Karen has been poly for over 10 years and was the founding Executive Director of PolyColumbus, a thriving local poly support community. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for PolyColumbus. She has led poly discussion groups at lifestyle events and is an experienced speaker/facilitator in the arena of effective communications and relationship dynamics. One of her favorite speaking engagements is participating in regular poly panels for The Ohio State University. Karen is an HR professional during the day and in addition to being a mom and grandma, she is co-mommy to Ginger the poly puppy and enjoys spending time at The Nest with her partners and large poly tribe!
Dan has been immersed in the polyamory lifestyle for over a dozen years. Along with his wife dawn, he has been presenting across the nation at a dozen major events each year, and has taught hundreds of classes on a variety of topics. He is the co-author of two books and also co-host of the very popular Erotic Awakening internet radio show, an educational podcast that explores “all things erotic”.
dawn has lived poly for 12+ years and has a passion for sharing her life experience to educate, and support others in their quest to find their paths, heal as needed, embrace their journeys and live their dreams. As alternative clergy licensed in the State of Ohio, she performs many weddings a year as well as commitment ceremonies for same-sex and poly partners. With her husband, she has taught hundreds of classes across the nation on various alternative topics, co-authored a couple of books, co-produced a couple of events and co-hosts the Erotic Awakening internet radio show
Sarah, a consummate social butterfly with a background in marketing and public relations, enjoys community outreach/activism and connecting people with interesting and meaningful experiences. She and her husboi Kris travel extensively presenting classes and workshops on a wide variety of topics, and she’s delighted to be able to leverage their connections and experience to increase awareness of amazing opportunities such as Beyond The Love! (PS: Don’t forget to follow Beyond The Love on Twitter @beyondloveevent for the latest news and updates!)
He and his wife of 20-plus years, RavenWitch, began their journey into ethical non-monogamy over a decade ago. While they aren’t “out” publicly yet as polyamorous, they want to provide encouragement and support to others in the poly and kink communities whenever possible. PrurientGent considers himself vanilla – with a twist – and a bit of a sensualist. He works in healthcare administration and fundraising/event planning. He and Raven are active in community theatre.
RavenWitch and her husband of 20-plus years, PrurientGent, began their journey into ethical non-monogamy over a decade ago. While they aren’t “out” publicly yet as polyamorous, they want to provide encouragement and support to others in the poly and kink communities whenever possible. Raven is active in the Lexington (KY) kink community as a charter member of the Lexington Leather Hearts Club and Dames of Leather Lexington (DOLLs). She and her “other hubby”, EruditeHayseed, celebrated their commitment in October of 2015. After 20 years of raising a family and working in healthcare, she is now studying to become a massage therapist. She is thrilled to be a part of the BTL staff and considers the Columbus community her second home.
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Goddessy has been kinky, well, as long as she has been sexual! Long active in the arts & women’s community, she is excited to add her erotic energies to the event, as well as the Columbus community. She is a wickedly sensual, predominately dominant, polyamorous, queer femme; in an open relationship with her beautiful partner of 20 years and delicious lover of 3 years.
D’Art has been in an ethical non-monogamous relationship with his wife of 20+ years since they began their marriage. He enjoys many different things in life and has wonderful, fulfilling, supportive relationships to try many of them. As Head of Security he takes your safety seriously and requests that you contact him if you have any issues or concerns during your time at Beyond the Love.
Michele is an on the go person that rarely finds herself bored. She is passionate about poly and education, especially for those new to or curious about polyamory. Together with her husband D’Art they have run several poly groups with the most current one being DAP in the Dayton area.
Shameless plug: She’s the cake pop lady!
Marcus has always been possessed of three qualities; a deeply passionate polyamorous heart, an indomitable spirit, and a creative, kinky, and so very logical mind. A combination that resulted a dominant poly man trapped in the same body as a goofy, game obsessed, ageless boy. That said, he didn’t discover the world of BDSM, or that his dominant side had a name, until he turned 20. But once he did there was no putting the genie back in the bottle.
More recently he has been active in the local Indianapolis and Regional communities for the last 10 years and openly pursuing poly relationships for the last 8. He is currently in a polyamorous relationship with his devoted submissive partner, who is pursuing a path towards slavery with him.
They are also dating and playing with others as life allows.
He wholeheartedly believes in doing all he can to make the community more welcoming to all, and is thrilled to share his love of games and talent for teaching in this pursuit.
Jamie has been happily exploring her local alternative community for over two years and is excited that there are groups and support systems in place for people creating their own particular bliss. She is a learner, an educator, and a facilitator, and she actively seeks out opportunities to contribute to her community.
Misty and her husband have been polyamorous for fifteen years. She is secretary and a member of the Board of Directors for PolyColumbus. Among other accomplishments, Misty began the Poly in the Midwest Facebook group and has spoken publicly on polyamory in the Columbus area. She plays an active role in the poly community as the social coordinator.
When not spreading the good news of polyamory, Misty enjoys drinking good beer with friends, swing dancing, running, jewelry design, and marveling at the brilliance of her two small dogs.
Polyamorous and married for over a decade, Adam is a registered nurse with an emergency and pediatric background. He is a military veteran of the conflict in Afghanistan. Adam has been involved with Poly Columbus for three years and regularly leads a discussion group during the monthly meetings. He has been a been a very visible staff member for the Beyond the Love conference for two years. He has been featured in 614 Magazine in an article about polyamoryWhen not spreading the good news of polyamory, Misty enjoys drinking good beer with friends, swing dancing, running, jewelry design, and marveling at the brilliance of her two small dogs.
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