Ramien Pierre lives in Baltimore, MD where he is married to his best friend/love of his life. Ramien was Mr. DC Eagle 2014 and International Mr. Leather 2014. He is also a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of ONYX - a national leather fraternity for gay and bisexual men of color. Ramien's involvement with ONYX and the leather community in general have helped him become a more interesting, powerful, and high-fidelity version of himself through the practice of self-love and self-kindness.
Ramien is a lifelong learner and "journeyman educator". He holds degrees from Haverford College, Brown University, Harvard University, and is a currently a doctoral candidate at The George Washington University. He has taught middle school and high school history, worked as a high school and college administrator, and administered national and international performing arts management training programs. He is currently a training administrator and curriculum designer for aerospace engineers.
A peek into Ramien's questionable moral code: First, Ramien connects strongly to the "why" of leather as much as the "what" and "how" of leathercraft, because it is through the "why" that we connect with our authentic selves and with others. Second, he believes every human action is either an expression of love or a call for love. Third, he believes when we figuratively "pour ourselves" into leather, we are literally transformed - just like the shape of water poured into a vessel takes the shape of the vessel. Fourth and always, he believes the you of this moment is exactly enough.