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Biographical Information

Generated: Mon Jan 22 7:25:27 EST 2018

Biographical Information for all Con Staff.

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Avyia joined the community over four years ago, attending her first Winter Flea and being suckered onto the vendor Load-Out crew. Over the past few years, she has become steadily more involved, helping and volunteering for the Fleas, Prides, and most recently as Assistant Vendor Coordinator. In 2013, she joined her oh-so-put-upon partner-in-crime, Kerry, as Co-Director of Associates on the NELA board. She continues to employ her stubby little arms in fulfilling NELA's mission to the extent that she can.

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Vending Division Head
Board Of Directors

 

Dyanne has been volunteering with NELA for ten years at the Fleas, Pride, and other events, contributing to NELA's mission of Education, Outreach and Advocacy. She has served on the NELA Board as Secretary since 2013. At FFF 48 (and at other NELA events), Dyanne is the Dock Boss.

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Director (Convention Chair)
Board Of Directors

 

Echolynx, or just Echo is an agender-fluid, full-time Bostonian, part-time cat, and otherwise spiritual being. He can be seen presenting on gender and sexuality, advocacy, and rope; he is also one of the founders and is a co-organizer of the NELA SIG, Trans* Spectrum Kinksters. Echo enjoys good tea, rope, and aerial circus arts.

doodleboi.com

Preferred pronoun: He, him, his

Programming Division Head

 

Eternal Daddy: Hailing from the southern NH area. You'll find him running all over New England helping the community. As a small business owner with a vast nonprofit experience base. With over 9 years running, volunteering and organizing other nonprofits, he brings a new enthusiasm to NELA. Although his statue is intimidating, he is really a big teddy bear, just don't call him a koala.

Board Of Directors

 

Iya is passionate about clear communication, behind-the-scenes event coordination, the arts and collaborative efforts from event planning for 3000 to co-topping a scene. She has found a place to bring her multitude of skills together in the kink community with NELA. She joined the NELA Board as Social Media Director in 2016 after many years of volunteer work on the programming side of the Fetish Fair Fleamarket. She curates the Fetish Photo Lounge and is co-coordinator of NELA's year-round kink educational intensives. Oh, and she's damn good at Percy wrangling.

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Preferred pronoun: She, Her, Hers

Board Of Directors

 

Jack has been involved in the local leather community for over 15 years. He was unwittingly sucked into lugging boxes for NELA at the Summer Flea several years ago and became steadily more involved, helping with and volunteering for the Fleas, Pride, Volunteer Coordination and other duties. He wanted to increase his activism in the leather community AND kill off every scrap of what little free time he had left, and so in 2009 he joined the NELA board as Co-Director of Associates with his wife Kerry, in which position they continued to lug boxes at the Flea, just with a fancier title. In February 2013 he became the Chair of NELA, while still retaining his original job of being He Who Lifts Things Up And Puts Them Down.

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Director (Convention Chair)
Board Of Directors

 

Lord Percival (Percy to most) has been active in the scene, both in private and in public, for more than four decades. While many of us know him for his mastery of rope, he also has an extensive knowledge of many other areas of play, including but not limited to: takedowns, breath play, caning, whips, electricity, knives, energy play, and mental bondage. Education is a particular passion of Percy's. He has been a teacher, lecturer, mentor, and trainer in the scene for a quarter century. Currently, he is on the Board of NELA (New England Leather Alliance), where his role is Director of Programming and Education.

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Preferred pronoun: He, Him, His

Programming Division Head
Board Of Directors

 

Rob, having been involved with volunteering for the flea for many years, joined the board as Co-Secretary with his wife. This year he was voted in as Member at Large, in charge of Publications.
Being sexually non-binary and kinky his whole life, he feels he brings to the board both perspective and drive to see NELA continue to provide the Education, Outreach and Advocacy to all the BDSM communities, groups and organizations in New England.

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Publications Division Head
Advertising/Promotions
Board Of Directors

 

Volunteer Account has been the repository of the volunteer efforts for many a year. Come find us down at the Volunteer Lounge, and say "Hi" or, even, volunteer!

New England Leather Alliance (NELA)

Preferred pronoun: they/them/their

Volunteer Division Head
Board Of Directors