Master Obsidian has been involved in the BDSM community for over three decades. He’s been a member of groups in Chicago as well as in Texas. He has served in a leadership capacity in the field of Diversity for multimillion dollar corporations, as well as served on committees and boards in the LGBTQ and Diverse business arena nationwide. A proud Leatherman and inspiring orator, he has presented on topics ranging from Fire and Pressure-Point Play to Dominance to Spirituality. He has received accolades and recognition by the community including receiving His Master’s cover in 2009, the 2012 Southwest Leather Conference Leatherman’s Heart Award, and he is also the 2010 Southwest Master as well as the 2010 International Master. He and slave namaste were joint recipients of the 2013 Jack Stice Memorial Community Service Award and the 2017 recipients of the Jack McGeorge Award for Excellence in Education.