IPAHW Operational Staff

Sir Justin, Executive Director

Sir Justin has been involved in the Chicago leather community for nearly two decades.  In that time he has served  on several local and national boards, and  he has also spent time as a local, regional, and international titleholder.  Currently, Sir Justin is the producer of Illinois Leather Pride Weekend, Executive Producer of the International Puppy and Trainer Contest,  and the Executive Director of International Puppy and Handler Weekend.

Sir Justin is a fierce defender of education as a means to bridge gaps when there are areas of division.  He has a PhD in Education and teaches every chance he gets.  Since earning his international title, he has taught/lectured/spoken in 28 states and seven foreign countries.  He has also authored two books:  BARK! which chronicles his movement through the puppy community and Love Thy Neighbor…Unless He’s Gay, which tackles the chasm between homosexuality and religion.  He is currently working on co-authoring a third book.

He is a member of Mama's family (Mama's Little Desperado and Mama's Gentle Trainer), is the founder of Sir Justin's Kennel (where he is kindly referred to as the Dogfather), and is a proud member of the (Leather) House of Raven.  His lifetime achievement is being Sir of the Dogwood Pack.  He is happily loved and in love with his family-pack.

Photo Credit: Nick Hollup

Lady Eos, IPAHW Vendor Coordinator
Lady Eos found her local kink community in 2004, identifies as a Top and uses she/her pronouns. You may have seen her vending at various events in the Midwest, including CLAW, GLLA and IPAHW. Perhaps you even got a “hand job” (it’s not what you think) from her along with the commemorative sticker. A little-known fact about Lady Eos is that she once had her own human pup long before she discovered this culture existed. She encourages you to browse the vendor area and is sure there is something for everyone to find.  

Puppy Fifi, Registration Coordinator

Amy, a.k.a. The Puppy Fifi found a home in the Chicago Leather community in the early 2000s. She was the Head slave in a high protocol leather household. The Puppy Fifi, a proper circus poodle, won the Great Lakes Leather Puppy title at CellBlock Chicago, in 2003 and then won the International Puppy title at IPTC in Dallas, Texas in 2004. The Puppy Fifi became the first female International Puppy. She spent her title years traveling the US spreading the joys of life as a puppy. She now resides in South Bend, Indiana and still enjoys traveling to spread the puppy love.

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