All Leather-identified people will have the means to guide a strong community building effort, unified in support of Leather’s freedom and diversity.

Governance: The Core of Leather List

Transparent, inclusive, locally oriented governance; Leather List, a Federal 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation, has By-Laws that require it to act in all three ways. Review L L policies below.


The L L Board can have a maximum of eleven (11) members: four (4) officers and seven (7) Directors.


In addition to racial, ethnic and regional identities, today’s Leather includes the widest range of sexual and gender diversity. L L’s Board seeks the widest possible diversity of leadership in every area of operation.

Local Leather-oriented

By-Laws require that two of the seven Directors are selected from local Leather leadership. Either or both of these two Directors are eligible to sit on the Executive Committee.


Executive: President, Treasurer, Secretary, plus two Directors from local Leather leadership

Operations: Website operations and development; NPO nominations/approval process

Marketing: Marketing L L; promotions; social media

Nominating: Search & nomination of new Board members

Volunteers: Connecting with, recruiting and organizing volunteers


Robert Odell, LICSW

Robert Odell, LICSW

Board President

Robert is the founder of Leather List and the principal developer of His reason for starting Leather List was to help strengthen & unify Leather people and their many cultures. He’s been a practicing mental health clinician for 20 years, serving Leather, kinky and poly clients. His prior career was in film & TV distribution and finance. Active in Seattle Leather as a member of Seattle Men in Leather and Everett Leather Alliance.



Assistant Secretary

Gary has been involved in the Seattle Leather community since the early 1990s. He was a founding member & officer for The Triskeli Guild. From 2001-2006, he helped produce and run In The Woods kinky campouts. Current activities include: Seattle Men in Leather – member, Webmaster; Seattle boys of Leather – Treasurer; Everett Leather Alliance – Clerk

Carrie Westphal

Carrie Westphal


I have supported and contributed to Leather List since its inception, with particular focus on the Resources pages. With experience as an executive director of a successful nonprofit organization, I will faithfully monitor, maintain and report on Leather List’s financial status

Non-Discrimination Policy

Leather List shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and job termination, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

L L is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors. It is committed to fighting racism, sexism, gender bias and all other forms of stereotyping, profiling, discrimination and prejudice directed at fellow human beings.

Data Privacy

L L must receive from PayPal a record of each contribution made on This includes any contributions made to Leather List itself. These records do not contain the credit/debit account numbers of contributors. The online security of contributions made on, and customer service functions, are provided by PayPal.

Read the Leather List Privacy Statement