Since I was honored with the nomination for the Male Co-Chair I wanted to give a brief introduction to the membership outlining my lifestyle experience and qualification for the position I have been nominated for.
I have been in the lifestyle for eighteen years. My travels and learning in the lifestyle began as a collared slave. After almost 2 years, my Mistress felt I was on the wrong end of the flogger and spent 3 years training me to provide the proper care and feeding for my own slaves in the future, as well as building upon the Leather history, traditions, and ideals of my previous training.
Through my training, I discovered a desire to educate others about our lifestyle – helping people to understand and find personal acceptance of the deep, dark parts of us that we keep locked away. To that end, I have given presentations on such topics as (in no particular order and not limited to) fear play, mind fucks, interrogation, sword/knife play, orgasm control, rough body, blood play, body mechanics, medical play, stapling, electricity, sensory deprivation, liquid latex, needles, mummification, humiliation, rope 101, predicament bondage, and shibari/kinbaku. I enjoy dishing out a variety of sadism when I play as well as being an active part of the community.
Prior to Texas, I was a part of the New York scene where I presented, played, and did fetish and rave photography. In 2008, I led the local bondage SIG group: DFWBound2 and I am happy to return with koneko to lead the group again in 2014. I have also been on the administrative team for the Dallas Mentoring Program. I am a Mentor in the Dallas Mentors Program and ran the Bound Rose Society for four years with my slave, koneko. Currently, I volunteer in the Dallas community at the dungeon Sanctuary and Head up the Security Team for Beyond Vanilla. I have presented in places such as New York, Dallas, Austin, Colorado, and Temple. I continue to find presenting and helping educate our community a fulfilling and rewarding
I have had as many as four slaves at one time, (which makes me certifiably insane) though currently, I own one slave, koneko, who has been with me since 2002 in a 24/7 relationship.
In my professional life I have managed a number of committees and leadership roles that merged complex environments and project teams to successful and efficient outcomes. I am trained and certified as a Project Manager, both in Agile Management and Risk Mitigation and Management.
I believe that transparency and accountability are of paramount importance in a leadership role, and in support of the NLA bylaws and P&P. It is important for me to disclose that I am involved in a power exchange dynamic with koneko who is current the Programs chair for the Executive Committee as well as in a Leather House with Malcolm whom is the Communications/Newsletter chair.