Also meet our Board of Directors, Administrators, and Researchers
Mike Reisner, LMHC is the director of education for the Center. Currently he is serving as a BIPOC-focused clinical counselor at Marist College; additionally specializing in supporting people who identify as LGBTQIAA+, on the autism spectrum, having medical needs or are differently physically-abled. In the rest of the world he is a Queer Brujx, a physical and digital artist, and a decolonizing former baker who makes the world’s best cookies in between reading weird books and playing indie table top RPGs.
Larissa Farrell is the Center for Positive Sexuality’s Education Coordinator. She coordinates panel presentations and assists with educator training, in addition to creating kinky book reviews for the CPS blog. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Colorado State University. As a queer ecosexual, she is passionate about environmental conservation & prioritizes sustainability through tiny home living. Professionally, she creates educational content on positive sexuality as a writer, designer, and photographer through her freelance site lcfwritingservices.com.
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.
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.
John Coberg (he/they) is a person living with HIV (PLHIV) since 2015 who is pursuing his Ph.D. in Human Sexuality and is the Internship Coordinator for the Center for Positive Sexuality. His history includes working with PLHIV, HIV decriminalization advocacy, and research. John’s positive status allows him to communicate about HIV from a place of lived experience and bolsters his passion for his work. John’s additional areas of research and interest include BDSM, sexual folklore, and medically accurate and inclusive sexual health education.
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.
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 is a relationship coach, educator, writer, speaker & activist. He focuses his work & expertise on various topics of pleasure-positive awareness, activism, and education, but never limits himself to talking about other areas of relationships & life.
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.
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.
Amber Tobias-Harris is an author, LGBT and women’s advocate, and Life and Sexuality Coach. She is the Co-Owner of BossLadies After Dark a company that works with women to gain confidence over their life, body, and sexuality. She is a sex shop owner (purelypleasure69.com), and a public speaker. And the panels she most loves speaking on are body image, non-monogamy, sexual and gender diversity, and sex work.
Catherine (she/ her) and her life partner are farmers and maintain 100+ acres of organic farmland in Texas and North Carolina. She is passionate about sharing her love and intimacy with Earth through food and sustainable living.