The lovely, and eloquent BlueFrost will be our Keynote Speaker for this year's Southwest Leather Conference! Don't forget to add our Keynote Brunch to your event package, you won't want to miss this!
BlueFrost, devoted slave and wife to Mister-Blue, is the 2018 International slave title holder and the 2017 NorthEast slave title holder, co-founder and co-visionary of the Leather Houses of Color Coalition (LHOCC - pronounced "lock") and the Mistress of the House of Blue (a Het Male Dominant led Leather family).
She is seasoned with years of experience in kink and BDSM and has many ties throughout the community. As an associate member of a larger group of Leather families, she is known by many as a friend, lifestyle coach, mentor, and sister. Mentored by elders in her local community, she strives to not only carry the torch to light the path for others, but to also brighten her own personal path to excellence in service.
She is a familiar face in the public at large as she enjoys sharing lifestyle experiences and information with other slaves and submissives. When time permits, she speaks at national conferences, special interest groups and local munches in an effort to help further educate herself and her peers.
Elizabeth identifies as a cisgender queer poly Leather switch. Since 2007 she has been first and foremost Master Todd’s slave and in his service functions as his minion, sidekick and jester. In 2017 she accepted her girl kris into service. She is honored to have served as the Southwest slave 2013. In 2012 she founded the Austin girls of Leather (AgoL) and serves as the club leader. She is Master’s level counselor who specializes in end of life and grief work. She advocates for LGBTQIA+ rights via presentations in both vanilla and kink settings. She serves the larger Leather community through teaching locally and around the country.
Teagan fell in love with bootblacking at a young age, doing her shoes before church. Although these days her skills are being put to more salacious uses, she still identifies as a spiritual bootblack. For her, bootblacking harkens back to the foot-washing ritual. Teagan is International Ms Bootblack 2018, and the 20th person to hold that title. She is based in Oakland, CA. During her title year she invited our community to "Take Refuge" in the capable hands of our bootblacks. She's the executive producer of the San Francisco Bootblack Contest.
Bamm-Bamm identifies as a switchy sexual opportunist, and bootblacking is no exception. Whether he’s grinding on a pair of Wesco’s at the nearest leather bar, or has his head up a kilt at a conference, or greasing the boots standing on his chest at any given moment, it’s all about the erotic energy exchange. Known for his hyper-sexual Bootblacking style, whether top or bottom, Bamm knows how to ensure everyone in his chair leaves satisfied. Bamm-Bamm is one of very few people to have held two major international leather titles, having won International Leatherboy in 2012 and International Mr. Bootblack 2015.
You can now find him groping every pair of boots in sight whenever he gets the opportunity to bootblack, as well as teaching classes at events around the world and perverting everyone willing along the way. He currently calls Cincinnati home with his husband & fellow IMBB, Pup Pawlish, and is also celebrating 6 years as the proud handler of the infamous pup Tugger.
Jayson DaBoi is a bootblack, spazzed out Stitch puppy, and auction helper extraordinaire. He loves to help and will pimp out his skills for any worthy Leather cause. Jayson is not even a little bit afraid of hard work and welcomes new challenges across his dynamics with gusto.
Friends know this New Mexico native as a loyal, shenanigan-inspiring and fun-loving Leather Boi. While his woof and his kilt bring all the boots to the yard, his heart and spirituality keeps them there. His soul soars in the sacred space created when he is working with leather. Be it boots, vests, chaps or a tightly laced corset, bringing the
boobs… LEATHER, bringing the leather back to life fills his cup and the cups of so many around him!!
His father taught him how to shine shoes as a child and that education continued during his military career. Jayson’s lust for boots magnified when coming into the Leather lifestyle in 2005 and quickly became his passion.
International Ms. Bootblack 2010, Jayson served with the belief that boots create a spiritual foundation of the Leather Walk and that everyone should have a solid, beautiful, and polished foundation.
Jayson has continued with that work long past his title year and still welcomes all Bootblacks, new and old to the stands with open arms, a smudge of Lincoln and an enthusiastic chorus of the song of his people.
Jayson is engaged to a beautiful girl that somehow manipulated the time-space continuum with her wiley ways to get Jayson to be still long enough to see past the insatiable flirt, the boisterous bootblack, and the driven Leatherboy. All that was left was the heart of her champion and they have both had tunnel vision ever since.
Jayson is proudly serving Ian Coleman as his boi, smoking cigars on patios, and celebrating ohana.
Jayson’s nights are full of love, laughter, education and support at local, regional, and national events. Most importantly—he is enjoying life no matter what and celebrating ohana.
Ohana is family: no one gets left behind or FORGOTTEN.
Aliases: whisper, Mama’s sweet whisper, shenanigator
Moltenwhisper has been a member of the Phoenix Leather and Kink communities since 2009. She identifies as an Alpha slave, a shenanigator, a Mommy, and a Bootblack. Whisper carried the title of Southwest Community Bootblack 2012 and is currently part of the producing team for Southwest Leather Bear, Mama Bear and Cub.
She also shares time supporting various other causes and organizations including, the Littles, Southwest Leather Conference, ALBAC, AML and anything else where her Leather Brothers and Sisters might call for help. Whisper has had the pleasure of Judging several Leather contests, and enjoys watching new titleholders experience all of the opportunities and challenges that come with being a public representative for the community.
Whisper is a Mommy to Sweet Little Boo and is partnered with RavenCross. She also has a beautiful amazing girlfriend Kristal (who lives too far away!) and considers herself to be extremely lucky in her chosen family.
Whisper is a sensualist and also loves a good intellectual fuck. Her proclivities include but are not limited to Bootblacking, needle play, shenanigans, high protocol service, shenanigans, cooking beautiful food, impact play, whipping, caning, predicament bondage, shenanigans, spanking, objectification and dirty nasty piggy piss play. And always, Bacon. And, did I mention, shenanigans.
Pawlish, International Mr. Bootblack 2017, is passionate about learning and mentorship—fostered by his years at a particularly "fruity" company. After 18 moves across 3 continents, what he’s learned is to stay hungry, and IT for an SF startup fits that bill… for now. That hunger also persists when it comes to Leather & kink, where he loves discussing social impact and challenging others’ perspectives. He’s found resonance with puppy play, bootblacking, and Sir/Daddy roles. Navy, red, and houndstooth, all on the left, are his favorite hankies, but don’t be afraid to ask about others! You can find him wagging away while putting a shine to a boot, snacking on whatever he’s recently baked. Pawlish lives in Cincinnati with his husband, BammBamm.
Mister-Blue, along with his slave BlueFrost, is the 2018 International Master/slave and 2017 NE Master/slave title holder. He is also the senior Master of the House of Blue, an NCSF Coalition Partner, and Board member for both the Leather Houses of Color Coalition and MTTA, Inc.
He has been publicly active in the BDSM Lifestyle for more than a decade. For many years he has taken on various roles and responsibilities in the community as a Mentor, Presenter, and otherwise genuine source of knowledge in the way he has navigated through Kink, Leather, and BDSM.
As an associate member of a larger collective of Leather families, he has been mentored and raised in Leather by both Masters and Mistresses alike. Having these sources of invaluable and often historical information has allowed him to successfully mentor other Leather Masters and Dominants and pass along this knowledge to the next generation of leaders. As a part of his commitment to educate himself and others, he has spoken about the relationship aspect of the Master/slave model at national conferences and Leather events, local munches and special interest groups.
MasterLady has been in the lifestyle for over 25 years. A sadist by heart she loves the crack of a single tail or the thump of a flogger. She has been active in the community as a board member, a ducthess to a court, doing outreach, and as contestant staff. She is an enigma!
Master Dennis & slave Bonnie
Master Dennis and slave Bonnie met while he lived in San Diego and she lived in Phoenix. Master Dennis collared slave. Bonnie 20 years ago and in, 2002, they were married.
They are very active in their local community and clubs-Arizona Power Exchange, DragonClan, Butchmanns Experience and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. They have presented educational topics at many venues both nationally and in Canada.
They both believe strongly in sharing the truths of their M/s lifestyle to others and model who and what they are in M/s and BDSM. They desire to share that though the path can be rocky at times – it is possible to succeed. They are looking forward to learning more and sharing with others as they progress on their journey!
Todd has been in active in the BDSM community since 2004 and a pervert for as long as he can remember. He is honored to have served as the Southwest Master 2013. He collared his slave, elizabeth, in December of 2007 and they live in a 24/7 Master/slave relationship. He is the Director of MAsT: Leander, Associate Member of Austin girls of Leather, and a correspondent for Leatherati.com. More information about his household is available at housekramobone.com.
Sir Mystic has been living the lifestyle for as long as he can remember. He became active in the Leather community around the age of 20 years old. When he finds something a community needs he sets himself to try to fill that need. In doing such he helped found Rio Grande MAsT in 2009, worked closely with NMTNG to bring a greater presence to the Santa Fe area and was the SW Master 2012. He is a member of TNG:AZ, and MAsT Phoenix. He teaches when he can.
Pug is a heterosexual leatherwoman that identifies as a slave, pup, boy, and masochist. She is the founder and producer of the Southern California Leather Gathering (SCLG), an annual picnic event that brings together bdsm and leather folk of all genders and orientations. Over the years Pug has been actively engaged in a variety of leather and bdsm organizations. She has been involved with almost every aspect of producing and implementing leather/bdsm events and contests as well as having been a judge for numerous leather title contests across the country. Pug has also served as a past instructor for the APEX/Butchmanns Experience Academy.
A presenter at countless bdsm and leather events around the U.S. and Canada, she speaks on topics such as fear, protocol, power-based relationships, spirituality and kink, blood play, Kavadi, hot wax, and pup play. Her pup writings have appeared in Jack Rinella's book, "Partners in Power" as well as in "Pulp" magazine and previously on the LeatherDOG website. Her other bdsm-related writings have previously appeared on websites such as Robert Dante's Boudoir Noir, Dr. Susan M. Block's Sexuality Resource Library, as well as her own website leatherpug.com.
Her long history of involvement and activism in both the pansexual and gay bdsm/leather communities led Pug to being interviewed as part of the Women’s Leather History Project which is housed at the Leather Archives and Museum. She has been honored to received a number of community awards over the years.
Collared since 2014, Pug is honored and proud to be in service to Sir Wombat. She is also fortunate to call Pup Rocko her Alpha.
Master David & slave brynn
Master David and slave brynn are a 24/7 live-in Master/slave couple from Bakersfield, California. Both Master David and slave brynn are members of Mama’s Family, the Bakersfield BDSM Munch Group, MAsT: North Hollywood, and MAsT: Bakersfield. They serve as dungeon monitors, and can often be found assisting at events in Bakersfield and the Los Angeles area.
Master David is a leatherman, a sadist, a mentor, and an educator. He is the founding director of MAsT: Bakersfield, part of the leadership for the Bakersfield BDSM Munch group, and a member of the Bakersfield Dominant Discussion Group.
slave brynn is a little, a bootblack, a mentor, and an aspiring leather girl. She currently serves as the secretary for MAsT: Bakersfield, the secretary/treasurer of the San Joaquin girls of Leather, and is active with the Bakersfield Bottoms Club, Hard Pink Sisterhood, and Los Angeles girls of Leather.
Master David and slave brynn are passionate educators, mentors, and representatives of the Master/slave community. They currently serve as the 2018 Southwest Master and slave titleholders.
Angel is a strong Leatherwomen and bootblack who is happiest when sharing her experiences with others. As a multifaceted edge player, Angel believes that gender and sexuality are irrelevant when it comes to play, sex, boots, and affection. She is an incredibly passionate bootblack and teacher who brings her sex positive viewpoints to the table. Angel bootblacks to support her community and through her work, she is able to open dialogues about leather as well as collect history. Her determination and love for others shines through in all that she does both in and out of the community. In her free time, Angel is a steadfast activist for Disabled Rights.
Angel is the 2014 Southwest Bootblack and Ms. Great Plains Olympus Leather 2009. Introduced to the life style in 2004, her heart and passion for the community have grown ever since. She is the founder of Kinky Coffee Oklahoma. Angel’s presentations are memorable, personal, and deeply impactful as she draws from her many community experiences to create a unique class environment.
Boi Bear has been in the BDSM community for over 20 years, a member of APEX for over a decade and a bootblack for almost 7 years. She takes great joy in sharing the knowledge that was shared with her throughout the years and in doing community service.
Leather Boi through and through, Daddy to a select few. She is the Southwest Bootblack 2012 title holder. She is a genderqueer, equal opportunity, sensual hedonist, sadomasochistic switch who enjoys Primal energy and energy exchange play.
Brad Sagarin & The BDSM Research Team
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 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 many newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, The Atlantic, 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.
Carnal Knowledge & Cricket
Steven / Carnal_Knowledge and Cricket, with the help of many others, run Building Blocks, the BDSM education program in Las Vegas; organize the Proudly Inappropriate Adult Playspace at the Las Vegas PRIDE Festival, and teach at conferences across the country. Neither of them ever intended to enter into a Master-slave dynamic. Steven frequented the local MAsT meetings because the discussions were stimulating, but he quietly cringed at the thought of being called "Master" or taking on that role. Similarly, Cricket got into the community looking for a good lay, not a power exchange dynamic. Despite their bias against M/s, their relationship moved in that direction, and the two of them have been living in a 24/7 M/s lifestyle for over four years. Theirs isn't the model of a perfect relationship; it is just one example of a continually improving one.
Chris & Elisha
Chris and Elisha have recently celebrated 11 years together as a polyamorous couple with an M/s dynamic. They are the current representing Arizona as the Master slave 2018 titleholders. They believe that continued growth is important to a successful long term relationship and to that end are continually pushing their own, and each other’s, boundaries. They are both graduate students looking at various sex positive related topics. Chris is looking at perceptions of hierarchy in long term polyamorous relationships. Elisha is looking at the intersection of perceived benefits of yoga and BDSM participation, for example body image. Chris has been featured on PolyWeekly and together they have presented on various topics at Behind Closed Doors, Loving More's Rocky Mountain Poly Living, Beyond the Love, Arizona State University’s Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative Conference and other venues. They lead the Arizona Chapter of Loving More, a national nonprofit 501(c)3 focused on polyamory awareness and support. They both can be reached through their website at http://trulybeloved.com.
Cobi has been involved in the BDSM scene since 2003 when he joined Club X San Diego. He currently serves on their Board of Directors. Cobi is a professional educator. He teaches Kindergarten and has transferred his love of working with new people and watching them discover new things to the kink world. He shares his experiences at colleges and has taught workshops in San Diego and Los Angeles. Cobi is Southwest Bootblack 2010 and Co-Producer of the Leather Realm at San Diego Pride. Because of his playful instigating and knack for getting people to try new things he was pinned ‘Mama's Bus Driver.
Dee's been an active member of the kink community for over a decade and a half, having been lucky enough to find the community within weeks of becoming legal to join it! She loves to talk about kinky doings with fellow perverts, and has presented a myriad of classes for various groups since 2004. She spent the better part of a decade supporting her community by serving on the board of TNG. Dee is currently in school in order to become a kink-friendly therapist. In her extremely limited spare time she enjoys consensually bossing people around, being a puppy, and sometimes moonlights as a tentacled monster-girl.
Dr. Bob, an author, educator and photographer is an educational sociologist and researcher by training. Committed to writing and teaching, he has written three books on Master/slave topics, two books on BDSM mastery, one book on communication strategies, two books on advanced sex techniques, one book on fire play, and three erotic art photo books. Additionally, he has produced two educational DVDs: one on fire play and one on beginning impact play.
Recipient of the 2008 Pantheon of Leather's Community Choice Award (man), Dr. Bob has been involved in the BDSM and Total Power Exchange (TPE) scenes since the summer of 2001, throwing himself into the literature of the field as though it were an academic study. He presents, judges, and sells his books at weekend kink conferences throughout the year.
Elisa is your 2017 International Ms. Bootblack, 2016 Great Lakes Bootblack and 2015 Michigan Community Bootblack and is a founder of the Detroit Area Bootblacks Laboratory. She is a member of the gender-inclusive Michigan Band of Brothers and holds leadership positions in the Board of Education, a kinky, pansexual educational organization in metro Detroit. She is a past judge of Mr. Liberty Leather 2017, the 25th anniversary of International Mr. Bootblack and International Pup/Trainer. She is a Founding Member of the Order of the Non-Sanctimonious. She educates as well as bootblacks. She is the co-host of Fevered Nights, a play party that is only serious about not being serious. She is a radical sexual outlaw who disdains hierarchy who is best described as a contrarian leather anarchist. She is a body positive, polyamorous feminist. She is a fuzzy femme piglet who demands authentic and intimate relationships that involve degradation, objectification and pain, done with love and affection.
Elwood and Kate
Elwood is a professionally trained and certified body piercer and body brander, scarification, suspension artist and photographer. He was trained in San Francisco, CA by Fakir Musafar, (the father of the Modern Primitive and the man credited with bringing body piercing to the western world).
As an educator and body modification practitioner, Elwood is known for his humorous personality while educating audiences on a variety of classes and workshops. He is acknowledged for his vast knowledge of the history of body modification and practical safety.
Elwood has presented numerous workshops surrounding body modification and alternative lifestyle topics around the globe. His commitment to advanced safety within the body mod industry has also led him to becoming an educator to the Simon Fraser Health Authority, Coastal Health Authority, The Canadian Institute of Professional Health Inspectors, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Elwood has also been featured on Television with appearances on Shaw's "Urban Rush", Discovery Channel's "Skin Deep", TLC's "Human Canvas: Sacred Skin" and on MTV Canada's "Select". Elwood has also been featured in various print mediums and radio interviews.
Elwood is also the Executive Director of Edgewalkers, an organization centered on the practice and provision of body based ritual in a tribal and community setting. For more information about Edgewalkers, contact Elwood directly.
Elwood is always happy to answer any questions or concerns about any body modification topic at:firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 604.836.5013
Em (Ciara) identifies as both Leather and primal, and began her Leather journey in 2003 at Desert Dominion in Tucson. She is a member of Baja Arizona Leather and Dragon Clan, both based out of the Southwest, and has pack on both sides of the Mississippi. Though she now lives in Alabama, she frequently travels to both Atlanta and Arizona to visit friends and family. With a background in military, criminal justice and counseling, she enjoys using her skills to help her community in whatever way she can.
Em proudly belongs to her Master, and has served him since 2008. Although he is often unable to travel with her due to job demands, he supports his girl fully in her service to the community.
Goddess Indigo made her first boyfriend into a house slave long before running into the term ‘Dominant’ online, thus began her spiritual odyssey into M/s coupled with a voracious appetite for knowledge. She successfully ran the largest gathering of human ponies in the U.S. for years at Camp Crucible and was the emcee for the Pony Jamboree. The Goddess’ educational efforts included hosting "The Leather Line," an alternative radio show (KPFT, FM 90.1-Houston) and the creation and cultivation of First AID (Authority Imbalanced Dynamics), her Authority Imbalance support group. Her performance art has graced numerous stages including Art Erotica and IMsL. With her unique brand of irreverent humor, she edifies on a variety of topics for many organizations including GWNN, HPEP, APEX, BlackBeat, Weekend Reunion, Voyagers, Beyond Leather, The Crucible, Club FEM, DomCon, Building Blocks and MAsT and is humbly appreciative that she continues to be requested to teach about her own personal passion, Female-led Dynamics.
Indigo Black, wife and property of Sir Orpheus Black, has been not only a sub and slave to Orpheus, but also his lifelong companion and inspiration. This Bawdy Storytelling and Grand Slam Bawdy Storytelling champion started her journey into BDSM and the fetish lifestyle when she volunteered to be Orpheus’ bottom and submissive in early 2000. Like Orpheus, Indigo got her start co- hosting the Severe Society radio show. Soon after that, Orpheus and indigo began their dark journey onto the fetish stages, performing at countless Hollywood hotspots such as the Viper Room, Club Blue, the Music Box, and Dragonfly,to name just a few.
Over the past fourteen-plus years, indigo has blossomed from being a sub and slave, evolving into an outstanding fetish model, leather craftswoman, educator, and advocate. She is always on hand to help Orpheus when he presents and assists Orpheus as his demo bottom for lifestyle classes. In her personal time outside of the scene, indigo is a wife, mother, poly partner, and friend. She has become an accomplished belly dancer, performing with the renowned student troupe “Crescent Rose Tribal”.
Jennifer Erickson is a graduate student in the Social/Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at Northern Illinois University and has been a member of The Science of BDSM Research Team since 2014. Her primary research interests include the positive consequences of pain, altered states of consciousness, extreme rituals, and sadism. As part of the Science of BDSM research team, Jennifer has travelled to and presented at various conferences and organizations, including the Southwest Leather Conference, the Great Lakes Leather Alliance, Kinky Kollege, and Galleria Domain 2.
Kenn is a straight-talking, fun-loving, sexual outlaw who uses his passion and zeal to spread joy and DNA everywhere he goes. Being exceedingly confident in his ability to take a fist, he promotes radical sexual expression and encourages others to be unafraid to explore themselves as sexual beings despite silly heteronormative conventional wisdom.
Hailing from Detroit, Kenn held the titles of Mr Liberty Leather 2016, Mr. Michigan Leather 2017 and placed 4th at IML 39. He is an associate member of Onyx Great Lakes, Archivist for The Michigan Band of Brothers, and a Charter Member of ASSFÜC (The American Society for Sodomy and Fine Unaged Cheeses): an organization that hosts well catered orgies.
Kenn must also be a closet masochist because he is the producer/owner of War of the Roses Weekend (WRW: Detroit's Annual Fisting Extravaganza) and producer of Ms. Liberty Leather.
After competing at IML 39, Kenn found his passion through educating, contestant handling and mentoring. As an autistic person, he is an outspoken advocate for Autism Awareness in leather spaces and other marginalized groups. He actively attempts to facilitate policy changes in existing male centered Leather bars, clubs and events to be more inclusive to women, trans-folk and non-binary people.
Kenn feels proudest about the dozen or so men he mentors in fisting. He hosts a weekly space for newbies and well seasoned fist pigs to come learn and explore the art of the anus, the resolve of the rectum and the cantankerousness of the colon in a safe and controlled enviroment. This all happens so he can then release them into the wild to become your next favorite hole breaker or Great Pit of Carkoon, depending on your preferences. He thoroughly enjoys being a helping hand.
When he's not busy breaking hearts and asses as he travels the globe, Kenn enjoys writing leather culture related articles, promoting enthusiastic explicit consent policies, hosting sex parties and eating full buckets of KFC on Facebook Livefeed.
Lady Catherine G.
Catherine Gross an educator and a Master Certified Coach. She offers classes that focus on relationships, SM skills, D/s and M/s, and a myriad of other topics. She has logged 4000+ education hours teaching Servant’s Retreat alone. She has served on local and national boards, judged contests, staffed conferences in a variety of positions, emceed and produced events/fundraisers for charities and organizations. She currently is the producer of SouthEast LeatherFest ,a board member of Leather Archives & Museum (LA&M) and on the board of FIST a women’s backpatch club in Baltimore, MD.
She has presented classes at 600+ organizations. She was awarded Black Rose's Vaughn Keith National Educator Award in 2002, Pantheon of Leather Southeast Region Service Award 2006, Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year award in 2006, Jack Stice Memorial Award 2016, and Lady Lynette Leadership Award 2018. She is a founder of the Women’s Leather History Project/Program.
She has written a safety manual in use by more than a dozen organizations scattered from coast to coast. You can download a copy on her website. BDSMClasses.com is her kink site and ForYourLifeCoach.com is her professional coaching site. Through her private practice, she has been working with kink populations since the early 90’s. Follow her on Tweeter @SuccessCoachMCC and @BDSMClasses
She created Servant's Retreat I & II, Nine Fold Path Seminar, and Foundations in Mastery. She is known for life-changing weekend seminars since the mid-90’s. My new seminar is called Inviting the Muse: Longevity & Creativity in your M/s and D/s life. She loves people and being able to go deep with them is one of her great privileges!
"Teaching provides me with great joy. I love seeing emotional and intellectual connections made in class discussions. We've all contributed to educating each other in many ways. It's my great fortune to participate in the creation of these moments."
Lady Juwelz has been active in the Phoenix area BDSM and leather community for over 15 years with memberships in TNG and APEX for whom she has presented several times, including such subjects as CBT and knife play. In addition, she has volunteered for Southwest Leather Conference for over 10 years in various ways including as “Sister Amora Dat,” a member of the Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. She’s made many friends and been mentored by a respected couple in the community, and then later was accepted as a member of the Dragon Clan leather family. More importantly, she found her primary partner, who first introduced her to SWLC. Lady Juwelz identifies as a bisexual femdomme and sadist, and while she does believe in the “woo” in lifestyle practices, she’s also interested in the fun!
Leland Carina is an artist, writer, and beekeeper! She is Co-Editor in Chief of the web site Leatherati.com and does social media for the Mystery Box Show, a sexy storytelling event in Portland, Oregon. She also works as a real estate broker in coastal Oregon, where she lives at and manages Blossomwood Farmstead, a bee sanctuary and Airbnb.
Leland is currently working on a memoir that centers on her discovery of the leather community in San Francisco. While there, she restarted the San Francisco girls of Leather and has subsequently helped launch many similar girl groups across the country. She has authored an extensive number of articles that have been published by Leatherati.com, PQ Monthly, SALACIOUS magazine, Kink.com, and more. Her photography has been shown at Mark I Chester’s San Francisco gallery, in SF Weekly, and in countless sexy PR campaigns. She has modeled for Folsom Street Fair, the Portland Dykes on Bikes, graced the cover of the Bay Guardian, and has been a bondage and fetish model for many photographers.
Recently, Leland picked up a new hobby -- designing and creating her own latex outfits!
She identifies as a Queer switch and deeply enjoys D/s dynamics. These days, she most often resonates with being Dominant as Daddy or Sir, but she’s still a heavy masochist and service girl at heart.
Marilyn has been active in the Leather/BDSM community since 1986. She is a Master, a sadist, a bitch, and a control freak with an intense blood lust. She is a fat femme top who likes to play very hard, and has a special affection for slut masochists. She claims Mistress and Ma’am, and is happily polyamorous with a slave, a special boi, and other play partners who help enrich her life. Active in MAsT San Francisco, Marilyn has presented at Black Rose, Ladyfest, San Francisco State, Leather Traditions, Venus’ Playground, International Ms. Leather, Leather Leadership Conference, Leather Levi Weekend, SF Citadel, Northwest Leather Celebration, Dark Odyssey: Surrender, Butch Voices, The Group In Fresno, Fresno Leather Advocacy Group, and the Exiles. She was a member of the Outcasts and a charter member of the Exiles in San Francisco, and has spent many years as an Exiles officer. She is thrilled to be a member of Mama’s Family, as "Mama’s Fierce Femme". She is also a computer professional with two children, and a Trustee at her synagogue.
Master Bert & slave nadine
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 APEX (Arizona Power Exchange), a founding board member of Butchmanns, an instructor and Executive Committee member for Butchmanns Experience weekends, and a board member of CARAS (Community Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities). He holds the titles of Mr. APEX 1991-1992, Southwest Master 2003, and International Master 2003.
Bert’s academic publications include: 2003 doctoral dissertation “Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Sexual Bargaining in Self-Defined BDSM Couples” and co-author in the 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.
Master Boromoy is honored to be the Northwest Master 2018. Boromoy has been in a Master/slave relationship with his slave amari for over a decade and enjoys the depth, power and emotional connection inherent in their M/s relationship. Together, they co-host the Tri-cities M/sD/s munch. They are founding members of Leather Azimuth and members of MAsT: Portland. In addition to his commitment as an M/s titleholder to strengthen the M/s community in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Boromoy founded and leads Columbia Basin Tops to support and educate Masters and Dominants.
Boromoy and his slave amari have presented workshops at a variety of lifestyle events in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, and Idaho; bringing years of experience and diverse knowledge to the extended kink community.
Master David & slave Heather
Master David & slave Heather have been honored to share the last year together growing, strengthening and supporting the community that they call their family as the 2018 Great Lakes Leather Alliance Master/slave. From the very start they have had a passion for sharing the importance of safety and awareness with new and old members alike. They have a shared dedication to Kansas City and surrounding communities that keeps them pursuing more knowledge. Together they have conducted several BDSM 101 classes and led M/s relationship discussions, guided new members in the community, continue to support current members and honor past members. Both were recently blessed with being welcomed into Mama’s Family. Together they look forward to continuing their service regionally and are excited about the potential opportunity to expand their reach as GLLA title holders. They both feel extremely honored to have been able to spend the last year traveling and engaging with so many amazing people and groups though out the community. It is their hope that they may share a message of truth and the importance of living true to one’s self through example. It is their firm belief that we were not meant to live within the confines of a box. It limits who we are and who we can become.
Master David has been publicly in the lifestyle for over 25 years and identifies as a Leatherman. He served as Member at Large, Sergeant of Arms, and co-chair for AHS. In 2012 he helped organize the Fountain City Fetish Festival. A year later he developed the concept of Consent Kansas City in an attempt to fill the need for a local group focused on education. With the blessings of NCSF and the Consent Counts Project, he launched Consent Kansas City (CKC) with his slave at the time. The vision was an educational and social group that embraced the entire community as a family with no drama, BS, politics, or egos. CKC has grown to over 3500 members in a little over 5 years. David recently handed the reins of the group over to a new generation of leaders in order to allow the group to continue flourishing while providing he and Heather the chance to focus on their journey together. He has organized and executed major events to help unite the community such as the yearly campout. He has recently retired from 30yrs as an electrician and spends his free time tinkering around in his shop making fun toys.
slave Heather benefits from her Master’s experience and knowledge daily. His guidance has allowed her to flourish and embrace the lifestyle. It has allowed her to find her voice and truly be able to share who she is. She possesses the same drive to give back as her Master does. She has spent her life devoted to serving the vanilla world as a child advocate and foster parent among other things. Now she spends each day working to serve her chosen family with even more devotion. From the moment she met her leather family the desire to serve has been unwavering. She continuously seeks out opportunities to expand her knowledge and support those who look to her for guidance. She finds significant joy in the bonds she has found with the HardPink Sisterhood and spends her free time doing whatever she can to help where ever she can. She was recently interviewed for a WILL project and was beyond honored to be asked. She quite often feels as if she needs to do more, be more, live more. If you catch her sitting still you better snatch her quick or she will be gone trying to find somewhere to help.
Jason (GrandFromage) is a sadistic, polyamorous Master who has been in the community a little over 7 years. He has identified as slave Deena’s Master and Daddy for over 6 years. Aside from this, he has been with his lovely puppy and partner Alishah for 3 years.
After joining the local community via TNG-AZ in 2011, he began getting involved in many local groups and community events. He loves giving back through volunteer work at conventions and is currently working as a consultant for Desert Bound, and he even runs his own convention; the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention, with his business partner.
Jason deeply enjoys sharing his love for kink/BDSM with others, especially when it comes to helping new individuals find their inner kinkster.
His current primary group affiliations include TNG-AZ, APEX, MAsT: Phoenix and the Arizona Shibari Studio.
Master Skip addressed a crowd of nearly one million people at the Millennium March on Washington, and since then he has given more than a dozen keynote addresses and presented nearly 250 programs on the spiritual dynamics of BDSM at noteworthy leather events throughout North America. He has been profiled in Nerve.com magazine, Power Exchange magazine, the award-winning documentary film Pup, and Ask the Man Who Owns him, a book on gay male Master/slave relationships that received the National Leather Association’s 2010 non-fiction literary award.
Master Skip is a co-founder of People of Leather Among You (2002-2006), a social and educational group for Southern California men and women interested in the integration of spirituality and leather/fetish sexuality; has served as a core instructor for the Butchmanns Experience (2001-2007), a periodic weekend retreat offering opportunities for profound personal growth to leathermen and women of all sexual orientations and identities; and was a co-producer of Southwest Leather Conference (2004-2010), “The Leather Family Gathering of Heart and Spirit.” Honors include the Leadership Award and the Lee Montague Memorial Community Service Award from Avatar Club Los Angeles, the Pantheon of Leather Community Choice Award, both the Master Heart Award and the Master Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education Award from the Master/slave Conference, and most recently the Leatherman’s Heart Award from Southwest Leather Conference.
In his own words, “Blood may be thicker than water, but leather is thicker than blood.”
As an educator, Orpheus specializes in hierarchical dynamics, non-monogamous relationships, and erotic meditation. He has been traveling and teaching his fun and sexy educational events for more than a decade. For more information on his educational work, visit www.orpheusblack.com.
Being one of the most respected educators, interviewees, and contributors around on the topic of kink, Black lends his expertise to shows on such channels and sites as Playboy TV; Kink.com; Chocolate Radio; Playboy's Night Calls; @Love, Sex & HipHop; Sex Nerd Sandra on the Nerdist Podcast Network; and The Inner Circle with Neil Strauss. Check out this video from PlayboyTV below: https://youtu.be/BGko4dNQg3U
Black is also a presenter at DomCon Los Angeles and is the founder of #CirqueDeSade, a high profile Dominants group. The group's mission is to advance the art of #BDSM through a commitment to innovation, excellence, and leadership in the D/s, Ms, and fetish communities.
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Patrick identifies as a Bi/Poly Leatherman. He found his kinky nature very early in life, but didnt find the BDSM & Leather communities until age 30. Upon entering the community he was immediately drawn to power exhange and joined MAsT-OKC for mentorship and support. Patrick has been learning & growing ever since.
He is a man of many worlds, but feels like he has never fit into any one mold. He is drawn to those who feel disconnected, and calls them together to help build bridges, make connections, and either find their place or build places of their own. This coupled with his desire to bring the community together has led him to become a founding member of House Abundance, an officer of NLA-OKC, and Mr. Route 66 Leather 2019.
Peter Heid resides in San Diego, California. He identifies himself as a lifestyle Dominant and a Sadist. Peter Heid has been an enthusiast with BDSM for most of his life. He loves laughter and humorously doesn’t take himself too seriously. He is a Latex and Bondage Fetishist who also enjoys incorporating a wide range of different play into his Scenes. He volunteers his time as a Dungeon Monitor and DM Coordinator for several organizations/events. Peter Heid had and will continue to travel for different events during the year. Peter Heid sees himself as an Educator in the Community and is ecstatic to share his knowledge through workshops, classes and informal sessions.
Rev. Pup Tim was the first recipient of the Spiritual Development Scholarship from SWLC. He used it to finish his graduate studies and become ordained with Metropolitan Community Churches. He’s given presentations on flogging, mummification, puppy play, and more - all with a grounded sense of play. He’s judged Mr. Los Angeles Eagle, International Puppy, Los Angeles Puppy, and other contests. One of the Founders of Tribal Revival, Tim finds SWLC feels like home.
Rio is a butch leatherdyke, active in the scene since 2006. She identifies as a slave, a masochist, a romantic, and is obsessed with service. Rio was Ms. San Francisco Sober Leather 2016, and the female Leather Marshall at the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. She is active in MAsT San Francisco, and has served as an officer in the Exiles for many years. Feeding her passion for both education and exhibitionism, she has presented at the Folsom Street Fair, Northwest Leather Celebration, Southwest Leather Conference, Queer Leather Association of Sacramento, Fresno Leather Advocacy Group, and the Exiles, and demo bottomed at Leather Levi Weekend, International Ms. Leather/Bootblack, Desire, and The Group in Fresno, usually under the hands of her sadistic Mistress, Marilyn. In her non-kink life, Rio is a published author, and an award-winning painter.
Boypup Rocko has identified as a leatherman since 1997 and first joined the Lexington Lyons Leather/Levi in 1998 in Lexington, Kentucky. This group of amazing men taught him that the true heart of a leatherman is about trust, honor, and respect and that without those, there can be no principled leadership in our community. Boypup Rocko works for the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and the IGNITE Program as The PrEP Guy to reduce stigma, normalize conversations, and educate and assist those who might benefit from PrEP. With the support of his club he was the first (and last) titleholder for Mr. Bluegrass Drummer and Mr. Kentucky Drummer contest in 1999. Since then, he has served leather contests as a judge, denboy, judge's boy, tallymaster, and has been co-Producer for Southwest Leather Sir, boy, and Community Bootblack for the last few years. Boypup Rocko has received the Community Unsung Hero Award by Mr. Phoenix Leather, has been pinned as Mama's boypup rocko JRT, and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Southwest Daddy Bear and cub Weekend. Rocko is married to his loving partner of 13 years, is Alpha to Steve and pug, puppy brother to Pup Mohawk, and has proudly worn Daddy Kenneth's collar for the last eight years. Boypup Rocko is a member of the Arizona Pups and Handlers and the Phoenix boys of Leather and has served as President, Vice President, and Mentor in this close-knit (and incredibly fun) brotherhood. Rocko is thankful to have so much love in his life, and recognizes that he might just be the luckiest boy in the world.
Sir James & slave wendy
Sir James feels that we are here to live, love, and learn, and has found true partnership with his slave, slave wendy. Sir James has been active in the Washington DC area since the mid-1990’s, exploring BDSM and authority exchange. His strong desire to support educational outreach and self-improvement has led him to present at Black Rose, CLUE, BESS, Epic, and many other regional events and conferences. He has been a Dungeon Monitor for 15+ years, and more recently a DM Trainer. He is an active member of MAsT DC Pan and MAsT Washington, and a graduate of MTTA Master’s training. He and his slave are currently serving as Northeast Master/slave 2018.
slave wendy feels her most important attribute is being owned by her Master, best friend, and husband, Sir James. She has been actively involved in the community since 2012. She is co-director of MAsT Laurel and an active member of MAsT DC Pan. She has taught classes at Commonwealth Learning, Understanding, and Education; lead discussions at The Master/Slave Gathering; and various MAsT groups. She can often be found volunteering for events. She is a graduate of MTTA and a member of The Hard Pink Sisterhood. She and her Master are currently serving as Northeast Master/slave 2018. In her vanilla life, she is mother to five, feels that coffee is her love language, and in her spare time enjoys … haha, she has no spare time.
slave amari is honored to be the Northwest slave 2018. slave amari has been in Master/slave relationship with Master Boromoy for over a decade and enjoys the depth, power and emotional connection inherent in their M/s relationship. Together, they co-host the Tri-cities M/sD/s munch. They are founding members of Leather Azimuth and members of MAsT: Portland. In addition to her commitment as an M/s titleholder to strengthen the M/s community in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, slave amari founded and leads TASK to support and educate submissives and slaves. She is also a member of the Hard Pink Sisterhood.
Along with her Master, she has presented workshops at a variety of lifestyle events in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, and Idaho; bringing years of experience and diverse knowledge to the extended kink community.
Deena (slave-Deena) is a masochistic, polyamorous slave who has been involved in the local community for almost 7 years. She has been serving her current Master for 7 years.
After joining the local community, Deena quickly began getting involved in various local groups and conventions. She has served various areas of the Phoenix community throughout her time here. She has served on the TNG-AZ board for four terms, was the 2017/2018 SWLC Assistant Director, currently helps out Desert Bound with their volunteer coordinator position and has served in the past for MAsT: Phoenix as secretary. She also gains joy through educating people around the community about consent, BDSM and power exchange.
Her current primary group affiliations include TNG-AZ, APEX, MAsT: Phoenix and the Arizona Shibari Studio.
Slave Panda is a lifestyle slave. She served as Southern California Leather slave 2013 and Southwest slave 2014. She prides herself on striving to give back through the three pillars of the household: community charity, education, and service. Slave panda has presented at DomCon LA, DomCon Atlanta, BOLD, Olympus Leather, Behind Closed Doors, and at many venues in southern California. Panda has also traveled around the country with her Sir and in the past three years raised nine tons of food for charity. Alongside her family Panda appeared on episode 104 of VH1’s “I’m Married to A….”
slave Rick has presented programs on the spiritual dynamics of M/s and D/s relationships and has delivered endnote/keynote addresses at conferences and events throughout North America for over 16 years.
his awards include the Southwest Leather Conference “Leatherman’s Heart Award” and the Master slave Conference “slave Heart Award." Most recently he and his Master were honored with the Guy Baldwin Master/slave Heritage Award at the 2017 M/sC.
In 2016 slave Rick published Jolted Awake: An Unconventional Memoir (available on www.alfredpress.com and www.lulu.com). In it he presents his personal journey of an M/s relationship as a valid path toward self-realization.
slave Rick is currently a licensed kink aware psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA. (www.KinkTherapistLosAngeles.com)
First and foremost, however, he is by Grace in service to his beloved Master.
slave Samantha has served her local community as instructor at the October Pansexual Butchmanns Experience in 2015, Arizona Power Exchange Officer at Large on the Executive Committee from 2014 to 2017, and as judge’s wrangler for the Arizona Master and slave contest. She has also volunteered as member of the United Arizona Leather Committee, Arizona Leather Run, and Wax a Bear. She volunteers regularly as a dungeon monitor and currently is the facilitator for the LGBTQ SIG, Bootblack EDGE, and Impact EDGE at APEX. In addition to volunteering Samantha enjoys extending her experience through presenting. She has had the opportunity to present at APEX, Desert Dominion, the Arizona Leather Run, Behind Closed Doors, Dragon Clan, and Equus. In 2013 she founded slave hearts and designed the slave heart flag. slave-hearts is a group of slaves that come together for social gatherings, heart talks, volunteerism, making connections and building bridges within our vast community. Her mantra is, “obey, serve, love and extend.” She is very excited to join the SWLC team this year.
slave tabitha met her one and only Master over 16 years ago and has never looked back! she is Southwest Leather Bootblack 2009 and International Ms Bootblack 2015. slave tabitha is the first transgender woman to earn the title in a 30 years of IMsLBB organization. she ran for the title to increase the visibility of transgender women in the leather. she is the founder of #AskMe for transgender awareness. slave tabitha serves as team lead for the bootblack lounge and is the graphic designer for Southwest Leather Conference. her artistic, sexual and spiritual expressions are wonderful experiences that she enjoys during her bootblacking. slave tabitha’s artistry also takes form in donating her design skills for organizations and individuals in the leather/kink community; including Leatherati, the Women’s Leather History Program at LA&M, IMsLBB Weekend and IMsL Foundation. she the bootblack contest co-coordinator for the International Community Bootblack title.
We are Team Soup! Perverts who really like to do dirty soupy things. We are dedicated to having fun and laughter within our lives. We are committed to a leather lifestyle, M/s and heavy play.
We offer a variety of workshops on topics that are based on core elements within our own lives.
Polar is a sadist with a creative sense of humor and a passion for finding new ways to do mean things with a smile. His play and workshops lean towards the edgier styles of play; knives, hatchets, rough body play and bare-handed impact, whips and blood play to name a few.
Polar is the Master, Owner, Daddy and partner of nephesh. She is his collared property and together, they are Team Soup.
nephesh is The Tentacle, a Wonder Woman and His bratty pitbull. nephesh is a heavy masochist and smart-ass who thrives on pain, blood and fleeting amounts of consent.
nephesh is the devoted property of Polar and together, they are Team Soup.
Stormmy and his girls, lil red and Tink, live a 24/7 M/s life.
They are members of Edgewalkers, a group that practices and facilitates body- based rituals such as hook pulls, hook suspensions and fire walks. Stormmy is the President of the Edge Riders Evergreen Chapter a BDSM group which is a motorcycle riding club based on the principles of a leather family and community service. Education is important to them and they teach a wide variety of classes from technical to relationship to spiritual.
Known for his edge play, Stormmy can often be found in a dungeon; knife, scalpel or barbwire flogger in hand. His motto is, "I give and give until it hurts".
Tess & Archer
Tess and Archer are the producers of the Arizona Master and slave Contest and sit on the board of the Arizona Power Exchange!
Thista Minai is an author, priestess, ordeal facilitator, and gleeful sadist. Benefiting from a professional background in education, Thista teaches classes on a wide variety of topics, including sacred sexuality, the ordeal path, catharsis, impact, and needle play. With more than fifteen years of experience in designing and conducting rituals, Thista travels the country championing the value of spirituality and empowerment in kink and BDSM.
Travis & Heather
Travis is a Dominant, Leather Man, Daddy and a proud member of the House of AndOr. He considers it an honor and a duty to pass on what knowledge he has been given and is grateful for the opportunity to meet leather folk all over the Country. His specialties are florentine flogging and single tails, however nothing puts a smile on his face like a good mind fuck. His other classes include humiliation, taboo age play and struggle play.
He serves on the Board and participates as both volunteer and ambassador for the Leather Realm at San Diego Pride. He teaches a bi-monthly flogging 101 workshop, is the host the monthly X-plore for Club X and has taught at many conferences across the US.
Bob Clark has been involved in M/s relationships and the leather community for nearly 30 years, enjoying partnerships and play relationships with men and women, and enjoying every opportunity to meet new people. Heavily experienced in SM, and edge play in particular, he was gifted with his name through his prowess with singletails. He believes that honor and integrity are paramount in his relationships and dealings with everyone. His tastes in SM are as broad and varied as the lifestyle itself ranging from being a new player's "first time" to an advanced player's roller coaster ride operator.
Although, pushing the envelope is a passion, and Bob believes the essence of edge play is pure, unadulterated and brutal truth. So, from a spiritual side, you could call him a seeker of truth. His philosophy and desire, is to make a positive difference within the community, believing that "paying it forward" does honor, to those that came before and taught him.
In the midst of all this serious truthseeking and pain dispensing, he manages to keep a great sense of humor and has had opportunity to travel the US with his property, BootPig, having adventures, meeting people and teaching at events such as TES Fest, Folsom Fringe, Tribal Fire, Southwest Leather and more.
xiaoyi’s mission is to help create understanding and acceptance among people for each to learn and grow and be as they are. She works to do this through education and demystification. She openly shares of her journey in hopes that she might help others who face similar challenges.
xiaoyi was introduced to this lifestyle at a Halloween party in 2010 and dove straight for the deep end. She identifies as a slaveheart bootblack. She teaches about consensual slavery, bootblacking, BDSM, relationships, poly, personal growth, and other topics. She is poly-play and omni-sensual. She is the Southwest Bootblack 2016. She loves Leather, costuming, pain and protocols. She flags orange and Leather Worship.