Men Who Take Baths

Our People

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Nicolle Hodges

Founder, Host of Men Who Take Baths

Nicolle Hodges is a journalist and author whose first book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go Oh Oh raised over $10,000 in pre-sales. A renowned public speaker, Nicolle is the voice of Sexual Health Week 2021 at colleges across Canada. She is the founder of Girls Who Say Fuck, an incubator for ideas that instigate change, including the wildly popular campaign to rebrand virginity to sexual debut. Recently, Nicolle launched a series of workshops and online gatherings to teach women the basics of BDSM power dynamics. These and other projects, including Men Who Take Baths, fall under the umbrella of Expletive Media — a branding agency co-founded by Nicolle. 


She studied broadcast journalism and communications at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and was an on-air talent and producer at CTV Vancouver until 2018. During her tenure at CTV, she reported from Lesbos, Greece, where she started an art camp for kids at the peak of the refugee crisis. When Nicolle left her career in television, she began telling stories from the frontlines of cannabis legalization in Canada as the culture editor of Herb—the largest cannabis publication in North America. She continues to work on the vanguard of drug policy and culture as an independent journalist for Double Blind and an on-camera host for The Dales Report, where she interviews the top CEOs of emerging psychedelics companies. In fall 2021, Nicolle begins her BA in Psychology at York University. She is simultaneously pursuing a certification in nonviolent communication, as well as somatic sex educator training. 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 Dafos is a digital strategist and project manager. Her analytical mind and strong research skills have seen her in-demand as a sustainable growth strategist with brands like Girls Who Say Fuck, Morgan Lane, and BUSCEMI. She’s brokered influencer and affiliate partnerships for brands like Arc’teryx. An experienced media buyer, she’s developed multi-channel paid media programs on Google, YouTube, and Facebook/Instagram for brands like Field Trip Health and Tempur-Sealy. Erin’s experience creating brand identities, social media strategies, and UX designs make her an asset in the planning and execution process of any project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria with a major in Political Science and a minor in Sociology.

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Taylor Oakes

Photographer, 2020/2021

"Tiny Taylor" has been capturing content that the internet loves to hate for over a decade - specifically anything to do with sex, substances, or science. Taylor’s portrait work focuses on energy exchange and has provided her an invitation to witness intensely intimate moments. Her clients are the healers and the healing; sex workers, kinky, and queer humans that want to be seen exactly as they are in all of their raw humanity. You can find her now where you would have found her in the Before Times: behind a screen, getting kicked off platforms for refusing to accept censorship.

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Flynn Skidmore

Men's group facilitator; psychotherapist

Flynn is a psychotherapist who works with people who’ve experienced trauma and are seeking growth and transformation as a result. Flynn sees an individual’s health as the product of complex dynamics between biology, psychology, social structures, and universal phenomena like quantum physics. He asks questions like: How are cellular function and black holes related? How have love and consciousness worked together to co-evolve? Is there a purpose to life beyond giving and receiving love? Of course, with questions like these, Flynn is passionate about the use of psychedelics and plant medicine to contribute to healing and evolution. 

Flynn completed his Masters in Applied Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Coherence Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence, Unified Science, and more. He sees our current form of masculinity as the most significant impediment to a safe and loving world. He wants to be part of the co-creation of the new masculinity; a version that contributes to us all having more access to the life we desire, where we feel love, safety, and belonging. Flynn wants that co-creation to include a variety of voices and identities.

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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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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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Jon Simo

Cinematographer

Jon Simo is a director and visual artist from Toronto, Canada. Over the last decade in the creative industry, he has refined his unique cinematic style by working on narrative passion projects as well as high-profile client work such as Drake, Red Bull, BMW, Samsung, and Mercedes-Benz. He’s constantly exploring new mediums to tell a good story and loves to reframe how content is supposed to be made.

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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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Nicolle Hodges

Founder, Host of Men Who Take Baths

Nicolle Hodges is a journalist and author whose first book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go Oh Oh raised over $10,000 in pre-sales. A renowned public speaker, Nicolle is the voice of Sexual Health Week 2021 at colleges across Canada. She is the founder of Girls Who Say Fuck, an incubator for ideas that instigate change, including the wildly popular campaign to rebrand virginity to sexual debut. Recently, Nicolle launched a series of workshops and online gatherings to teach women the basics of BDSM power dynamics. These and other projects, including Men Who Take Baths, fall under the umbrella of Expletive Media — a branding agency co-founded by Nicolle. 


She studied broadcast journalism and communications at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and was an on-air talent and producer at CTV Vancouver until 2018. During her tenure at CTV, she reported from Lesbos, Greece, where she started an art camp for kids at the peak of the refugee crisis. When Nicolle left her career in television, she began telling stories from the frontlines of cannabis legalization in Canada as the culture editor of Herb—the largest cannabis publication in North America. She continues to work on the vanguard of drug policy and culture as an independent journalist for Double Blind and an on-camera host for The Dales Report, where she interviews the top CEOs of emerging psychedelics companies. In fall 2021, Nicolle begins her BA in Psychology at York University. She is simultaneously pursuing a certification in nonviolent communication, as well as somatic sex educator training. 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 Dafos is a digital strategist and project manager. Her analytical mind and strong research skills have seen her in-demand as a sustainable growth strategist with brands like Girls Who Say Fuck, Morgan Lane, and BUSCEMI. She’s brokered influencer and affiliate partnerships for brands like Arc’teryx. An experienced media buyer, she’s developed multi-channel paid media programs on Google, YouTube, and Facebook/Instagram for brands like Field Trip Health and Tempur-Sealy. Erin’s experience creating brand identities, social media strategies, and UX designs make her an asset in the planning and execution process of any project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria with a major in Political Science and a minor in Sociology.

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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.

Taylor

Taylor Oakes

Photographer, 2020/2021

"Tiny Taylor" has been capturing content that the internet loves to hate for over a decade - specifically anything to do with sex, substances, or science. Taylor’s portrait work focuses on energy exchange and has provided her an invitation to witness intensely intimate moments. Her clients are the healers and the healing; sex workers, kinky, and queer humans that want to be seen exactly as they are in all of their raw humanity. You can find her now where you would have found her in the Before Times: behind a screen, getting kicked off platforms for refusing to accept censorship.

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Flynn Skidmore

Men's group facilitator; psychotherapist

Flynn is a psychotherapist who works with people who’ve experienced trauma and are seeking growth and transformation as a result. Flynn sees an individual’s health as the product of complex dynamics between biology, psychology, social structures, and universal phenomena like quantum physics. He asks questions like: How are cellular function and black holes related? How have love and consciousness worked together to co-evolve? Is there a purpose to life beyond giving and receiving love? Of course, with questions like these, Flynn is passionate about the use of psychedelics and plant medicine to contribute to healing and evolution. 

Flynn completed his Masters in Applied Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Coherence Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence, Unified Science, and more. He sees our current form of masculinity as the most significant impediment to a safe and loving world. He wants to be part of the co-creation of the new masculinity; a version that contributes to us all having more access to the life we desire, where we feel love, safety, and belonging. Flynn wants that co-creation to include a variety of voices and identities.

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Jon Simo

Cinematographer

Jon Simo is a director and visual artist from Toronto, Canada. Over the last decade in the creative industry, he has refined his unique cinematic style by working on narrative passion projects as well as high-profile client work such as Drake, Red Bull, BMW, Samsung, and Mercedes-Benz. He’s constantly exploring new mediums to tell a good story and loves to reframe how content is supposed to be made.