BeautyfulFreak is an educator at heart. She loves sharing knowledge and her experiences on a wide variety of subjects including rope bondage, responsible non-monogamy, bottoming, and impact. She is an experienced rope bottom who loves suspensions and tight rope. She identifies as a queer, slightly bratty, submissive-ish masochist. BeautyfulFreak is the Co-Founder and Education Director of the Bellingham Sex Positive Center. She has presented at Charm City Fetish Fair, Baltimore Education & Social Society, the Bellingham Sex Positive Center, and privately organized events in Vancouver. She has moderated the Bellingham Area Poly Discussion Group since 2013. BeautyfulFreak was voted Kinkly.com’s #19 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2014 for her blog beautyfulfreak.com. She also writes a monthly column for The Betty Pages.
Brett has been doing public education for over 20 years but started leading workshops in the BDSM community in the last couple of years. He leads workshops he wishes someone would have been teaching when he was younger in his kink journey.
While his community volunteerism is usually behind the scenes he has been involved in some more visible community projects, include curating the Education Through Voyeurism series for GLPW at the Blood, Sweat, and Queers Party at Seattle's Center for Sex Positive Culture, co-chairing the program committee for the 2013 KinkLINCS leadership conference in Seattle, and participating in the planning of the Leather Reign Conference since 2013.
Brett likes to find the edge of most anything that interests him. He is a zealot and has yet to find meaningfully fulfilling moderation.
Diana believes being kinky is a gift to be indulged in, not to feel ashamed of. Her greatest passions involve needles, hooks ( fuck yes!!), blood, ritual, and cbt (those lovely squishy bits). She became involved in her local community a decade ago, and found a place among her people. She is a graduate of Leather Quest (formerly The Journeyman III Academy). She is a community and Leather Quest educator in both Utah and California. She continues to hold leadership positions within her home community, and is an educator and spiritual mentor. She teaches classes from the beginner to advanced level on a variety of subjects (but she is happiest if she can make someone bleed during a demo).
She has attended Fakir’s school of piercing, branding class, and the spirit+flesh intensive. She uses these skills to enhance her play, facilitate ritual healing, enact rites of passage, and perform energy work. She is always a student seeking out new experiences and knowledge, as well as a presenter passionate about sharing what she has learned.
Elwood is a professionally trained and certified body piercer and body brander, scarification and suspension artist and photographer. He was trained in San Francisco, California by Fakir Musafar, (the father of the Modern Primitive and the man credited with bringing body piercing to the western world).
As an educator and body modification practitioner, Elwood is known for his humorous personality while educating audiences on a variety of classes and workshops. He is acknowledged for his vast knowledge of the history of body modification and practical safety.
Elwood has presented numerous workshops surrounding body modification and alternative lifestyle topics around the globe. His commitment to advanced safety within the body mod industry has also led him to becoming an educator to the Simon Fraser Health Authority, Coastal Health Authority, The Canadian Institute of Professional Health Inspectors, and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Elwood has also been featured on Television with appearances on Shaw's "Urban Rush", Discovery Channel's "Skin Deep", TLC's "Human Canvas: Sacred Skin" and on MTV Canada's "Select". Elwood has also been featured in various print mediums and radio interviews.
Elwood is also the Executive Director of Edgewalkers, a non-profit organization centered around the practice and provision of body based ritual in a tribal and community setting. For more information about Edgewalkers, contact Elwood directly.
Elwood is always happy to answer any questions or concerns about any body modification topic at:firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling or texting 604.836.5013
Jonn Ireland has been involved in the BDSM Community for fifteen years and a Whip, Spanking and Meditation Instructor for ten years. Personal erotic connection through Impact play is his specialty, and to help others learn his techniques, he has been giving personal instruction and conducting Whip and Spanking Workshops in both Canada the USA and Costa Rica for about fifteen years.
Although his main focus is teaching people to master Whip handling, sharing the seduction of touching the skin of a bare bottom and potentially bringing them to climax through spanking techniques, has inspired his Spanking Workshop.
The particular power exchange, control and precision required to use a Whip lured him into exploring in depth, the unique techniques of how to use a Whip in BDSM Scenes. Jonn discovered that with a good Whip, proper instruction and regular practice, most people are able to use a Whip in a Scene in a very short time. To develop a wide range of techniques and sharp accuracy however, requires more practice and personal instruction.
Knotty_Nate serves the CommUNITY as an organizer and educator. He is a creative rigger and rope-maker. He identifies as a sadistic Dom who likes to test limits by building layered scenes that often include rope, rough body play, impact, forced orgasms/orgasm denial, and chemical play. He is a university-trained chemist who brings a scientific mind to kink—he’s always trying something new, in the name of science! Knotty_Nate is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Bellingham Sex Positive Center. He has presented at Charm City Fetish Fair, Baltimore Education & Social Society, the Bellingham Sex Positive Center, and privately organized events in Vancouver. He has been organizing and teaching the Bellingham Area Rope Lab since 2013. Knotty_Nate makes rope for bondage use, primarily jute, and teaches private rope bondage lessons.
Bellingham Sex Positive Center
Experienced rigger and suspension artist, Lew Rubens has a love and passion of bondage that shows in his work. Known mostly for his wild suspensions, Lew joined the public side of BDSM play spring of 2001 and started his website, BoundNDetermined.com. A few years later Kink.com made him an offer he couldn't resist and he began running Waterbondage.com for them from winter 2006, through spring 2008. Later moving into a "Bondage Consultant" position for the prestigious company. On his own again now, Lew has plans to revive Boundndetermined.com as well as starting exciting new sites lewrubensproductions.com, thelewbaristore.com. and contracting his Bondage Consulting knowledge abroad. Lew has presented his workshops and demos of his unique style at many BDSM and bondage industry events throughout the US, Canada, Austria, Jamaica, Germany, Spain, Australia & Rome
Lew Rubens Productions
The LewBari Store
Masikist is just a medium regular sized kinkster who enjoys almost every single aspect of the wild and wonderful world of BDSM! He shares an open/poly relationship with his lovely kinky wife, MzVelvetFist. Having entered the lifestyle in 1996, he has since gained many different kinds of kink education and experience during his travels in parts of Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and the United States. This has enhanced his awareness of how kink fits into different cultures, and has contributed to his ability to be that respectful, kind, and genuine someone who will politely slam you against inanimate objects!
Masikist identifies as a switch, and really enjoys playing on the edge. He uses sensual sadism to give seductive thrills that combine fear, pain, pleasure, and passion. His interests include various forms of impact play - boots, canes, fists, flogging (Florentine/fire/barbed wire flogging), sjambok, whips, etc. He loves giving and receiving rope bondage, needles and hooks, and is skilled in forms of fire play including wands, and cupping. He not only enjoys the hypnotic/spiritual connection possible with BDSM, but also embraces creepy, horrific, primal, and other forms of bloody and brutal play! He is very creative with his scenes, and has been referred to as the modern-day Picasso of BDSM! Masikist is on a continued journey to learn or master all things kinky that appeal to him, and he does it in the name of science!
Masikist believes education is the core of a healthy community, and actively participates in educational outreach across communities. He facilitates for and provides law-abiding, secure, and healthy venues for fun, consensual AND safe play to provide kinksters with the hurt or thrill they seek, and the comfort of knowing they will not be harmed by others.
He formed the House Of Rabbits in 2012, and gathered under its roof a group of fun-loving kinksters who contribute to the education and betterment of their local community and enjoy their leather/kink with a little bit of protocol! He charges House Of Rabbits members to strive to provide leadership and support to all their local BDSM, Fetish, Kink, and Leather communities while taking into account the specific needs of each community. He and the members of his House support their local community by providing services such as: lending dungeon equipment and furniture, providing local venues for parties and education, giving classes and demonstrations, and conducting community fundraising efforts to sponsor sending local kinksters to kink events.
A self proclaimed pleasure activist and the founder of TellMia, Mia (aka nudegirl) runs a sex positive business selling erotic products and delivering sex and relationship workshops, coaching and education. A trained counselor and group facilitator, Mia has taken that skill base and combined it with her personal experience as a bottom to create a sub set of BDSM specific education. With taboo, erotic humiliation and consensual non-consent being the foundations of her kink, she strives to help debunk some of the misconceptions, and highlight the eroticism, around this type of play. Mia has been playing, and running events in the community for many years - informed by honest connections, community service and a desire to engage with like-minded deviants. She approaches kink with a healthy sense of humour, a touch of irreverence and a strong commitment to personal responsibility and integrity.
Ming is the current Ms. West Coast Olympus Leather 2014. Ming is a lover of art, science, erotica, nature, leather and travel.
She has been in the lifestyle for playing and teaching 25 plus years. She has been the Master in a Master slave relationship since 2000. Ming and her devoted slave Angel, work hard to bring the lifestyle to the Hawaiian islands where she lives with monthly classes and parties at her home, and a yearly event called Leather and Leis that fosters: Loving, learning, laughing and living in leather. She is called “Fairy Dom Mother” by many newbies and by her Leather House, House of Destiny.
She is also the inventor of The Pocket Dungeon, the world smallest kink toybag, that has everything you need any where you dare….
Miss Andie identifies as a masochistic polyamarous slave with a strong Dominant side that she explores with her girls. Humiliation play and D/s are passions for Miss Andie and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.
It has been over fifteen years since Miss Andie began exploring kink and for many years she had a home in the Vancouver, BC community. Transplanted to Victoria she still attends many events in Vancouver and runs her own event, BENT, where edge play is encouraged and nurtured.
Miss Andie has taught at Apex in Arizona, Sagacity in Victoria, ITW in Washington, MVK in Vancouver and more.
MzTee and cindi
MizTee & cindi have presented several workshops for KinkFest, Paradise Unbound, Leatherwoods, HOWL, & Munches & private events from Vancouver to Salem, ranging from energy exchanges to extreme edge play.
They've served on the Boards & Committees of the Portland Leather Alliance, KinkFest, Leatherwoods, & Oregon Leather Pride, & have been volunteering in nearly every position for these & other Leather & kink organizations over the past decade.
Cigar smoker and enthusiast since 2003
Member of the Cigar Habanos Cigar Club based out Smokey Joes in Fife WA.
Tobacconist for Stogies and Hops in Mill Creek Washington.
Panderus has been in the lifestyle for over 25 years, and has been involved in the Vancouver BDSM scene since 2007. He has presented workshops in both Canada and the U.S., and believes that life should be a constant journey full of learning. To this end, he has taken intensive workshops from world-class instructors such as John Ireland, Team Fluffy, River Dark, Midori, Saki Kamijoo, Kinoko Hajime, and Peter Slemrian. His philosophy is that when it comes to play—or life in general—you need more than just technique. One needs artistry, playfulness, sensuality and passion to make your play satisfying to both your partner and yourself.
At the age of 16, Papa Bear began his journey researching his hidden passions via books and other literature (the only legal recourse when one discovers such proclivities at such a tender age); at age 18, a wonderful Miss took him under her wing. Under her tutelage, he learned step-by-step how to use the tools he fetishized, and he hasn’t looked back since. An active member of the Las Vegas community for some time now, Papa Bear is the 2015 President for LUC of LV, a member of the Las Vegas Leadership Council, a member of Vegas Valley TNG, a core staff member of Sin in the City, and served as the Associate Director for the last Las Vegas Mentors Program. In March of 2014, he was honored to win the title of Mr. Southwest Olympus Leather 2014 and won the title of International Person Of Leather in 2015. Papa Bear is a leatherman on the rise and wants to help share his knowledge and the knowledge of others with everyone who hungers for it as much as he!
River Dark was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She is a poly dyke Top/switch, a writer and an educator. While she is trained as an actor, she currently expresses herself artistically by writing porn, teaching workshops and by creating a scene. Her SM erotica can be found in a variety of anthologies, and she is currently working on a book of her essays and short stories.
River has been out as a pervert for almost 25 years and teaching in Canada and the US for over eight. As she is most interested in the mind as the seat of power many of her workshops explore the psychological aspects of play. She is committed to creating engaging, fact-filled and thought-provoking workshops that are dense with information, supportive of the participants and fun to attend.
Robyn Friedman is a Criminal Defense Attorney currently residing in Seattle, Washington, with a practice mainly consisting of criminal defense, high conflict dissolution and family law, and some estate planning for those in sexual alternative relationships. She has been doing presentations for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom since 2000, and from 2002 through 2005, she acted as the Director of their Legal Education Outreach Program. She has presented throughout the nation, and Canada, at several SM oriented conferences, such as LIL, Folsom Fringe, Kinkfest, Wicked Womyn, Tribal Fire, Family Ties, Thunder in the Mountains, Leather Reign, Desire, Southwest Leather Conference, Paradise Unbound, Kinky Carnival and Sex Positive conferences such as The North American Conference on Bisexuality, The Evergreen Conference on Gender and Sexuality, Building Bridges, Polycamp and the National Swing Leadership Conference, as well as for various groups and organizations.
Ruin began her leather journey while vending at International Mr. Leather 2004. Only 8-months-old in kink, not knowing a gag from an ass plug and surrounded by leathermen, she knew she had stumbled upon something significant, and something she wanted more of.
After moving from Los Angeles to Seattle, Ruin joined the Center for Sex Positive Culture, which she credits with her development into the wicked, sadomadochistic leathergirl she is today. The CSPC led her to Seattle’s long-standing leather bar, The Cuff, where she met her bootblacking teacher, Diamond Jack. It was through bootblacking that Ruin deeply connected with her local leather community. She has never looked back.
A seasoned performer and educator, Ruin's interests are as varied as her panties. Her first loves remain bondage, blood, beatings, burlesque, and of course, boots. Lee Harrington and Master Skip Chasey are her biggest inspirations in kink education. Ruin strives to present relevant and provocative classes, and to be real and approachable as a teacher. She is proud to hold the titles of Northwest Community Bootblack 2012, and International Community Bootblack 2012, and is always grateful for opportunities to serve her beloved leather community.