Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors

A member of the
Girth & Mirth of AZ

JonAthen Elshire’s Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

President: JonAthen Elshire


Shane Harris Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Vice President: Shane Harris

Shane Harris was an original member of the ABC and was a part of Chubnet, the very first website dedicated to the chub chaser community that was started by Jim Close and his partner Larry. His history in the chub chaser community spans over 22 years. He is currently the director of development at BearPride.fm a radio station dedicated to the bear community. Shane is also a well known published entertainment writer and his articles can be seen in magazines such as billboard, muzik, hotspots, windows media, SFGN and many more. As the well known, DJ Shane Phoenix, he has traveled the globe promoting the positive body image of plus sized men and their admirers in the entertainment industry. Shane recognizes the need for a friendly safe place for our community to turn to in their time of need. Big Gay Mens Organization is just that place in his opinion. “All communities have a face and a place to roost, to call home, a place they can turn to in times of need or a place to get information or get answers to questions, I feel it should be the BGMO’s duty to be there for our community and BGMO is a perfect place for the community at large to come to when seeking information about us, dating sites are ok to meet, but when you need answers to the questions of coming out, or mentorship, where do guys like me go?, well now they have a place to call home and it is BGMO”.


A member of the
Last Frontier Men’s Club

Lawrence Camp’s Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Secretary: Lawrence Camp


A member of the
Girth & Mirth of AZ

Steve Potter’s Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Treasurer: Steve Potter

Steve Potter is a resident of Arizona. He is a professional event planner, and has worked for Arizona State University for over 30 years. He is very active in the community in which he lives. He is President of Girth & Mirth of AZ, President of Phoenix Storm Rugby Football Club, and sits on the boards of the Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a variety of other organizations both gay and straight. He has a strong background in nonprofit organizational structure and has been instrumental in helping to revamp and reorganize BGMO, into the organization it is today. He grew up in Illinois and has been in Arizona for the last 30 years. He has a Bachelors of Arts degree with a double major in Theater and Management, as well as a Masters in Education. He has been a instrumental in helping the big man’s movement in Arizona for over 20 years.

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A member of the
Seattle Big Men’s Club

Chuck Spady’s Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

Communications Director: Chuck Spady

Chuck Spady, Born in Philadelphia, Pa. age 46, partnered with Micheal Ray Mitchell. Chuck is the Owner of OCD-STUDIOS, and has provided graphics for the Drag Queens in Las Vegas, bear groups, BGMO , Las Vegas Pride Magazine and many other clients that are in Las Vegas or the worldwide network of clients. Started designing in 2008 and have blossom where the heart and soul of his creation are done with what you love too. 


A member of the
Seattle Big Mens Club

Garry Hedgcoth’s Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]

Conference Director: Garry Hedgcoth


A member of the
BGMO Las Vegas

Contact Information:

Email:  [email protected]

Fundraising Director:  TBD