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Meet the team

We would like to express our gratitude to the team that made The Thrive Virtual Conference possible!


Devyn Stone


Devyn Stone is a self-awareness and BDSM educator, author, and alternative lifestyles coach. He dreams of globe trotting and helping folx achieve the connections they desire, while they learn themselves more deeply. He believes in diversity not division, and actualizes that idea by promoting strongly affirming spaces and interactions. Devyn has a passion for giving and receiving education - his favorite topics are psychology, negotiation, consent, relationship construction, and organization. His “Quick Reference” books covered affirming gender, creating protocol, negotiating authority in relationships, and more. He is the Founder of Pragmatically Kinking, where members discuss the practical aspects of BDSM, and THRIVE, a virtual conference dedicated to the intersection of mental health and BDSM. Devyn’s been actively practicing authority transfer dynamics since 2004. Today he lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his property, Guan-Xuan, who is unquestionably devoted to his will. Devyn is an extrovert, a Sons of Anarchy fan, and a foodie. Learn more at!


slave joy


Hello, my name is slave joy, she/her pronouns please. I am a student of life on an open-minded journey of self-discovery and growth to be my best self. I am a strong open-hearted spiritual woman, have a few soul parts that are that of a soft feminine baby girl, but most of all what drives my life passion at the core of my very being is that i am a joyously loving slave. I have come to understand in my soul knowing that my slavery is an orientation, just like my pansexuality. It is simply who I am.

I seek to learn, grow, and be my best slave self while supporting those in our community the best I can. Since a young age, my service heart has been my purpose-filled grounding anchor. My life is a work of service to the earth and her children’s healing and my Master’s highest good.



Spinfog is a control enthusiast from Florida. She helps lead the local hypnokinky munch, and has been a member of multiple Hypnokiny Cons' consent response teams. 

Panel Facilitator

girl Calyco


the gurl Yue

the gurl/she/her

Technical Support

Master Marcus


Hello there,

My name is Master Marcus Cole. I have been in and out of the lifestyle for over 20 years, in the last several years I have begun to deepen and explore my relationship to my own dominance as a way of life and being that integrates who I truly am. Also, in the last several years the universe aligned the meeting of slave joy and that began our M/s journey. I collared my slave joy in October 2018 and we have been growing our 24/7 M/s with love, dedication to communication and lots of laughter sense.

For inspiring work, I am an independent professional photographer with a studio in Seattle. I am blessed to have two thriving photography businesses. My business Marcus Cole Photography focuses mainly on vanilla portraits, boudoir, landscape and street photography. Where my business Shadows in the Light is a celebration of everything kinky and Fetish possible. Whether you would like to get solo or couple portraits done with rope bondage personalized to flatter your frame or use numerous pieces of play furniture we have as props the variations are limitless. I also do group parties and events like collaring ceremonies.

As slave joy and I grow in our M/s journey we have been seeking to expand our community and have been enjoying going to M/s and Leather conferences across the country the last few years. More recently we have found our local MAsT chapters and look forward to being a part of them regularly. slave joy and I are both wired for and committed to a monogamous relationship but value the wide variety of people and relationships around us. We would greatly like to meet more open-minded kink accepting people to build friendships with where we can be ourselves as Master and slave while enjoying vanilla activities like board or card games, BBQ's, potlucks or any number of things.

Whether you are interested in a photo shoot or would like to get to know slave joy and I better feel free to send a friend request or message!

All the best Master Marcus.

All of you!