Leather Alliance Weekend 2018 Staff
|Adam Eaton – Formal Dinner Lead
Adam likes long walks on the beach… in leather. He has proudly been a part of the leather community for 15 years. Originally from a small town in East Tennessee and now a resident of Sacramento, he has served leather communities and groups across the US. He started with the Knight Hawks of Virginia and now a member, and the volunteer coordinator, of the Queer Leather Association of Sacramento. He is Mr. Bolt Leather and will be competing in IML ’40 this year in May.
Adam believes that sexual freedom and expression should never be limited among consenting individuals. He flags black and light grey and enjoys a gambit of other fetishes. Adam has spent his life promoting positive sex practices, attending and teaching classes that help people identify who they are and what they desire in this leather life. He enjoys showing people that there is no reason to hide from what brings true joy and fulfillment to their sex lives and to our community. He strives to help create a community without judgement, and he believes that the only way that can happen is through communication and exposure to all different parts of our community. He’s lived his life by the leather code of respect, honor, loyalty, trust and integrity.
|Angel Garfold – Contest Producer and Weekend Co-chair|
|Beatrice – Sponsorship Team
Beatrice is a Business Development Consultant who believes real success is about taking a look at what-works and what-doesn’t-work on a company’s sales team, getting egos out of the way and under-performers off the team. Raising the bar and reaping the benefits, leading by example using straightforward communication and bleeding edge technology mixed with a powerhouse work ethic. Beatrice loves creating new revenue streams for her clients and is a natural top performer in B2B sales, management and publishing.
Beatrice has been in the San Francisco BDSM scene for 20 years and identifies as a boardroom-dominatrix. She teaches about using sex and power to increase sales, as well as, asking for what you really want in the boardroom and the bedroom. Beatrice is Treasurer and Coordinator of the Society of Janus, the second oldest BDSM organization in the nation, celebrating 44 years!
She is a Feminine Dominant, a published author, an award winning speaker and a community outreach leader.
|Cat Ondriezek – Party Chair
Ms. Cat is a fierce Femme Domme who’s a Leather Mommy that loves to throw kick-ass play parties for over 15 years in San Francisco. She is the Founder of the Piercing Guild, is a Leather Alliance Director as your SF Citadel Representative, and former producer of the Ms. SF Leather Contest. Ms. Cat specializes in play piercings, predicament scenes and human animal training. Teaching BDSM practices and building rich, fulfilling mentor relationships is what truly feeds this kitty. Ms. Cat is currently in a loving, poly Mommy/boy relationship along with her puppygirl and slave Femme.
|Christopher Woods – Beer Bust Chair|
|Colby Michaels – Minion
Colby has volunteered with Leather Alliance Weekend for 3 years in whatever role
When this native San Franciscan (Ingleside!) is not volunteering for one of the many community nonprofit events around the SF Bay Area, or flagging hunter green and dark blue/left at Code or Eagle beer bust, he might be in his sports gear being “that guy” who is just a little too obsessed with his beloved SF Giants, Niners, Warriors, or Sharks! And prepare to chat awhile if you are a fan of Game of Thrones, WestWorld or The Expanse, as Colby will have a 90 minute dissertation breakdown analysis of each episode!
And his sassy Real Housewives tagline? “I don’t need a watch because I don’t have time for you.”
|Dahn Van Laarz – Contest Producer and Weekend Co-chair|
|David Hyman – Web Director
David has been a participant in the South of Market scene since the days of the Cauldron and the Boot Camp. But since his retirement from the worlds of tech and not-for-profit social services, he has become much more active in kink society: hanging with the Bears and the Golden Gate Guards, hosting events for the Rubber Men of San Francisco, attending classes at Foundations SF and the Ring, joining the Board of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, and even daring to run for a title or two. He also throws parties.
Driller is International Mr Bootblack 1997. Driller is a long time resident of SOMA and the San Francisco Leather Community. He’s bootblacked in every corner of the SF Eagle over the years. Driller started bootlicking in 1987 and worked stands all over SOMA until 2011. He’s also bootblack at Mr S Leather, Daddies, Loading Dock, Powerhouse, Stompers, Drillers Folsom Pitstop, Dore Alley and Folsom Street Fairs as well as many private events and personal services. While he doesn’t work a stand very often anymore: He still loves boots.
|Dwyn – Staff Photographer|
|Gerald Borjas – Artistic Director
Gerald Borjas, 3rd generation San Franciscian, is a musician, artist, writer, kinkster and overall weirdo. You can find Gerald normally working on his music but he is consistently working effortlessly to build the city’s community in a myriad of aspects. He won the Mr. Edge title back in 2015 and went to win the brotherhood award for the contest that year! The next year following he joined the SFL production staff. Assisting in two contests so far (upcoming 3rd) he is always looking to broaden his horizons and help out behind and in front of the scenes.
|Jason Husted – Judges’ Coordinator
Jason Husted seems to have his paws in just about everything. In his 13 years in San Francisco, he has run the gamut when it comes to volunteering. Working with SF Pride, Rainbow World Fund, The Friends of the Pink Triangle, and The Grand Ducal Council, where he was elected to be the 37th Grand Duke Of San Francisco in 2010. During his reign with his Grand Duchess Cookie Dough and the “Rock n Woof All Night” Court over $38K was raised and distributed to charity.
The following year Jason and his chosen family formed the Haus of StarFish [HoSF] a leather fundraising group with its primary beneficiary being LeatherWalk, to date over $35,000 has been raised by HoSF. Jason is currently an Associate to the Board for Folsom Street Events, focusing on the production of the annual LeatherWalk, and he is the Chairman of the San Francisco Leather Pride Contingent. He is returning for his 4th year as Judges’ Coordinator, and 5th year volunteering for the Mr. San Francisco Leather Contest and 1st annual Bootblack Contest.
|Jesbian Bagheera – Technical Director
Jesbian Bagheera is a leather femme dandy. She gets down and dirty at the SF Eagle bootblack stand as a switchy ashtray. When she is not up to her knees in shenanigans and sass she is volunteering with The SF Little Scouts and SF girls of Leather. She has been licking leathers and force feeding cupcakes in the community since 2011. She previously held the title International Little Miss Little 2014. She is the current Ms California Leather 2017. She continues to advocate for Leather Littles everywhere while continuing to build her education directory V.I.V.I.D. Leather for POC visibility.
|Jessica – Sponsorship Team|
|Jesus Nuñez-Jirgl– Den Boy
Jesus Nuñez-Jirgl has been part of the Den staff as Den Boy for the past three years! Under the tutelage of Daddy Eric Lopez and Daddy Nate Cotton, Jesus has grown to the proud leather boy he is today. Most of his praise would have to be given to his daddy, who gifted Jesus with his first Leather and is teaching him how to be a Boy. Before being part of the Den Staff, Jesus could be found with his Husband Daddy Steve Jirgl helping at various community events, such as Pink Triangle and Leather Walk. As well as helping with beer busts from Tenderloin Tessie, Mr. Friendly, SFGFFL and Mr. Lonestar, he can be found being a good neighbor, just giving a helping hand where needed. When not volunteering his time, Jesus enjoys playing football for the SF Gay Flag football league or spending time with his husband and family. Although one day he wishes to be a Daddy, don’t be fooled by his tough exterior; Jesus has the biggest heart and is always willing to hang out with you so you don’t ever feel alone!
|John – Tally|
|Larry Rivera – Awards Chair|
|Nate Cotton – Den Daddy
Nate Cotton is the Mr San Francisco Leather’s Den Daddy. The Den Daddy is responsible for preparing the contestants for and assisting them throughout the contest. This will be his 5th year in the Den, and 2nd year as Den Daddy. Aside from working with the leather contest, he rode in the AIDS LifeCycle for two years and was the San Francisco Ducal Court’s Royal Daddy’s Boy 2015-2016. Although he is Daddy in the Den, he flags hunter green right on the streets (as well as navy blue). He looks forward to meeting the next class of contestants and helping them bring their best to the competition.
|Raven – Sponsorship Team|
|Rizzo – Registration Team Lead
Rizzo is an agender femme. He lives, works and plays in the Bay Area. As the host of Transmission and liaison to Society of Janus he hopes to bring our community together through volunteering and having fun.
|Skittles – Tally
A transplant from……somewhere in the south, Skittles is a dedicated Dandy Leatherboi who has been active in the leather community for over a decade. They first learned to black shoes while attending military school and has since then turned their skills towards a passion for the community blacking for friends and loved ones since 2006. First spotted publicly blacking in 2009 at Butch Voices, they have sense held a number of bootblacking classes both in SF and Fresno and has been the Bootblack Coordinator for such events as Dark Odyssey’s Surrender, Northwest Leather Celebration and Venus’ Playground. Additionally, in the last few years Skittles has put their passion towards the rope community, co founding the Bay Area chapter of the club Hitchin Bitches and is currently working on developing classes for a less rigid rope style, one with more burns and mutual bruising.
|Society of Janus – Registration Team|
|Sweetie – Bootblack
Sweetie’s kinky roots trace back to the wilds of West Texas, where she earned her name. Moving to the South Bay in 2015 led her straight into bootblacking and the Leather Community.Sweetie has been shining since she first learned it was an option, and has found home in sharing her heart with people through loving on their leather. She can be found shining at SCCLA events, the Boot Brunches in San Francisco, and bringing a little more darkness to Goth events in the South Bay.
Climb into her stand, tell her a story, and let her give you a piece of her heart while she makes your leather look its sexiest.
|Teagan – Stage Manager, and Producer of the SF Bootblackcontest.
Teagan is a Bootblack based out of Oakland, CA. The first time she shined a pair of shoes, it was under her father’s watchful eye as a child before church. However, these days her skills are being put to more … salacious uses. Upon joining the leather community she soon discovered that taking care of leather was a ‘thing.’ She began to hone her craft starting by caring for the leathers of her close friends and lovers in 2013 and then decided to undertake more formal mentorship in early 2015. She identifies as a spiritual bootblack. She views herself as a healer, seeking to purify both the leather and it’s owner during their time in her stand.
She enjoys serving her community as both a skilled bootblack, organizer, and volunteer. She’s worked at major events including International Ms Leather, Southwest Leather Conference, Leather HEAT, Dore Alley, and The Folsom Street Fair. She’s also worked as a coordinator for bootblacks at Folsom Street Fair and both Mr San Francisco Leather and Ms San Francisco Leather. She is Southern California Bootblack 2016 and Southwest Bootblack 2017.
On Wednesdays she wears Wescos.
|U.b. – Den Support
U.b., short for Unicorn boy, is a sparkly, gender-fucked, butch-kind of, motorcycle riding, boylesque dancing, pain loving, passionate for protocol, boot worshiping leather boy. They savor every opportunity to give service and relishes in the smiles his service brings to Others. U.b. has given service to their community through hosting play parties, volunteering for many events, is a member and past officer of the Exiles, a current board member of SF Dykes on Bikes, representative on the Leather Alliance for Dykes on Bikes, and is thrilled to start a new journey as a Den Mentee for Mr San Francisco Leather. He is pumped to meet all the contestants, and guide them through a smooth and delicious adventure for their run!
|Val Langmuir – Live Auctioneer
Val Langmuir has been out as queer for 40 years, and as a leather person for more than 25. Val’s leather journey began in the UK, where they got involved with the BDSM community through activism around the notorious “operation Spanner” case, and later helped organize SM Pride. Note: the Spanner defendants were 15 gay men who were convicted of either assault (tops) or aiding and abetting an assault on themselves (bottoms). The judge ruled that consensual “satisfaction of a sadomasochistic libido” is not a defense against an assault charge.After moving to California in 1996, Val joined The Exiles San Francisco, serving in various officer positions from 2004-2015. After being selected as Ms. San Francisco Leather 2013, Val had the honor of participating in the IMsBBL class of 2015. Val enjoys playing, geocaching, working as an IT consultant, and participating as a lay leader at their synagogue. Val is a non-binary polyamorous bottom-heavy switch who loves boots and canes.
|Will Victoria – Bar Chair
and the men of the
Bare Chest Calendar — Bar Staff
|More staff photos and bios coming soon.|