Justin – President
Justin started his journey in the queer and leather worlds when he burst onto the scene volunteering his time with Pride NW as secretary and Co-Parade Coordinator before he learned that service was his heart’s desire. Since that time he’s discovered he had a boy side and is a collared boy to his Daddy, Tobin Britton (Ms. Oregon State Leather 2001, American Leatherwoman 2002). He gives of his time and serves his community currently as the President for Blackout Leather Productions, the organization that produces the Mr. and Ms. Oregon State Leather, Oregon State Bootblack, and Oregon State Puppy Contests. Justin stepped up further by having served on the Oregon Leather Pride Committee since 2012 in various capacities such as Chair, Co-Chair, and web master through the years. He is also proud to be a founding member of the now defunct Boys/Bois in Leather Service – Rose City, a boys/bois volunteer organization that served over 7,700 hours in the communities they were a part of. Justin is true switch in being collared to his Daddy with whom he shares co-ownership of boy Spike, and is also Alpha Boy to his Daddy’s House. When he’s not serving his community he can be found serving his Daddy, enjoying Portland’s exploding craft beer scene with his boy, spending time with his chosen family, and relishing a ride on his Harley. He also loves living out his racing dreams on his XBOX ONE, which is how he ended up as Mama’s Speedracer. Be careful though about asking him how he wound up with his second Mama’s name…Mama’s Chomper.
Stormy– Vice President
Stormy Styles, Ms. Oregon State Leather 2013, has been fully immersed in the Leather community since 2009 when she dove in heart first to serve wherever she could. She is very active with many groups in the Portland/Metro areas including Bad Girls, Blackout Leather Productions, Boiys in Leather Service, PDX-PAH and is a founding member and current President of the Portland girls of Leather just to name a few. She has a strong dedication to helping the community thrive and grow hence taking on the role of Chair of the 2015 Oregon Leather Pride committee. In 2012 Stormy was honored with both the Leather Woman of the Year and the Community Choice Rose and Thorn Awards. Stormy is blessed to be the Head of her Leather Family, Storm Heart, is a member of Leather Heart Family and most recently honored and pinned into Mama’s Family as Mama’s Stormy Girl.
Gary – Secretary
Gary grew up in New York City, and then lived near the shores of Lake Erie before moving to Oregon in 1995. Somewhere while moving up the corporate ladder as a vice president of a bank based in Buffalo NY, Gary started to become allergic to three piece pinstripe suits and came out of the closet at age 29. After leaving the banking world, Gary changed careers and publicly began wearing his vest, boots & studded belts at work in his new career as “not your average tethered leathered librarian”. Gary actively wears his leathers while attending conferences & volunteering on various committees of the American Library Association, including its nationwide LGBT unit.
Since he established his roots in Salem OR in 1995 as Willamette University’s business reference librarian, he became an avid member of Portland Leather Men, and also served a 5 year stint on the board of directors of the local Unitarian-Universalist congregation. Gary began attending BLP’s board meetings as a lay person in 2002, and formally joined BLP’s board in 2011.
Bill – Treasurer
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Portland has been home for Bill for the past 12 years, after the US army had him all over the United states including the deep south and east coast all the way up to Alaska. He continued his leather conquest in Oregon after 15 years in Alaska. As a retired social worker, Bill now does work which is fun and rewarding, such as working at Hawkspdx.club, a local well known gathering house
Bill earned the title and sash of Mr. Oregon State Leather 2013 (when we say earned we mean earned, as to how we will leave that to the imagination). Shortly after his reign he joined the BLP board. Bill still lives by the motto that the leather community needs to perpetuate the ideals of HONOR, INTEGRITY, RESPECT, and HONESTY. Remembering most title holders have earned theirr titles through continued hard work and commitment to others.
In addition to BLP, Bill serves on 4 other boards all geared towards serving the community, 2 leather boards, and two boards serving people with HIV.
Members At Large