Board of Directors
Jeffrey Douglas, Board Chair
Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Holland, Board President
Founder/CEO, Chick Media - Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Holland began her career as a journalist in the 1980s, covering Central American war zones, before going on to become an award-winning documentarian. During that time, she created Art Attack, a producer of documentaries, feature films, and reality programming, and opened a production facility in San Salvador. She founded Chick Media, a production company dedicated to creating sex positive, erotic programming for women, worked with companies across the adult industry, and represented the concept of “Women’s Erotica” in a wide variety of media outlets including ABC’s 20/20, MSNBC, Elle Magazine and The New York Times. Ms. Holland has won many awards in adult media, is a sought-after speaker, a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and is the Founder and Board President of LA-based Animal Rescue Alliance.
Cathy Beardsley, Board Vice President
President and CEO, SegPay - Miami, FL
(PSP), Payment Facilitator (PF) and ISO. SegPay is also full compliant with EU Payment Services Directive
and is registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority as an Authorized Payment Institution. Cathy
founded the company in 2005 and established SegPay as the only IPSP to fully safeguard client funds by
having transaction proceeds held and paid out directly from the acquirer or through a third party trust.
The SegPay team offers webmasters a state-of- the-art billing platform that provides real time credit
card and , direct-debit authorization services; automated password management systems, advanced risk
management, marketing tools, real time sales reporting, and an online Web interface that makes
account changes fast and convenient.
Cathy has more than 15 years’ experience leading and managing payment processing companies and
developing innovative products and services. Prior to entering the payment processing industry, Cathy
was a Regional Business Manager for MCI and worked as a Business Development Manager for
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Systems.
In her spare time, Cathy, a formerly nationally-ranked college swimmer, enjoys golf, the gym and
keeping up with her three children.
Cathy attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and earned a degree in Business
Administration/Marketing. Cathy also attended the University of Santa Clara where she earned a
Master in Business Administration/Finance.
Bob Christian, Board Treasurer
Director – New Business Development for Adam and Eve - Charlotte, NC
Has served on the Board of Directors of the Free Speech Coalition for 4 years, and as Treasurer for 2 years.
Prior to Adam & Eve, worked as GM of General Vitamin, one of Phil Harvey’s non-adult businesses. Proud of graduating from Duke University and from University of North Carolina (MBA) and still playing drums.
Matt Mason, Secretary
President of Treasure Island Media - San Francisco, CA
Reed Lee, Legal Committee Chair
Attorney - Chicago, IL
CEO, NALPAC - Detroit, Michigan
Steve Craig, co-founder of the private equity firm Craig Capital, purchased legendary pleasure products distributor Nalpac in 2017, and has spent two years as the company’s hands-on CEO. Craig hopes to work with Free Speech Coalition to confront issues critical to the success of the pleasure products industry.
Founder and Publisher of XBIZ.com - Los Angeles, CA
CEO, CNV.com (Sextoy.com)
CEO, AVN Media Network
Prior to AVN, Rios got his start in the paysite sector back in 1995. He and his co-founder created some of the earliest paysites, building new websites every few months that catered to different niches. In 2000 he jumped to Channel 1 Releasing, where he worked until 2015 as co-owner and chief technology officer.
Adult talent agent and Owner of ATMLA.com - Los Angeles, CA
VP of Sales and Marketing for Doc Johnson - Los Angeles, CA
Scott Watkins is responsible for managing the sales and marketing departments at Doc Johnson. Since he joined the team in 2013, Scott has infused the company with the latest corporate strategies, along with a focus on streamlining procedures while continuing to expand business. He brings 14 years of hands-on sales, business development, and management experience, and he is always looking for ways to deliver great products and elevated customer satisfaction while strengthening the global presence of Doc Johnson.
Under Scott’s leadership, Doc Johnson has further strengthened its position as the world’s market leader for American made pleasure products.
Watkins previously held the position of Vice President of Sales at Trigg Laboratories, a market leader in the personal lubricant category. Previous positions include Director of Sales and Marketing at Ronco Inventions, a well-known infomercial company; Director of Business Development at Worldlink Media, a B2B solution for direct response and infomercial clientele where he founded an integrated media division; and in his early career, as an Account Executive at Excite@Home (imail.com), a one-time provider of web hosting, site creation, and e-commerce tools.
Scott is also a graduate of UCSB where he received his Bachelors of Arts in 1998.