James Ambler Graduate Student Northern Illinois University
James Ambler is a graduate student in the Social/Industrial-Organizational Ph.D. program at Northern Illinois University. James's research interests lie broadly in the realm of human sexuality, where he in interested in sexual arousal and sexual disgust, altered states of consciousness, and intimate relationships. As part of Dr. Brad Sagarin's sadomasochism research team, James presented workshops at the Southwest Leather Conference in 2012, 2013, and 2014. He completed his BA degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and his MA degree in psychology at Northern Illinois University.
slave amelia Lawyer and Bootblack
Amelia is the owned and collared girl of Tatsujin-Paris, receiving her collar on December 31, 2008. She is the legal counsel to the Leather Heart Foundation and the Carter/Johnson Leather Library. Amelia has worked as a bootblack at Charm City Fetish Fair, SouthEast Leather Fair, DC Gay Pride Festival, Master/slave Conference, Mr./Ms New Jersey Leather, Philadelphia Leather Pride Night, Santa Saturday, Have a Nasty Christmas, Command MC New Year's Eve Bash, Winter Solstice, Brimstone II, and Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. Amelia is the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Community Bootblack and the First Runner-up for International Community Bootblack 2013.
Amelia has been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years and has presented classes at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 MsC (Wills and Advanced Medical Directives); Femme Boot Pride Weekend 2010 (Being a bootblack and the M/s dynamic); Winter Solstice 2010 (Bootblacking 101); Femme Con 2012 (Bootblacking 101). She has also taught at Black Rose and various MAsT meetings in Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Master Andy & Sue MAsT: Ottawa
Master Andy and Sue have dedicated the past nine years to self-exploration and growth within their Power Exchange relationship. During that time they have met the challenges of family, work and daily lives to maintain a happy Master/slave relationship, which is the foundation of their life together. Both Master Andy and Sue share a deep love for sharing information and their experiences with others. This passion has lead to them presenting at various events throughout North America.
Locally they strive to support the Master/slave community through hosting events, workshops and community involvement. To further this goal they helped form their local MAsT chapter three years ago and continue to serve on the board. Master Andy and Sue have recently taken on the task of gathering and documenting the growth of the Master/slave community within Canada for The Leather Archives and Museum. In his role as Canadian Regional Representative for MAsT International, Master Andy spends his time supporting existing Canadian chapters as well as networking to create new ones. He is also the owner of a private forum for Masters to share their challenges and experience. Sue volunteers with various local organizations that strive for a sex-positive society.
Laura Antoniou Author
Laura Antoniou is the author of the well known, now 20-year-old Marketplace series of erotic BDSM novels, and many short stories, essays and rants cleverly disguised as speeches. Laura has the Lifetime Achievement Awards from both the National Leather Association and the Pantheon of Leather and the Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award. In addition, her amusing, kinky mystery novel, The Killer Wore Leather, won a Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Mystery. She is the co-author (with her wife, Karen) of a ritually correct Leather Passover Seder, Avadim Chayanu (Once We Were Slaves). She has traveled the world, making speeches and teaching hundreds of classes in alt sexuality at conferences, schools and organizations.
She is currently working on the 6th Marketplace book, The Inheritor and the sequel to The Killer Wore Leather. Her website is lantoniou.com; there you can follow her travels, book her for appearances and read an occasional tirade. She can also be found on Facebook, Fetlife, Twitter and other social media sites as soon as she figure them out.
slave bren Southwest Master/slave 2011
slave bren is a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife, lover, strong slave and friend. she discovered her path to slavery and Leather in 1998 and relocated from Ontario, Canada to Los Angeles in order to grow in her slavery under the care and guidance of Master George in 2002. She became his collared slave in 2008. She is Canadian, made American owned and operated!
slave bren held the title of Southwest Leather slave 2011. she is a community partner of the LALC (Los Angeles Leather Coalition). She served as the Threshold Coordinator 2012/2013 becoming the first female slave to ever hold the position. She has served as SWLC M/s contest coordinator helping to create a regional M/s contests in the SW region. she is currently producer for the SoCal Master slave contest held in Los Angeles and Event producer for the Leather H.E.A.T. conference weekend. she has judged various Master/slave contest and does publicity for events all around the nation. slave bren has hosted several Butchmanns on the road experiences in LA and is founder of the Woman's Gear it up and Cruise parties.
slave bren is the humble founder of the Los Angeles sisters in submission (LAsis) support group founded in 2003, and co-founder and hostess of the MAsT NoHo chapter. Founder of the newest Girl of Leather chapter in Los Angeles. She presents classes alone and with Master George nationally. She has been nominated for the Southland Honors Jeff Burman award for community service in 2010 and 2011. She was nominated for Pantheon of Leather XXI 2011 Community Choice Award (Woman), and for Pantheon of Leather XXI 2011 Couple of the year Award with Master George. slave bren has been awarded the Southland honors Chairman’s award 2012 for her service to her local leather community. Southwest Leather Conference Volunteer of the Year Award in January 2013. slave bren has been nominated Pantheon Woman of the Year 2013 and Pantheon Community Choice Woman 2013.
Sir Brian MAsT: Jersey City Gay Men
Sir Brian was only 7 years old, in 1983, when he realized that he enjoyed being spanked, and experimented with other kinky stuff throughout his adolescence in upstate New York. In 1999, at age 22, he went into a gay leather bar for the first time, where he found the only Master he has ever served. During that same period, Sir Brian met a cross-dressing boy he liked and started a kind of Dom/sub relationship with him. In 2000 he met his first longtime partner, and soon halted the other relationships to focus on this budding new one. They tried some kinky experiments, but he'd been abused as a child and couldn't enjoy BDSM play, so he quickly dropped that. And yet, without ever calling themselves "Master" or "slave," they were an M/s couple until they ended the relationship in late 2008.
Still living near Albany, New York, he decided to learn more about relationships that did use those terms. Having found Master Taíno’s Training Academy (now MTTA) online, he attended the 2009 Masters Weekend. This not only affirmed that he was on the right course but gave him a big push forward. He had decided to call himself "Mr. Brian" until a slave (or slaves) was moved to call him "Sir," and that's exactly what happened: the slaves serving that weekend honored him with the title of "Sir Brian." Later the same year, he attended his first MsC, where he did volunteer duty as the Security Coordinator.
Seeking a change in his life, in 2010 he moved to Atlanta (after having a long distance relationship for less than 1 year) and, with slave todd, commenced his first “official,” full-time Master/slave relationship. Unfortunately, it ended about four months later. After that a boy from Atlanta was in his service until, in 2011, work and life brought him back north to the NYC area. And that's where he met his soulmate and only love, Tavi, who is his very much non-M/s partner.
Realizing that I still needed to fulfill his destiny as a Sir, he became involved with MAsT: Jersey City Gay Men, and became the Director in 2014. Also, last October he accepted boy Creighton and slave david into my service. Although not exactly what the brochure promised, both relationships are progressing quite well.
Lord Brick MAsT: Philadelphia
Lord Brick is a Master, Owner, facilitator, presenter and alternate lifestyle supporter. He is known for his high protocol household which has included slave lara for nearly seven years, as well as other affiliated and participating members. He has been an active member of the Philadelphia BDSM community for over 15 years with the last 8 of those years being active within the national Master/slave community.
He has been the Director of MAsT: Philadelphia for over 5 years while being a member for over 9 years. Currently, MAsT: Philadelphia is his passion due to the ability to maintain a safe environment which allows others to grow, learn, share and advance within the M/s Lifestyle through an honorable venue and respectful members. Proud to have been a past Northeast Regional Representative as well as other supportive activities for MAsT: International, he has enjoyed seeing MAsT thrive to the immense success that it is today.
Lord Brick has been a member and avid attendee of many regional and national groups, events and gatherings, including a majority of the M/s regional conferences. He has presented throughout on M/s relationships and ideals, as well as a few BDSM topics. Brick is a past coordinator for the M/s Extravaganza Events in Philadelphia, a founding member and a past presenter for the M/s Development Center, a contributor to the Mid-Atlantic Master's Forum, as well as a founding board of director of the Leather Heart Foundation. Seeing the rewards of working with and giving back to the alternative lifestyle communities has added immensely to his journey.
slave blyss entered the Lifestyle community during her formative undergrad years. Anxious to begin the journey of a new way of living, thinking and being, she participated in events in her hometown of Richmond, VA. Back then, groups such as E.S.C.A.P.E., R.O.P.E., and CUFF offered her a variety of learning opportunities and experiences that has continued to inspire her over the years. In 2008, she was interviewed for and featured in the Lifestyle documentary Kinky that has been screened at film festivals country wide, most notably at Cinekink. After relocating to the DC Metro area, blyss continues to be an active part of the community through volunteerism and writing for SubmissiveGuide.com. She’s identifies as MDHL-fs and M/s and is a member of both MDHL-DMV and MAsT Laurel.
slave Caroline Clinical Psychologist
slave Caroline has been “kinky” since her earliest memory. Since her late teens she has served a number of Masters with different genders and sexual orientations in one form of Ds or Ms relationship. Along with a lifetime interest in spirituality, meditation, theology, and philosophy, her journey in slavery has been her central path to the sacred through love, devotion, surrender, service, and authority exchange. She is a clinical, depth, liberation psychologist, philosopher, businesswoman, a spiritual seeker/teacher as well as a deep lifestyle slave. She has presented workshops and keynote addresses on various aspects of Master / slave and spirituality at Master slave events across the USA and Australia. She designed and implemented “Our Place” for SWLC in 2010 and 2011; she was Program Director and Associate Producer for the International Master slave contest at South Plains Leatherfest in 2011 and 2012. She was the founding MAsT Regional Representative for Oceania, and currently serves as the MAsT Regional Representative for Asia and Europe.
Outside the Kink community she is called to dispel prejudices and stereotypes about Mastery and slavery through writing and lecturing those in academic and psychotherapeutic communities.
Master Skip Chasey Skip Chasey, a/k/a Master Skip, heads a family of spiritually grounded leatherfolk in the City of Angels, where he is a practicing spiritual director and certified Grief Recovery™ counselor and also earns a living as a missionary among the savages of Hollywood. As an out and proud leatherman, Master Skip addressed a crowd of nearly one million people at the Millennium March on Washington, and since then he has given a dozen keynote addresses and presented over 200 programs on the spiritual dynamics of SM and D/s relationships at noteworthy leather events throughout the US and Canada.
From 2001-2007 Master Skip was a core instructor for the Butchmanns Experience, a periodic weekend retreat that offers opportunities for profound personal growth to leather men and women of all sexual orientations and identities. He is a co-founder of People of Leather Among You (“PLAY”), a now-defunct social and educational group for Southern California men and women interested in the integration of spirituality and leather/fetish sexuality, and for six years he was a co-producer of Southwest Leather Conference, “The Leather Family Gathering of Heart and Spirit.” Master Skip presently serves on the Theologies Team and the Clergy Wellness Advisory Council for Metropolitan Community Churches and as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Butchmanns, Inc., a non-profit educational organization dedicated to self-actualization through the mindful use of physical practices and the conscious exchange of personal power for spiritual awareness.
Master Skip and his pup Tim are the subjects of the award-winning documentary film Pup and have been profiled in Nerve.com magazine and Power Exchange magazine; he and his slave Rick are two of the subjects of Ask the Man Who Owns him, a book about gay male Master/slave relationships that received the NLA’s 2010 non-fiction literary award. He is a past recipient of the Leadership Award and the Lee Montague Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service from Avatar Club Los Angeles, was named “Best Trainer” at the 2002 International Puppy Contest, received the 2005 Pantheon of Leather Community Choice Award and was honored with the Master Heart Award at the 2008 Master/slave Conference and the Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award at MsC 2013. In his own words, “Blood may be thicker than water, but leather is thicker than blood.”
Master David Cook, Ph.D. MAsT: Baltimore Psychologist
Master David is a scene-friendly psychologist who first developed his appreciation for "the fine art of SM" while growing up in the San Francisco Bay area. He swore to protect the values of a Leather Master and was presented his Master's top in Hayward, California in 1969. He is a long-time contributor to safe, sane, pleasure-filled learning opportunities for adults to explore and expand their self-awareness. He has the ability to befriend people of all ages, enjoys the diversity found in the scene, and recognizes that in our lifestyle, "no one is perfect but, it's important to strive for excellence."
Master David is the founder of MAsT: Baltimore and remains an active member of MAsT: Washington. He is a long-time member of Black Rose and serves as a Consultant to their Board of Directors. He had served previously as Vice-President and Ombudsman of Baltimore Educational and Social Society (BESS). Additionally, he is a member of the faculty and Senior Counselor of MTTA Academy and serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of MTTA, Inc. He received the "Master Heart Award 2011" during MsC 2011.
Master Bert Cutler International Master 2003
Master Bert Cutler has been out of the SM closet since 1978 and has a passion for Master/slave relationships and community. He is a founder of the Arizona Power Exchange in 1988, a board member of Butchmanns, Inc., an instructor for the Butchmanns Experience weekends and a board member of CARAS.
Master Bert holds the titles of Mr. APEX 1991-1992, Southwest Master 2003, and International Master 2003. His academic publications include: 2003 doctoral dissertation “Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Sexual Bargaining in Self-Defined BDSM Couples” and 2009 Archives of Sexual Behavior “Hormonal Changes and Couple Bonding in Consensual Sadomasochistic Activity.”
His doctoral dissertation remains a touchstone for research in the field of human sexuality and provides a rich context for understanding SM as a healthy and empowered aspect of sexual expression.
slave nadine Cutler International Slave 2003
slave nadine Cutler has been an instructor at Women’s Butchmanns Experience since its first event in 2004, and is an Instructor at Butchmanns Pansexual Experience. it met Master Bert at a spiritual-sexuality seminar in 1984, and it’s first Butchmanns Experience in 2002 enriched the full-time service to Him. it is a founder of the Arizona Power Exchange (APEX) in 1988 and an incorporator of the APEX Corporation [501(c)(7)] in 2001, and holds the titles of Southwest slave 2003 and International slave 2003. slave nadine supports the opportunity for BDSM people to meet in safe space to discover and develop their gifts.
Master D and slave passion NE Master/slave 2012
Master D and slave passion are a Master/slave married couple who have been in the lifestyle for over 10 years. They are the current Northeast Master/slave 2012 titleholders. They became very involved in the community starting the MAX munch group almost 10 years ago and the BlackBEAT Philly Metro munch group several years later.
Master D is treasurer for MAsT: Wilmington and serves as head of security for Philadelphia Leather Pride Night and NDDs Bootcamp.mslave passion is co-founder of the Submissive S.C.E.N.E. and is co-executive producer of Philadelphia Leather Pride. They are proud members of MAsT: Wilmington, MAsT: Philadelphia and MAsT: Edgewater Park and the Philadelphia Leather Alliance.
They have successfully transformed their relationship from kinky to D/s to M/s all while raising kids and being just as involved in volunteering in the vanilla world as they have been in the kinky community. They feel the level of intimacy and commitment that comes out of a strong Master/slave dynamic has had a profound impact on their relationship and lives. Being able to share their experiences in a Master/slave relationship is a great honor.
Master Don Northeast Master 2010
The journey in the lifestyle began in 1956 when he was eighteen years old. That journey of exploring and learning still continues to this day. He is of the belief that we are never too old to acquire knowledge. He feels that there is much to learn by attending events sponsored by lifestyle organizations. As a retired educator, he appreciates the opportunity to help others explore, enjoy, and learn all they can in their exploration of BDSM and particularly the Master/slave dynamic.
He is the proud Master and owner of orja, his cherished slave of seventeen years. Master Don is a member of a number of groups and organizations which include MAsT Washington, MAsT-Baltimore, NDDs, and the Northeast Dominants Forum, as well as several private discussion groups. He was the Chairman of the BESS Board of Directors and is the Assistant Director of MAsT-Baltimore. He will be bringing the experience of many years to those interested in the Master/slave lifestyle. He and his slave have been presenters at the 2007 Black Rose XX event, BESS 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, the 2008 NDDs Boot Camp I, the 2009 NDDs Boot Camp II, the 2011 NDDs Boot Camp IV, The Floating World 2008, MAsT Philadelphia, and were presenters and/or panelists at the Master/slave Conference in 2007, 2008, & 2009, 2011, 2012, Winter Solstice 2010, South East Leather Fest 2010 & 2011, Alternative Expressions 2010, MAsT Wilmington 2010, 2010 Philadelphia Leather Pride Night, Joint MAsT Meeting (Washington, DC) 2010 and 2013. As the 2010 Northeast Master, I presented many classes with orja during our title year at a number of conferences, events and venues.
Lady Elaina MAsT: Edgewater Park
Lady Elaina, has been a leather maker, designer and vendor since 1990, and is the owner and creator of SceneWear® Originals by S.A.M.Co. (scenewear.com and the Store, now in SNJ).
Under the nom de plume, slave V, she authored the series "The Continuing Adventures of ‘V’..." first published in the BonVue Publications over a 15 year period, and now in book form (the first book is available on Amazon.com). She is in the book "Different Loving" as slave ‘V’ in the Bondage and Power sections.
Lady Elaina has appeared on television on The Bob Berkowitz Show and Manhattan Video. She was the Auctioneer of slaves and Scenes for Paddles Zone DK in the early 90’s and later at Paddles NYC, The Hellfire Club, Summer Bashes, TES25, Chicago Time Out, etc. She was a TES Board Member and Equipment Mistress in the early 90's. And is the Founder and Director of the South Jersey Power Exchange and MAsT:Edgewater Park.
Her Professional Career was in Institutional International Finance on Wall Street (NYC), from which she is now retired. She was a Registered Stockbroker, and a Cum Laude Graduate of CUNY, and studied Money Trading at NYU. She was awarded Presidents Club recognition several times over the course of her career.
She has presented Scene Topics at: NLA-LIL (1992,1993), DFP, TES, PEP, CDG, TESFEST and TES, DSF at Paddles, LILR, Black Phoenix, NDDS Boot Camp, Winter Solstice, Summer Bashes, Black Rose, KFE, Mast:Philadelphia, SJPE, MAsT:CNJ (2012,2013), MAsT:Edgewater Park, The Aviary (2013), Floating World ( 2013), and Passional in Oct 2013.
Lady Elaina started as a slave in 1980, transitioning to a Switch, and finally became a Domina in the BDSM Community, but ultimately felt that something was missing. Having found MAsT:Metro NY in 2003, she then became a M/s Master, and is still continuing to work on her skills and spiritual evolution. Her first MsC was a life changing experience, where she finally felt that she had found home. That in the M/s Community, she found what was missing.
Lady Elaina is the Master of The Unicorn Household at Unicorn Keep. And cherishes those who serve her and her household.
Sir Eric Pride MAsT Metro NY
Eric Pride, together with his wife Lady Christie, heads a structured authority-based household in New York. The household celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2012. The primary focus of the household is integrating healthy power-exchange dynamics into daily life and providing guidance, training, and support for its individuals. Eric enjoys consensual S&M, blogs on different aspects of the lifestyle, and presents on alternative lifestyle relationships, structured authority-based living, S&M, ritual and spirituality.
Eric has taught nationwide at numerous conferences, organizations and events, including Northwest Leather Celebration (San Jose, CA), Brimstone, Columbia University, COPE (Columbus, OH), Dark Odyssey, DomSubFriends, The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), Fetish Fair Fleamarket (Providence, RI), GLINT, Hypnosis NY, Iron Bell Academy, LGBT Centers, LILNR, Manhattan Society for Alternative Sexual Expression, many MAsT Chapters, Master/slave Conference (Washington DC), Mid-Atlantic Masters Forum, Northern Delaware D/s Boot Camp, Open Love NY, Sexploratorium (Philadelphia), TES Fest, The Aviary, The Floating World, The Kink Shoppe, The Leather Man, and Winter Wickedness (Columbus, OH).
Eric is a founding member and an instructor at the Master/slave Development Center, an educational group for Masters and slaves. He is also the founding member of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the workshop series Creating and Living Positive Alternative Lifestyle Relationships.
Eric is a member of MAsT: Metro NY, TES, and NCSF. You can connect with him on FetLife (“Eric_Pride”) or follow him on Twitter (“EricPride“). He can be reached at email@example.com.
In addition, Eric has an interest in psychic phenomena and gives demonstrations on telepathy, clairvoyance, psychometry, psychic readings, and other ESP experiments. He believes we all have this ability – we just have to develop and nurture it.
slave Erich Northwest Leather Celebration
Erich entered the Leather community in 1995 at a truck stop in Dallas before relocating to San Jose and the South San Francisco Bay area in the summer of 1997. He has been involved in M/s relationships for much of that time, most recently serving his cherished Lady, Ms Margaret Anderson, for over 10 years prior to her passing.
He has served his hometown club - smOdyssey, Inc – over many years as a member of the Board of Directors, education co-coordinator, listmaster and webmaster, as a lead for the annual FolsomFringe conference in several roles for the Northwest Leather Celebration conference, including several years as assistant producer and now executive producer for 2015. He is a co-trainer for the server training workshops hosted by the Northern California Ladies' Tea Society.
Outside of the community he works as a technologist turned manager in Silicon Valley, loves soccer as both a player and a fan, has studied karate and competes in triathlons. He rides a 1987 BMW K75c motorcycle and enjoys doing restoration work on his 1904 Victorian house and his 1971 Ford Mustang.
Master Fire MAsT: Charleston WV
Master Fire is a het-flexible, female bodied and gendered woman currently from the mountains of West Virginia who feels that Mastery is part of her spiritual path. Her understanding of spiritual M/s came through participation, first as an attendee, then as staff, in the Butchmanns Experience weekend. These beliefs have been further supported and developed in the greater spiritual M/s community at large and her own spiritual journey to become an Ordained Neo-pagan/Metaphysicist. Master Fire began her public involvement in the leather community in 2001, when she attended her first MAsT meeting in North Carolina. Since, she has served as a staff member for the Butchmanns Experience Weekend, Team Lead at Southwest Leather Conference, the founder and/or leadership for several lifestyle groups and a member of many more. She is currently the Co-Benevolent Dictator of MAsT: Charleston, WV and also serves the broader world at large as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister V’Gina Dentata for which she promises to only use her super powers for good.
Master George & slave bren Southwest Master/slave 2011
Master George has been aware of the Leather/BDSM lifestyle since the late 1970s and actively involved in the Los Angeles community for the past 15 years. He identifies as a Leather Master and is committed to promoting the healthy, kinky, and consensual authority exchange dynamic that defines Master/slave relationships both in the local Los Angeles community as well as nationally.
Master George is Owner of slave bren. He took her as His collared slave in 2008, and they have been together for 11 incredible, adventurous, and astonishing years.
In 2003 Master George began the support group Los Angeles Brothers in Dominance (LABiD), a self-help organization which caters to the specific needs of male Dominants in the BDSM and Leather lifestyles.
As Southwest Leather Master 2011, Master George traveled the country and taught at most of the conferences in almost every regional arena. Classes included relationship skills in the Master/slave realm, and these classes have been greatly attended wherever they are offered. Master George also instructs in the hard skills of Violet Wand, whip play, cupping, and protocols.
Since 2011, he and slave bren have been invited to teach at every major regional conference, and in August 2012, he was invited to teach a specialized Conflict Resolution Program at Council of Tribes in Dallas, Texas. Master George was the 2009/2012 (now Retired) Coordinator of The Threshold Society Inc. in North Hollywood, CA . He served as a board member of LALC (Los Angeles Leather Coalition 2012/2013), and is a current board member of the Leather Heart Foundation. He won the coveted Man of the Year award for 2012. Along with slave bren he co-hosts MAsT North Hollywood. Master George is a member of MAsT_GLA, LABID, Club X, and Threshold. Master George is the patriarch of his Leather Family.
Sir Greg MAsT: Indianapolis Sir Greg is a Dominant, Gay Leatherman and is very active in the BDSM / Kink Community. He is the proud Owner of slave aaron and slave jesse in the House of Slavery and is a member of Master Taíno’s Leather Family.
Sir Greg, is the current Mr. 501 Eagle, his home bar in Indianapolis, was the title holder for Mr. Great Lakes Olympus Leather 2011 and International Mr. Olympus Leather 2012. His club and organizational memberships include, American Civil Liberties Union, National Leather Association, and the Junior Director of MAsT (Master And slaves Together) of Indianapolis.
Sir Greg feels that his main focus is welcoming and encouraging to those that are seeking to find their path in Our diverse Community.
Master Jake joined the M/s community in 2008 and has been actively participating at various M/s events since. Master Jake is faithfully served by his slave laura.
He runs a TNG Master/slave group in his area and has presented and staffed at MsC for several years and is the AV Director for MsC 2014.
slave lara Art of slavery
slave lara is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is owned and collared to Lord Brick. They have been in a Master/slave dynamic for over 10 years.
she is the Founder and Moderator of the national consortium entitled, Art of slavery (Aos), Assistant Director of MAsT: Philadelphia, and is a Member/Secretary of the Board of Directors of MTTA, Inc. slave lara serves as Volunteer Coordinator for the Master/slave Conference since 2010, and continues to serve since 2010 as the annual Chairperson of the MAsT: International Member's Choice Presenter of the Year Award Committee.
slave lara was a co-founder and organizer of the Philadelphia Submissive Snack and Learn group, and was previously a presenter as part of the "slave track" program at the M/s Conference 2007 and 2008 and the Southwest Leather Conference 2008. she was the Series Coordinator for the "Art of slavery" Power Exchange Resource book published in 2008.
slave lara is widely known for her ethical and principally driven viewpoints on transparency, communication, diversity, mentoring, safety for new submissives, protocols and rituals, and she is often seen as a Higher Protocol slave. Aos is slave lara's heart and soul, which was created in 2004 in an effort to fill a void in the national slave community. Aos is a group that provides and encourages real life specific information, support, networking, and inspiration to those of the slave mindset in a safe haven.
slave llamb Northeast slave 2007
slave llamb is the Northeast Region slave, 2007. In the 10 years leading up to this title he helped found BDSM and Leather clubs in Oklahoma and Virginia, including Old Dominion Leather Club. He has served on the staff of the Gloucester Service Academy and is Assistant Director of Camp Wacka-Wee-Wee. slave llamb has also helped reorganize the MAsT: Hampton Roads Chapter.
Earlier in 2007, slave llamb attended MTTA Academy and has been honored to serve on the staff and faculty. He has presented workshops across the country on several topics pertaining to Master/slave issues, as well as BDSM workshops.
slave llamb believes in service to his community, his Leather community and his country. He believes he should give Lady Lynette anything she should even whisper she wants. To date that has included barbeque nachos, his heart, his love and his life, all of which he has gladly given.
Ellen Lee Graduate Student Northern Illinois University
Ellen Lee is a graduate student in the Social/Industrial-Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program at Northern Illinois University. Her research interests include interpersonal dynamics, romantic relationships, sexual behavior, sexual arousal and disgust, stress, and stereotypes. As part of Dr. Brad Sagarin's sadomasochism research group she has presented workshops at the Southwest Leather Conference in 2012, 2013, and 2014. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago and a Masters of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University.
Born and raised in a traditional Japanese household, loyalheart was taught the values of the Bushido code. Those virtues of justice, courage, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, loyalty, and character closely mirror those of the leather community where she found an extended family.
loyalheart is the honored Master and owner of Suzy. Together, they are founding members of MAsT: Towson and active members of MAsT: DC Pan and Laurel Women. loyalheart is a proud alumnus of MTTA and together with her slave, are Butchmanns Experience alumni.
She is committed to lifelong learning and development, not only of herself but of others as well. She believes in having a personal stake and responsibility in growing and developing her communities.
Lady Lynette Northeast Master 2007 MAsT: Hampton Roads
Lady Lynette began her Leather journey over 10 years ago in Oklahoma, where she met slave llamb who eventually became not only her slave but her husband as well.
Through the years Lady Lynette has helped found a number of BDSM clubs as well as the first pansexual Leather club in Virginia. She also began the Gloucester Service Academy and opened Ms Lynette's School for Gyrls. Together with slave llamb, she re-organized the MAsT: Hampton Roads Chapter. After attending MTTA Academy, Lady Lynette became a member of the faculty and is now its Deputy Director. She also serves on the Board of Directors for MTTA, Inc. She is Camp Director for Camp Wacka-Wee-Wee, a summer camp for adults.
Lady Lynette works to serve her community in whatever way she can. In 2007, she was chosen as the Northeast Region Master. Although she has stepped down from the title, she continues to work in the community and has, through the years, presented all over the country as well as serving as judge at various events.
Chris M is a local artist, writer, dominant and SM educator, who has been active in the Washington DC scene for over two decades. Elected four times to the Black Rose Board of Directors, and serving twice as Director of Education where he developed the first Black Rose presentations on SM Spirituality, Aftercare, Dungeon Monitoring, Anal Play, Tickle Torture, and SM history as well as developing a longer format hands on workshop for impact play, drawing on caning, single tails floggers and spankings. In 1998 he led the team that developed the Black Rose Dungeon Monitor Program and wrote the DM Manual. He has presented SM workshops and seminars across the country at SM conferences, Wiccan festivals, and university campuses (including Tulane University in New Orleans and Pace University, NYC). Prior to his departure from Black Rose in 2006 he had volunteered and presented at all the Black Rose annual events.
His writings and articles focus on play technique and leather culture, and the spiritual experience within SM. Many can be found at https://fetlife.com/users/237084.
A one man show of his artwork was exhibited at the late great Playhouse Studios of Baltimore MD in 1996 and his illustrations are featured in Joseph Bean’s book “Flogging.” and “Erotic Tickling” by Michael Moran. Some of his essays and artwork were included in the anthology "Spiritual Transformations through BDSM"
Recently Chris has been busy completing his first book, an informal history of the modern SM scene titled: Black Leather Jackets: A Highly Suppressed, Largely Untold, and Mostly Factual History of SM, Deviance, & Outlaw Sex in the Americas According to Biker Nick
Master Michael & slave angie International Master/slave 2014
Master Michael and slave angie have been happily and authentically living the Master/slave dynamic for ten years, a relationship based on service, leather, responsibility, respect and love.
They've successfully raised a family, dealt with serious health issues, and faced the challenges that engaging in a Master/slave dynamic can bring. They've put in a lot of sweat equity into living something that means so much to them, and have found love and happiness in being who they are. Michael and angie continue to grow, as their path has taken them to explore a more spiritual element, as well as learning to share their experiences with others, teaching when they're asked to. All the while, they continue to learn daily what it means to be a Master/slave, as they never stop exploring the potential within each other and what they have together.
Michael and angie are proud to be Great Lakes Master/slave 2013 and International Master/slave 2014. Michael is co-director for MAsT: Greater Chicago, co-founder of the Chicago Leathermen’s Group and a Chicago Hellfire McAdory committee member. Angie is a former board member of LRA Chicago.
Patrick Mulcahey Leathermen's Discussion Group San Francisco
Patrick Mulcahey serves as program director of the San Francisco Leathermen’s Discussion Group (www.sfldg. org). He has presented on M/s, leather and SM topics for the Northwest Leather Celebration, Behind Closed Doors in Tucson, Leather Traditions in San Francisco, South Plains Leatherfest, and the Master/slave Conference, among others. In 2012 he has received the Robert Davolt “Spirit of Leather Award” and was named “Man of the Year” by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance.
slave namaste International slave 2010
slave namaste is honored and privileged to be the 24/7 slave of Master Obsidian. she has counseled, mentored and taught on Surrender, Internalization of slavery, Spirituality, and submission. Her writings on surrender and absolute slavery have been featured on web sites and in books including the "Art of Slavery" edition of the Power Exchange Reference Series.
she is Founder and co-moderator of various lifestyle groups, including one geared specifically for slaves in TPE relationships as well as running a blog website with a focus on excellence in service called Service Savoir Faire (servicesavoirfaire.blogspot.com). she possesses a great passion for aiding her fellow slaves in the lifestyle.
M. Jen Fairfield and Dr. Bob give presentations at Leather and BDSM conferences both in the United States and Canada. Together, they host a bi-monthly webinar (“An Evening with Jen and Dr. Bob) that focuses on issues germane to power-imbalanced relationships. Jen and Dr. Bob bring their strengths (and weaknesses) to their work – sharing their life experience and their passion for education with the community, both kinky and vanilla. Jen is a strong Domme who follows the Leather path. Having worked with Dr. Bob over the last two years both with his presentations and his writings, Jen now presents on her own. A voracious reader gifted with a powerful memory, Jen brings a wide range of insights and humor to any discussion
Master Obsidian International Master 2010
Master Obsidian is the Founder and Director of MAsT: Austin and is the Junior Regional Representative for the Southwest Region of MAsT International. He has served on the Board of GWNN (Group with No Name) in Austin, Texas and is the current moderator of Black BEAT Texas.
He and his devoted slave namaste hold the titles of International Master and slave 2010 and Southwest Master and Southwest slave 2010. They serve as moderators for the national MAsT: Open yahoo group as well as the regional MAsT: Austin discussion list. Master Obsidian is a published author with articles in BDSM publications covering the M/s and BDSM lifestyle and philosophy. His educational experience includes workshop presentations, seminars and classes focusing on M/s relationship dynamics and techniques.
A 2009 nominee for the Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year award, he has been honored to mentor both novice and seasoned Dominants. Master Obsidian has been in the lifestyle for over two decades and is the owner of slave namaste and the Master of House Obsidian located in Central Texas.
orja Northeast slave 2010
orja is owned, in service, and married to Master, Don, and has been for over 17 years. Their primary relationship is that of Master and slave. orja is active in her local communities and is a member of a number of groups and organizations which includes MAsT-Baltimore, MAsT Wilmington, MAsT Laurel Women as well as several private discussion groups.
orja has presented at the 2007 Black Rose XX event, BESS 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, the 2008 NDDs Boot Camp I, the 2009 NDDs Boot Camp II, the 2011 NDDs Boot Camp IV, The Floating World 2008, MAsT Philadelphia, and was a presenter and/or panelists at the Master/slave Conference in 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2011, 2012, Winter Solstice 2010, South East Leather Fest 2010 & 2011, Alternative Expressions 2010 and 2013, Joint MAsT Meetings (Washington, DC) 2010 and 2013, as well as other venues. As the 2010 Northeast slave, she presented numerous classes with Master Don during their title year.
orja is on the Executive Board of MAsT Baltimore and on the Board of Directors of MTTA, Inc. As Director of the MTTA Mentorship Program, she will be working to expand the program offered by MTTA, Inc. She currently serves on the faculty at The MTTA Academy. Other positions include 2012 Assistant Regional Representative of the Northeast Region of MAsT International and 2013 Regional Representative of the Northeast Region of MAsT International. orja also produced the BESS Charm City Fetish Fair held in Baltimore for four consecutive years.
She is honored and proud to have achieved the following awards: 2009 slave heart award (Master/slave Conference), 2009 MAsT International Presenter of the Year
and 2010 Northeast slave
At an age where he thought life had finally settled down, slave patrick found himself coming out again: this time it was leather. It's been quite a ride. Thanks to the love and guidance of some extraordinary souls, he finds himself walking the path of slave, collared to a loving Master, Patrick Mulcahey, who has a habit of driving him wild with desire on a regular basis.
patrick ("little p") served this year as a judge for the Southwest Master-slave Contest. He has co-presented with his Master at the Northwest Leather Celebration, and is past Membership Director of MAsT International. Patrick and patrick live together in San Francisco and are proud members of Janus, MAsT, and the 15 Association.
Northeast slave 2005
With over twenty years of experience in the BDSM/leather lifestyle, Raven Rykers has been everything from owned property to a Domo, a Top, and a Daddy. In 2005, Raven held the Northeast Master/slave title with Master Jack McGeorge. She has presented nationally and locally on leather care, M/s relationships, and general BDSM issues. She has spoken at Black Rose, the Eulenspiegel Society, South Plains Leatherfest, Beyond Vanilla and the Master/slave Conference, to name a few. Raven also taught at both the slave and Master training weekends at the acclaimed MTTA Academy in Washington. DC.
Currently collared to Master David Walker, an open-minded Raven identifies as a slave and a butch leather dyke. A proud member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the Leather Archives & Museum, Raven brings passion and experience to the community. "I believe we are all capable of anything we set our hearts and minds to succeeding at," Raven says, "and if I can help another on his or her journey, I further my own journey. We must give to learn how to receive."
slave rene MTTA, Inc.
slave rene is part of the faculty and staff for the MTTA Academy, serving as a counselor and teaching classes in Communication, the slave Perspective and Accepting Service. he has served on the MTTA Board of Directors since 2004. he is a member of the DC boys of Leather and has served on their Executive Board. slave rene lives with his partner of 21 years and has been in service to his Master for the past 5 years.
slave Rick expanded his practice as a licensed psychotherapist within the BDSM community in 2009 after retiring from a 30-year career with the Federal government. In addition to assisting his clients in achieving more satisfying lives, he seeks to raise consciousness within the therapeutic community by depathologizing BDSM in order that “vanilla” psychotherapists might more effectively work with their own kinky clients.
Aside from his work as a psychotherapist, slave Rick is a part-time college instructor, a massage therapist and a retired Science of Mind practitioner. During the past decade he has presented programs on the spiritual dynamics of M/s and D/s relationships at dozens of conferences and leather events throughout North America. In 2010 he gave the endnote address at Southwest Leather Conference, and he delivered the keynote address at Leather Reign in 2011.
In 2008 slave Rick was honored to receive both the Southwest Leather Conference “Leatherman’s Heart Award” and the “slave Heart Award” at the Master/slave Conference. More recently, he was proud to participate as one of the subjects of Ask the Man Who Owns him, a book on gay male M/s relationships by david stein that received the 2010 Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Literary Award from the National Leather Association. In 2011 slave Rick self-published The Guppy and the Willow, an adult fable in the guise of a children’s story that encourages each of us to remove the many masks that keep us from being real.
First and foremost, however, he is by Grace in service to his beloved Master.
Sir Ross MAsT: Metro New York
Sir Ross has been an active member of the New York BDSM community for more than ten years. He is served by his slave tara and is a member of Master Taíno’s Leather Family since 2010.
Sir Ross is a member of MAsT Metro NY, TES, and NYC TNG. He is a MTTA board member and a founding member of NYC TNG. Sir Ross is an alumnus of the MTTA Academy and has volunteered or staff MsC since 2009, being in charge of the on-site registration since 2011.
He has presented for numerous organizations, including TES, DSF, Conversio Virium and Tribe.
Bob Rubel Author
Robert Rubel (Dr. Bob), is an educational sociologist and researcher by training. He has ten books currently in print (four on Master/slave topics, two on advanced sex techniques, one on fire play, and three erotic art photo books).
Recipient of the 2008 Pantheon of Leather’s Community Choice Award, Robert (Bob) Rubel has been involved in the BDSM scene since the summer of 2001, throwing himself into the literature of the field as though it were an academic study. He frequently attends weekend Leather conferences.
Dr. Bob is the Series Editor of Power Exchange Books’ Resource Series (the successor to Power Exchange Magazine). This is a series of books that are collections of highly focused essays that cover a wide range of special topics within the larger field of BDSM. He presents, judges, and sells his books widely throughout the year. In 2007 and 2008, he participated in over 31 events.
M. Jen Fairfield and Dr. Bob give presentations at Leather and BDSM conferences both in the United States and Canada. Together, they host a bi-monthly webinar (“An Evening with Jen and Dr. Bob) that focuses on issues germane to power-imbalanced relationships. Jen and Dr. Bob bring their strengths (and weaknesses) to their work – sharing their life experience and their passion for education with the community, both kinky and vanilla.
Jen is a strong Domme who follows the Leather path. Having worked with Dr. Bob over the last two years both with his presentations and his writings, Jen now presents on her own. A voracious reader gifted with a powerful memory, Jen brings a wide range of insights and humor to any discussion.
Dr. Brad Sagarin Professor, Northern Illinois University
Dr. Brad Sagarin is a professor of social and evolutionary psychology at Northern Illinois University where he studies social influence, resistance to persuasion, deception, jealousy, infidelity, and human sexuality. Brad's research on the physiological and psychological effects of BDSM, conducted in collaboration with Master Bert and slave nadine, was published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2009. Brad has been published in a variety of scholarly journals, has given radio interviews, has consulted for radio and television programs, and has delivered invited lectures to academic and non-academic organizations. His research has been cited in newspapers and magazines, including The Economist and New Scientist. He holds Doctorate and Master's degrees in Social Psychology from Arizona State University, and a Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
slavelliot MAsT Charleston, WV
slavelliot is a gay male slave who lives in beautiful West Virginia, moving from the Arizona desert to which it had been born to follow its Master to the lush greenery of the East. This setting has offered an excellent environment in which to study herbalism, natural medicine and various spiritual and scientific pursuits. slavelliot feels that slavery and service is its spiritual path and practices both in such a way as to manifest an unusual connection with Master Fire since it was collared by her in 2009. it is active in the Ms community through MAsT: Charleston, WV and by volunteering at several events. it is also active in its local spiritual community by serving as a leader for The Circle, WV, an eclectic pagan group, teaching herbal and spiritual classes and volunteering at Rainbow Pride WV’s annual Pride festival.
David Stein Author
david stein, already slave-identified but inexperienced and unowned, came out into the public gay SM-leather scene in 1977 in New York City, at the age of 29. In 1981 he co-founded New York's Gay Male S/M Activists, or GMSMA (which disbanded in 2009), and served it in many capacities for the next 11 years, including coining "safe, sane, and consensual s/m" for its Statement of Purpose in 1983. In 1996 he guest edited issue #14 of International Leatherman magazine, devoted entirely to real-world gay Masters and slaves, and in 1999 he co-founded New York's first chapter of Masters And slaves Together (MAsT), aimed at gay men. In 2002 Daedalus published Carried Away: An S/M Romance, his novel about a gay M/s relationship in NYC in the early 1990s. It's listed as one of the 100 most popular works of BDSM fiction on Goodreads, and later this year david plans to reissue a revised edition under his own Perfectbound Press imprint. During a year in San Francisco in 2008-2009, david wrote and Perfectbound Press published his award-winning Ask the Man Who Owns Him, profiles of real long-term gay M/s relationships, and Boots, Bondage, and Beatings, a collection of his leathersex stories. He has since published two books of gay M/s stories by other authors as well as Thom Magister's light-hearted look at leather history, BIKER BAR: Bikes Beer & Boys. Some of david's short pieces are available online at http://boybear.us his personal website.
slave david has presented at numerous leather and SM events, including several times at the annual Leather Leadership Conference, at the legendary MAsT Weekend in Atlanta in 1999, as keynote speaker at the 2006 South Plains Leatherfest in Dallas, and almost every year at the Master/slave Conference, where in 2009 he received the first "Sir Steve Community Service Award." After three short-lived Master/slave partnerships over the years and almost a decade as the long-distance ward of Master Steve of Butchmann's, david had given up any thought of being owned again. But in October 2013 he entered probationary service with Sir Brian, then of Jersey City, NJ, and hopes to still be Sir's slave during MsC 2014 and beyond. However the M/s relationship turns out, Sir Brian will always have his gratitude and respect.
Sir Stephen International Master 2005 Master/slave Development Center
Sir Stephen is a 64 year old het, male Master whose M/s Household currently includes his slave of nearly 16 years, slave catherine, and one other affiliated member – slave shelly.
He has been actively involved in the BDSM and Master/slave communities for over 15 years.
His current memberships and affiliations include: Board member of MTTA, Inc., Associate Producer, Master/slave Conference, The Mid-Atlantic Masters' Forum (founder and producer), The Master/slave Development Center (founding member and instructor), Director and Emeritus Member of MAsT: Central NJ, Member MAsT: Philadelphia and MAsT: Edgewater Park, NJ, and Founder of the M/s Household Registry (an on-line resource for the Master/slave Community).
He was honored to be the recipient of the title of International Master 2005 and Northeast Master 2004. He was presented with the first Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award at the Master/slave Conference in 2010. He was nominated in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 in various categories for the Pantheon of Leather Awards.
He cherishes the opportunities the community provides to him as an ducator. His educational focus is on topics related to Master/slave Relationships and the Master/slave Community.
Rick Storer Leather Archives and Museum
Rick Storer is the Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum. He is a certified public accountant and holds a Masters of Library Science degree from Dominican University (River Forest, IL). He has presented papers for library, art and museum conferences and sexuality conferences and enjoys working in the arena where these two subjects overlap. His research interests lie in copyright and privacy issues as related to sexuality and GLBT archives. During his tenure in the corporate world, he worked on a team to successfully bring domestic partner benefits to a large insurance company.
Rick joined the Leather Archives staff as Executive Director in 2002, after serving as a volunteer for the museum for several years. He has been presented with awards including Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year, Pantheon of Leather President's Award, Southwest Leather Conference Leatherman's Heart Award and the Peter Thomas award from Rodeo Riders Chicago. He lives in the Chicago area with his husband, Jeffrey Storer
Mistress Suzan International Master 2006
Born and raised in Western New York, Mistress Suzan found her way to the Leather/SM lifestyle through the clubs of New York in the early 80's. She has lived in the Caribbean, California, on the US highways, in the mountains of North Carolina for the last 18 years, and recently returned to the Rochester, NY area. Mistress Suzan is the proud and happy owner of slave ziggy.
Over the years, Mistress Suzan has served on the boards of several nonprofit and political organizations. She has worked in sound-reinforcement, radio, hotel management, eral estate and managed a meditation-based retreat center in the NC Mountains. She was a co-founder of MDG and a Leather women's group in Asheville, NC and MAsT: Upstate NY. She presents on Master/slave dynamics throughout the US and Canada and believes in being a positive resource for the Community. Mistress Suzan and slave ziggy were honored with the title of Southeast Master and slave 2006, and International Master and slave 2006.
Mistress Suzan holds true to the core values of honor, integrity, and a sense of duty. These core values help to guide and direct her in life, and in her Mastery. Her S/M interests include various forms of restraining, whacking, poking, cutting, and umm…decorating. Mistress Suzan is committed to honoring Leather traditions and the practice of ethical Mastery.
Master Taíno Founder, MTTA, Inc.
Master Taíno has been active in the Leather community for more than two decades. He has a Leather Family of 12 members and a household with two live-in slaves. He is the owner of slave paul and has slave boy mordecai in service.
He founded MTTA, Inc., a non-profit organization that runs MTTA Academy, the Master/slave History Program, as well as the annual Master/slave Conference among other programs.
He has presented workshops around the country since 2001 and has been a keynote speaker at Black Beat, the Leather History Conference and Behind Closed Doors.
He has been honored with the Vi Johnson Award at Black Beat 2012, the Pantheon of Leather’s “Man of the Year 2011 Award”, the “Master Steve Golden Paintbrush Award 2011” at the Southwest Leather Conference, the "Jack Stice Memorial Award 2010" at South Plains Leather Fest, the “Black Rose Vaughn Keith National Educator Award” in October 2009, among many others.
He is a member of Defenders Leather Levi Club since 1993 and served as President for three years (2002-2005) and he is an Associate member of ONYX Mid-Atlantic. He also founded MAsT Washington in 1999, one of the oldest chapters.
Master Taíno has a very comprehensive website: www.mastertaino.com.
Justin was the recipient of the 2008 Pantheon of Leather Rocky Mountain Regional Award, the Spirit of Service award from Southwest Leather Conference in 2011, and the "Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award 2011." He has presented at a wide range of leather events including Leather Leadership Conference, Southplains Leatherfest, MsC, Los Angeles Leather Weekend and Rio Grande Leather.
Vi Johnson Carter-Johnson Leather Library
Viola Johnson is a leather woman, vampire and author who has been active in the leather BDSM scene for over three decades. A mentor and confidante to many in the fetish world, she has a special fondness for the 'boys' of our community, and those who choose to serve as slaves and sub missives. Viola is the wife of Jill Carter, International Ms Leather 1996.
Viola had the distinction of winning the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Pantheon of Leather and The National Leather Association, making her the only person to receive both awards in the same year. In August of 2007 she was honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award given by Black Beat. Viola is also the recipient of the Pantheon of Leather "Woman of the Year" award, The Jack Stice Award and the Slave Heart Award.
In January 2012, Viola received within 8 days of the Master Steve's Golden Paintbrush Awards at Southwest Leather Conference in Arizona and the Leather Leadership Award at the Creating Change Conference in Baltimore sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Task Force. Viola is the author of two books, Dhampir and To Love, To Obey, To Serve. Currently, she is working on her third book, a follow up To Love, To Obey, To Serve.
Master David Walker Council of Tribes
Master Walker began his formal journey into the Leather/BDSM lifestyle in 1980. As a corporate trainer he often traveled to southern California and San Francisco, where he was introduced to the Leather lifestyle. As an educational developer he has authored and taught BDSM and Leather programs for local, regional and national meetings and conferences.
He is a founding member of SAADE (School for Advanced American Dominant Education) and an emeritus member of its Tribal Council. He is currently the Executive Director for the Council of Tribes, an organization dedicated to providing leadership tools and training to communities throughout the COT's defined region. This service includes international support of Dungeon Monitor and BDSM First Aid training via the DM Resource Page and the Certified Dungeon Monitor Training program.
He is the developer and founder of the Mentors Project. This Council of Tribes project works in cooperation with local communities to establish authoritative Dominant and submissive training programs in cities across the nation. He continues as a Boot Camp Mentor and teaches Mental Dominance, Healthy Relationship Building, BDSM Ethics, and BDSM Club Leadership. He currently resides in Dallas and is one of the founders and leaders of in the DFW Leather Corps
International Master 2004
Master Z of Texas is a well-known Dominant, Presenter and Leader in the Leather and BDSM scene. He is the International Master 2004 and travels all over the United States and Canada making presentations on the Master/slave-Leather lifestyle and BDSM technique. He also serves as a popular Keynote Speaker and Emcee for a number of events. He is the Owner of slave bill and slave kiki with slave mark, slave tina and slave trudy currently in service collars.
Master Z is Chairman and President of the Board of Directors for Butchmanns, Inc. and currently is an Instructor for the Butchmanns Weekend Experience. He is the Producer and HeadMaster for boys Training Camps and Co-Producer of Masters Retreat.
In 2010, Master Z was the recipient of the Leather SINS, Inc., President's Award. He was the recipient of the "Masters Heart Award" in 2006 and the "Leatherman's Heart Award" in 2004. He is one of the Head of Household for the Texas Leather Tribe; a Leather family he shares responsibility for with his wonderful Leather Brothers, Master Roy and Master Glen.
Master Z is eternally grateful to his mentors, the late Master Dean Walradt and the late boy Patrick Chees, who taught him much of the Leather protocols and rituals that he cherishes today. Master Z is certain that his Leather Journey and BDSM experiences are directly related to his Spiritual Path.
Andrea Zanin Author
Andrea Zanin, a.k.a. Sex Geek, wears her glasses when she fucks. For over a decade, she has been teaching about queer sexuality, polyamory and BDSM/leather for universities, colleges, sex shops, community groups and conferences in Canada, the States and internationally, and she brings an awareness of privilege and oppression to all her work. Andrea is pursuing a PhD in women’s studies at York University with a focus on Canadian leatherdyke history. She writes about alternative sexuality for numerous newspapers and magazines (for instance, she writes a monthly sex column for In Toronto magazine), blogs at http://sexgeek.wordpress.com, and pens erotic fiction when she can spare the brain juice (such as in Tristan Taormino’s “Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica”). Andrea co-organizes the annual Canadian leatherdyke weekend An Unholy Harvest, runs a pervy book club called The Leather Bindings Society and judges the occasional leather contest (including Great Lakes Leather Alliance Bootblacking Contest 2008, International Ms. Leather 2009, Mr. Leather Toronto 2010 and International Mr. Leather 2012). She lives in Toronto and enjoys cultivating M/s relationships with exceptionally high-quality individuals, eating fine dark chocolate and wearing really nice shoes. Find her on Twitter at @sexgeekAZ or send her an e-mail at veryqueer3 at yahoo dot ca.
slave ziggy International slave 2006
Born in California and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, slave ziggy joined the Marines in 1981. He has traveled extensively throughout the US and in Asia where his initial exposure to SM was in the clubs of Japan. Later, he became active in the Southeast where he co-founded MDG of Asheville, North Carolina boys of Leather and Asheville Women of Leather/AWOL.
slave ziggy and owner Mistress Suzan have traveled throughout the US presenting on the Master/slave dynamic. Together they were honored with the title of Southeast Master and slave, and then International Master and slave 2006. They now reside in Western New York State where they have recently started a local Master/slave group. slave ziggy was the recipient of the slave Heart Award at the Master/slave Conference 2011.
slave ziggy has a lifelong passion for teaching and assisting others in the discovery and actualization of one's slave heart. His other passions include Leather history, traditions, the art of formal service, and the practice of ethical slavery. Slave ziggy believes that we are the creators of our desires. This pertains not only to the journey of the slave but also extends itself to our community as well. "If you can dream it, believe it, it can be done, begin it now."