Board Members

President/Chair: Phoenyx (Nix) Peterson (They/Them)

Phoenyx is passionate about sex positivity. consent, and education. They hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
They were appointed the Acting President for the 2018-2019 year and has now been elected officially into the President role. They are looking forward to working with the 2019-2020 Board of Directors.
Phoenyx also hosts the Mental Health and Alternative Lifestyles Support Circle, Kinky & Nerdy (with their co-host Kate (she/her), Figure Drawing with their Co-host Kate, and the 30+ Sex Positive Party with Kate and Steven (he/him).
They run a personal blog about their mental health, queer identity, and ethical nonmonogamy at


CEO: Kate Cooper (She/Her)

Kate is an active supporter of ASPECC and the ASPECC team.  She fills in as needed and Co-hosts several regular events, from Kinky and Nerdy to social support events.  Contact:


Treasurer: Currently seeking a treasurer



General Board Members

Violet Runge (she/her)

Violet (she/her) is always looking for new ways to explore and learn about sex positivity. She’s also one to ask if you have a question about an in person event, if she doesn’t host it she’s at least volunteered for it once! Feel free to say hi if you see her at karaoke!  Violet is our Instagram Team Lead and the Pleasure Crew Liaison



Kyle Kegler (She/Her)

Kyle is passionate about sex positivity, and is an avid supporter of the Safe(r) Spaces program at ASPECC.  She is one of our community outreach volunteers and also maintains the general information email account.  Contact:


Sammy Fudge (she/her)

Sammy is a sex positive individual who is passionate about shame free spaces and accessible sexual education.  Sammy is part of the Pleasure Crew team, and chairs our Adult Industry Support Committee  Contact:


Sukrit (she/her)

Hello Everybody, my name is Sukrit Ahluwalia (She/her). I am very excited to be voted onto the board this year. I was recently introduced to ASPECC in May or June of 2020. Since learning about them, I have been a strong supporter of ASPECC and everything that it represents and am very excited to learn more through my position in the board and volunteering at events throughout the year. A little bit more about myself, I am a self-employed individual who is looking to take my networking and business skills to support ASPECC with fundraising and business networking in the LGBTQIA2S+/Queer Community. To learn more about how you can support ASPECC or inquire about networking opportunities, please reach out to me as I am one of the team leads for the fundraising/networking committee.  Sukrit is the co-chair with Steve of the Fundraising Committee.



Steve (he/him)

Steve (he/him) is a local business leader with a Bachelor of Commerce. Steve is passionate about supporting diversity in our community. He continues to push for innovative ways to foster inclusion in the workplace. New to the board, Steve is looking forward to helping highlight the great work being done at ASPECC.   Steve is co-chair with Sukrit of the Fundraising Committee.


Theo (he/him)

Theo (he/they) is a bachelor of arts student with a passion for psychology and art. He is excited to work on education programs for parents and allies of 2sLGBTQIA+ youth. Theo is an active volunteer at ASPECC hosting various trans/queer socials and is on the graphics team for social media. 



ASPECC Team Leads

Angel (They/she) Admin and Sex Educator

Angel is one of the original founder of ASPECC, and is the volunteer who runs the day to day tasks at ASPECC, as well as builds workshops, training modules and offers various presentations.  They are currently enrolled in a MACP (masters of counselling program) at Yorkville and they hold the following certifications: Bachelors of Psychology via TRU, Peers Program Provider via UCLA, First Responder to Sexual Assault via AASAS, Sex Educator via American College of Sexologists,  Sex Coach via LoveologyU.    


Joe (He/him) manages our Pleasure Crew Social Media. Joe (he/him) is a bisexual demiguy who has found a community in ASPECC.  When he’s not helping out with the website, he can sometimes be found in online hangouts discussing cocktail recipes from science fiction. 


Theo (He/Him) manages our ASPECC Fetlife account


CJ (They/them) is our Event Posting Team Lead

CJ currently looks after event posting, which is a surprisingly monumental task!  They are tacking both their volunteer position and their personal sex positive journey with authenticity and humour filled snark.  CJ is one of the newer additions to our volunteer lead team, and has already proved invaluable.  

Ashley (She/her) is our Volunteer Team Lead.  Ashley loves consent and sex positive vibes!  She is your go to person to sign up for volunteering with ASPECC or The Pleasure Crew!  Reach out to