OUR 2019 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.
 



Raven Darknights - Raven is the 2018 Mx International Olympus Leather Titleholder and anything sharp and shiny piques their interest. As the gateway to sensuality, brilliant minds are especially compelling. Believing that what one thinks affects what one feels and what one does, Raven has explored the intricacies of flirtation and seduction as well as chivalry and gallantry. These two seemingly disparate avenues led to discovering the power of intention and focus. Raven makes it easy to learn the keys to attaining both quickly and consistently.  Of course, razors and blades are sharp and shiny as well. Beginning 15 years ago with the acquisition of a vintage 1960 Gillette Fat Boy adjustable double edge razor, a fascination has blossomed into an extensive cut-throat razor collection along with the skills in their care and use. Raven’s passion for the alchemy of heat, steel, water, stone and flesh turns a simple daily routine into a ritualized spiritual journey not to be missed. 




Counselor Ochumaré ONYX
, is also known as Sir Benjamin/Ochumaré to his boy and Handler to his Pup. Counselor Ochumaré is currently the President and one of the six charter members of the ONYX Great Lakes Chapter, which is based out of Michigan and Ohio. This chapter became official in November of 2016, with him being President since. Onyx Great Lakes is part of the national leather organization of ONYX for men of color who engage in the leather community. Counselor Ochumaré’s leather journey has been at least 7 years, starting with his acknowledgment of his own desire for and positive reaction to leather itself, and continuing with the respect, understanding and teaching of the relationships developed from that journey to date. He appreciates, respects and supports those fulfilling their leather journey and desires, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation/designation (i.e. how one designates themselves). He has judged previously at Mr. Kentucky Leather, Indiana Leather, and served as a Tally Master for IMsL 2017.  He is honored to be a Judge and Keynote speaker for Midwest Olympus Leather Weekend.



Alice Quinn

MamaBear

Troy Kas


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