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