ADAM RODRIGUEZ-ROUTT (CO-OWNER/CO-PRODUCER)
Meet one of the sparks of energy behind World Bear Weekend, Adam Rodriguez-Routt. Adam is actively involved in the bear community, and passionate about fundraising for local and global LGBT charities. Aside from co-producing & planning World Bear Weekend, Adam is the current president for The Kentucky Bourbon Bears in Lexington, KY; the chairman for North American Bear Weekend; and the owner or Torso Menswear, an online store catering to men’s underwear, jocks, and swimwear.
Adam travels extensively throughout the USA at bear/leather events to promote his underwear business, as well as the North American Bear Weekend and World Bear Weekend events. You’ll instantly recognize him at the events by his southern Kentucky twang, and friendly hugs.
MASON STRYKER (CO-OWNER/CO-PRODUCER)
Aside from his Co-Owner/Co-Producer titles for World Bear Weekend, Mason Stryker is also Co-owner and General Manager of Wolfstryker Leather. Mason lives in Collingswood, NJ with his husband of 20 years and their zoo of pets, he is a bio-dad to a wonderful 23-year-old. Mason has accepted his role of Daddybear and works behind the scenes to help promote numerous causes and organizations in various LGBTQIA communities. When not knee-deep in leather, he enjoys gardening, travelling, fishing, “glamping”, dining out, and cooking. Mason also enjoys designing new looks for his company’s gear and working with customers on developing that ‘perfect’ piece of leather. Mason travels over 100 days a year, and works an average of 70 hours a week balancing his various jobs, so downtime is few and far between.