Judges Panel 2017


Sir David Labriola  / Head judge / Mid-Atlantic Mr Drummer 2000

Sir David has been a member of the Leather Community since 1985: starting in Pittsburgh PA, then onto Columbus Ohio and most recently in Atlanta,Georgia. David is of the OLD GUARD TRADITION where he earned his Leathers and carries that same tradition on with his current and growing family. His signature pieces are his Cover and his Gloves.  David’s first title competition was for the Mid Atlantic Leather 2000 contest where he proudly won the BROTHERHOOD AWARD. Later that same year he competed and won the PENNSYLVANIA MR DRUMMER 2000 CONTEST and later that same year won MID-ATLANTIC MR DRUMMER , which sent him on to win 3rd place in the INTERNATIONAL MR DRUMMER CONTEST 2000. Since then, David has judged numerous leather contests. He was Head Judge at SOUTHEAST LEATHER FEST in 2001 and 2002, Judge Emeritus for the Northwest Regional Mr. Drummer in 2001,2002 and 2003; and Head Judge of the Mid-Atlantic Mr Drummer in 2001. He was also Den Daddy for the International Mr. Drummer Contests for 6 years from 2001-2006 . And in 2007 he was the Judges Co-coordinator. Sir David has judged and educated all over the United States and enjoys meeting  and passing on his stories and his own personal leather history to anyone and everyone .  It could be said that David lives and breathes the Leather Lifestyle. When David has any spare time, he spends it with his  “hus-boy”, boy Thomas their 4 amazing “girls” ,works on getting his body covered in tattoos and riding around Atlanta on his Harley! One of his most favorite quotes comes from his Title Boy:  “NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A BOY !!” If you see Sir David around….please by all means chat him up…he is really good for a few stories from “the good ole days !”

Indigo Black / SouthWest slave 2016

Indigo Black is the slave of Master Orpheus Black she is also a Bawdy Storytelling and Grand Slam Bawdy Storytelling champion. She started her  journey into BDSM and the fetish lifestyle when she volunteered to be Orpheus’ bottom and submissive in early 2000.  Indigo got her start co- hosting the Severe Society radio show. Soon after that, Orpheus and indigo began their dark journey onto the fetish stages, performing at countless Hollywood hot spots such as the Viper Room, Club Blue, the Music Box, and Dragonfly,to name just a few. indigo is 2016 Southwest slave, 2015 & 2014 Southern California slave.

Little Bad Daddy / Ms San Francisco Leather 2015

Little Bad Daddy identifies as a Sadistic, Leather Dyke Daddy BootBlack, Woman of Color and has been serving the leather community for over 12 yrs. Ms San Francisco Leather 2015 is an active BDSM educator, a leather community organizer geared around fundraising, a member of New Mexico Leather League, Mama’s Family, the Exiles and can be seen singing/performing onstage around the country; she gets around. She is currently a project manager for Saturnalia, Dark Moon Rising Events, and the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Woman’s History Project.  She has served as Folsom Board Associate as Venus’ Playground Lead, IMsL Silent Auction Coordinator, NMLL Graphics designer, and  Ms San Francisco Leather Art director. She believes walking with honesty, integrity, and compassion in leather are beyond measure, to work hard: play harder, and to always remember to smile.

Danielle / So Cal Bootblack 2015

Danielle is a Bootblack and Leather girl located in North Orange County. She currently holds the first ever Southern California Leather Bootblack Title. When not out camping or biking she trains in Catch Wrestling.  A member of the House of AndOr and an “OG” member of the Gang Bang Girls, Danielle likes to play hype-man for the GBG’s.  In order to make gang bangs happen everywhere the group goes she will check out the size of your brain. She switches while in play with others and enjoys tactile play immensely.   If you have boots or pretty much anything sexy on, she will jump on the chance to make you shine and flirt shamelessly with you while she does it.

Mama Sandy Reinhardt

Sandy  “Mama” Reinhardt, an activist, mentor and member of the Leather community for over 30 years,she has judged countless local, regional and international contests from every walk of the community. Her many accolades and awards include San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal, The Harvey Milk Award, and Pantheon’s Woman of the Year 2006 and 2010.

“Mama” is respected and revered for her ability to motivate her international Family with her philosophies that include “Ask yourself what can I do to make a difference, and then do it from the heart. Mama’s has over 2,000 family members in USA ~ France~Germany~Costa Rica~China ,Alaska~ Italy~Canada etc many who are titleholders,

A tireless community fundraiser, “Mama” has raised money and awareness for such notable causes as her annual Breast Cancer Emergency Dinner’s, the Leather Walk for The Aids Emergency Fund & Breast Cancer, and her toy drives for Camp Sunburst Kid’s living with HIV-AIDS. It is estimated that through individual fundraising efforts and volunteering, Mama’s Family has raised over 5 million dollars  both locally and internationally, since its beginning.

Jeffrey Erdman / Mr. Los Angeles 2016

Jeffrey Erdman is Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016, and placed in the Top 20 at IML this last year.  Jeffrey is an openly gay attorney and a partner in the law firm of Bennett & Erdman. Jeffrey has been a proud and prominent member of the LGBT community since moving to Los Angeles in 1992.  In addition to working with a variety of community organizations, and being an LGBT advocate among the legal bench and bar, Jeffrey has served on the board for the ONE Archives Foundation for the past ten years.

Sir Frank / Mr. LA Leather Bear 2015

Sir Frank currently resides in Sherman Oaks with his husband Harry of 18 years. For the last 35 years he has been an active member of both the Bear and Leather communities. He holds the title of Mr. LA Leather Bear 2015 for BearsLA. During his title year, he raised over $11,000.00 for five different charities and he continues to host events to raise money for charities. In November of 2015 he was inducted into Mama’s Family, an honor he holds dear to his heart, as Mama’s Sir Teacher Bear. Sir Frank is the current President of BearsLA, the oldest Bear organization in the United States. He sits on the board of the LA Band of Brothers. He is an associate member of PSLOD (Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert) and a founding member of the Maximus Cigar Club.  Sir Frank attends many Bear and Leather events in the US and Europe. His home bar is the Bullet Bar in North Hollywood and his vacation bar is the Barracks in Palm Springs.

slave tabitha / Southwest Leather Bootblack 2009 and International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB) 2015

slave tabitha met her one and only Master over fourteen years ago and has never looked back! she is Southwest Leather Bootblack 2009 and International Ms Bootblack (IMsBB) 2015. slave tabitha is the first transgender woman to earn the title in a 30 years of International Ms Leather (IMsL) organization.  she ran for the title to increase the visibility of transgender women in the leather/kink community. slave tabitha currently is serving on the IMsL Foundation Board. During her title year she travelled over 50,000 miles to represent the IMsL/IMsBB organization at local, regional, national, and international events. She is the founder of #AskMe for transgender awareness.  slave tabitha serves as team lead for the bootblack lounge and is the  graphic designer for Southwest Leather Conference. her artistic, sexual and spiritual expressions are wonderful experiences that she enjoys during her bootblacking exchanges. slave tabitha’s artistry also takes form in donating her design skills for organizations and individuals in the leather/kink community; including Leatherati.com, the Women’s Leather History Program at LA&M, Midwest Bootblack Roundup, and Southern Sole. slave tabitha was honored to receive the Mr. Phoenix Leather 2013 Community Unsung Hero Award and the SWLC Volunteer of the Year award for 2014.