Chad ONYX, a Virginia native, is a twenty-six-year veteran of the leather community who enjoys fundraising, exploring different kinks, and educating newcomers about the leather lifestyle. He is a founding member of ONYX Southwest, Inc., a non-profit based in Los Angeles, CA, and he currently serves as Vice-President of the chapter. He also serves as Secretary for ONYX National. Chad strongly believes in this community and sets as his goal to help end the stigma surrounding the leather lifestyle. He has taught classes on Strategizing to Win Long-Term and Bridging the Divide by Developing Effective Recruitment Strategies at the Leather Leadership Conference in 2019. His leather contest judging credits include Mr. Eagle LA Leather 2018, Ms. Los Angeles Leather 2018, and Mr. Bullet Leather 2019.