Kelley J. Thibault was born and raised in a small town in Montana to parents of "good peasant stock". Some of his earliest and fondest memories are of times he spent at his fathers shoe repair shop. He left home to attend college and now holds his M.S. in biological sciences with an emphasis in molecular genetics, useful for his current carreer in the biotechnology industry. Mr. Thibault is well known in the leather and SM communities. He held the title of Mr. Orange Coast Drummer '91, was the author of The Leather Rap, a newspaper column covering leather community news and events, was founder of the leather/SM educational group Orange Coast Leather Assembly, and was also the founder of SandMen, a leather/SM educational and social organization. He has also lectured and presented workshops of a variety of leather/SM related topics at universities, conferences, community events and organization meetings.