, Mr. Chicago Leather 2005 is a native Chicagoan.
first discovered his
love of all things kink when he
entered the Glory Hole for the first time.
Since that time, he
has been involved in the Leather community becoming a fundraiser, advocate and activist.
He is among one of the first pledge classes of ONYX Men of Color where over the years, he served on the Board as Vice President, Road Captain and Secretary.
After becoming Mr. Chicago Leather, his
desire to substantially change the lives of those impacted with HIV/AIDS led to his
selection to two 3 year terms with the Chicago Area HIV Services Planning Council
where as a member and eventually Co-Chair, he
was responsible for helping to guide the process of allocating Ryan White Funding to HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout the city of Chicago.
During this time, he became co-founder of Kaos Kontrol Productions which, in partnership with CLAWNation, raised funds for several organizations including Vital Bridges, Better Existence with HIV and Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN).
This lead to his being asked to join the Boards of Better Existence with HIV and Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend (CLAW) where he served for six years and remains involved as an Event Coordinator and Administrator for the Leather Hall of Fame since 2009.
He is also a staff member of Mr. International Rubber as Sponsorship Coordinator and a member of the planning committee for Mr. Chicago Leather 2015.