A strong, creative and innovative individual who strives for excellence in everything I do. Having been involved with the community organisation since the mid 90’s I enjoy representing those individuals who feel marginalised especially POC. I also have a strong affinity to the Leather and Kink communities.
Originally from New Zealand, I arrived in Melbourne in 1996 via Sydney the year before. The sights and sounds of our diverse community have always drawn me back to Melbourne when work commitments have required me to be away.
I look forward to representing our community.
“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela
Cam DouglasVice President
I’ve been to VicBears events over the last 21 years since I was thirty. As a shift worker I’ve managed to volunteer in several smaller roles at events but now I’m excited to contribute in a bigger way to a community that I love. I’m also bringing a wealth of experience in running events and hospitality that I really feel could help.
Committee Member (SEP 2019 – Current)
Mick J CalafioreTreasurer
I have been someone that has watched from the sidelines, and never thought I fully fit into the LGBT community. It was only until I went along to a Den Night at The Laird with some friends and met some members of the Bear Community that I found such a welcoming diverse and accepting group that made me finally feel comfortable to start coming out of my shell a little.
I have found the Bear tribe to be the most down to earth and accepting group. A community with a vast diversity of body, thought and backgrounds. So it was only more than fitting that if given the option i would help this community as it helped me.
I was asked to come on to the committee to help temporarily, but I found that I fell in love with helping and giving my volunteer time to this club. Therefore I put my hand up to stay on as Treasurer as it’s great to have a purpose and watch your efforts and hard work behind the scenes pay off and make members happy.
Plus I have to admit, I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of guys on this commitee to be doing this work with.
TL/DR: I basically look after Xero and a bunch of spreadsheets and tell people to not spend a lot of money 🙂
I have some interests outside of the club such as travel, motorbikes, cars as well as music. I look forward to meeting up at our next event. 🙂
Adam WaltonClub Secretary
My life motto has always been “Can’t stop – won’t stop”, I live a fast-paced life between hosting events such as trivia nights, doing stand up comedy and living a massive social life.
I found the bears about 5 years ago, never really felt like I had a home till I did.
I have spent most of my career in sales or customer service, talking to people is what brings me joy, if you see me out at any of the events or just in general come say hi. Through the virtue of the friends I’ve made in Melbourne I have found a focus for LGBTI rights and Inclusivity.
Having competed in Mr VicBears, and volunteering for VicBears I figured it was time to join the committee and give back to the community that has given me so much.
Cheyne OliverCommittee Member
Oliver ZafarCommittee Member
Johnny BroCommittee Member
As a Melbourne born Daddy leather bear who has been on the Melbourne scene since – let’s just say my teens – I’ve gone from club kid to leather boy to Daddy bear which means I keep our history in my head.
I’m cheeky , thoughtful , welcoming, sometimes mischievous and believe that a smile is the best greeting to give anyone.
To me the Bear community is an inclusive space – be you a cub, otter, panda, thicc, polar, muscle or daddy bear (not that there isn’t lots of other type bears).
The world has changed and yes some bears have glitter beards, less hairy – they are body positive – and this is how I see VicBears – body positive and inclusive.
Come say hi when you see me out – and if you’re new and want to know more – ask this Daddy leather bear.