OUR 2018 CONTEST JUDGES


Pup Bolt - Mr. TriState Leather 2014, Brian "Pup Bolt" Donner, represents the states of Ohio, Indiana and 
Ke
ntucky and 
makes 
his home in Cincinnati. He placed second runner up at IML 2015, and used the platform to spread the message that the things that make us different are the things that make us special, and that we all have the power to make a positive change in the world around us, if we choose to. He is the Marketing Chairperson for Titans of the Midwest, a founding member of the CNKY Ruff Pups, and a member of Mr Friendly. He is a bondage switch, alpha pup, giant comic book nerd and aggressive hugger.  



DSC_7952A.JPGSir Steel started in the Columbus bar scene in the early 2000’s, exploring the Leather culture, BDSM and kink. He moved out of Ohio and into Michigan some years later. It was there that he began to fully explore the ins and outs of the Leather community, as well as learning skills in various types of BDSM play. Years later he returned to Columbus, and returned to the scene, thus being introduced to his current Leather family. These days he enjoys getting to attend local events and bar nights hosted by his friends and family, as well as helping out where and when he can. He takes pride in being a mentor, lover, Master, and Trainer for his girlfriend and sweet little girl, Pup Kaine. He has helped her to grow as a pup and sub, watching her take the title of Ohio Valley Puppy and move onto national competition level. Together, they are starting to organize events, meets, and instructional panels to help promote the puppy and trainer lifestyle. Working with her and others in the clubs, he hopes to bring out a more close knit and active community for pups and trainers, as well as the kink lifestyle in general. He is the 2017 Mr Midwest Olympus Leather and will be competing at International in May of 2018.



Vonn Tramel is a dominant sadist with a penchant for boots, fire, and well-performed “tasks” by good

ponies and pups by night. Vonn claims San Diego as her primary home and Atlanta her second home, but her heart is in both cities where one or the other of two partners live. Vonn has a special place in her big black leather heart

for other charitable adults. She is especially interested in submissives who are willing to trust in her ability to teach in unconventional ways. There should always be an interest in service to your community, and as a member of Pup’s Pack she does her best to keep in line with that philosophy.

Vonn is an active Leather woman who identifies as a queer low maintenance femme. She has judged several local and international events including LA Leather Bear and North American Pony & Trainer.

On February 29, 2016 she purchased the International Olympus Leather Title Circuit from Dave Rhodes. Miss Vonn is also The Leather Journal’s Webmaster and Executive Producer for all of it’s live broadcasts. She is *Mama’s Webn8rx* (Webinatrix) and spends her free time helping community business owners improve their website and internet presence.




Sir Scott
is a lifelong native of Indiana, he has been active in the Indiana Kink and Leather communities for a number of years.  He and his slave/co-pilot/best friend, lyon, have been exploring all things kink, leather and power exchange together for more than 15 years.  Ultimately recognizing that their relationship had always contained an underlying element of power exchange, they began a Master/slave relationship in 2012 and have never looked back! Scott believes wholeheartedly in demystifying the M/s lifestyle.  Aiming to dispel notions that his life with lyon is a never-ending series of debaucherous delights, he regularly shares their everyday experiences with his community to illustrate that every M/s relationship is a work in progress and that there is always room for a bit of silliness. Along with his slave, Scott has had the honor to present on various topics for groups across the Midwest and beyond.  Scott is the current treasurer of IMAS, a member of the Indiana Leather Club and also serves as the current webmaster for MAsT:  Indianapolis. Scott is incredibly honored to have been selected, along with his slave, as the Great Lakes Leather Alliance Master/slave couple for 2017.





Professor Monolith has been on his leather journey since 2011. Since then, he has held the title of Mr. North East Ohio Bear 2015 and is the current Mr. Cleveland Bear 2017. He will be going on to compete in the Mr. North American Bear in late February 2018, hosted in Lexington, Kentucky. Monolith is a full member of ONYX Great Lakes (Phenomenon Line) and is active in his local LGBT+ community. He has volunteered for the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland for multiple years, was an E-Board member of his universitys' Gay Straight Alliance, and is the coordinator for Arktos Bear Groups' annual run. He is thrilled to be a part of Midwest Olympus Leather weekend even if he makes the organizers track him down for info.




 



robyn is a native of Indianapolis Indiana where she was International Ms. Olympus Leather 2013 and Great Lakes Ms. Olympus Leather 2012.  Involved in the leather, kink, and bdsm community for the majority of her adult life, she can regularly be found attending events and leather contests and has had the honor to judge leather contests and teach classes all over the country.  In her spare time, robyn can be found traveling as often as she can, riding horses and surrounding herself with the great friends that she has made in this community.  She is now honored to be working as the Judges' Coordinator for GLLA. 








Sir Justin has been involved in the Chicago leather community for nearly two decades.  In that time he has served his community in varying capacities including holding seats on the boards of several local and national organizations,  holding local, regional, and international titles and currently Sir Justin is the Executive Producer of the International Puppy and Trainer Contest and Co-Executive Producer of International Puppy and Handler Weekend. Sir Justin is a fierce defender of education as a means to bridge gaps when there are areas of division.  He attained a PhD in Education and teaches every chance he gets.  Since earning his international title, he has taught/lectured/spoken in 28 states and seven foreign countries.  While best known for teaching puppy-related classes, he also teaches on a variety of other kink and leather-related topics. He has also authored two books:  BARK! which chronicles his movement through the puppy community and Love Thy Neighbor…Unless He’s Gay which tackles the chasm between homosexuality and religion. He is currently working on co-authoring a third book. His favorite achievement is being Sir of the Dogwood Pack.  He is happily loved and in love with his Alpha-pup, Kona; beta-pups Chase, Leaf, Magnus, and Ruck; omega-pup Icarus, and crazy cousin Harley, the piglet.