Pat Machate is a LCSW-C in the state of Maryland where she has worked as a clinical therapist with people experiencing trauma for over 15 years. She has been active in the BDSM and Leather Community for over two decades spanning the DC Metro area to Hawaii. Pat is the current Chair of the National Leather Association- International’s Domestic Violence Project (www.nlaidvprojust.us). She received the NLA-I’s Steve Maidhof Award for International/National Dedication in 2016. She can also be seen interviewed in WOOF: A Barkumentary.