BUCKY MOTTER – Executive Director
Bucky Motter brings years of experience as a competitor, judge and organizer to the sports of bodybuilding and powerlifting. He is a gender-queer male for who dreamed about being a bodybuilder since he was 19 years old. He finally decided to compete in his first contest at age 45, and then competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC) competitions for years. In 2006 he brought home a silver medal from the Gay Games VI in Chicago for the over-40 physique Category. He also won second place at the NPC Atlanta Bodybuilding Contest in 2005. Bucky has been Head Judge for Trans Bodybuilding Competitions since 2014. At that time the transgender bodybuilding competition was sponsored by TransFitCon, an organization founded by Neo Sandja. In 2017 Neo helped to form the IATB, the International Association of Trans Bodybuilders. Bucky was head judge for the IATB in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, the IATB added Powerlifters to its name and became the IATBP. At the same time, Bucky became the Executive Director. As Executive Director for IATBP Bucky brings not only leadership skills and compassion, but an unusual ability to multi-task, organize and pay attention to every single detail when it comes to overseeing the IATBP organization. Bucky is also a performing songwriter and gifted teacher of guitar and voice.
TESSA CLARK – Secretary
Tessa Clark met her husband, Devyn, in 2009 and dated for five years prior to his transition. As her husband learned more about himself, she was there to learn and to provide support for not only him, but also others they have met in the trans community. As a straight, cis-gender spouse of a transman, Tessa has been an ally to the Trans Community, learning about the unique needs and concerns for the community, listening to those have no one else to hear them and speak for those who do not have a voice. Tessa spent most of her adolescent and adult years morbidly obese (over 325 lbs). In 2014, her and her husband were introduced to healthy living through Maximized Living; learning about mindset, nutrition, exercise and chiropractic care. In the course of 2 years, both Tessa and her husband were able to transform their lives and their bodies. In 2017 and 2018, Devyn showed off his hard work by competing in the IATB bodybuilding competitions after losing over 100 lbs. Through their journey to health, they both found a love for helping people become the best they can be through positive mindset. Since 2018, Tessa has been working alongside her husband on the educational program for his health-conscious company, RealYou Fitness & Nutrition. Tessa Clark is excited to be a part of and the promotion of IATBP. As an organization, IATBP promotes the hard work and dedication she knows is needed to promote a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically. Tessa Clark and her husband, Devyn, live in Jacksonville Florida. Tessa is a business owner and property manager for Great Point Association Services, providing management for condominium associations in Northeast Florida.
MARK ROSENBERG – Board Member
Mark L. Rosenberg is President Emeritus of the Task Force for Global Health. Rosenberg served as Assistant Surgeon General at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he led its work in violence prevention and later became the founding director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Rosenberg is board certified in both psychiatry and internal medicine with training in infectious diseases and public policy. He is on the faculty at Morehouse Medical School, Emory Medical School, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, chaired the advisory board for the Georgia State School of Public Health, and served on the visiting committee of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He also serves as vice-chair of the Georgia Global Health Alliance. He is a photographer and has authored more than 140 publications, and four books: Patients: The Experience of Illness; Violence in America: A Public Health Approach; Real Collaboration: What It Takes for Global Health to Succeed; and Howard Hiatt: How this Extraordinary Mentor Transformed Health with Science and Compassion. Rosenberg has received the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal and the Outstanding, Meritorious, and Distinguished Service Medals of the Public Health Service. Rosenberg is a director of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and served on the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board. He earned his undergraduate, doctor of medicine, and master of public policy degrees at Harvard University. He has been married to Jill Rosenberg for 43 years and is the father of Julie and Ben and the grandfather of Maddie and Henry.
NAT VEIGA – Social Media Chair
Nat Veiga is an amateur bodybuilder of over 5 years and has a nerd-like obsession with physical culture. Before bodybuilding, Nat was an ITF-style taekwondo student of over seven years and instructor for over five, earning the rank of 3rd Degree Decided Black Belt. Nat has transferred their obsession with teaching martial arts into a new dream of being a strength and physique coach, starting their online coaching business, Smol Boy Fitness, in late 2019. They hope to combine their Women & Gender Studies BA, their love of teaching movement practice, and their experiences being transmasculine non-binary in exercise spaces to change the way their clients experience strength training. Their goal is to empower people to not only become independent and educated exercises, but to also make exercise and lifting weights become a source of strength in all other areas of their lives. They had personally given up any hope of competitive bodybuilding and resigned to being the best amateur they could be, assuming there was no space in any federation for non-binary lifters. This was until they discovered the IATBP and a hope of taking their physique game to the next level. Now, Nat is on the board with the hope of increasing the IATBP’s social media presence, to spread the word to trans lifters everywhere that the organization exists to give them a space to be respected and compete. Nat also has dreams of pursuing a Masters in Communication & Advocacy and a Ph.D. in Physical Culture & Sports Studies. They also hope to one day open their own classic bodybuilding-style gym for queer and trans iron fanatics to lift in a space free of heteronormative expectations and toxic gym culture, that can also serve as a space for giving back to the community. Outside of lifting, Nat spends all their free time snacking and studying to be the best lifter and strength/physique coach they can be. [/vc_column_text]
HARLAN KELLAWAY – Speaker Logistics Chair, Board Member
Harlan is a trans bodybuilder based in NYC. When not lifting, he loves writing code, cuddling cats, and exploring the city. He was incredible and reliable member of the planning committee for the 2020 Inaugural Virtual Conference, where he served as the Speaker Logistics Chair, as well as supporting the conference team in many ways.