The Team

Countless individuals work tirelessly behind the scenes to make Hacienda what it is. They are leaders, they are creators, they are dedicated volunteers. If you'd like to get more involved please contact us via email at Members@WeAreHacienda.com

Andrew Sparksfire

Andrew Sparksfire he/him

Founder of Hacienda

Andrew is a real estate investor and financial geek who, in 2009, started Hacienda from his townhouse in Brooklyn. Andrew has dedicated his life to creating environments where people can express themselves freely without shame or judgment. In 2014, he built Hacienda Villa, an intentional living community based on the culture of consent and sex positivity originally developed at Hacienda's legendary sex parties. In 2016 he opened a guest house in New Orleans with the same ethos. Andrew continues to develop real estate projects creating beautiful and comfortable spaces, making it possible for Hacienda's culture to keep growing.

Contact: Andrew@WeAreHacienda.com

Beth Sparksfire

Beth Sparksfire she/her

Partner, Director of Events

Beth is Director of Events and cofounder of Hacienda Studio, a video production company focusing on sex education. Beth leads production for the private parties, which are open to members and their guests. Called the Queen of Hacienda because of her outspoken attitude and leadership skills, Beth brings experience in project management, advertising, and video production to the team. Noticing a gap in sexy and decent nightlife options, Beth is expanding Hacienda into the public sphere where she believes in redefining bar culture into something more conscious, more safe, and much, much sexier.

Contact: Queen@WeAreHacienda.com

Kenneth Play

Kenneth Play he/him

Partner, Co-founder of Hacienda Villa

Kenneth is an international sex expert, educator, and cofounder of Hacienda Villa and Hacienda Studio. His Sex Hacker Pro course features over 12 hours of content and teaches sex techniques to help couples discover new ways to connect. He's worked with Dr. Zhana Vrangalova to conduct the world's largest survey on squirting; with Pamela Madsen at the Back to the Body Sensual Retreats for Women; and has been a featured presenter at New York University and San Jose State University. Kenneth has devoted his life to empowering couples to close the orgasm gap and experience the best sex of their lives. You can often find him at Hacienda events ensuring that the décor is perfect, the food delicious, and the sex is mind-blowing.

Contact: Kenneth@KennethPlay.com

Kenneth's website

Ben

Ben Badin he/him

Hacienda Studio and Property Manager

Ben has a passion for creating beautiful spaces and a keen attention to detail, ensuring that Hacienda's studio event space, and all the Hacienda homes, operate with beauty and grace. As the studio manager Ben builds relationships with renters and delivers a stunning and unique rental space for a variety of events. Residents of Hacienda's intentional communities count on Ben's organizational and handyman skills to keep their homes running smoothly. A fan of board games, brunch, and a clean kitchen, Ben also taps into his operations and hosting skills to help organize Hacienda events.

Contact: Ben@WeAreHacienda.com

Gem

Gem she/her

Marketing Manager

Gem is a BDSM educator and marketing professional with ten years of experience working with community organizations. She is responsible for overseeing Hacienda's social media, newsletters, and other communications. As a BDSM enthusiast Gem is passionate about sex positivity. Her mission is to take the principles of sex positive lifestyles, like healthy communication, self-expression, radical acceptance, and the releasing of shame and share them with the world.

Contact: Gem@WeAreHacienda.com

Violet

Violet she/her

Education Curator

Violet is a sex educator, pleasure advocate and soon to be licensed therapist. A new member of the Hacienda Tower community, she describes herself as a "confidante for your sexual adventures". Making the transition from facilitating sex positive workshops in schools, to now doing them at events and play parties, she has experience with creating exciting and open spaces for folks to learn, engage, and confidently move through their sexual journeys. She is so excited to continue creating those spaces with the Hacienda community, and with her fellow sex educators as she continues to evolve in this space.

Contact: Violet@WeAreHacienda.com

Anna

Anna she/her

Chef

Anna has been a chef for over 17 years. She has traveled the world and worked in kitchens around the country. With a diverse background in culinary arts and hospitality driven event production, she's earned various accolades including championship titles in televised culinary competitions and various magazine appearances. Her expertise pushes boundaries in the kitchen and her passion for food, beverage, and the guest experience can be savored at Hacienda's private events.

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Contact: Anna.M.Vocaturo@gmail.com

Website: www.AnnaVocaturo.com

Fifi

Fifi (Sofia) she/her

Diversity and Inclusivity Co-Lead

Being a member of the community since 2016, Hacienda has played a huge role in the way she was able to explore, and reclaim her sexual identity. A tech savvy architect by day, and content creator by night, she hopes to create platforms that make sex positivity and other lifestyles more accessible to marginalized groups, the way it was for her. Her mission here is to continue making Hacienda a safe and inclusive space for QTBIPOC.

Contact: safiyansofia@gmail.com

Safi

Kabir Brown he/him

Diversity and Inclusivity Co-Lead

A poet and a writer on the side, Kabir creates content for his vlog with his fiancé Sofia (Fifi). He hopes to make sex education/positivity more accessible and normalized for marginalized groups the way it was for him. Being black and non-binary, a participant in kink, polyamory and sex positive communities, Kabir's mission here is to help create a space that is aware, inclusive and safe for all races and gender identities within the sex positive community.

Contact: safiyansofia@gmail.com

Eli Pepper

Eli Pepper he/him they/them

Manager, Hacienda Maison

Eli Pepper is proud to call New Orleans home. Connection, community, and service are priorities for Eli. His interests include costuming, collective creative endeavors, Argentine tango, kink, BDSM, human connection, and spiritual growth. Eli has co-hosted educators and education events on topics such as rope bondage, and dominance development at Hacienda Maison and Winter Palace.

Contact: HaciendaNOLA@gmail.com

Beatrice

Beatrice Rose she/her

Manager, Hacienda Maison

Beatrice Rose loves her native city of New Orleans. She enjoy conversations with neighbors, costuming, football, rope bondage, consuming delicious meals, building beautiful homes, and riding bicycles. Bea has co-hosted educators and education events on topics such as rope bondage, and dominance development at Hacienda Maison and Winter Palace. Bea taught a beginners rope bondage class with a focus on consent and negotiation at Naughty in N'awlins. Community and service are important for Bea.

Contact: HaciendaNOLA@gmail.com