Andrew Heartman: Co-Founder
Andrew is an interpersonal relationship consultant specializing in recovery from trauma. He also has been a practicing surrogate partner for 10 years, and regularly shares the wisdom of his experience by mentoring surrogate partners in training, and by presenting to university classes and therapist organizations about surrogate partner therapy. He's committed to revitalizing SPT as a relevant and important healing modality, as evidenced by his co-authoring of the SPC Code of Ethics. More at surrogatepartner.us.
River del Llano: Co-Founder
River del Llano is a practicing surrogate partner and artist of human experience. She is a Wheel of Consent workshop facilitator, Head Mistress at the Peak Erotic Academy, co-organizer of the Sacred Sexuality Austin meetup, co-organizer of East Austin Kinksters, and publishes the Full Moon Howl. She is also a speaker, moderator, and organizer of sexual freedom events at SXSW. Find out more about her at UncageLove.
Nicole Ananda: Co-Founder
Nicole Ananda is a practicing surrogate partner and life coach, energy healer, and shamanic practitioner. She founded and manages the Ananda Integrative Healing Group, a holistic, trauma-informed, SPT-centered sex therapy practice. Nicole is grateful to work with an inspiring team of surrogate partners and therapists who are dedicated to using the most up-to-date research and modalities to help clients heal themselves and achieve wholeness. She is committed to modernizing SPT to address 21st century needs, and to raising the standards of her profession to meet or exceed clinical standards.
Brian Gibney: Co-Founder
Brian Gibney is practicing surrogate partner, intimacy coach, instructor, and advocate for sexuality and intimacy professionals. He currently serves as Chair on AASECT’s Somatic Sexuality Professionals Special Interest Group.