Mariah (she/her) grew up in a strict religious home and the sex education she got was abstinence-only sex education in school. She was raised Mormon, where sex is not openly talked about and heavily shrouded in shame and feelings of “unworthiness”. Mariah is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach with a graduate degree in Health Education.
She is taking her educational background and personal experience to share positive, empowering, and entertaining messages around sex, sexuality, relationships, and all things sex-related. Her mission is to minimize the fear and stigma around those things and create more awareness and understanding for others to reach their optimal sexual wellness.
Mariah is bisexual and has been happily married to her husband for 11 years. The two of them are raising 3 wonderful kids with their sweet dog, Daisy. Mariah currently works full time as an educator for an online university and adjunct teaches for another local university and runs her coaching business Balance Your Wellness.
Brady (he/ him) was born and raised in Utah and with the combination of a nurse for a mom and the prevalence of love line on late night radio he realized early on that the sex education he was getting didn't tell the whole story.
With a brief background in radio and a passion for projects he joined Salty Sex Cast shortly after it started, which bloomed into the creation of Murdershack Studios (firstname.lastname@example.org) while Brady loves to joke he is really passionate about learning more and more and growing his understanding toward his fellow human beings.
As a wellness coach, Mariah would hear and see her clients wanting to be holistically well, but would skirt around sexual areas of their lives. This was mainly to do with not having proper educational material and being too ashamed of their knowledge gap to ask. So she decided to find a way to share sexual educational content in a safe, judgement-free way.
Once Mariah decided a podcast would be a good fit, she went to seek out another person who had her same passion for sex and helping others, to be her cohost. When she pitched her idea to Pamela, the answer was an easy yes!
Both Pamela and Mariah came up with the name Salty Sex Cast to compliment the theme of Pamela’s boudoir photography studio, Silk and Salt and her women’s empowerment community, Salty Witches. Plus between the two of them, they were both quite salty from the lack of sex education they received growing up. On October 4, 2019 Mariah and Pamela published their first episode titled Orgasm Not Required.
Mariah and Pamela learned about podcasting from scratch and soon brought Brady into the group to help with sound quality and other radio knowledge. Brady built the podcast an amazing studio in his garage a couple of months later.
As the show grew, so did the responsibilities of life outside the studio. Pamela, who is polyamorous, brought in two more partners into their life and her photography business was booming! Mariah was brought on to another university to teach two extra courses on top of her full time position.
After 75 wonderful episodes, Pamela decided she would need to focus on her family and business and that meant parting ways with the podcast.
Mariah knew her mission was still vital so she decided to find a way to keep it going. We are pleased to let you all know the show is going strong as ever and continues to build awareness one listen at a time!