Loving More Staff and Board of Directors
The Loving More Board of Directors and Staff are made up of dedicated people who volunteer their time and energy to support Loving More our mission of polyamory awareness and relationship choice. We are always in need of volunteers for the many projects and fund raising needs. If you are interested in being a part of an amazing organization and changing the world then contact our Executive Director.
Robyn L Trask
Robyn Trask took the reins as Managing Editor of Loving More Magazine® in October 2004. Her experience as a holistic/Tantric sex counselor and small business owner made her well suited to increase the public’s awareness of polyamory as a viable alternative to current social norms of strict monogamy. She has been practicing polyamory for 18 years, a mom for 19 years, been a student of Tantra for 21 years, and Tantric teacher for 5 years. Robyn has been running poly support groups, teaching and facilitating relationship and sexuality workshop since 1999. Media appearances include the following: Denver Post, Daily Kansan, Bi-Magazine, Oakland Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Baltimore Sun, KOA Denver Talk Radio, John McMullen radio show, nine time guest on Michael Baisden’s Bad Boy Radio show, and CBN on the 700 Club.
Board of Directors
Board President and IT Director
Jesus Viramontes Garcia
Board President. Jesus is a native of the San Francisco Bay area who began exploring alternatives to monogamy in 2004. He has worked in the computer information technology field since 1995. In college he majored in Biology and Psychology with an emphasis on bio-psychology. He has worked at raising money for many worthy causes including walks to raise money for National Alliance on Mental Illness in 2005, walk for Asthma in 2004, Marathon fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2006 and is a regular Apheresis Donor for the Stanford Blood Center. Jesus has been volunteering and helping Loving More since attending his first Loving More Conference in 2005 and is currently leading the team to redesign the Loving More web site.
Board Member at Large. Vashti’s curious nature and innate desire to learn allowed her to traverse many paths that helped her to discover and better understand human relationships. She considers herself a student of humanity; she believes that she will continue to be a lifelong learner and student. Subsequently, this led to an academic focus in Sociocultural Anthropology. This field allows her to learn about different aspects of societies, cultures, philosophies, and religions that are part of the fabric of humanity and their impact on intimate relationship choices. She stated that many of her intimate relationships have been, and continue to be similar to the premise of polyamory and Loving More’s philosophy of relationship lifestyle choices that is based on Honesty and Respect. Vashti is a proponent of polyamory relationships – qualities that dovetail nicely with Loving More’s endeavors of intimate relationship choices.
Mim Chapman, Ph.D.
Sante Fe, NM
Board Member at Large. Mim is the author of What does Polyamory Look Like?, a new book about the forms of poly diversity. She is a relationship coach, keynote speaker, educator, and change agent, and has been entertaining and mentoring people for more years than she chooses to admit. She is a certified Myers-Briggs trainer and has led workshops in various aspects of diversity, learning styles, multiple intelligences, collaboration, anti-harassment, sexuality, and the change process for conferences, schools and businesses. She was Alaska’s “Curriculum Leader of the Year,” Toastmaster’s “Communicator of the Year,” and the YWCA/British Petroleum “Woman of Achievement.” Her current creative passion is her sex education performance-art piece, “The VP (vagina-penis) Dialogues,” which has been performed in a variety of venues. www.mimchapman.com
Interim Board Member. Ben is a poly and bi activist, professional singer and musician who has been in an open primary relationship for 26 years. He and his partner started a support group for committed non-monogamous relationships in the ‘80s which met monthly for over 15 years. As a performer, Ben’s music slides through folk, R&B, funk, jazz and back again; he sings about freedom, the environment, LBGT issues, parenting and love. His writing has been published in “Carry it On,” ”Sing Out” magazine and the book “Hearing Everyone’s Voice.”