Since coming out gay, the BDSM and fetish community has been a part of Zach’s personal journey. Early on in his adventure he discovered his love of serving his communities though bootblacking.
Earning the Title Ohio Community Bootblack in 2014 and First Runner up at International Mr. Bootblack 2015, Zach has spent the last five years traveling the country spreading bootblack love and education though practicing his craft at contests and teaching events, and other shine-anigans he gets himself into.
Zach is a Board member of the Titans of the Midwest, which helps facilitate kink education and community building events, in an inclusive spirit, all across the Midwest. He is also an associate member of the Chicago Hellfire Club and a member of the Kentucky Leather Brotherhood. Zach has been known to be a sadistic bastard in the play space, his motto being “Tears make the best lube”, but also known as teddy bear and a professional big spoon.
Residing in Cincinnati Ohio for the past ten years with his boy and apprentice, boy-pup Roke, Zach is infinitely grateful for the friends he has made, the family that has chosen him, and the clubs in which he has found brothers and sisters.
Having been a lover and protector of leather for over 30 years, she is currently stepping into and owning her identity as a queer Leather Woman. Driven by service, it is only natural that she is passionate about educating newcomers in all things Bootblack.
As your 2015 International Community Bootblack, representing ILSb/ICBB; she has been fortunate enough to travel the country and work the stands, teach classes, organize bootblack lounges and judge; however, her home bar is the Dallas Eagle where she is currently one of the resident bootblacks. She is an active member of NLA Dallas, where she serves as treasurer, a Beyond Vanilla committee member, NLA International member, Women in Leather International member, on staff for WILL and SPLF as the bootblack coordinator, and serves as: Honorary Director At-Large (Women's Initiatives) for Team Friendly DFW. Briar has also developed the DFW Bootlab which meets monthly to mentor and share skills.
Working hard to come out of her introverted shell, she is thrilled to have found the largest fraternity of shenanigan seekers in the Leather world – the BOOTBLACKS – she is open and welcomes new friends and adventures.
Cap aka Miss Chris
Cap (aka Miss Chris) is a switchy pan poly edge player, professional disciplinarian, fetish video actress/stage performance artist, spanking party group coordinator and kink presenter. She founded the Sun Valley Spankos (now Spank University) back in February 2009 and holds spanking parties quarterly in Phoenix, AZ. Miss Chris is an annual staple at spanking conventions, and she is proud to have presented at local, national and international events like Twisted Leprechaun (Ireland), Rome BDSM Conference (Italy), Training Tea Time (Canada), World Spanking Party (Spain), DomCon (LA & ATL), and Beyond Leather (FL). She is proud to have been recognized as a Special Guest of Honor at the 2011 DomConATL and 2016 DomConLA. Miss Chris has done workshops for US clubs UKS (NY), CAPEX (NC), Club X (CA), and Northern Exposure (AK), and has even presented at vanilla conferences like Darkcon, AASECT and Mensa. She’s a Butchmanns Academy graduate and recurring presenter at her local clubs, APEX (Phoenix, AZ) and Desert Dominion (Tucson, AZ). Love, laughter and life lived to its fullest!
Kenneth Anthony has served his local community as Mr. Cellblock Phoenix Leather, Emperor of the Imperial Sovereign Empire of Arizona, and co-producer of the Mr. Phoenix Leather Contest. He has also volunteered with various other clubs and contests, serving as a board member, stage manager and MC as needed by those organizations. He is currently serving as Vice-President for the Imperial Court of Arizona. Kenneth is a past recipient of the Pantheon of Leather, Rocky Mountain Region Award, is Mama's Calm in the Storm in Mama's Family, and in 2012 he was awarded the Southwest Leather Conference Spirit of Service Award. In 2007 he co-founded the Arizona Pups and Handlers with his pup mohawk, one of the first organized groups for puppies in the nation. His proudest accomplishment is being the Daddy to his wonderful boys and pups, Rocko, Mohawk, and BJ.
Smiling Sadist Daddy Crone Leenie is a long-term body worker/energy runner and has been in the Leather world since early 90's. Leenie began Dancing with Whips in 1998 and has not stopped. She started in Boston as a member of MOB (Massachusetts Orgasmic Bitches). S/he has taught/presented for MDG in Asheville, the Women's Winter Bash in Atlanta, MBK in Myrtle Beach, SELF, DESIRE, Mayhem in Vancouver BC, Wicked Women, The Conservatory in PDX, Sagacity in Victoria BC, Threshold in LA, Lupercallia in Edmonton, Alberta, West Coast Bound in Vancouver, B.C., APEX in Phoenix, Conception in Victoria, BC, Behind Closed Doors in Tucson, AZ, Women's International Leather Legacy (WILL), Leather Realm in San Diego and the land of Woo SWLC.
In workshops, Leenie shares her style, which s/he gleaned from various whip enthusiasts such as, Bob Deegan, Boomer, Sebastian, Roger, Stan and special nod to Wayne of Atlanta. Thank you all for sharing your passion! This Dance is of spirit, body and mind for Leenie, who revels in the intentions created. Keep Dancing!
Dee has been an active member of the Arizona kink community for over a decade, 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 regularly for various Arizona groups since 2004. She has also spent the better part of a decade supporting her community by serving on the board of TNG-AZ. Dee is currently in school pursuing her doctorate 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 tentacle-monster girl.
Doc Duhon has been active in the BDSM community for over 30 years, remaining an unaffiliated GDI (God Damn Independent). Not a "joiner" by nature, and coming into a community which was both in the midst of a generational change and the impacts of HIV, he chose not to associate with any particular organization. His experience in power dynamic relationships included coming to terms with both his Dominant and submissive sides, Involved in these relationships since 1987, he first collared a submissive in a long-term relationship in 1991, developing his skills as a Dominant and helping his boy realize his own needs and desires. In the intervening years, Doc has had a number of men under collar and believes relationships are organic. They need to flow and change as circumstance dictates. He is proud of every man who has ever worn his collar. As a switch, he came to terms with his own need to submit in the 1990's and has been privileged to wear the collars of two men. He remains in service to one of them. Doc lives in Palm Springs, CA and his family includes a husband of 24 years, a Master whom he has known for 20 years, and a collared boy. Doc is active in Leatherman's Discussion Group, Power Dynamics Discussion group, various Desert Fetish Authority Activities, and has supported various events including Palm Springs Leather Pride, International Mr. Leather, as well as SF and Palm Springs Gay Pride events, among others.
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
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 gives presentations on alternative lifestyle relationships, structured authority-based living, S&M, ritual and spirituality.
Eric has presented nationwide at numerous conferences, organizations and events. He is a founding member and an instructor at the Master/slave Development Center, an educational group for Masters and slaves. He is also the founder of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the hands-on immersive full-day events EdgePlay, KinkWorks, PlaySpace, ROPESCAPE, ROPESCAPE 2 and Unleashed. Contact Eric at Eric.Pride@gmail.com.
Long-time LGBT activist and member of the Leather community since the mid 1970's, Hardy is still an enthusiastic participant in the Leather scene. He is author of several books on kink related subjects including The Family Jewels: A Guide to Male Genital Plat and Torment published by Greenery Press, and Soul of a Second Skin: Journey of a Gay Christian Leatherman.
His awards include the "Leather Leadership Award" from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, "Man of the Year" and "Lifetime Achievement" awards from NLA-International, the "Leatherman's Heart Award" from Southwest Leatherfest, and most recently the "Jack Stice Memorial Award" at South Plains Leatherfest. He is a contributor to Leatherati and a columnist for The Dallas Voice and is the Co-Chair of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation in Washington, DC. He lives in Dallas where he and his boy celebrated 21 years together as partners in play and life.
wife and property of Sir Orpheus Black - has been not only a sub and slave to Orpheus, but also a lifelong companion and inspiration to Him. Her journey into BDSM and the fetish lifestyle began 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 with Orpheus, Sir Nik Satanas, and Mariah. 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 14+ years, indigo has blossomed from being a sub and slave, evolving into an outstanding fetish model, leather craftswoman, educator, and advocate. Indigo is co-titleholder of the Southern California Master/slave 2015 patch with Orpheus, for an unprecedented second title year.
Last year, they won the title for the 2014 patch, and were honored by the contest owners to represent the title again after the 2015 title was left open. In her personal time, outside of the scene, indigo is a wife, mother, poly partner and friend. She has become an accomplished ATS belly dancer, performing with the renowned student troupe “Crescent Rose Tribal”.
Just Angel is your Southwest Bootblack 2014. She was introduced to the lifestyle in 2004. The heart of who she has become in life and Leather is an educator. As an edge player Angel’s interests are multi-faceted. Her primary fondness falls to boots, blood, impact, whips and bondage. She has been a founding member of a few groups such as Kinky Coffee Roserock girls of Leather and Oklahoma Submissive Support. To live outside of the binary angel believes in non-gender bias. When it comes to play, sex, boots, affection and love it does not matter what gender the other person is or even if they have no gender at all. She was honored to be the Ms. Great Plains Olympus Leather 2008 & 2009. Angel's carries a deep strength of mind and love for others. Her passion and dedication to serve her communities both vanilla and Leather are at the core of her being. Her obsession for service shines through in all her tasks and she strives to always be accessible and approachable.
KYew has been involved with the Leather community since 1996, was Ms. San Diego Leather 2004 and is Mama’s Community Outreach. A partial list of events and organizations she has volunteered for are as follows: the Free Speech Coalition, IMsL, San Diego Leather Pride and Folsom Street Fair. She has supported Club X, the San Diego Bootblacks, and also the Boys in Leather Service Rose City. Some of the events KYew has presented at are: Southwest Leather Conference, Sash Bash in Portland, Lair De Sade, Behind Closed Doors, Threshold, Club X, Leather Leadership Conference, The Hard Edge, LA H.E.A.T., Sin in the City and Desire.
As a student of life, Leather and BDSM, Master Malik is always eager to share his views, thoughts and ideas with any willing people who give him some of their time to listen.
Some similarities between Leatherism and Sufism have helped Master Malik to continue his journey on the path of mastery and slavery with his precious slave Cathy.
Master Malik is an avid practitioner of old fashion SM and strongly believes in a powerful connection between SM and spiritual realm. He strongly believes with passion about "Acceptance", "Tolerance" and "Diversity" of our larger tribe.
Master Malik is proud to serve as Southwest Master 2008.
He is an associate member of T.U.L.S.A., and founder of MaST-Tulsa. He is also an associate member of Chicago Hellfire Club. He is proud to have the privilege of presenting at several local, regional and national events and gatherings. Master Malik is co founder of Xpressions (a play space in Tulsa, OK) .
Mr. Andrew Love
Andrew Love, founder and producer of the Rocky Mountain Rebellion, made his way into the Salt Lake Leather community at 25 and immediately knew he had found home and family. Andrew has held the title of Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather 2008 and International Mr. International Olympus Leather 2008 and has devoted his time and energy into making his community the best it can be, upholding his own values of the necessity of "giving back". His focus on education is apparent by the broad list of classes he has taught. His teaching style is interactive and fun, reflective of his easy manner and ever present twisted sense of humor. He has served as a Headmaster for Leather Quest Salt Lake City 2012-2015. Headmaster for The Path Salt Lake City from 2007-2008. In 2014, Andrew co-founded the International Person of Leather competition, which is held at Sin in the City in Las Vegas, NV.
Ms. Kendra hails from Indianapolis, IN. She has spent her entire adult life in the leather community. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Leather Alliance, which is an annual event held in Indianapolis, IN that gives the community a weekend filled with leather contests, workshops, socials and an on-site dungeon. Ms. Kendra has judged and presented at numerous events throughout the country. She was honored with Pantheon Woman of the Year award and has received numerous awards and honors over the past many years.
Ms. Kendra owns slave garrett, who has been an owned slave for over thirty years. Ms. Kendra has owned slave garrett for over eleven years. Ms. Kendra has traveled to all seven continents in the world. She believes that to travel and learn from other cultures makes for a better person in life. Ms. Kendra is honored to be a member of the Butchmanns Board of Directors.