SLFEX is comprised of a group of individuals who dream of a better future for adult entertainment and the people who make this field a success. Our ethos grows within the foundation of four basic principles, empowerment, independence, safety, and innovation.
ValArie MercedChief Executive Officer
Valarie Merced is a clinical sexologist and birth doula with 10 years of experience in the field. She is the founder and creative director of Precipice Magazine, a print-only publication exploring sex, desire, and love through academics and art. She received her Bachelor’s in Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and is currently a second year graduate student at Northwestern University studying Mental Health Counseling. Valarie’s inspiration is found within the intricate world of interpersonal dynamics, authenticity, and intimacy. Through these lenses she curates multifaceted experiences celebrating sexuality.
Ayesha HussainChief Content Officer
Ayesha Hussain found her beginnings in the fashion industry with business strategy, branding and sales. A pull toward conscious entrepreneurship birthed a greater purpose of eradicating rape culture that was not welcome in fashion. Frustrated with her experience in the industry, she left to design experiences around the world gathering strangers into rooms to watch porn and talk about it. Today, as a founder of a clinical sexology practice, her work centers creativity, storytelling and communities ridding the world of shame, creating safe containers for honest expression to change the world.
Sherown CampbellChief Technology Officer
Sherown is Co-Founder and CTO of Dis-Tribute, an information technology and management firm, bridging the gap between today’s challenges and tomorrow’s distributed digital world. He brings a deep understanding of dev-ops and data analytics, as well as the emerging blockchain industry and community. With a master’s degree in Computer Science, Sherown focuses on the deployment of code, ensuring the security, availability, and reliability of the company’s cloud-based infrastructure.
The Tech Team —
James HaskinsDev Ops Engineer
James focuses on the deployment of code, ensuring the security, availability, and reliability of the company’s cloud-based infrastructure.
Ian StrouseBack-End Developer
An experienced developer, Ian specializes in the design and development of APIs, database design and maintenance, and systems architecture. He builds elegant integrations that leverage the power of AWS.
Juan PortilloFront-End Developer
A talented UI engineer, Juan specializes in designing elegant, effective UX across a range of browsers. His expertise in front-end technologies complements his skills in WP, SEO, and marketing.