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Master Beast and slave Echo are the Colorado Master/slave Title Holders for 2019. As active members of the Colorado Leather and Kink communities, they invest much of their time presenting, educating, volunteering, and participating in events both inside their home state around the country.

Echo (she/her) is a skilled presenter and one of the two co-founders of Denver Ms. Kinky Scouts. She identifies as a switch and specializes in intense mind-fuck scenarios. As a bottom, her favorites are rope, needles, stingy impact, and cigar play.

Beast and Echo have been together for over 5 years and are two parts of a triad with their partner Jeni, with whom they raise 3 kids. Echo has Asperger’s and also struggles with anger and anxiety and Beast has his own challenges with BPD.  By necessity, they have developed strong communication skills and a unique approach to structuring relationships, resolving conflict, and setting goals and expectations. They have also had to develop and explore unique strategies to communicate effectively in order to overcome their individual mental health “stuff”.  They enjoy and are excited to share their tools and techniques with others.

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Class Description

Those of us who live with our own mental health challenges are often labeled neurodivergent – meaning we process and respond to situations and information in ways that differ from the norm. For many of us, this divergence can create significant barriers to intimacy and our ability to connect to one another. In this class, Beast and Echo will talk about the way these barriers have impacted their relationship, and the tools and strategies they’ve developed that allow two neurodivergent individuals to create a NeuroConvergent™ dynamic.

Support Beast & Echo/Thrive

Thank you for your interest and your support of THRIVE! Because THRIVE is 100% free and not accepting donations, we ask that you pay it forward by donating to our speakers. 

Master Beast and slave echo ask that donations be made to Colorado Leather Fest via Paypal (
If you enjoyed Master Beast and slave echo, you can follow up, ask questions, and connect with them on Facebook (John Gaston and Echo Gaston), Fetlife (TrueBeast and echo_of_Beast), and email ( You can also find their Leather House on Facebook (MaisondeBeast) and Fetlife (Maison_de_Beast). 

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