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. To honor their privacy, some team members are not listed on this page. We nevertheless acknowledge their love, creativity, and commitment to our collective vision.

Contact us: 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: AndrewSparksfire@gmail.com

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

Beth Sparksfire
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

Gemshe/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

Gem
Rene Bolanos

Rene Bolanos he/him

Event Producer

Rene is a caring and responsible member of the Villa community. He organizes Villa events as an ambassador to the community, a volunteer coordinator, and event producer. His attention to detail and mindful communication extend to every part of his life, including his passion for pole dancing. Ever since his first lesson, Rene has expressed an intimate connection with the pole and pole dancing community in every performance. He spends the rest of his free time cooking delicious vegan meals.

Contact: Rene@KennethPlay.com

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

Fifi
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

Ben Badin he/him

Event Producer

Ben is a community organizer and event producer with 15 years of event production experience. His primary goal is to ensure that Hacienda events run smoothly and safely and that all guests have a wonderful experience. With a strong motivation to grow sex positive culture, Ben leads the newest intentional living home, Hacienda Tower. You can often find Ben acting as a Guardian, ensuring that Hacienda events are as comfortable and safe as possible.

Contact: Ben@WeAreHacienda.com

Ben
Meghan

Meghan McVann they/them

Studio Manager

Meghan has been a Production Manager for dance festivals, storefront theatres, Off-Broadway shows, and parties. Working with producers, Meghan creates community environments and events. Through these events, and as a part of the Poly, Kink, and Queer communites, Meghan creates safer spaces for those who want to fully express their innermost truth. When they are not working, they are biking to local breweries and geeking out over new beers with friends.

Contact: Meghan@WeAreHacienda.com

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

Violet
Arnaud

Arnaud Muller he/him

Filmmaker, DJ, and Event Producer

Arnaud is the resident DJ and an event producer at Hacienda. A versatile filmmaker and photographer, his sense of creativity has driven him to shoot over 300 travel videos, fashion and music videos, and also some pretty incredible Hacienda videos. With a modern take on sex-positive culture, Arnaud helps direct Hacienda towards new audiences and opportunities. Listen to Arnaud's music on SoundCloud.

Contact: Arnaud@WeAreHacienda.com

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

Eli Pepper
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