Men Who Take Baths

Our People

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Nicolle Hodges

Founder, Host of Men Who Take Baths

Nicolle Hodges is a journalist, sexual freedom philosopher, and author of Oh, the Places You’ll Go Oh Oh—an illustrated book about the power of orgasms written in Dr. Seuss-style verse. She is the founder of the men’s mental health movement, Men Who Take Baths. Launched in 2017 following #MeToo, the project documents the evolution of masculine psychology and male identity in a changing world through an interview series and virtual men’s groups. Nicolle is the co-founder of Expletive Media—a branding agency creating content in "taboo realms," including Girls Who Say Fuck and its quest to rebrand virginity to Sexual Debut. She is passionate about conversations for empathy, psychedelics for intimacy, and sexual liberation for equality. As a Lifestyle Dominatrix, Nicolle creates erotic environments for women to embody pleasure from a place of empowerment and restore gender equity through the art of Dominance and Submission. She studied broadcast journalism and communications at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, graduating top of her class. She went on to become a television personality for CTV Vancouver, which included reporting from Lesbos, Greece where she started an art camp for kids at the peak of the refugee crisis. After quitting her career in television, she began telling stories from the frontlines of cannabis legalization in Canada as the culture editor of Herb, and now, the evolution of psychedelics and sexuality as an independent journalist for Double Blind and Inside the Jar. Nicolle is currently pursuing a certification in nonviolent communication, as well as somatic sex educator training. In fall 2021, she begins her BA in Psychology at York University. She currently lives in Toronto with her hairless cat, Brain (not Brian). To follow Nicolle’s adventures, and read the stories that come of it, find her on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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Erin Dafos

Head of Strategy

Erin is a digital marketing strategist. With an analytical mind and strong research skills, she works closely with brands to develop digital strategies that solve their business goals and objectives. She has acted as an intermediary to broker partnerships between brands and various YouTube and Instagram content publishers. As a media buyer, Erin has managed multi-channel media programs on Google Adwords, Facebook and Instagram. Most recently, she has been supporting the feminist-forward idea incubator Girls Who Say Fuck to identify areas of revenue opportunity, brand partnerships, grants and funding.

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Joshua Seinen

Graphic Designer

Joshua is a graphic designer and brand strategist born with a blue-collar and the founder of JSDCo. ⁠— a design studio committed to working with good people on great projects. He is the co-founder and brand officer of No More Dead Friends ⁠— an initiative focused on empowering people to make educated choices about drug use, ending the stigma, and actively providing community resources for overdose prevention. Having studied graphic design, brand strategy, and marketing for seven years before entering the industry as a professional in 2015, he’s worked with agencies like BL_NK Creative Co., Spring Advertising, Agency Media, Surfrider Foundation, BAM Communications, SitePartners, and Root Creative. Joshua uses the power of design and brand strategy to facilitate real change, uplift communities, and support small businesses.

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Alicia Bernbaum

Producer

Alicia is a producer, writer, media commentator, and growth marketer. She comes up with great content ideas and is drawn to binge-worthy people, products, and stories. She helps brands and individuals navigate and leverage content, media, and talent. She looks at what you want to achieve and helps you to grow with big-picture-thinking in mind. She's super excited to be a part of the Men Who Take Baths team. Visit aliciabernbaumonline.com

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Suzanna Dextraze

Sound Assistant / Boom Operator

Suzanna Dextraze studied journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University. After a decade of working in Russian media, she moved to Vancouver, where she started working in the film industry. Currently, Suzanna is a Sound Assistant / Boom Operator on union shows and on independent projects like this one.

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Jeremy Martin

Videographer

Jeremy is a film, marketing, and production professional who is driven by creating. He spent a year living in Nicaragua where he worked on real estate and tourism projects. As the videographer for Men Who Take Baths, Jeremy is excited to be a part of this video project and conversation.

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Natalie Turnbull

Editor

Natalie is an editor and a filmmaker who was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Coming from a background in improv comedy, Natalie has honed her impulses and pacing in front of live audiences and has found that these skills have been invaluable in the editing room. She is excited to be a part of Men Who Take Baths because she knows that it's important for men to talk about their feelings. Plus, who doesn't love a bath!

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Root Creative

Research & Development

Root Creative is a strategy-focused agency with a broad and talented network specializing in brand and business development, marketing consultation, creative direction, and CSR initiatives within the cannabis industry and complementary markets.

The Root team is west coast-based and privileged to live, work, and play on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional Coast Salish territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Co-founders Steph Martens and Jessica Brown established Root on the principle of #mindfulmedia and actively seek to collaborate on projects that keep them #consciouslycurious by promoting learning, innovation and growth.

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Khary

Videographer

Khary is a dancer turned photographer/videographer born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Highly social and charismatic, he enjoys working with people and focusing on portraiture photography. He hopes to bring realness to the frame and capture the best of people at any given moment. 

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Jah Grey

Photographer, Men Who Take Baths: 2019, 2020

Jah is a self-taught photographic artist primarily focused on portraiture who began his career in 2014. His photographs are situated in the resistance of the ideology of hyper-masculinity and heavily focused on creating spaces that are culturally sensitive, transformative, and accessible. Jah’s work adds new perspectives around masculinity by breaking free from unhealthy expectations of traditional masculinity through the lens of a black transman. His photographs and video installation have been shown across Ontario - including in the Museum Of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Art Gallery of Burlington. He’s also had amazing opportunities to show works across America - including at the Ford Foundation Gallery in New York City and in Los Angeles, the National Day of Healing hosted by Ava Duvernay at her ARRAY HQ, and most recently, in Singapore.

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Britney Gill

Photographer, 2017

Britney is a photographer in Vancouver, B.C.; although her free-spirit tendencies take her all around the world. She loves to capture moments through a natural, documentary style of photography. Candid is her best work and good people are her genre. She specializes in travel, fashion and brand identity photography and works across many industries favouring brands with high ethics and social responsibility. She also documents love and families in all forms. Visit britneygill.com

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Nicolle Hodges

Founder, Host of Men Who Take Baths

Nicolle Hodges is a journalist, sexual freedom philosopher, and author of Oh, the Places You’ll Go Oh Oh—an illustrated book about the power of orgasms written in Dr. Seuss-style verse. She is the founder of the men’s mental health movement, Men Who Take Baths. Launched in 2017 following #MeToo, the project documents the evolution of masculine psychology and male identity in a changing world through an interview series and virtual men’s groups. Nicolle is the co-founder of Expletive Media—a branding agency creating content in "taboo realms," including Girls Who Say Fuck and its quest to rebrand virginity to Sexual Debut. She is passionate about conversations for empathy, psychedelics for intimacy, and sexual liberation for equality. As a Lifestyle Dominatrix, Nicolle creates erotic environments for women to embody pleasure from a place of empowerment and restore gender equity through the art of Dominance and Submission. She studied broadcast journalism and communications at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, graduating top of her class. She went on to become a television personality for CTV Vancouver, which included reporting from Lesbos, Greece where she started an art camp for kids at the peak of the refugee crisis. After quitting her career in television, she began telling stories from the frontlines of cannabis legalization in Canada as the culture editor of Herb, and now, the evolution of psychedelics and sexuality as an independent journalist for Double Blind and Inside the Jar. Nicolle is currently pursuing a certification in nonviolent communication, as well as somatic sex educator training. In fall 2021, she begins her BA in Psychology at York University. She currently lives in Toronto with her hairless cat, Brain (not Brian). To follow Nicolle’s adventures, and read the stories that come of it, find her on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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Jah Grey

Photographer, Men Who Take Baths: 2019, 2020

Jah is a self-taught photographic artist primarily focused on portraiture who began his career in 2014. His photographs are situated in the resistance of the ideology of hyper-masculinity and heavily focused on creating spaces that are culturally sensitive, transformative, and accessible. Jah’s work adds new perspectives around masculinity by breaking free from unhealthy expectations of traditional masculinity through the lens of a black transman. His photographs and video installation have been shown across Ontario - including in the Museum Of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Art Gallery of Burlington. He’s also had amazing opportunities to show works across America - including at the Ford Foundation Gallery in New York City and in Los Angeles, the National Day of Healing hosted by Ava Duvernay at her ARRAY HQ, and most recently, in Singapore.

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Joshua Seinen

Graphic Designer

Joshua is a graphic designer and brand strategist born with a blue-collar and the founder of JSDCo. ⁠— a design studio committed to working with good people on great projects. He is the co-founder and brand officer of No More Dead Friends ⁠— an initiative focused on empowering people to make educated choices about drug use, ending the stigma, and actively providing community resources for overdose prevention. Having studied graphic design, brand strategy, and marketing for seven years before entering the industry as a professional in 2015, he’s worked with agencies like BL_NK Creative Co., Spring Advertising, Agency Media, Surfrider Foundation, BAM Communications, SitePartners, and Root Creative. Joshua uses the power of design and brand strategy to facilitate real change, uplift communities, and support small businesses.

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Erin Dafos

Head of Strategy

Erin is a digital marketing strategist. With an analytical mind and strong research skills, she works closely with brands to develop digital strategies that solve their business goals and objectives. She has acted as an intermediary to broker partnerships between brands and various YouTube and Instagram content publishers. As a media buyer, Erin has managed multi-channel media programs on Google Adwords, Facebook and Instagram. Most recently, she has been supporting the feminist-forward idea incubator Girls Who Say Fuck to identify areas of revenue opportunity, brand partnerships, grants and funding.

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Alicia Bernbaum

Producer

Alicia is a producer, writer, media commentator, and growth marketer. She comes up with great content ideas and is drawn to binge-worthy people, products, and stories. She helps brands and individuals navigate and leverage content, media, and talent. She looks at what you want to achieve and helps you to grow with big-picture-thinking in mind. She's super excited to be a part of the Men Who Take Baths team. Visit aliciabernbaumonline.com

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Suzanna Dextraze

Sound Assistant / Boom Operator

Suzanna Dextraze studied journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University. After a decade of working in Russian media, she moved to Vancouver, where she started working in the film industry. Currently, Suzanna is a Sound Assistant / Boom Operator on union shows and on independent projects like this one.

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Jeremy Martin

Videographer

Jeremy is a film, marketing, and production professional who is driven by creating. He spent a year living in Nicaragua where he worked on real estate and tourism projects. As the videographer for Men Who Take Baths, Jeremy is excited to be a part of this video project and conversation.

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Natalie Turnbull

Editor

Natalie is an editor and a filmmaker who was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Coming from a background in improv comedy, Natalie has honed her impulses and pacing in front of live audiences and has found that these skills have been invaluable in the editing room. She is excited to be a part of Men Who Take Baths because she knows that it's important for men to talk about their feelings. Plus, who doesn't love a bath!

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Britney Gill

Photographer, 2017

Britney is a photographer in Vancouver, B.C.; although her free-spirit tendencies take her all around the world. She loves to capture moments through a natural, documentary style of photography. Candid is her best work and good people are her genre. She specializes in travel, fashion and brand identity photography and works across many industries favouring brands with high ethics and social responsibility. She also documents love and families in all forms. Visit britneygill.com

Khary

Khary

Videographer

Khary is a dancer turned photographer/videographer born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Highly social and charismatic, he enjoys working with people and focusing on portraiture photography. He hopes to bring realness to the frame and capture the best of people at any given moment. 

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Root Creative

Research & Development

Root Creative is a strategy-focused agency with a broad and talented network specializing in brand and business development, marketing consultation, creative direction, and CSR initiatives within the cannabis industry and complementary markets.

The Root team is west coast-based and privileged to live, work, and play on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional Coast Salish territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Co-founders Steph Martens and Jessica Brown established Root on the principle of #mindfulmedia and actively seek to collaborate on projects that keep them #consciouslycurious by promoting learning, innovation and growth.