Meet Our Staff
Kedi is one of the founders and organizers of Chicago Rope. His goal is to unite the diverse Chicago community by providing opportunities for people to come together to learn and teach. You can learn more about Kedi at his website KediRope.com.
Apikoros is one of the founders and organizers of Chicago Rope. In addition to their behind the scenes work, they helped developed our internal curriculum and now coordinate our monthly educational programs.
Zoie is Chicago Rope's Volunteer Coordinator. The unsung hero of Chicago Rope, she manages our extensive volunteer program, making sure that everything runs smoothly at our events and intensives.
Ash is Senior Administrative Staff and a professional pervert who has a great deal of experience in kink and sexuality education and organizing. While much of their work with Chicago Rope is behind the scenes, they are also a staff instructor and they help facilitate our Bottoming Education programs.
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Ronin is one of Chicago Rope's Senior Staff Instructors. He has deep roots in the Chicago community and was a co-leader of another local rope group before joining Chicago Rope
A transplant from LA, where he was part of the Devil Mask Society, stabstabstab has quickly acclimated to Chicago. As one of our Senior Staff Instructors, he teaches at our events and other venues in Chicago, including Second City Kinkbaku, a group which he founded in 2017.
Jei has been in the rope community since 2012, traveling back and forth between Italy and Chicago. Her main wish is to help bottoms to take agency, and fully express their selves through rope bottoming. She co-facilitates Chicago Rope's bottoming educational track and is always trying to improve her own skills.
MedullaOblongata dove into the rope scene headfirst in early 2014, after what was supposed to be a casual scene showed her the dizzying highs and intense connections that could be made through rope. She combines her thorough knowledge of anatomy with her appreciation for technical details in order to educate, primarily in the area of rope bottoming. She’s had the privilege of tying with and learning from many skilled rope tops, and applies what she has learned to help people learn to make their rope scenes better, from the top or bottom. As you can tell from her website address, iShitYouKnot.com, she also appreciates bad puns.
ADelightfulPain is a bottom who discovered rope about three years ago. Aside from her growing love of sadistic ties and predicament bondage, she enjoys actively encouraging bottoms to find their voice. She has recently begun presenting more widely, offering her knowledge and perspectives and connecting with rope bottoms in other communities.