Awards received by Master Taíno
During the last few years, Master Taíno has been recognized for his work in the community.
He has received several major awards and has been nominated for multiple others.
Master Taíno accepts humbly the awards presented to him, but he always feel that the best awards he receives are the love and respect from his Leather Family and friends from the community and the appreciation of those who he has mentor or touch in more ways that one through the Training Academy, the Master/slave Conference and his workshops around the country.
The Awards received during his service to our community are:
ONYX Mid_Atlantic “Associate of the Year” 2014 & 2013, December 20, 14 7 December 6, 2013
“Vi Johnson Award”, Black Beat, Baltimore, MD, August 18, 2012
Pantheon of Leather's "Man of the Year 2011 Award" - at Pantheon of Leather 2011, Los Angeles, California, August 5, 2011
"Master Steve Golden Paintbrush Award 2011" - at Southwest Leather Conference, Phoenix, AZ, January 23, 2011
"Jack Stice Memorial Award 2010"- at South Plains Leather Fest, Dallas, TX, February 27, 2010
"Vaughn Keith National Educator Award" - by Black Rose, at BR 2009, Washington, DC, October 31, 2009
Special Gratitude from the producers of MAsT 99 granted during the Master/slave Conference 2009, Washington, DC, September 4, 2009.
"Community Service Award 2009" - by DC Leather Pride, Washington, DC, June 6, 2009
Pantheon of Leather's "Mid-Atlantic Regional Award 2007" - Chicago - February 17, 2007
"Lifestyle Achievement Award" - at Together In Leather 2004, Charlotte, NC - October 23, 2004
The Master Taino’s Walking the Master Way Award
In March 2011, Colonial Kink event started a new award to be granted every year during the event which takes place in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Award is named "The Master Taíno Walking the Master Way Award".
Recipients of the award:
2011 Master Wes
2012 Lady Lynette
Master Taíno has been granted several certificates for his contributions to events across the country. No one is most dear to his heart that the certificate he received as a guest instructor of the Butchmann's Academy in 2002.