Jaime had been contemplating the concept of Vespertine Boutique in parts and pieces, but upon her return to Port Townsend, it started to take shape. The concept had come in the form of distinct life experiences - the trauma her body encountered in childbirth; the subtle, yet significant shifts in her personal relationships; and ultimately, it had come in the form of her own journey into the second half of womanhood. Each of these experiences led Jaime to the same question: why wasn’t there a single source, store or website, available to guide women through these monumental moments in life? And the challenges she was facing were only a few of what many women and non-binary people are faced with throughout their lifetime.
Jaime, a brand marketer by trade, began doing market research during the pandemic, asking the questions one asks when building a business. She leaned into her network of female leaders and confidants, each of these women provided her the sounding board and insight to shape Vespertine Boutique. As she continued to develop and refine the concept of Vespertine, she discovered a beautiful framework of pleasure, therapy, and health brands that are designed by women and rooted in science and innovation. Jaime felt a responsibility to share this knowledge, her experience, and to create a single source of information and products to meet the feminine wellness needs of her customers.
Welcome to Vespertine Boutique.
Jaime Jaynes (she/her)
For the past 25 years, a Port Townsend native, Jaime Jaynes has cultivated a vibrant sales and marketing career working for Global Brands such as Balenciaga and Nike. Jaime's journey began as an art student at the School at the Art Institute of Chicago. She loved fashion and retail, working through multiple jobs to learn directly from creative business pioneers.
Becoming a business owner has been a lifelong dream and she was waiting for the right idea and opportunity to present itself. Vespertine began as a conversation at the kitchen table and developed into a dynamic purpose-driven company dedicated to normalizing sexual topics and practices. Jaime had been researching ways to improve her own physical health as a middle-aged mother of two young sons. Once she discovered the benefits from various products and practices, she felt a responsibility to share that knowledge and create access for others living in rural communities.
Jaime believes the spectrum of sexual education and physical healthcare should be a human right, without apology or shame. She loves learning from the professional experts in our network and listening to suggestions from our customers to make Vespertine a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Jaime's leadership philosophy is to lead her team in the way she wants to be led and work as someone she would hire. She is inspired by the unique talents and experience each Vespertine team member brings to work each day. Together we are learning and shaping what Vespertine means for our community and she couldn't be more proud to lead such a dynamic and caring team.
Oceanna Van Lelyveld (she/her)
Healthcare and Sex Education Director
Oceanna has had an extensive career in event coordination, mixology, entertainment booking, and restaurant management. Anyone who knows Oceanna well, knows her perspective on life is through the pursuit of pleasure and she is not shy about it! She believes the owner of a human body is awarded pleasure as a birthright and the expression of this is the very essence of human interaction. Oceanna is fascinated with and dedicated to the courageous inquiry that healthy sexuality can fuel and facilitate healing for all.
This value system has been the driving force in her attending numerous and diverse learning experiences in the realm of healthy sexual expression. These include tantric practice, authentic relating, masculine and feminine empowerment, radical honesty and communication, energetic sex, erotic writing and many more! Oceanna’s curious and playful mind, love of writing and fierce compassion for the human condition is what led her to Vespertine Boutique. She is now on a path to becoming a Sex and Intimacy Coach through the Somatica Institute.
Alana McCleese (she/her)
Alana is a soon-to-be Western Washington University grad with a BA in Marketing and a BS in Psychology. As Vespertine's Art Director, Alana takes pride in a beautiful, smooth customer buying experience both in-store and online.
She is so excited that Vespertine is here, providing an open and comfortable place to go for sex education, pleasure, and therapy items. She strongly believes and supports Vespertine's mission to encourage self-discovery, sexuality, and intimacy - it is a long needed addition to Port Townsend!
Shasta Berg (she/her)
Shasta is a mom of five kids and the wife of a really good guy. She’s passionate with a healthy dose of naughty. She is dedicated to the normalization of human sexuality during all phases of life. She is committed to supporting all people in their quest for health and happiness, and advocating for queer youth. She has a background in education which includes time as an elementary school teacher, community college instructor, birth doula, childbirth educator and lactation counselor.
While at Vespertine, nothing makes her happier than customer questions (nothing is too “weird” to ask), discussing sexuality in all its beautiful expressions, and providing people with support and guidance to find the right resources for them.
Patricia Dusel (she/her)
Patricia was born in the U.K. and came to the U.S. for a year and decided to stay, first in Texas, California, Tennessee and finally the P.N.W. She worked as an RN in many different areas including chemical dependency and Psychology. She came to realize after hearing the stories from so many people of all sexual identities that there is a need for more sexual understanding and healing.
When Patricia discovered Vespertine, she was delighted to see that all needs can be addressed. She is particularly aware of the difficulties older people face regarding their changing bodies and that their needs can also be comfortably addressed.