Skills & Education Presenter

Counselor Ochumaré ONYX

Counselor Ochumaré ONYX, is also known as Sir Benjamin to his Boy and Handler to his Pup. He is also a member of Mama's Family as Mama's Sweet Honey Bear. Counselor Ochumaré is the President and one of the six charter members of the new ONYX Great Lakes Chapter, which is based out of Michigan and Ohio. He has worked in a mental health setting for over 5 years in the process improvement and risk management areas (non-clinical), which afforded him access to Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). He has also participated in round table discussions at CLAW and IML, as well as judged Mr. Kentucky Leather, Mr. Midwest Leather, and Mr. Indiana Leather. He had the honor of being a Tally Master at IMsL 2017. He believes dynamics such as Pup/Handler or any well connect relationship between two spirits can provide a unique opportunity to learn and respect the core humanity that exists in us, especially in non-verbal ways. He believes this can certainly help our observation skills as we decipher, develop, navigate, indulge, or avoid interactions in this lifestyle. He strives to help those garner the strength of character needed to confidently represent themselves in the leather community.