Master Z of Dallas is a well-known Dominant, Presenter and Leader in the Leather and BDSM scene.  He is also an ordained Buddhist Monk called Thay Z.  (Thay is pronounced like a man’s tie and means monk, teacher or master).  He held the title of International Master in 2004 and travels all over the United States and Canada making presentations on Master/slave, SM, Leather and Spirituality.  Master Z is the owner of slave bill, slave kiki, slave tina, slave Trudy as well as being in a power exchange relationship with Douglas from Ottowa.  He is one of the Heads of Household for the Texas Leather Tribe.

Master Z is Chairman and President of the Board of Directors for Butchmanns, Inc. and serves as an Instructor at the Butchmanns Weekend Experience.  He is also the Producer and HeadMaster for boys Training Camps and Co-Producer of Masters Retreat.

Master Z is eternally grateful to his mentors, the late Master Dean Walradt and the late boy Patrick Chees, who taught him much of the Leather protocols and rituals that he cherishes today.  Master Z is certain that his Leather Journey and BDSM experiences are directly related to his Spiritual Path and the path of a monk that he follows today.

Ian can be described as a Leatherman, Transman, military veteran, graphic artist, title holder, contest producer, transgender activist, husband, and friend. He is honored to be Pantheon of Leather Man of the Year 2016, International Mr. Transgender Leather 2012/2013 and the owner/co-producer of Women’s International Leather Legacy (WILL), a title that helps promote, archive and collect data to preserve Women’s Leather History. A member of Mama’s Family, Ian can be found presenting workshops nationally or using his design skills to create graphics, websites, program books and multimedia presentations for various events and groups such as: International Ms. Leather, South Plains Leatherfest, DESIRE, Leather Bash, Mama’s Family and WILL.