Leather Reign 2007
Master Bob and slave jan
Northwest Master 2007, calls the Portland and Willamette Valley kink communities home and is an active member of Portland Leather Alliance, MasT PNW, Portland Dom’s Group, Dungeon Monitors Association, South Valley BDSM Group, and the Eugene S/M Discussion Group. He co-founded and hosts the monthly Corvallis and Albany munches and is the producer for Leatherwoods an annual outdoor kinky camping event in the lovely Willamette Valley. In his professional life he runs his own personal motivation business, (www.SolutionMentoring.com) and is a certified life coach specializing in relationship and personal growth issues.
In and out of the leather community he is passionate about helping others to live more joyful and fully authentic lives, and therefore has established and organized fun and supportive environments for his community, moderated and facilitated discussion groups, mediated conflicts, participated on panels, and presented interactive workshops on various topics ranging from M/s dynamics to S/M technique to “Conversations on Spirituality and Sexuality”. While he understands that being out is a luxury not everyone can afford he feels fortunate to be able to choose this path for himself and his slave because he feels modeling wholeness by telling the truth about who and what we are, despite the perceived risks, is an act of authentic leadership to which he aspires. It is his hope to honor both our unique differences and our shared common experience, building bridges of understanding both within our local leather communities and within our larger circles of influence.
Northwest slave 2007, jan began her slave journey five years ago when her head finally caught up with her heart and has been happily in service to Master Bob ever since. They began the shift from a floundering, ho-hum “equal partnership” twelve-year marriage to a negotiated power dynamic relationship at the turn of the millennium and slowly over a year and a half’s time found themselves spirit led to living a consensual M/s lifestyle. Currently she is a member of the Portland Leather Alliance, MasT PNW, subRosa, South Valley BDSM Group, and the Eugene S/M Discussion Group. She assists in producing Leatherwoods and co-hosts the Albany and Corvallis Munches. Through moderating discussions, participating on panels, presenting workshops, writing and sharing other expressive arts she helps others to explore and celebrate their own unique paths to self discovery.
Spirituality and Sexuality in a Master/slave Relationship
Master Skip Chasey and slave Rick
Skip Chasey (a/k/a Master Skip) heads a family of spiritually grounded leatherfolk in the City of Angels, where he is a practicing spiritual director and certified Grief Recovery ™ counselor and also earns a living as a missionary among the savages of Hollywood. He is a co-owner of the Southwest Leather Conference, a core instructor for the APEX Academy/Butchmanns Experience, and a co-founder of People of Leather Among You (“PLAY”), a social and educational group for Southern California men and women interested in the integration of spirituality and leather/fetish sexuality.
In 2000 Master Skip addressed a crowd of almost one million people at the Millennium March on Washington, and since then he has given the keynote address and presented programs on the spiritual dynamics of SM and D/s relationships at dozens of leather events and organizations across the country.
He is a past recipient of the Lee Montague Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service from Avatar Club Los Angeles, where he is an active member, was named “Best Trainer” at the 2002 International Puppy Contest (WOOF!), and in 2005 was honored with the Pantheon of Leather Community Choice Award. Master Skip and his pup Tim are the subjects of the award-winning documentary film “Pup” and were featured in the “Sex and Spirit” issue of Nerve.com magazine.
In his own words, “Blood may be thicker than water, but leather is thicker than blood.”
slave Rick has presented programs on the spiritual dynamics of BDSM at South Plains Leatherfest, Together in Leather, Folsom Fringe, KinkFest, Southwest Leather Conference, Master/slave Conference, Beyond Vanilla, SC-LOCK, smOdyssey, Desert Dominion, Arizona Power Exchange, Lexington Leather Levi Club, Pantheon West, Lair de Sade, PLAY, and the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association of Southern California.
he is a full-time civil servant, a part-time college instructor, a massage therapist, a retired Science of Mind practitioner and a licensed psychotherapist. First and foremost, however, he is by grace in service to his beloved Master.
Thunder Kiss: Love and Fear and the Single Tail Whip
Transparent D/s: From Projection to Reflection
Servant to the World: The Spiritual Awakening of a slave Heart
T Douglas is a definite switch, though she is known publicly as a Dominant-Top. Her first experience of a sexual nature was asking another 10 year-old girl to tie her up and touch her (MMMM… sounds like a kinky switch).
T has developed the “Kink Profile,” which assists individuals of any kink or skill-level in discovering their own desires and abilities. Developed to assist in scene development and assessing partner compatibility, this tool maximizes one’s ability to find and maintain healthy and satisfying kinky relationships. Elements discovered with the “Kink Profile” are essential in establishing one’s own wants, needs, boundaries, and limits.
Her core research and community education focus on switching. T has interviewed switches, those who play with switches, those who barely switch, those who switch but don’t identify as a Switch, and those who think that switches need to get off the fence. Being active in several leather organizations, she has written and presented workshops on switching, T’s Toy Bag, scene development, and collaborative D/s.
T holds a degree in Communication, is a NLP Practitioner and licensed Hypnotherapist, and, as a Communication Analyst, she helps businesses develop better relationships (Marketing and Public Relations, Customer Relations, Business Collaborations).
Switching: A Switch Knows What They Want!
Catherine has served local and national boards, judged many contests, staffed conferences in a number of positions, emceed and produced fundraisers for various charities/organizations. She is currently the co producer of South East Leather Fest.
Catherine has presented classes at South Plains LeatherFest, Living In Leather by NLA-I, San Diego Leatherfest, Southeast Leatherfest, Southwest Leather Conference, Together in Leather, Northeast Master/slave Conference, Leather University, Boys Camp, International Ms. Leather, Leather Leadership Conference, Pantheon, TES, Folsom Fringe, Orlando Bash, Great Lakes Leather Alliance, and at many more events. She was presented with Black Rose's Vaughn Keith National Educator Award in 2002 and Pantheon of Leather Southeast Region Service Award 2006
She enjoys the one on one contact that smaller organizations facilitate. Catherine has written a Safety Manual in use by seven organizations scattered from coast to coast. You may download a PDF of this manual on her site www.BDSMClasses.com.
Catherine created Servant's Retreat, an intensive weekend for those who serve, that focuses on the internal issues of submission and service. She also produces The Nine Fold Path which is a six hour seminar open to all.
She is an owner of a wholesale/retail chainmail business and of www.FetishAuctioneer.com which received Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year 2006 award, where she sells sex toys under the seller name Zipperdiva.
"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 forms. It is my great fortune to participate in the creation of these moments."
For more information on her seminars, coaching practice or travel schedule please visit www.BDSMClasses.com.
Philosophies of M/s
Refining Service Moment
The Three C's: Commitment, Contracts and Collars
Philip the Foole
Philip the Foole is a bisexual, polyamorous switch (a complete slut). He has been an active BDSM enthusiast ever since he tied up his high school girlfriend after a judo class more than 40 years ago. Those long judo belts are great for bondage. He is listed as a perverting influence in the credits of Jay Wiseman's "SM-101." His erotic interests include “capture and tie up” resistance play , high-intensity “primal play”, intelligence and humor, preferably all mixed together at the same time.
Philip and Lady Foole live in Wichita Falls, Texas.
"You want a label for yourself? You're a comfortably well-adusted bisexual sadomasochist with a strong bondage fetish. Now get out of here. I've got some real nutballs to deal with." - Ancient Kung Foole psychiatric advice given to young Philip the Foole
Rough Takedowns: Resistance Play
Jennifer is an activist, educator and promoter of sex positive education & play. Through her production company Libido Events, she educates on a variety of subjects from beginning explorations to intense studies that examine and celebrate alternative sexuality. She is an active and vibrant member of the kink community in Vancouver, BC Canada participating in play events, providing a safe entry point to the alternative lifestyle scene through her Erotic Arts Curriculum and traveling to numerous international sex positive events as a guest speaker on a broad range of topics.
Past presentations have been for Seattle's The Wet Spot, Vancouver's Libido Events, VWL, Leather Leadership 8 New Orleans, Leather Leadership 9 Arizona, Leather Leadership 10 New York, KinkFest Oregon, Pacific Friction Oregon, Triskelli Guild Bellingham, In the Woods Bellingham, Everything To Do With Sex Show 2002 2003 and 2004, Taboo Sex Show 2005, 2006, Adult Friend Finder, North American Conference of Bisexuality, Gender and Sexual Diversity & approximately 100 classes per year at adult stores and venues throughout Canada and the US.
Bottoming Skills: Learning how to bottom from a bottom
Personal Safety for Perverts
John and Libby Warren
John has written five books. The most popular, The Loving Dominant, is a nonfiction exploration of the how's and why's of consensual domination and submission play. Two others are fiction. The Torquemada Killer, is a police procedural set in the New York D&S scene; Murder at Roissy is a who-done-it set at an Arizona D&S resort. Another book, Safe Sane Consensual and Fun is an unusual blend of fiction and fact that are intended to be used as seed-stock for the reader's real-life sensual scenarios. Advice and safety information are provided in marginal notes. His latest, High-Tech Toys, is part of Greenery Press' Toy Bag Books series. Dr. Warren is also the author of numerous magazine articles.
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, he has taught at both East Carolina University and the University of Southern Mississippi, and until very recently he ran Diversified Services, a mail order company that provided books and other things for the BDSM community for over a decade. He is now retired and an active member of SPICE in southern Florida.
Visit John Warren's Website
Libby has been in the scene since 1992 when she met John in NYC. After getting involved in some TES meetings she wanted to help build a similar BDSM communityin Boston. Libby, together with John, founded The Boston Dungeon Society and was instrumental in sheparding BDS from a local bbs into a member run incorporated non-profit BDSM group.
Libby is active in the BDSM scene as an educator, leader and an organizer slut and is an inspirational leader of volunteers. She presents on BDSM topics relating to submission, spirituality, relationships, organization planning and leadership development.
Libby has served on the board of National Coalition of Sexual Freedom and is an Emeritus Board Member of Leather Leadership conference. In the fall of 2004, Libby & John moved to South Florida where they are active in local BDSM community and members of SPICE and SSF. Libby is also well known for giving great
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