Gwen has been involved in the leather lifestyle since 1998 as a leatherboy, bootblack and as a leather history archivist.
Gwen has held the titles of Florida Leather Sir/boy Bootblack 2003, and International Leather Sir/boy Bootblack 2003.
She has presented at Together in Leather, judged International Leather Sir/boy bootblack and Ms World Leather and was a board member of Ms/Mr World Leather for three years.
Gwen was awarded the Pantheon of Leather Florida Region award in 2007.
In her spare time, Gwen enjoys leather crafting, woodworking and has amassed quite a large collection of leather history memorabilia, including magazines, club colors, rare books, patches, pins, posters, and vests.
Gwen opened her Colors-of-Leather website after Viola Johnson’s encouragement that others would enjoy seeing her version of the leather history timeline. The website houses a vast majority of not only Gwen’s personal collection, but pretty much anything she can get her hands on from our leather past and present.
Her favorite quote is: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” by John Quincy Adams