Ian - Co-Producer
Ian can be described as a Leatherman, veteran, graphic artist, title holder, contest producer, activist, husband, and friend. He is proud to be International Mr. Transgender Leather 2012/2013 and the owner/co-producer of Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL). In 2016, Ian was honored to be selected Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year.
A member of the Charlotte Tradesmen, Ian can be found presenting workshops nationally or using his design skills to create graphics, websites, program books and multimedia presentations for various events and groups such as: International Ms. Leather, South Plains Leatherfest, DESIRE, Leather Bash, Charlotte Tradesmen and WILL.
Caro - Co-Producer
Aptly named “Mama’s Tyrannosaurus Regina,” Caro’s involvement in Leather spans almost 40 years; from the heyday of New York leather bars in the 70s and 80s, to the earliest days of AIDS activism through today. An international title holder, (Ms Olympus Leather 2005), Caro was also a recipient of the National Leather Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and a Pantheon of Leather Award. She is a co-founder of Women In Leather International and co-founder and co-producer of the Women’s International Leather Legacy Title and a member of “The Council of Elders.” In 2013 she was honored to give the speech for Monique Von Cleef’s induction into the Leather Hall of Fame. Caro has also served on the Executive Board of the National Leather Association, International and Transcending Leather. As an educator she has taught classes and workshops since the 80s and to date has presented over 300 classes/workshops at various events, most recently at CLAW 2013. In addition, she has also been an emcee and keynote speaker for various events and she has judged over 50 local, regional, and international Leather Contests including Olympus Leather, Mr&Ms International Transgender Leather and International Mr. Leather (IML XXX). Despite all the awards and accolades, Caro continues to do things for the original reason she began to do any of it: For the Love of Leather.
jerri - Co-Producer
Most of the time when people meet me they tend to think I am a femme who is Ian’s shy and well behaved submissive, when in all actuality I am “wild at heart” with a soft sensuous side ….
I have an extreme love for exquisite lingerie, sexy boots/shoes and all the girlie things in life and yet I am a bit of a tomboy who loves the outdoors and doesn’t mind getting my hands dirty. . . And as much as I would like to deny it I am shy when you first meet me, but I am a well behaved submissive femme who can be silly one minute, serious the next … a masochist with a little bit of a SAM thrown in occasionally for good measure…
Member of Clan SnowDragon Leather family, NLA-I, Women In Leather International, Treasurer for Transcending Leather Corps (TLC), SLT (Submissives Learning Together), Oklahoma Women of Leather (OWL), Associate member of Tulsa Rough Riders, honorary member Tulsa Dungeon Society (TDS) and a proud member of Mama’s Family, “Mama’s Keebler Elf”.
I have worked with South Central Leather Contest (SCLC) 2009/2010 and served as judge’s slave 2010, hosted hospitality suites for Transcending Leather Corps (TLC) at numerous events across the country. I also have the honor and privilege of being on South Plains Leatherfest staff.
Working with Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL) has given me opportunity to promote WILL working behind the scenes as the Advertising/Sponsorship coordinator and judge’s slave 2011. WILL 2012 began a new venture for me as a producer for the contest while maintaining my position as Advertising/Sponsorship Coordinator.
I AM NOT perfect and am sometimes unreasonable, temperamental and hard headed, when the day ends … I am a woman enjoying my life !!!
Leenie aka DaddyCrone - Operations & Logistics
(aka Fearless Leader of the Bois of WILL)
Smiling Sadist DaddyCrone 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. Starting 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 Vancouver BC, Wicked Women, The Conservatory in PDX, Sagacity in Victoria BC, Threshold in LA, Lupercallia Edmonton, Alberta, Apex in Phoenix, Indigeo Conception 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!
For further information about Leenie please feel free to check Fetlife page DaddyCrone.
Jayson DaBoi - Boi in Charge
Spastic puppy, native New Mexican, and high energy bootblack, Jayson DaBoi holds the title of International Ms Bootblack 2010. Jayson has officially lived the leather lifestyle since 2005, but he’s always had a pumping leather heart. At a young age, Jayson’s father taught him how to shine his shoes; he was hooked at first polish, carried these traditions into the military and now shares them with his community. Jayson believes that boots create the spiritual foundation of the Leather Walk and he wants to ensure that everyone has access to a solid, beautiful, and polished foundation. He enjoys sharing his love of leather care and traditions with all willing to learn.
When not working his day job, Jayson can often be found blacking boots in a cigar bar or his living room, with his beautiful wife Honey, or out in the community fundraising for those in need. His current hours are full of supporting local, regional, and (as time/funds permit) national events, teaching up and coming bootblacks, and, most importantly, Jayson says, “a whole lot of loving my Honey”.
Sir Cougar - Entertainment Coordinator
After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Sir Cougar needed to find another place where the “All for one & one for all” mentality was understood. In 1990, he felt like he was home again when the gay leathermen of South Texas took him under their wings and began his indoctrination into leather culture. Being one of 3 or 4 women at a leather run with 300 gay leathermen was a real learning experience! As a result, Sir Cougar became a member of the Texas Riders, Texas Conference of Clubs, the South Texas Leather Men, and the Bay Area Levi & Leather Society where he served on the board for 2 years.
A women’s leather community in Texas was harder to come by in the early 1990s. But a few women --- including Sir Cougar --- joined together to create the first Texas women’s leather club, Bound by Desire, in Austin, Texas. Over the 20 years of the club’s history, he has served 5 terms as Co-Chair of the board and was awarded a Lifetime Membership in honor of his dedication and service to the club.
Sir Cougar also has been a member of The Royal Sovereign Imperial Court of the Texas Riviera Empire, The Imperial Court of Houston-Space City Empire, National Leather Association–Houston, and Women In Power Society, and has been a member of and served on the board of the Houston Area Motorcycle Society. He also has held the titles of Ms. Gulf Coast Leather 1998, Ms. Gay Pride Houston 2004 and Ms. Leather Pride Houston 2004.
Six year ago, Sir Cougar threw his dedication and considerable energy into South Plains Leatherfest-International Master/slave Weekend held in Dallas, Texas. Three years ago, he was made a full Owner and Producer of the event, where he works year around to insure the South Plains family has a place to “come home” each year.
Sir Cougar is a proud member of Master Jim’s (International Master 2001) family and is happily married to slave marsha (International slave 2001). In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson Softail, performing as a drag king and spoiling his Miniature Australian Shepherd, Luna.
Master Tallen & Crew - Sound and Stage
Master Tallen came into the Master/slave lifestyle in 1997 as a slave. He began his evolution into Mastery in early 2002 and is proud of where his journey has taken him. He has experienced a lot on both sides, and with the help of many, has been exposed to numerous perspectives. He enjoys sharing his experiences with others and trying to help them find their own paths. He has presented classes and judged Leather Contests all over the U.S. and beyond.
Currently Master Tallen is an owner of Great Plains Olympus Leather Contest, and is the Executive Producer of International Puppy and Trainer Contest. He is a Member of NLA Dallas, DPEX, and MAsT, and serves on the EC of Beyond Vanilla.
In 2005, he created the Master/slave Flag. In 2008 he won the Leather title as Northeast Master. In 2011 he became Mr. Great Plains Olympus Leather, and subsequently was honored to be selected as International Mr. Olympus Leather 2011.
He loves sharing what he has experienced as well hearing from others. He is also honored to have received many Pantheon of Leather nominations over the years. But the most rewarding thing of all has been the countless number of people he has helped along in their own journeys. Their successes, and words of thanks to him, mean more than anything.
Daddy Steph - Volunteer Coordinator
Daddy Steph is a proud Leather Butch Dyke. She has been active in the local community for the past 6 years. She serves her community through membership in NLA-Dallas, she sits on the BV committee, volunteers for many events as well as supporting and encouraging the community service of those that serve her. She identifies as a Female Leather Daddy and has no preference on pronouns in conversation but the answer better be "Yes Sir" in a scene. Her passions include the spectrum of impact and edge play and she is always on the hunt for her next new gadget. She values education from both sides of the coin. She is a mentor and shares her skills, knowledge and experience in the Dallas Mentors Program as well as private demos on various topics. Educational opportunities can be found everywhere...she thoroughly enjoys meeting new people, exchanging ideas and if the stars align, she loves co-topping because there is always something to learn from a good hands-on experience.
slave Mel - Judge's slave
Melissa is the smart, sarcastic, and slightly silly property of Master Dan, International Master 2012. Slave Mel hates writing bios, but enjoys white water rafting, quilting, hiking through the Mayan Jungle, throwing dinner parties, and drinking beer on the beach. Slave Melissa can most often be found a step behind her owner, Master Dan, on his left holding 2 low carb monsters or in the dungeon being used as a glow in the dark pin cushion. Mel is an honorary member of the Charlotte Tradesmen Leather Levi Club in Charlotte, NC and is honored to hold the titles of International Slave 2012 and Southeast Slave 2011.
Ms. Suzan - Tally Whacker
Ms. Suzan first entered the Leather Community in Atlanta in 1982 as a member of “Southern Women of Leather”.
She was instrumental in opening “The Sanctuary of a Dark Angel” in Atlanta in 1993.
MsSuzan has volunteered, presented seminars and demos, judged title contests and helped produce events across the country as well as home in Atlanta. She served as producer of the Atlanta Bash for 10 years, was an Executive committee member of the International Master and slave Weekend and Contest held in Atlanta in 1999 and member of People Exchanging Power, PEP, forever.
MsSuzan serves the community as Director of Operations of Master And slave Together International, MAsT, as well as the Director of MAsT: Atlanta.
She has served as a facilitator for APEX Butchmann’s Experience, was also Lead Facilitator for the Butchmann’s Experience Women’s Weekend. MsSuzan and along with Master Jefferson is responsible for coordinating the transportation of The “Leather Quilt” to those events that have requested it.
She received the Vice Presidents Award from NLA-I in 2010 for all the work she has done behind the scene as well as reaching out and bridging the community together.
Ms Susan could not have done all she does without the help and support of her slave ed. They have been in a 24/7 Master/slave relationship for over 10 years. It is possible!
Liza - Contest Auditor
Liza came to power at Woodstock and has been kinky ever since. She noticed that the images of Masters and slaves did not look like her so she took her slave along on the wild ride of holding the titles of Northwest Master/slave 2010 and International Master/slave 2011. She has always been interested in teaching and training and has been honored to present on the Master/slave dynamic throughout the US, Canada and Australia.
Liza's slave, Jody - Contestant Liasion
Jody (Northwest slave 2010/International slave 2011) is the property of Liza and is bound to her for life. Jody came out as a leather dyke and a slave in 1980 in Los Angeles, and shortly thereafter founded Leather and Lace, a support and social group for woman to woman BD/DS/SM. Liza and she brought back the Ms. San Francisco Leather title and contest, and produce the Master/slave Retreat. She is a proud member of the Exiles, the Bad Girls, and Mama's Family.
Briar - Bootblack Coordinator
Briar is queer Leather Woman who is driven by service but will also happily steer that bus as she educates and shares her talents in the art of Bootblacking and Community Service. Briar's journey has taken her from a quiet and shy thing to a proud force to be reckoned with that you see today. She is thrilled to have found the largest fraternity of shenanigan seekers in the Leather world – the BOOTBLACKS and that giggle emanating from the stands usually means she is up to no good…again!
Briar's Rap Sheet Includes the following groups near and dear to her heart:
- 2015 International Community Bootblack, representing ILSb/ICBB
- 2015 South Central Community Bootblack
- Team Friendly DFW – Director At Large (Women's Initiatives)
- NLA-D Treasurer
- Beyond Vanilla Committee Member and Bootblack Coordinator
- WILL - Bootblack Coordinator
- SPLF - Bootblack Coordinator
- DFW Bootlab Co-Founder
- NLA-I Member
- Judging and education
Janet Ryan - Event Photographer
Janet Ryan has been enthusiastically documenting our Leather community since the ‘87. She is staff photographer for Women in Leather Legacy, International Ms Leather, Southwest Leather Conference, and more. In her home town, Janet is the treasurer of the KC Pioneers and helped produce Kansas City's first Fetish Ball in the early 90's.
Photographs by Janet have been included in The Second Coming, the 2002 IML poster, The Leather Journal, Drummer Magazine and On Our Backs. She's had solo shows in Los Angeles, Baltimore and Kansas City. Her work is in the collection of the Leather Archives and Museum.
Thanks to all the wonderful people who’ve allowed me to photograph them over the years! It's been so much fun!
Lady Faye - Registration Co-Coordinator
Master Lady Faye is a Texas native and has been publicly active in the Dallas area since 1998. She has been involved in vending, presented classes, been a member of a variety of groups throughout the community. Lady Faye has been on numerous Boards including NLA, Beyond Vanilla, South Plains Leatherfest. She has judged many Leather contests .....
Holds titles of South Central Leather Woman 2005 and International Ms Leather 2006. She loves to volunteer at events back to the community as well as those who encouraged, mentored and had he back. In her classes and through her actions, she passes on her knowledge to those who share her passions. She is a FLIRT, loves purple ... and is single.
boy Robi - Silent Auction Coordinator
slave Jody - Silent Auction Assistant
Slave Jody has been in service to Master Bill and a part of his House of Dark Dreams since October 2009. She has been a member of WOOLF ( Wichita Organization of Leather Fetishes) since 2009 and currently serves on the board as membership chair. She has been a member of WILL since 2010. She has had the great honor to assist Master and Sister slave Kitty with their business Paddle Your Drawers by helping them vend at events throughout the midwest including WILI, South Plains Leather Fest, Tribal Fire, Thunder in the Mountains, Kinky Karnival, Kinky Kollege and many smaller venues.
Boi Anne - Boi of WILL
"If we aren't having fun..let's do something else!" Boi Anne lives and breathes with this daily mantra. Her talents lie in bringing positive energy to any given situation and you will usually see her riding the waves good energy, bouncing all over the place with a crooked grin on her face. She is high energy and high drive boi on a mission, but is also seasoned enough to know a thing or two about the virtues of taking some time to re-charge the batteries. Boi Anne is happily married to a female Leather Daddy and prides herself in the honest simplicity of their poly relationship. She is a business professional, a parent to two, and an active member of the Leather community. She is a Leather Boi, a sadomasochistic switch, and a lover of all aspects of power exchange. Key to her journey is the desire to embrace differences and she enjoys sharing space with those both new and familiar because the more we venture out of our comfort zones to share ideas with each other, the more we grow together as a community.
River boy - Boy of WILL
Mike Gelfand - Videographer
Mike Gelfand, with a decade of experience, is an award winning videographer. As a professional antiques dealer, WWII historian, and writer, Mike continues to educate with pen and camera. He has been part of the Leather community, on and off, for 14 years. The last fours year he has been service to his Ma'am. Mike lives in the Bay Area, CA with his Ma'am, her husbutch/his conspirator, Bert, Ernie, and Oscar!