Queer Asterisk Administrative Team

Nervous? Our administrators are queer and trans too!

Sorin Thomas LPC, LAC (xe, xyr, xem) Clinical Director, Therapist

Sorin is a queer and non-binary transgender licensed professional counselor and licensed addictions counselor offering a variety of therapeutic services to queer and trans folx. A graduate of Naropa University with a master's degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology, Sorin utilizes body sensation/movement and mindfulness practices. Therapy is strengths-based and client-directed for children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families of all configurations to inspire growth and healing. Sorin specializes in modalities such as wilderness therapy and canine/equine therapy.

Read interview with Sorin from the Odyssey Center

Read Embodied Conflict Resolution: The Use of Body Psychotherapy, Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy, and Aikido to Resolve Conflict amongst Adolescents by Sorin L. Thomas

Brett Adamek MA, CPT (he, his, him) Program Director, Therapist

Brett is an unlicensed registered psychotherapist with a master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and certified personal trainer. Brett combines these areas of expertise to support individuals seeking dynamic and practical ways to release and reintegrate emotional charge in the body. He uses a unique method that combines mindfulness and self-inquiry, supported movement and therapeutic touch to assist individuals to feel empowered and at-home in their bodies so that they can live a more authentic, creative, and purposeful life. In addition to working at Queer Asterisk, Brett is the founder of MBODI, a company that produces innovative products and trainings to connect mind, body, and emotions. Learn more at www.mbodi.me.

Luca Pax, BA (they, their, them), Director of Community Relations | Trainer

Luca holds a BA in Education, Peace Studies, and Gender Studies from Naropa University. Luca started Queer Conversations, and is committed to co-creating transformative, accessible, anti-oppressive spaces for queer and trans communities. Please contact Luca for ideas about collaborating and getting involved with QA!

Josie Ivy Nixon, BA (She, Hers, Her) Fundraising & Events Coordinator

Josie holds a bachelors degree from the School of Community Service from a University located in Michigan. She moved to Colorado in September of 2016 to be a part of the queer community in Boulder. Josie has a passion to work with the queer community to create a space that holds all people in equal standing with no fear of any emotional or physical harm. She believes in fighting for her community while practicing passiveness as a method of finding peace within our society.

Tara Smelt, PhD (she, hers, her) Director of Education and Training

Tara holds a PhD in Advanced Studies of Human Behavior with a specific focus on sexual and gender identity and ethnocultural relations. Tara has experience in organizational management, consulting with public and private sector HR departments to revamp policies and procedures for inclusivity. She uses her education and organizational experience to inform her practice of research and assessments to further engage the conversation of tactical and strategic diversity and inclusion.

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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Queer Asterisk. We strive to maintain a diverse team with a shared and vested interest in our mission. To apply, please download and fill out the application below and send it along with your resume, cover letter, and two professional references to info@queerasterisk.com. Feel free to contact us for more information.

 

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A Guide to Pronouns

Even though singular pronouns are typically thought of as consisting solely of "he and she," many people do not fit inside this narrow construct of gender. Many of us fall outside of "he and she" and need to use pronouns that are reflective of our identities. There are many non-binary pronouns; here are few that are used at Queer Asterisk.

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