Bethany Tessele holds a degree in business management, with over twenty years’ experience as an exotic dancer, as well as, club manager, she understands the industry in all regards. Residing in Portland Oregon, Miss Thomas has always been an advocate of helping others in the industry and a strong believer of the right of free speech.
Miss Tessele whole-heartedly understands the struggles people go through in this industry. Being a wonderful, single mother of five, Miss Tessels is just an amazing soul. The I.E.A.U. is grateful she accepted the position, even though her hands are already full, she strongly believes in the difference the I.E.A.U. will make for everyone. Miss Tessele has pledged to stand strong as the adult entertainer’s voice, to fight for the fairness of your rights, no matter how difficult the path ahead may be.
Miss Blue may be the youngest person ever to be on the board of an International Union, however, do not let her age deceive you.
Being raised with BOTH parents in the adult film industry, having to fight child services alongside her mom at the age of six for the right to stay with her parents, along with the judgment and discrimination that is placed upon you, she understands the struggles of every day life the workers in this industry go through, first hand.
She has begun her first year at University of Long Beach, studying business law. Miss Blue has dedicated and pledged her attention, knowledge and skills to the I.E.A.U. to empower, educate and protect its members.
We are proud to welcome Cindy Shannons to the I.E.A.U. She was appointed with very careful consideration by the International President, Bethany Tessele on Aug 23rd, 2017. Miss Shannonal has been in the adult industry for approximately six years working as an exotic dancer with prior working experience as in the U.S. Postal Service proving her dedication to serve and comes from a family of union members and organizations.
Currently Miss Shannons with her Fiancé, runs three top rated adult establishments in the city of Portland, Oregon. The board of the I.E.A.U. feel very fortunate to welcome Mrs. Sherrell to the I.E.A.U. board, and we are looking forward to the insight that she is able to share.
Miss Shannons will be heading our "Discount Program and Fundraiser Committee" which will help bring members of the Union great benefits that people inside this industry deserves.
818-208-7500 Ext. 812
Miss Telsa Teron is a former exotic dancer and has many friends and family in the adult entertainment industry. Miss Teron attended College in San Francisco being certified as an addiction councilor and is currently a vice game mistress for Feeling Touch Games.
Miss Terran also heads the I.E.A.U. grievance department. She has pledged to be apart of the change that is needed for a better future.
Miss Terron s is willing to fight for health care for families, and better working conditions, has a drive for life and believes whole-heartedly that there is no limit to what we can accomplish together.
818-208-7500 Ext. 803
Phyllisha Anne is the founder of the I.E.A.U. as well as the International Secretary
Miss Anne is devoted to bettering the lives of the people in this industry. She began as an exotic dancer at the age of 18, dancing in Portland, Las Vegas, and all over Texas, appearing on Howard Stern, Dr. Susan Block, Late Night HBO, Playboy channel, along with guest appearances on Sons of Anarchy, Los Angeles CSI and Night Moves.
Holding a degree from Learning Tree University and a Certified Stunt Driver taught by Bobby Ore, Phyllisha Anne has pledged to empower, educate and protect all workers of the adult industry.
818-208-7500 Ext. 813
Welcome new International Tara Tanley. Miss Tanley was appointed by our President Bethany Tessele and our founder Phyllisha Anne. Reputable as being always honest and upfront there is no one better we can choice to keep our books in order.
She was raised in the adult entertainment field with her mother being an adult entertainer all her life she also saw first-hand what workers in this industry go through and she has volunteered to do her part by using her knowledgeable skills in QuickBooks, exile, and current tracking expenses software. "Girls need to understand that their job in adult entertainment may last for a decade or just a few years, but no matter how long you are here, you need to be smart with the money you make today and but away some for tomorrow." Miss Tanley has pledged to find and thoroughly investigate the best money management teams for the members of the IEAU as well as the best retirement plans to help with members future.
We are honored and pleased to have Miss. r with us at the I.E.A.U. and we look forward to the honesty and openness that will guide this Union to a great future for its members.
Battery Operated Boyfriend - International Board Member
Welcoming International Board Member Battery Operated Boyfriend. Mr. Battery was suggested by the International Secretary; Phyllisha Anne, and appointed by the International President; Bethany Tessele, on Aug. 23rd, 2017.
Mr. Battery has been writing erotica and adult scripts professionally for almost two decades. As a long-time advocate for working people and their unions.
Mr. Battery sees that those working in the adult entertainment industry, and particularly the women working in parts of that industry, often experience conditions so horrible that most Americans cannot even imagine them. On top of deplorable working conditions, add in their utter lack of job security, poor access to health care, sometimes dangerous working conditions and near absence of retirement programs. Treatment that, Mr. Battery feels, are afforded to those who provide so much enjoyment to so many others while producers make billions of dollars every year. He states that it is way past time for the ‘adult’ industry to grow up and treat the people who make this industry, and its customers, with more respect.
Mr. Battery has also been appointed to lead our "Union Dues Committee", which will help create the structure that will guide this union into the future. As well as our official "Political Director". The I.E.A.U. board is excited and proud to have Mr. Battery and his eagerness to help the people in this industry.
818-208-7500 Ext. 815
Jonathan Phorah - International Board Member
Jonathan owns and operates A Golden Shoebox, A sports and entertainment memorabilia business that specializes in high end collectables, sports cards, uniforms, and autographs as well as collectable automobiles and antiques for the past 29 years. He has had retail stores and has been a pioneer in the technology field as well, from having internet auction sites prior to eBay(1992) and has been involved in live streaming internet sites from the very early stages(1998) developing the software and web sites .
Mr. Phorah has also been a photographer/videographer for the past 25 years utilizing the developments in technology along the way and is currently developing app based live camera controls for drones. He has designed, constructed, and installed specialized servers and networks for accounting firms, ticket agents and music studios.
Mr. Phorah has also owned and operated a talent agency and management company and has purchased, rehabbed, and flipped over 20 properties in the past 10 years ranging from single family homes to historic apartments(23 units) and even a 12k sq foot castle)
As a long time friend of our beloved Bill Margold, we our honored to have him join the board of the I.E.A.U.
818-208-7500 Ext. 801
Long Dong - International Board Member
Mr. Dong, who was a custodial parent for 18 years, worked as driver, bartender and house-mom and a male exotic dancer for many years in the Portland, Oregon area. He fully supports the rights of industry workers his experiences in the industry provides a valuable viewpoint and he feels that unionized clubs can run profitably while treating their workers with respect.
“My priority was to make the dancers money – their priority was to keep the bars busy. Happy dancers equal happy customers. In today's Business, I see utilizing union employees as a benefit for owners who seek the stability, unity and professionalism stemming from the union work environment.”
A founding member of IEAU, Mr. Dong heads our Membership Campaigns working to ensure that each member receives the benefits they deserve including medical, retirement and social security.
Since 2011 Miss Haze has been an active live web cam actress on sites such as "Chaturbate", "Streamate" and "Myfreecams(MFC)."
She is currently attending college achieving her certificate in Theatrical Arts as well as AA in Liberal Arts. Miss Haze is fluent is all software environments including Windows, DOS, MAC, WordPerfect, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop and various Email Programs.
Miss Haze is a current industry activities with extreme concern in performers safety and regulations and understands that together we can pave the way for the future of the Adult Industry with positive changes for all of us. Miss Haze promises to always maintain for working towards a positive change for the future.
The I.E.A.U. board is excited and proud to have Miss Haze join us and are looking forward to all that she can bring aboard.
818-208-7500 Ext. 817
Sadie McLaren - International Board Member
Sadie McLaren recently retired to join the International Entertainment Adult Union Board to dedicate herself to advocating for dancers, full-time. She has been apointed as our main "Communications Officer". She started dancing at the age of 22 and spent 12 years in the industry – 7 of which were at one club. "That club is why I became a member and joined the board. I knew I couldn't allow them to continue treating girls the same way, or worse than I'd been treated; and I realized I had to do something."
“I left a cushy government job in a VA hospital pharmacy to pursue dancing in 2006, because I'd been wanting to dance since I was 17, and I kept getting drawn to it. I wanted to do something challenging that would also make me happy. So, I left my government job and got my first job dancing in Chicago.”
A triple-certified Pharmacy Tech, Sadie brings many talents to the IEAU Board. She’s bi-lingual and studying additional languages. She majored in Marketing/Communications and Global Economics, then switched to Social Psychology with a minor in Linguistics. She advises attorneys on how dance clubs work (and don’t), as well as screening potential clients for these attorneys. She is writing a blog, articles and a book on the industry. She is currently designing a unique line of dancewear, as well.
“I plan on spending my time advocating for and helping dancers regain control of the industry that they are the faces of. IEAU-EDG is my #1 focus and I plan to keep it that way. Making some much needed changes in the industry is an important goal, because it impacts roughly 500,000 exotic dancers and their families, in the United States alone; which means millions of people need us. I feel proud to have the privilege of playing even the smallest role in changing so many people's lives. It's a multibillion-dollar industry and without exotic dancers, the industry wouldn't exist. The actual success of this industry should be credited to the people on the front line; the faces of the industry, the dancers. We did all the work and are sick of being the club owners' lowest priority.”
Mr. Hofferman is a licensed conflict and criminal attorney coming form a union law background. He shares a law practice with his partner Benjamin Greene in New York City, practicing law for over 30 years.
Mr. Hofferman has worked closely with many adult entertainment companies over the years. With his partner, he understands the issues that may arise in the industry.
Mr. Hofferman has pledged to be of service to the I.E.A.U. in helping make lawful, educated decisions, and to empower, educate and protect to make the I.E.A.U. even stronger.
Bella Doll has been involved in nearly every facet of the adult industry since 1997. Originally from Boston, she now lives in San Francisco, moving there after 12 years in the Los Angeles area. She is a mom to an overachieving teenager, and is a proud Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor.
Bella is a writer, photographer, web developer, and marketer. Despite still finishing up her bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications, she already has over two decades of mainstream political campaign experience at nearly every level, and has done nearly every job from canvassing to strategy to punditry.
She is pro-equality, pro-freedom, and pro-choice. She has worked with MA NARAL, the New Hampshire Democratic Party, the OC Democratic Party, and the OC Libertarian Party, as well as numerous blogs and other news outlets.
Bella is also known as an internet personality and an associate producer for The Dr. Susan Block Show in 2016, as well as for co-producing, co-hosting, and co-directing the Translation YouTube show.
818-208-7500 Ext. 805