Let's meet the members of the board!


Lori -- Chair

slave lori is the slave of Master Rob, of whom she proudly wears his ring and collar.  Kinky from a young age, exploring her desires led to the BDSM community and shortly thereafter to a D/s structure, and finally M/s.  slave lori feels extremely blessed to have been able to travel this road with her mate and Master.

Lori shares her fulfillment by being a member of the Executive Board of BESS, Staff member for the Master/slave Conference, providing support to newcomers, and volunteering at events.  she has presented along with her Master to local groups over the years.  She is proud to be an alumnus of MTTA, part of the House of the Waya, and a member of MAst Towson, MAsT Laurel Women and the Art of slavery (Aos).

Porkchop -- Vice-Chair

Porkchop is a Topish/Domish kinkster with strong community ties. A graduate of MTTA, he leads BESS's Power Exchange Special Interest Group and, with others, founded Society of the Phoenix (a fireplay group) and BDSM Essentials (a discussion group). He's been involved with kink since 1999, in the Baltimore scene since 2009 and Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2006. He presents on topics related to fire play and Ds.


slave selina aka playfull_girl  is married, owned, collared , and property of Sir_Rigger_Dave.  Married for 29 years, kinky most of her adult life, together with SRD they entered into a TPE 4 years ago. Being active with teaching multiple classes for CCFF, BESS, EPIC, and the Deep End she loves to give back to her community.

Selina is a co coordinator of the BESS slave/ sub sig, co runs the Harford County munch with SRD, and an active member of MAsT Towson and MAsT Laurel Women's group.

She enjoys bondage, especially rope bondage, fire play, wax play, signal tail, and flogging. She’s also a published Author.


slave tina learned much about the kink community in 1996, but it remained just head knowledge until she finally braved dipping her feet into the community in 2011 (yes, that’s 15 years!) and found it to be her home.  After becoming a graduate of MTTA in 2015, she feels so blessed to have begun an M/s relationship with her partner, best friend, and future husband, Master Joe.  Outside of BESS she is staff and volunteer for the Baltimore Playhouse and a member of MAsT Towson and MAsT Laurel.  She has begun developing a couple of new classes she feels could bring benefit to the community and loves to volunteer at as many community events as time will allow.


Hydro is mostly a Fire Top with over 3 years in the Baltimore kink community.  He's an engineer with vanilla interests in gardening and rc model flying. He is a member of the leadership of Society of the Phoenix fir play group.