PRESENTERS

Mike Hooker (LthrBound) has been in the leather community for over 25 years.  Skilled in many areas of kink, his particular passion is rope bondage where he has extensively practiced and taught shibari and freestyle ropework.  As a fetish photographer, he enjoys sharing his scenes online.  He is also an avid leather crafter, designing and making unique leather clothing and bondage gear, as well as mentoring others in the art of leatherwork.  Mike is an Associate member of ONYX Southwest and the Chicago Hellfire Club and has presented sessions and clinics for the Mr. Long Beach Leather contest. With many incredible mentors and brothers having guided him, he truly enjoys passing knowledge to the next generation as they explore and define the future of ‘leather’.

Ralph Bruneau is International Mister Leather 2017.  Dr. Bruneau has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is an LMFT in Los Angeles working both within and outside the kink communities.  As IML, he traveled 118,000 miles as an ambassador to the leather community around the world participating in 43 weekends of events out of 52 in his title year.  He is on the Boards of the Los Angeles Gender Center, CLAW and is the President of Avatar LA.  He has presented/taught at CLAW, IML, IMsL, among others.  He has written for or been profiled in Alphatribe, The Leather Journal, GayStarNews, Bound and Black, Box, Time Out, Advocate, Huffington Post and most recently was one of 6 chosen for an eight-page feature in Playboy magazine (in collaboration with the Trevor Project) because of his work with #BornPerfect and activism in fighting Conversion Therapy.  He was the Payasos Leathermen of the Year 2017 and was awarded the George Wong Person of the Year 2018 by the LALC.  His IML step-aside video was awarded the 2019 Best Musical Short by CineKink and is touring in festivals nationwide.  

Mina De Sade (Fatale), Leather Womyn, lifestyle Domme, Sadomasochist, performance Artist and Lifestyle Head of House with a rich and varied tapestry of experience.  She is a two-time title holder of the Ms. West Coast Olympus competition in 2008 & 2009 & placed as the first runner-up in the 2008  Intl. Olympus Leather competition.   She has been lucky enough to be Mistress of Ceremonies for DomCon Los Angeles, Atlanta and the first recipient of the Gio Micu award for assisting the Kink, Fetish & BDSM Communities. 

She served as a marketing assistant or producer for Montreal Fetish Weekend, Bondage Ball LA, Club Debauchery, the Sadist Hawkins Ball, Club Indulgence, and various Von Gutenberg events and publications.  As an international latex and leather educator, she has appeared in magazines & webzines such as Massad, Heavy Rubber #25, and Von Gutenberg issues 1, 2, and 3, Gothic BeautyMagazine, Shesmokes.com, and Buzzfeed. Currently an active member of Southland Title Sisters and an associate member of Onyx Southwest, Inc.  She has long shown a passion for being an educator of the BDSM, fetish, and kink arts.  Her experiences include doing workshops for Stockroom LA and SF, Servitus SD, Sanctuary LAX, ClubWICK, Ladies In Charge of Kink (LICK), Gentlemen in Charge, DomCon LA, Atlanta, and NOLA.

When time permits, she works independently as a Mentor, educator and peer counselor in the Community spanning across the US and Canada.  She has also garnered many years of experience as a trainer for individuals interested in entering the lifestyle, building household dynamics, the psychological and physical development of polyamory, beginning pro-Domination, and competing for Leather or Fetish titles, among other forms of kink-related mentoring and counseling.

Master Mac is the current Pledge Master of ONYX Northwest, a non-profit based in San Francisco, CA.   He has extensive knowledge of BDMS, Kink, and Fetishes and believes in being his authentic, true self.  He admits he lives in a small world by choice and cares about making meaningful connections with those he finds to be exceptional.  He is the owner and handler of pup Parker, pup Thor, and pup Venture  They exist in an open poly family.  Mac admittedly is a pup lover, pain giver, diaper boy Daddy, Straight/Gay/Bi boy fan. 

LaShun is a New Orleans-based bootblack and sex educator.  Ove the last decade, they have shared their expertise in queer theory, sex work, and drug use in professional and community spaces.  Since their public debut as a bootblack during Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2019, Lashun has worked the stands at Colorado LeatherFest, SouthEast LeatherFest, and private events. They are a member of ONYX and creator of Bootblacks and Leathersmiths of Color.  LaShun identifies as transmasculine hard femme, uses he/they pronouns and flags kelly green and orange on the left.   website:  www.shaanlashun.com facebook & twitter: @shaanlashun

Devon Daniel is 26 years old and has been an active member of the Leather Community for four years.  His interest in leather began many years ago after watching the movie Batman Forever.  You most likely know Devontae (not to be confused with his identical twin brother Tre) by a variety of names including Cortez Pup Thor and K-9.  An active member of the U.S. Navy, he enjoys working out, wrestling, baking, video games, and anime.  His favorite kinks include Age Play, Pup Play, Water Sports, Impact Play and Rubber.  He fell in love with Age Play two years ago, having been introduced to it by his Sir, Master Mac.  K-9 recently became a Brother of ONYX Mid-Atlantic in 2019 as part of the Nefarious Nine pledge line.  K-9 is a proud member of the Mac Pac.