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Clint Greagen (Reservoir Dad) is a stay-at-home-Dad, chief writer at reservoirdad.com and founder of the Most Mentally Sexy Competition. He has written for Nurture Magazine and morningquickie.com. He has been interviewed for articles in The Preston Leader, The Age and Mother & Baby Magazine and has also appeared on ABC Radio National’s Life Matters, SBS Radio, Channel Nine’s TODAY and Channel Ten’s The Circle. He can be contacted via the ‘Contact’ link at the top of the page.

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Maureen Matthews (BA (Hons) Dip Ed) grew up as an English Vicar’s daughter. At the age of 23 she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease which leaves her legally blind. With her three sons growing up, she decided to take on a new challenge. All the commercial ventures to do with sex blisslogowere aimed at men, were sleazy, and offered little for women, and men in stable relationships. So, in 1996, she opened Bliss for Women, Australia’s only adult shop and specialist bookshop for women. 14 years later, www.bliss4women.com is acknowledged by Health Professionals, Counsellors, and other support groups as an invaluable resource for all people wanting to explore their sensual selves. In addition to her public speaking, Maureen writes a weekly column (About Last Night) in Melbourne’s ‘Sunday Age’ M Magazine, where she answers questions about sex and relationships. Married for 33 years, she is thrilled to support any venture that fosters successful relationships.

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youngdamonDamon Young is an Australian philosopher and writer. Born in Melbourne and raised in the Mornington Peninsula. He now lives in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs with his wife, son and daughter. Damon is the author of Distraction, described by London’s Financial Times as ‘lucid and optimistic’. His next book, on the allure of gardens, will be published in 2011. He is also co-editing Martial Arts and Philosophy, with Graham Priest. His essays, fiction and poetry have been published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Herald-Sun, ABC and Meanjin. He regularly comments on radio and has appeared on Channel 7 and ABC TV. His website – Darkly Wise Rudely Great.

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PaulGoodenPaul Gooden (BSc. MBA. DBA) grew up as the second son in a family of three boys. (This meant that he was the well adjusted one). As there were no girls in the family , apart from Fleur and Mandy who were dachshunds, the major female influence in the family’s life was his mother Lois. Although his mother was only 5 foot 2 ½ inches tall (and he always disputed the extra ½ inch) she taught all of the boys the value and contribution of the mother in the family unit and respect for women. When he found himself divorced at 36 and primary care giver for 6 year old twins (yes…boys again!) he had to struggle with societies expectations of the male as the primary bread winner, meeting a new partner and changing his mental blue print to accept and understand what a “Modern Family” means. Today, the Corporate jobs are gone and his wife has helped him and the twins clear_screenunderstand that life, love and family is not about “The Treadmill” but about growing, loving and supporting each other. Together they have founded “ClearScreen Sunscreen Wipes” and sponsor and support groups such as the Stuart Appleby Junior Golf & Limbs for Life. Amanda and Paul are honoured to be associated with Reservoir Dad and “The Most Mentally Sexy Competition (MMSC) ”. As long as Reservoir Dad and the MMSC will put up with us we are happy to be part of such an uplifting, refreshing and important initiative that promotes successful and loving relationships.

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almightydadKeith Wilcox is head author and founder of the popular parenting blog Almighty Dad and outspoken stay-at-home dad.


 

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danstaffDan Barron has been a stay- home dad for the past 7 years with his three children, aged 13, 7 and 5. For several years he was Co-ordinator of the Northern Dads Playgroup, a playgroup for stay home dads and their children meeting in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. He has contributed regular articles to Darebin’s Parent Voice magazine, and is an active member of the Post Placement Support Service, a support group for parents of children who have suffered trauma in early childhood. In 2010 he donned underpants in his local supermarket in the name of the Mentally Sexy competition, and his daughter has received complementary chicken loaf slices from the deli counter ever since. In another life he may well have been a talented footballer for Nottingham Forest FC.

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dennis-yuDennis Yu is Managing Principal of Facebook Marketing at Webtrends, helping brands grow and measure their Facebook presence. He is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook marketing, having been featured on National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, AllFacebook, CBS Evening News, and KTLA-TV. He has spoken at Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, Web 2.0, The American Marketing Association, PubCon, Conversational Commerce Conference, Pacific Conferences, HostingCon, Affiliate Summit, Affiliate Convention, UltraLight Startups, and other venues. Yu has also counselled the Federal Trade Commission on privacy issues for social networks. Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines. His educational background is Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics. You can contact him at dennis.yu@webtrends.com, his blog, or on Facebook.