Meet the team
We would like to express our gratitude to the team that made The Service Oriented Conference possible!
Hi Everyone! It's my privilage to work along side some amazing people to plan, organize, and produce the Service Oriented Conference. Community and service are very much a part of the fabric of my soul, and while many conferences offer something on service, I always felt strongly that service deserved a conference of it's own. A silver lining of the pandemic was it being proved that virtual conferences were not just possible, they are a way to reach our community across the globe.
So welcome to our little corner of the world, as we connect some awesome lifestyle presenters and those who identify or share an interest in all things service oriented!
kit (she/her/it) lives its life as 24/7 property to her Master, Oni. It is passionate about service to her Master and to the community, education, and growth. It has helped with confereences and groups both worldwide via Zoom and regional to the southeast, including SELF, The submissive Unconference, Queen City submissinve Mentoring, Charlotte Area Power Exchange, Sisters Empowering All, and more. It is passionate about power/authority transfer dynamics and empowering s-types. You can find her serving her Master, petplaying a fox, enjoying some impact play, or being suspended in rope when the opportunity presentes itself. If it's not playing or serving, she will probably be off somewhere enjoying a quiet moment with a novel.
Hello, my name is slave joy, she/her pronouns please. I am a student of life on an open-minded journey of self-discovery and growth to be my best self. I am a strong open-hearted spiritual woman, have a few soul parts that are that of a soft feminine baby girl, but most of all what drives my life passion at the core of my very being is that i am a joyously loving slave. I have come to understand in my soul knowing that my slavery is an orientation, just like my pansexuality. It is simply who I am.
I seek to learn, grow, and be my best slave self while supporting those in our community the best I can. Since a young age, my service heart has been my purpose-filled grounding anchor. My life is a work of service to the earth and her children’s healing and my Master’s highest good.
I am here to serve my community, learn and enjoy life one day at a time. I primarily identify as a submissive who encompasses many roles. I am a slave, little, kitten, who thrives on service. I am beginning my leather journey and finding out what leather truly means to me. I hope to find and reach out to folx who are also leather to learn and grow from shared knowledge.
Cynthia is a service-oriented, lesbian, ambiamorous, aspiring slave that has found a place in the leather community. She is delighted to serve two wonderful Owners, Lady Catherine and Jack, and happy to be Ma'am to Devaena.
Cynthia is currently the Volunteer Coordinator for SouthEast LeatherFest, the Onsite Event Manager for Twisting Culture, the SouthEast Regional Representative for MAsT International, Director of MAsT: Greenville, and a group leader of Piedmont Area Kinksters (PAK). Previously she founded Greenville’s Pathfinders and s-type groups, Georgia’s G.H.O.S.T group, and facilitated Atlanta’s Kinksters with Kids and P.R.I.M.E. As a presenter she has taught classes on primal play, meshing spirituality and BDSM, creating a butler book, and various service-oriented topics.
Cynthia has a passion for organization, service, and volunteers. She can often be found staring at a spreadsheet or making labels with a smile on her face. She loves connecting with other members of the community and is always able to find a place for those willing to give of their time to fill up their heart through volunteering.
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I've been around a while - I like to share my accomplishments and affiliations!
Founding member of PEP in Houston - That group became HPEP at a later date
Volunteered with HPEP as a Meeting Leader and Coordinator, Party Coordinator and general girl friday! Worked at the first Annual Fetish Ball
Moved back to Houston due to family issues - Served on the HPEP Board and was the Vendor Coordinator for the Fetish Ball in 2004, Volunteered for Beyond Vanilla and SPLF.
Moved back to DFW, Volunteered with SPLF and Beyond Vanilla, Beyond Vanilla Registration assistant 2013, Beyond Vanilla Vendor Coordinator 2014, 2015, Served on the NLA-D board as the Social Chair, Founding member of The Staff a service group based out of DFW
Moved back to Houston in late June
October 2017 I started the Houston Service Devotees - we recently had a very successful Holiday Tea Service and look forward to more service events in the future.
April 2019 and April 2022 Served as the Head Server at the NLA Spirit of Leather Dinner
Apollo (21yo, he/they) is a queer Bootblack and kinkster based in Orlando, Florida.
He identifies as a polyamorous, androgynous, trans-nonbinary panromantic demisexual, and within kink most strongly identifies as a self-collared versatile Switch, a Bootblack, and a pet.
Privately, Apollo has been into kink since early 2020 and came into the scene publicly in 2021. He’s been enraptured ever since and continues to frequently play both in private and public spaces, as kink, and Leather, are something Apollo considers a 24/7 aspect of his life.
And in July of 2021, Apollo was introduced to the art of Bootblacking.
Intrigued, Apollo researched after the event, renovated an old shoe shine box from a local thrift store, and created a basic kit. Now, the rest is history. His bootblack kit has now quadrupled in size, and bootblacking is one of the fundamental facets of Apollo’s identity. In 2022, Apollo is running for the title of SouthEast Bootblack at SouthEast LeatherFest 25.
In everyday life, Apollo is highly education-oriented and has a strong passion for activism and volunteer service. Since he was a child, Apollo has been volunteering for organizations of various kinds, most commonly those involved with nature such as Nehrling Botanical Gardens, Windermere Tree Board, Pet Alliance of Central Florida, the Audubon Society for Predatory Birds, and more. In 2019, Apollo won the Presidential Award for Volunteer Service, for his contributions to his local community after logging hundreds of hours worth of work.
As someone of Irish-Romani Gypsy descent, Apollo started the Opre Rome (“Rise Roma!”) Project to advocate for education on Gypsies to non-Romani, and justice and equality for Gypsies in the UK and Eastern Europe.
As an extension of that desire Apollo always holds for serving the community, he also makes an effort to be of service to his Leather and kink families – both locally and across the world. At a local level, Apollo founded and now leads the Asexual Spectrum Group of Central Florida, which hosts classes/presentations, munches, and safe space play parties. Apollo is also a volunteer for the Orlando Sharps Play Group, which also hosts classes, play parties, and other similar events for sharps players.
Otherwise, Apollo is a member of Orlando TNG, The Woodshed Orlando, and The Tampa Bay Phoenix Club.
His favorite kinks include bootblacking, needles, knife play, rough body play, primal, pet play, rope, cupping, and fire. Apollo also enjoys cigars, sensation play, impact, and cerebral play such as mindfucks, fear play, sensual/spiritual mentality, etc. He considers himself an ever-growing and learning student of Leather, and is currently exploring incorporating aspects of power exchange in both Master and slave roles of various archetypes – it’s hard to choose!
Apollo flags Both/Center for Black (S&M), Gray (Bondage), and Purple (Piercer).
As a Bootblack and kinkster with goals toward education, Apollo hopes to one day involve himself in more groups geared toward spreading awareness, knowledge, and pride. His current largest goal is to win the SouthEast Bootblack 2022 Title, if only as a pathway to create connections, gain new experiences, and to be granted the opportunity to travel and do what he loves, which is to teach. Other priorities for Apollo are to also win the title of Florida Community Bootblack (FCBB) and International Community Bootblack (ICBB).
Apollo’s vanilla interests include tarantulas & insects, psychology, horror, film, TTRPGs, creating beaded art, and other geekery.
JustRob (He/Him/His) has been involved in the public community in Jacksonville, FL since 2008. He identifies primarily as a Top and a Leatherman, but on occasion takes on the roles of Sadist, Dominant, Leader, Mentor and Teacher. He helps to "organizes" the weekly Taco Tuesdays event, and is a historian for The Leather Quilt Project. He is especially passionate about and active in the local polyamory group. His areas of experience are primarily in; impact play (everything from fists and palms to whips and everything in between), electricity (specifically the violet wand) and medical play (focused on play piercing and staples), in general he is a reaction junkie who craves blood and other bodily fluids. Overall however his passion is helping people find their way in this lifestyle and helping those who have already found it to navigate it safely and grow personally.
I enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts, including quilting, painting, embroidery, soapmaking, gardening, and many others. I'm an avid reader and camper, and am a fairly good cook.
She wrote and produces the longest running weekend exploratory seminar for submissives and service oriented and/or power s-types. Servant's Retreat focuses on sustaining healthy power dynamic relationships by strengthening personal foundations and a path of inquiry. SR did not ever include play classes—its sole focus is on individual personal development. Thirty plus years of educating and having taught at 600+ organizations, has provided her with the opportunity of teaching dozens of generations since 1983.
She has served on the boards of CARAS, LSM, FIST, SELF, and IMsL to name a few. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Leather Archives and Museum. She is the first woman to be voted to that committee by her fellow seated board members. She is the producer of SouthEast LeatherFest (SELF). She is the Co-Coordinator and a Founding Member of one of the oldest batch patch clubs in the country, F.I.S.T. She also serves on the Board of Twisting Culture in Baltimore, MD. She is a co-founder of the Women's Leather History Project/Program.
She wrote and produces Foundations in Mastery for D-types. It is a weekend educational offering for owners, dominants, and masters which dives deep into emotional and practical skillsets for healthy relationships. What makes this seminar unique is how it is informed and crafted by the life experience of 4300+ submissives and s-types living in these relationships. This experiential seminar weekend provides great foundations and avenues to expand your horizons.
Her seminars have been given coast to coast in the US and internationally. She is an award winning educator. She was honored by receiving: Black Rose's Vaughn Keith National Educator Award in 2002, Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year award in 2006, Pantheon of Leather Southeast Region Service Award in 2006, Jack Stice Memorial Award 2016, MAsT-I Presenter of the Year 2016, and Lady Lynette Leadership Award 2018.
Professionally, she has met the gold standard of coaching. Only 4% of coaches hold this highest credential. She has chosen to work with alternative communities who are historically underserved.
Above all else, I am Lady Catherine’s devoted faithful servant.
I serve on the Board of SouthEast LeatherFest as registration coordinator, scholarship program coordinator, an operations assistant and a variety of other miscellaneous with the goal of making an event that is welcoming, accepting and a happy place to spend a weekend.
I currently call the Baltimore/DC area home. I am the producer of Twisting Culture and also the treasurer of F.I.S.T. I relocated to Baltimore from the Denver area. While in the Denver area I served as a long term facilitator of COLLAR. I was also fortunate enough to volunteer for Thunder in the Mountains dungeon build crew for many years. The last few years of which I lead the design and build of their dungeon. I was a founding member of MAsT-Denver, and an active member of several different versions of the Labyrinth as well as the Sanctuary and other groups in the Rocky Mountain region.
When asked how I identify I usually say something along these lines... dyke, butch, gender fluid, poly, Papa/Daddy/Sir, switch, boy and faithful servant to my beloved Ma’am, Lady Catherine, for whom the world spins and I would give my last breath. Tree hugger and wanna-be vegan are still fair labels too. But I am the ever-evolving kind so hopefully there will be a few more evolutions!
If you see me out and about, please introduce yourself, I would love to meet you...
InquisitiveElle (he/she) has been active in BDSM and kink communities since 2016. Elle is an avid volunteer both at his home base in Albany, NY, as well as in virtual spaces. Elle has served as co-administrator of Albany NY TNG since 2018, a facilitator for the Online Service Chats since 2021, and a Volunteer Co-Director of the Service Oriented Conference since 2022. Elle is grateful to be a friendly face to those who need one.
Elle has been a bottom, top, and submissive in play and relationships. Elle is passionate about service, negotiation, communication, and connection. Elle is excited to offer a collaborative environment to share experiences and learn together.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, blueberry brings to the table a litany of intersectionality as a pansexual, queer, abuse surviving, poverty surviving, neurodivergent, polyamorous, recovering Christian, Woman of Color. Embodying resiliency is a whole mood. blueberry is proud to bring their share to the table, while simultaneously being the table itself. In the BDSM world blueberry is a service oriented being, providing a wide range of services including: cigar/ash tray, bootblacking and leather care, latex care, culinary, domestic and cleaning, and spa services. blueberry enjoys strict bondage, heavy impact, extreme S&M, degradation, dehunamization, and subjugation as much as possible - but only with those deemed trustworthy of such.
In the public world, blueberry has a demanding, but fufulling career. In their free time they enjoy lamenting about the world around them, being a hopeless femme, cuddling with their adorable dog, and generally avoiding the public and sunlight as much as possible. Far from a sunshiney disposition, blueberry tends to find beauty in darkness and death and value in healing through destruction - think Kali Maa, but less terrifying. blueberry is a Pagan, a witch, an energy practioner, and worshiper of Serpent Goddesses; Drawing strength from the likes of Meretserger, Melusine, and Medusa.
My name is Master Marcus Cole. I have been in and out of the lifestyle for over 20 years, in the last several years I have begun to deepen and explore my relationship to my own dominance as a way of life and being that integrates who I truly am. Also, in the last several years the universe aligned the meeting of slave joy and that began our M/s journey. I collared my slave joy in October 2018 and we have been growing our 24/7 M/s with love, dedication to communication and lots of laughter sense.
For inspiring work, I am an independent professional photographer with a studio in Seattle. I am blessed to have two thriving photography businesses. My business Marcus Cole Photography focuses mainly on vanilla portraits, boudoir, landscape and street photography. Where my business Shadows in the Light is a celebration of everything kinky and Fetish possible. Whether you would like to get solo or couple portraits done with rope bondage personalized to flatter your frame or use numerous pieces of play furniture we have as props the variations are limitless. I also do group parties and events like collaring ceremonies.
As slave joy and I grow in our M/s journey we have been seeking to expand our community and have been enjoying going to M/s and Leather conferences across the country the last few years. More recently we have found our local MAsT chapters and look forward to being a part of them regularly. slave joy and I are both wired for and committed to a monogamous relationship but value the wide variety of people and relationships around us. We would greatly like to meet more open-minded kink accepting people to build friendships with where we can be ourselves as Master and slave while enjoying vanilla activities like board or card games, BBQ's, potlucks or any number of things.
Whether you are interested in a photo shoot or would like to get to know slave joy and I better feel free to send a friend request or message!
All the best Master Marcus.
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Canadian, technically Ausnadian after living for four years Down Under, domestic service (aka luxury lifestyle) submissive to the rich and famous, and little – service little. Cheeky bear, errant evil scout, fervent axe thrower, dirty mud slinger, maker of things, co-creator of games for grownups, and writer/published author. Entered the BDSM community and lifestyle in her early twenties, and hasn’t looked back since. Active in local, national, and international BDSM communities as a kink educator.