Master Bernie - Salt Lake City

Master Bernie began his journey into kink when he read a Drummer magazine in 1981. He liked what he saw and purchased a leather jacket and motorcycle boots the next day. My Leather journey began with that first step. I stepped into the old Sun Tavern and began convincing other like minded men to start on me as a bottom.

He has been a member of Utah Powerplay, Utah Power Exchange (UPEX) and The Path. He taught classes to each of these organizations starting in 1995.

He is a cadet from the first Journeyman III (Three) Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. His journey carried him to Chicago, Illinois, where he became an associate member of the Chicago Hellfire Club, a gay male sex club. His kinky mission is to flog and single tail as many willing volunteers that will step up to the plate.

I like electro stimulation, needles, paddling, whipping (flogging; light to heavy), interrogating, boys on dildos and fuck machines, metal bondage and restraint, collaring boys for use and abuse(temp or permanent), humiliation (when the boy's mind is strong), Tandem topping, whenever possible, mummification and single tails (light to bloody raw).

Kenny - Utah

It was my last attempt. It took so long to build up the courage to be here. As I entered I could see a fairly empty bar. My heart sank. I shyly asked the doorman if the Wasatch Leathermen’s Association Meet and Greet would be here tonight. They were at another event, but they would surely be in later. I worked up the courage to stay and wait. I met Rod and he helped bring me into the Leather Community and introduced me to my first “Trainer”.

Since then I have been the Secretary of the WLA, a graduate of The Wasatch Academy for the Refinement of Ladies and Gentlemen of Leather, Blackboots bartender, and part of Utah Rebellion as a Barber, Head Judge, Stage Manager, Entertainer, and Emcee. While I may not be around all the time I work hard to educate and show the Heart of the Community to all I meet. Thank you, Andrew, for inviting me to be part of Leather Pride.

Charles Donaldson - Utah

Charles Donaldson was born and raised in Pleasant Grove Utah. He is the 7th of 10 kids (you know one of those big Mormon families). He graduated from UVU with a Bachelors in English. He has a passion for helping others and developing skills which serves him well as a Trainer at a Call Center. Charles loves hanging out with friends, playing games, and going out to the bar. He loves going to Bear Night with the Utah Bears, and recently was awarded the title of Mr. Bear Utah 2019. He has always been a fascinated and an admirer of leather and kink.
Mike Blacksmith - Southwest Person of Leather 2018

Mike Blacksmith was initiated in the late 1980’s San Francisco and Sacramento Men’s Leather scene and he has 34 years of leather community involvement. He learned whip cracking by fiercely attacking rouge fruit trees in San Diego, and bootblacking as a child when baseball shoes with a high shine meant escaping running extra laps. He learned rope in the 90’s under the guidance of J. Edwards, and the rest he learned by osmosis... being around so long allows that! Mike is the current 2018 Nevada Person of Leather and the current 2019 Southwest Person of Leather. Ethically poly, Pronouns He/ Him. 

Pup Mystical

Pup Mystical began his journey within the kink community when he was first walked into the Cuff in Seattle in 2005. It just so happened to be a meet and greet for the up-coming Mr. Washington Leather. Daddy Jeff and Puppy were the first ones he ever met, and they took him under their wing and helped him start down the Path that he already knew that was in his heart and that is of a puppy. He is also part of the Path here in Salt Lake as well as various non-profit organizations. He is known as Sister I’thena Vision with the Zion Curtain Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence where he is one of the Founders for their house. He is also Crown Prince 43 of the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire. Both organizations as well as his involvement within the Leather community are just small parts of what he calls his life journey. His favorite saying is found within the Shakespearian play of Hamlet. “To thine own self me true. And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”