SWPA Board - Leadership Committee

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Ken Herskovitz

CEO Vibratex/Magic Wand

Since 2011, Ken has served in executive and advisory roles for several major players in the sexual wellness industry. Today, he is the CEO of Vibratex, the company behind the iconic Magic Wand® brand of personal massagers.

Additionally, Ken operates an independent consultancy focused on supporting the business and marketing needs of sexual wellness brands.

For SWPA, Ken manages the marketing team to oversee social media and intellectual property for the alliance.

Scott Watkins

VP Sales and Marketing, Doc Johnson

Scott Watkins is VP of Sales and Marketing for Doc Johnson since 2013 where he has infused the company with the latest corporate strategies, and streamlining procedures, while continuing to expand business. 

Scott brings 14 years of hands-on sales, business development, and management experience, and he is always looking for ways to deliver great products and elevated customer satisfaction while strengthening the global presence of Doc Johnson.

For SWPA, Scott manages the operations team to develop policies and procedures for the alliance.

 

David Eliason

Owner of Dick & Jane’s Naughty Spot

After launching Dick & Jane’s Naughty Spot in Sturgis, South Dakota in 2010, David opened a 2nd store in Rapid City in 2018.

David understands the importance of advocacy after successfully fighting several federal lawsuits against municipalities who tried to shut his stores down. He is also passionate about assisting staff into rewarding career positions. David is happily married, with a daughter and 3 grandchildren.

For SWPA, David manages the membership team to develop and oversee opportunities for our current and potential members.

 

SWPA Board Members

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Preston Garland

Vice President, Eldorado

As a 2nd generation in the sexual wellness industry, Preston Garland has 12 years of experience, starting with Eldorado in 2010 in their warehouse operations before advancing to several different roles within Eldorado’s marketing department.

After a years leave to complete a Masters in Business Administration, Preston rejoined Eldorado in 2021, as Vice President, where he has distinguished himself with his strategic insights and leadership within the organization, playing a pivotal role in Eldorado’s continued success.

April Lampert

Chief Sale Officer and Co-owner / Hot Octopuss AND Co-host Shameless Sex Podcast

April Lampert has been a sexual pleasure pioneer since 2008, with experience in all facets of the pleasure products business from retail and buying, to product design and manufacturing, to education and marketing, working globally to become an expert in sexuality.

As a certified sex educator, she is also co-host of the Shameless Sex podcast, and co-author of the Shameless Sex book, as well as  co-owner and CSO of Hot Octopuss. Named Woman of the Year (Xbiz 2016), April has dedicated her life to inspiring more pleasure and intimacy in everyone.

Zoe Ligon

CEO, Spectrum Boutique

Zoë Ligon is a Detroit-based sex educator, journalist and artist who is also the proprietor of progressive online sex toy emporium, Spectrum Boutique, where she has made it her life’s work to blast away the stigmas and misinformation that prevent us from having the amazing sex we all deserve.

Zoë has a bachelor of science in psychology from Fordham University and has a background inclusive pleasure-focused sex education. Her book Carnal Knowledge is available wherever books are sold.

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Kim Airs

Sexuality Educator & Adult Products Reviewer

Kim has been in this wacky business for over 30 years, opening New England’s first female and couples friendly sex toy store, Grand Opening! Kim has done everything in this business – sales at every level, product design, marketing, copywriting, consulting, training everyone from retailers to doctors and sex therapists to church ladies (true!) … you name it, she’s probably done it.

Kim  is passionate about this industry and dedicated to free speech, having served on the Board of Directors of the FSC (2003-05).

Sara Ramirez

Associate Publisher, Retail

A seasoned leader and visionary in the adult industry, serves as the Associate Publisher, Retail for XBIZ, a leading source of business news and information. Since entering the field in 2001, Sara has dedicated over twenty years to cultivating her deep-rooted passion, expertise, and leadership within the industry.

At the helm of XBIZ Premiere and Sexual Health for 15 years, Sara has been pivotal in shaping these key publications. Her strategic guidance and unwavering dedication have been instrumental in nurturing and growing the community these publications serve.

Andrew Eustace

Adult Sales Director - Trigg Laboratories, Inc.

Andrew is the Director of Adult Sales for Trigg Laboratories (manufacturer of Wet Lubricants) since Jan, 2023. He joined the Wet team in 2020, and has run Wet’s Project Management and Marketing teams respectively.

Andrew has been lucky to work with a vast array of people and product types at all stages of the retail process, from manufacturing to B2B sales, as well as distribution and B2C sales. While still ‘new’ to our industry, going on his 5th year Andrew has a wealth of retail and retail management experience spanning nearly twenty years and two continents.

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Mark Miller

President, LD Management Company/Lions Den.com

Mark is currently president at LD Management Company, responsible for all aspects of daily operations at the Lions Den stores.

Prior to working at LD Management, Mark worked as a commercial banker where he was introduced to Lions Den and our great industry. In his free time, Mark can be found enjoying time with his family and friends, riding his motorcycle and golfing.

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Wanda Garland

CEO/President Eldorado

Wanda Garland has been CEO of Eldorado Trading Company since 2017, taking over after her husband passed away, and brings her diverse business experience to promote Eldorado’s success. As the first office employee of the fledgling start-up in 1975, Wanda learned the business of wholesale distribution from the ground up. Since then, she has seen the industry grow and change, particularly the importance of education.

 

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Lynn Swanson

Sales Manager/ Classic Brands

Lynn Swanson is an industry veteran, whose entire career spans adult: retail, distributing and manufacturing management.

Her long service on the Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors, is something that she is particularly proud of, a response to her family’s personal fight for Free Speech after the conviction and imprisonment of her late husband, David Swanson, for interstate transport of obscene material, many years ago. Having come to Classic Brands nine years ago, she works as their Sales Manager.

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Chelsea Downs

Managing Director New York Toy Collective

has a proven success achieving business success through strategic planning, effective team management, innovative problem-solving, and expert operations oversight.

 

SWPA Support Team

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Tamara Payton Bell

SWPA Administrator

Tamara has been in the pleasure products industry over 30 years, as the founder of the Home Pleasure Party Plan Association (HPPPA), founder and CEO of Lady T Coaching & New Attitude Business Consulting, an ABS Certified Clinical Sexologist, ACS Certified Sex Educator, Certified Loveologist®, Love Coach and graduate of Loveology University®. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and Associates degrees in Family Studies and Psychology/Sociology. Currently she supports the SWPA Board as the alliance’s Administrator. 

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Meghan Lyons

Membership Director FSC & SWPA

Meghan joined FSC with over 20 years of membership and marketing experience, in both corporate and nonprofit settings. Bringing her passion and knowledge for member initiatives, Meghan works to support the FSC mission: to protect the rights and freedoms of both the workers and businesses in the adult industry, by broadening the reach of FSC and developing additional benefits for FSC members.

 

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Domina Doll

SWPA/FSC Executive Assistant

Domina has over 20 years experience in the sexual wellness industry specializing in SEO, writing, out-of-the-box marketing, web and graphic design, film/video creation, and more. As a a certified Love Coach from Loveology University, Domina is passionate about sexual education for adults, as well as free speech, and freedom from censorship. Her mission is to empower others to embrace their own sexual freedom and pleasure, by giving them permission to tap into their desires.

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Kiana Robinson

Owner, Souley Gazing Agency

With over six years of expertise in content marketing and social media management across diverse sectors, Kiana is passionate about diversity and content marketing within the s3xual wellness industry. “I understand the discrimination and censorship against professionals working within the s3x space; that’s why I’m motivated and passionate about s3xual wellness.”