.
Sonja Winter Heels
Sonja Winter Heels (she/her) is passionate about research, education, and advocacy for kink/BDSM, polyamory, and LGBTQ+ communities. Sonja graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in sociology in December of 2019. For her senior honors thesis, she conducted a qualitative exploratory study of the New England BDSM community and presented findings at SexPosCon 2020. Sonja began volunteering with the Center for Positive Sexuality shortly after the conference. She plans to pursue her PhD in sociology and continue research on alternative sexuality communities during graduate school and beyond.
Tatyannah King is a sex educator and blogger for Swoon, The Odyssey’s only published content channel for dating & relationships, and Tabú, a website that advocates for comprehensive information about sexual and mental health. She is originally from Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from UNC-Greensboro with two bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish. She now spends a lot of her time traveling throughout the United States to present workshops at sexuality conferences and host in-home parties. Her focus within sexuality education includes female pleasure, tantric sexuality, and BDSM.
Hercules “The Pleasure Coach” Liotard is a sex, intimacy & relationship coach who is the founder and creator of The Pleasure Coach which works with people to help them explore their thoughts, needs, and desires. He enjoys helping others find the passion and pleasure in their relationships and in their lives. He has been active non – professionally & professionally in BDSM for over 20 years and plays within many aspects of the BDSM lifestyle. Also, Hercules has been active in the open relationship lifestyle areas of swingers and polyamory for over 20 years. Hercules speaks and teaches in various aspects of sexuality, BDSM, open relationships, sex work, sexual activism, and many other areas of sexuality. He also currently dedicates time as the coordinator with America’s Sexuality Day project and the Sex Workers Outreach Project – Los Angeles.
LaTerra McDaniels has been working in post-production at a major studio for over 12 years. In September 2013 she began volunteering for the Center helping with social media and running our new twitter feed @ctrsexpostive. She is an aspiring sex educator who’s just getting started in the field but has long dreamed of becoming a sexologist. She recently started a blog and plans on going back to school for an MFT degree in the next few years.
Former pro-Domme Nili is a queer, poly, power femme leatherwoman and lifestyle player with two decades as a member of the community. Trained as a registered nurse with more than two decades of experience, she maintains firm professional boundaries and ethics while also bringing her deep knowledge of the human body and safety practices to her kink teaching and play. A thrill-seeking top-heavy switch who can’t be pigeonholed, her tastes run the gamut of deviance, but tend toward the sensually and seductively sadistic, helping her specialize in training the curious in edge play and living out their hottest fantasies of power roles and exchange.
Victoria Reuveni, DHS, CSB, ACSI
Lead Educator/Educator Trainer/Board Member/Social Media Coordinator
Dr. Victoria Reuveni is a Los Angeles-based sexological bodyworker, sex educator, and Orgasmic Yoga facilitator working with individuals, couples, and groups to facilitate going deeper in erotic embodiment and self-acceptance through mindfulness, breath work, and touch. She blogs about sex, kink, gender, and body image and reviews sex toys.
She has been an educator with CPS since 2013, speaking on panels about kink/BDSM, nonmonogamy, and sex work, and a board member since 2016.
Andrew "Silventar" Robertson
Andrew “Silventar” Robertson has been active in BDSM for most of 19 years and plays with many aspects of BDSM skill-sets. Silventar has lectured on rope safety and techniques, erotic photography, and D/s relationship dynamics. Although his passions in BDSM span a wide variety of play styles, his true passion in BDSM is the encompassing Dominant/submissive (D/s) relationship structure. Silventar is currently a psychology student with a research focus on D/s dynamics and relationships. Fitting in with his focus on psychology and relationships, Silventar is a certified motivational life coach with an emphasis on human relations, both romantic and non-romantic. Finally, Silventar is the Director of Education for the Lair de Sade, one of the Los Angeles area’s premier BDSM dungeons, where he coordinates ongoing educational classes on all aspects of BDSM.
Julia Schiffman, MSW
Julia Schiffman is the outreach coordinator for the center. She graduated from the University of Southern California with her master’s degree in social work. She has 7+ years of working with the LGBTQ+ community and specializes in gender therapy. She is dedicated to providing resources and therapy for non-normative couples and sexual lifestyles. Julia has been a sex educator for 3+ years and looks to continue her life’s work through the center’s mission.
Director of Human Resources/Educator
Anita Star is the Director of Human Resources for the Center as well as a volunteer and panelist. She is a college graduate with a Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and a minor in Child and Adolescent Development. Anita also volunteers for the One Love foundation which raises awareness for domestic abuse. As the former president of the Psi Chi international honorary for psychology students, California State University, Northridge chapter, Anita was able to help students navigate their journey in school with student success workshops and events. She is now the student advisor for Psi Chi and still regularly helps with the CSUN chapter of the society.
Treat is an avid provider of information and safe space for submissives in the BDsM community. She enjoys volunteering at the center by assisting in the Department of Human Resources and participating in educational panels.