JUDGES & TALLYMASTERS
Meet the influential community members that determine who moves on to compete at International Mr. Leather
2020 Contest Judges
Gary Wasdin is the Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum in Chicago, and if you have any latent librarian fantasies about overdue books and creative ways to pay your fines, he’s your guy. Gary is a Bi Dom Leather Daddy Bear (BDLDB) who flags red, yellow, tan and hunter green on the left. In his free time Gary enjoys travel, food, and awkward silence. Gary is a passionate advocate for body positivity and sexiness in all shapes and sizes. He lives in Chicago with his boy Jon, and you can find him in various places online as chicagocigardad.
THE HOLE AND OVERALL AMAZING MAN
Jimmy Keup, long time proprietor and godfather to all lost souls at Jackhammer, is proud to be a member of the MR.LEATHER64TEN 2020 judging panel. Always ready to welcome you with a resounding “Fuck Yea!”, Jimmy has been a fixture in the leather/fetish community for over 20 years. Creating a space for social acceptance and body positivity, Jimmy has been running Jackhammer and The Hole as a haven for those who want to explore their kinkier side in a safe environment.
Working with various groups and charities, he has helped Jackhammer and The Hole raise almost $100 thousand dollars for various charities.
amendah is a 24/7 slave, with a heart for service and a strong bad-ass will. she identifies as Leather, Goldilocks, bisexual, polyamorous, and a masochist. A member of the kink and Leather communities since 2010, slave amendah has been deemed a “sadistic asshole” due to her strict prep of potential titleholders, with a goal for them to examine who THEY truly are, what they want, and what is important to them. Her experience in the Leather and kink communities has helped prep contestants for contests including IL Bear, Great Lakes Pup and Trainer, IML, WORLD BEAR, and IPOL.
She holds the title of GLLA Miss Ohio Leather 2019, and held the titles of Great Lakes slave 2015, and Illinois slave 2014/2015. By day, slave amendah works as a paralegal at a personal injury law firm and can be found buried beneath piles of papers and coffee cups, requesting medical records and juggling multiple cases at once. In her social life, she enjoys reading, having a deep and (sometimes) taboo conversation over coffee, and travel. She is a member of the House of Raven; as well as slave, sister, friend, and partner to her Sir, Boss, and Alpha. slave amendah is also a momma to her two year old tiny house demon, Ari!
When asked what quote gives her strength, she said: “FEAR means ‘Forget Everything And Run,’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise;’ You choose your destiny.”
Slade was born in Canton, Mississippi but moved to Chicago in 2007. An avid rope guy, he was trained at The Gate in Tokyo and has honed his skill along with adding pressure point play, knockout play, flogging and many others over his 10+ years in the community. He is a former Mr. Fetish Jackhammer 2016 and 1/3 of the current Illinois Power Exchange shared with his partners Tj Howard and Boy Aries. Slade works as the Party and Bar coordinate for CLAW. He has served as emcee for numerous contests and events, was the President of the Windy City Bondage Club (WCBC), Teacher for Titans of the Midwest, as well for CLAW. He helps as the Leather Advisor to the Windy City Imperial Court, and host fundraiser for local charities including POZ pets, PAWS, and Felines & Canines.
He enjoys teaching and has presented all over the US in classrooms, demo, online instruction, and one on one. He is the BOSS to a large group of boys, pups, daddies, cubs, & bears, so overall, he’s a slut.
Slade believes that in exploring the darker side of kink that you can truly find yourself and push the limits to new possibilities that the kink world has to offer.
John William is a Nebraska-born leather country boy, currently living in Omaha. His first experience with leather was a visit to the Omaha Mining Company, after being invited there by a sexy leather daddy on Scruff, and it’s been a ride of curiosity, exploration and growth ever since. John joined the Titans of The Midwest as a full member in February of 2015, and since then has been to several contests/events including: Iowa Leather, Missouri Leather, Twin Cities Leather, IML, CLAW and more. In April of 2016, John took over as Titans of the Midwest at Large South Region, covering the states of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma with KinkU workshops and new memberships. In January 2017 , John became the new At Large West Region Officer, covering the states of Nebraska and Iowa. In May 2017, John took back the South region for Titans. Also a member of Mama’s Family as Mama’s Ginger Leather boy and a part of Nebraska Team Friendly. He volunteers with Titans, Olympic Swim Trials, and CLAW, as well as many other events. He loves super heroes, video games, astronomy, hanging out with friends, art, dancing, singing, Husker sports, biting, nipple play, flogging, bondage, paddling, boot-licking, sounding, electro play, a bit of CBT, rimming, and double penetration (just to name a few).
He is the current Mr. Leather64TEN . He is the fifth one to join the ranks of a fun, great title experience. He was able to raise funds for Nebraska flood victims and North Star Regional Rodeo to name a few. He is the youngest so far to receive the title, and only the second out of state candidate to win it. What an experience and honor to have! John loves visiting different communities throughout the Midwest and enjoys making new friends the most. He is exploring new horizons and hopes to continue helping those in need!
2020 Contest Tallymasters
DADDY SKY COTTON
Daddy Sky Cotton is proud to have been American Leather Woman 2018, Great Lakes Ms. Leather Pride 2017, and Ms. Illinois Leather Pride 2017. She’s a Chicago based Leather Dyke, whose personal lust for Kink, Fetish, and Leather Lifestyle spans more than 29 years.
In 2005 Daddy Sky created Vespertine Chicago because she was dissatisfied with extremely limited play and BDSM Arts education options geared specifically towards Women, Gender Non Conforming persons, Enby persons, and Transfolk. She has dedicated herself to a core mission of fostering Kink and Fetish in everyone she meets. Daddy Sky strives to steward the next generation of healthy, Sex Positive People by creating a safe space in which Queer Folx are centered, so they may play, learn and grow. A portion of each event’s proceeds are donated to local charities.
Daddy Sky has spent the last 16 years working in Kink, Leather, and Pleasure at Mephisto Leather, Leather64TEN and Tulip Toy Gallery. She is proud to be serving the Leather and Kink Communities at a grassroots level again at Leather64TEN.
Daddy Sky is a Supporting Member of the Leather Archives and Museum, and volunteers at International Mr. Leather Weekend. She has served as a Judge, Tally Monster, Den Daddy, and Event Host. The Sky truly is the limit with this Daddy.
Boy Aries is a native Chicagoan who has been in the Kink/BDSM community since 2016. He is boy/pup to his Sir Tj Howard. Some of Aries kinks are Daddy\Boy, Extreme bondage, Leather, Toys, Watersports, Impact play, Knockout play, Knife play, Blood play, Sensory deprivation and overload, Breathplay, Choking, and much more!
Aries has created his community platform around abuse awareness with a focus on abuse in same sex relationships, and those disguised as BDSM. He continues to work diligently, promoting education and conversations on the topic where ever he can. He is currently serving as the first ever Illinois Power Exchange title holder along with Slade Travis and Tj Howard
2020 Judge’s Boy
Alfredo Jimenez has been living in Chicago since 2012. He’s just completed a Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma from the Soma Institute, and will be open for business as a licensed massage therapist this summer! He’s thrilled to join the LEATHER64TEN team for the first time as Judge’s Boy. Most importantly, he is excited to be a part of the leather community and meet lots of people along the way.