olw2018 Judges Bios

#IOL2018 Judge Queen Raini

rainiQueen Raini is a Dominant Leather Woman/Master/Queen with 30 + years of experience in the lifestyle. As current Onyx Pearl Southeast President, she strives to promote
diversity and education amongst kink and leather communities.

Her current passions include helping kinksters to add sanity and creativity to any scene, helping cross dressers discover and experience their "Inner Diva", and initiating/mentoring the curious and newbies into the lifestyle, all in a safe and non judgmental way.

She also believes there is no "one true way". No matter what steps you took, you are on your Leather Journey.

Some of Queen Raini's favorite kinks include rope, percussion, electricity and sensory play.

"I'm a giver. I give until someone hurts." -Queen Raini

#IOL2018 Judge Fred Anderson


Fred Anderson is International Mr. Olympus Leather 2015-2016 and Great Plains Mr. Olympus Leather 2015. He bought his first leather vest from Shades of Grey in Dallas back in 2002 and has met many wonderful people who have helped him along his leather journey...

An avid cigar aficionado and bootblack, Fred likes to teach others about Cigar play and Cigar Service, as well as bootblacking and leathercare. He's also pinned into Mama's Family as "Mama's Cigar Aficionado". A former Gulf Coast Community Bootblack in 2008, he tries to help others care for and maintain their leather. He's had the opportunity to teach at events, held positions of leadership in the local and international leather organizations, bootblack for contests and be a part of many organizations such as Mr. Friendly in helping reduce the stigma of HIV.















#IOL2018 Judge Kai Anderson

kaiKai Anderson is a 44 year-old Data Science Engineer who currently resides in Atlanta, GA. A native of Southern California, by way of Washington DC (which he calls his second home) Kai began his leather journey in 2015 when he pledged ONYX Mid-Atlantic. Since then he's made it his personal goal to give back to the LGBTQ community through education and mentoring.

Kai was the first trans-identified Leatherman of Color (2017) and the first PoC transgendered person to finish in the top 10 at International Mr Leather 2017. Kai is passionate about leather history and the role that people of color have played in the leather and BDSM communities. Kai loves music and has played with DC Different Drummers, an LGBT wind ensemble, marching and swing band. A heavy top/switch, impact play & whip enthusiast, Kai enjoys teaching and learning about whips - between ones he's made or purchased he probably has a collection of over 50 whips of various types and sizes. Kai continues to strive toward making the world a better place through cooking, baking & being an all-around cool dude.






#IOL2018 Judge Preston "Wexx" So

prestonPreston “wexx” So is Mr. International Rubber 20 (2017) and Mr. New England Rubber 2016. The first international fetish titleholder of Asian heritage, he is honored to bring the MIR title back to New England and the New England Rubber Men. Preston has been interested in rubber since 2007 but bought his first gear in 2010 after long cultivating his interests in sports gear and spandex.

Preston was resident materials expert at Harvard College Munch, the BDSM student organization at his alma mater. In this capacity, he helped other students explore not only safe, sane, consensual kink but also leather, rubber, spandex, and similar fetishes, at a time when the group was publicly vilified by Bill O’Reilly on Fox News as a university-funded “sex club.”

Having judged fetish contests in New England, New York City, and beyond, Preston believes that being a rubberist is inextricable from one’s person. He is proud to practice his passion by wearing latex out regularly and mentoring new rubberists regardless of their gender or sexuality, including through his “Latex Fetishism 101” workshop about latex care and latex fetish practices.

As Mr. International Rubber 20 and a rubberist of color, Preston’s mission is to rubberize the world — to bring the latex fetish to places further afield and especially to unawakened rubberists.






#IOL2018 Judge Renee

reneeRenee's interest and exploration of BDSM and Leather was sparked in the mid 1990's. She came into the lifestyle as a submissive, but soon realized that to her core she is a slave and Service is her path. A combination of community involvement and personal study helped to establish a strong foundation for her slavehood, solidifying her belief system.

The Drive of Service and her desire to better connect her two communities led Renee to run for Ms. Alaska Leather in 2016. With the title came change and opportunity! A move to Anchorage and travel to events in the lower 48 re-ignited the desire to understand, learn, and share her love and value of Leather with her Alaskan community. This also began her work to document and preserve Alaskan Leather History, with special focus on Alaska's Leather Women. This journey ultimately led her to step up as the 2017 Women's International Leather Legacy.

Currently, Renee's joy is found in recording the “Herstory” of the Women's Leather community as WILL. She also works on teaching communities how to document and preserve their own leather histories, through L.E.A.P., the Leather Evidence Archive Project.

Renee is involved with several organizations. She is a member of The Last Frontier Men's Club, HardPink Sisterhood and ACAL, The Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles. For Northern Exposure, Renee is part of the production team as registration lead. She also works with Alaskan Aids Assistance Association on the volunteer committee to produce the annual Fetish Ball fundraiser, and is an avid supporter of The Imperial Court of All Alaska. (withdrawn from '18 panel-open invitation to judge at another time)






#IOL2018 Judge Pixie Mary

maryPixie Mary is your current International Ms. Olympus Leather as well as Ms. West Coast Olympus Leather 2016. She identifies as a dominant switch. Pixie Mary has a passion for learning, service and most recently, educating. She has been able to utilize the platform of her title to travel and educate women on PrEP awareness.

Her journey into the BDSM/Kink community begun in the fall of 2011 in a conservative Midwestern town. Upon her return to California in the summer of 2014, she found the Leather community, and in it, she found a home. She has dedicated herself to service in any way possible, while growing and evolving in turn.

Pixie Mary has a passion in giving back while supporting community that has given her so much by its existence as well as supporting near and dear causes close to home. Her service looks a little different with every endeavor, some have been strictly monetary, others take moments of my time and yet others have meant so much more. Some of these impactful experiences include, Veterans Airlift Command, DomCon Los Angeles, San Diego Pride, Long Beach Pride, The Leather Realm, Mr. LA Leather, Inland Empire Leather Ambassadors, Ms. LA Leather, DM at Sanctuary Studios LAX, and many bar events.

Pixie Mary is currently under consideration for Circle DayBreak. Circle DayBreak is Kinky Family, comprised of Dominant women, established in 2011 to provide one another a safe space to learn and experience their Kinky grove. This safe space, she explains, has allowed her to evolve from like-mindedness to finding a true expression in needle play wax play as well other forms of heavy to sensual styles of flogging, caning and spanking.





#IOL2018 Judge boy matt


boy matt is a fat queer femme trans/non-binary leatherboy with they/them pronouns. They are currently serving cake for days and serving their community through blowjobs, spankings and dangerous levels of sass. Matt is honored to have carried the title of International Mx Olympus Leather 2017.

Matt's favorite types of play include biting, vulnerability, genetorture, humiliation and degradation, heavy ass play and general hot sweaty sex. A firm supporter of the phrase “if you're not having fun, you're not doing it right”, Matt tries to live the message of being unapologetically you.

An avid educator, Matt has taught classes about biting, assertive submission, and building dynamics at events across the nation, as well as co-produced several KinkU in conjunction with Titans of the Midwest. They have helped raise money for charities and organizations such as Mr Friendly, the Sharon St Cyr Fund, House of Ruth, The Leather Archives and Museum and Jill’s Wish. In 2017, Matt was honored to receive the Southeast Region Pantheon Of Leather Award.

Matt currently resides in New Albany Indiana with their partner Gabriel and their two fur children Madison and Blue. If you know of any Daddies, Mommies, Sirs or Ma’ams Looking for a whipping boy, an ashtray, or a human footstool, come find them.









#IOL2018 Judge Dave Rhodes

daveDave Rhodes is the founder and executive producer emeritus of Olympus Leather, he is also the publisher and editor of The Leather Journal.
In 1991 he created the Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards.

Recipient of most every award this community offers but most recently the Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 from the Albuquerque Leather Daddy's. In 2017, he recieved the inagural Leather Rhodes Service Award, which was named for him during Olympus Leather Weekend.

He served as president of Somandros 1986-89, one of the founders of NLA: Los Angeles. He is a member of Avatar Club Los Angeles, Threshold Society, associate member of Chicago Hellfire Club and The 15 Association, honorary member of Tarheel Leather Club, Phoenix Boys of Leather and Albuquerque Leather Daddy's.

Dave has judged IML, International Ms Leather, International Mr. Drummer, International Mr. Fantasy, International Leather Sir and Leatherboy, Mr. International Rubber, American Brotherhood, International Puppy, International Master/slave and NLA: International. In total, over 450 contests.










#IOL2018 Head Judge Dr. Larry Burden

larry2018Dr. Larry is currently serving in his sixth year as Head Judge for the International Olympus Leather Contest.

Dr. Larry has been in the leather scene for 54 years starting at age 16 in New York City. He has been the Secretary, Vice President, and President for two terms of Avatar Club Los Angeles as well as serving as the Secretary for the Los Angeles Leather Coalition for two terms.

He has served as a Daddy/Mentor to the LA Boys of Leather, from whom he received the Green Star of Excellence Award and was made their official Den Daddy. He received the Southland Honors Mentor of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year, and Person of the Year of the Los Angeles Leather Coalition and was honored by being made a Satyrs’ Motorcycle Club Hellenic Fellow. He was given the President’s Award at the Pantheon of Leather in Chicago and was voted the Pantheon of Leather’s Southern California Regional Award as well as the its Lifetime Achievement Award. He has served on many judging panels including Los Angeles Leather, Mr. Hoist Leather in London, and International Mr. Leather. He is also the permanent Head Judge for International Leather Sir/boy.

He has written multiple articles for Instigator magazine to educate new members of the community about the safer aspects of kinky sex. Lawrence has taught safe/sane/consensual and Risk Aware Consensual Kink BDSM techniques for Avatar Club Los Angeles, and is also a member of the 15 Association based in SF.











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