Kristin Hodson, Conference Co-Chair
Kristin Hodson, conference co-chair and founder of the Rocky Mountain Sex + Intimacy Summit, is a graduate of BYU Hawaii where she earned a BSW in International Social Work, a graduate of the University of Utah where she earned her Master of Social Work, and will begin her Doctoral studies at California Institute For Integral Studies this fall. In addition to her academic achievements, Kristin is certified as a sex therapist through the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. Kristin is the Founder and Executive Director of The Healing Group and teaches human sexuality in clinical practice as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah.
Kristin is passionate about increasing the sexuality competency in mental health professionals, medical providers, and religious clergy in an effort to improve the sexual health of the community at large. One of her favorite things to do is bridge things that don’t seemingly go together like sex and religion. She’s often asked to speak in the community and religious groups because of this. She has a unique ability to break down the topics of sexuality into easily digestible pieces empowering people to further develop their sexual identity, hone their sexual values, improve their communication around sexuality all with the intention to improve people’s relationships with themselves and others.
Kristin lives with her partner in Salt Lake City and is a mother to three wild things. She loves to be on the water, be in the mountains, and plan adventures with her family.
Nicole Miranda, Conference Co-CHair
Nicole Miranda, conference co-chair, is a graduate of the University of Utah where she earned a BA in International Studies, a BS in Economics, and a Master of Public Administration.
Ms. Miranda has 10 years of experience in event planning from weddings to seminars and conferences. Most importantly however her work has largely been in educational administration. Ms. Miranda was a Foreign Exchange Analyst for Goldman Sachs and an Admissions Counselor and Recruiter for the Office of Student Recruitment at the University of Utah. Having presented at nearly all high schools in Utah and visited all institutions for higher education in the state she continues to serve the K-16 population. As a first generation college graduate, Ms. Miranda is passionate about opportunity and empowerment through quality education for all students.
Ms. Miranda is a first-generation Chilean-American and spends a portion of her free time writing short stories about her parents’ life in exile. She enjoys researching global birth experiences, reading historical novels and most of all spending time with the two little people that inspire her most, her children. Ms. Miranda lives in downtown Salt Lake City with her husband and two children.
Meisha Ross, Event Coordinator
After a childhood in the Deep South, Meisha moved west to chase her wanderlust spirit. Meisha spent the early part of her career wrangling skiers and snowboarders by managing half-pipe and terrain park events and marketing efforts at some of the world’s most renowned ski resorts.
After more than a decade in the ski industry, Meisha departed from her comfort zone to create a consulting practice designed to serve clients with the same passion and dedication she had served her clients. Meisha Lawson Marketing Services is a healthy combination of retainer work for Utah-based tourism clients and project based project manager and strategy work.
Meisha is excited to continue dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s for the Rocky Mountain Sex & Intimacy Summit organizing committee and lend her organizational skills in the planning and execution of the Summit.
Meisha and her husband and babes live and play in Park City.