Please join the Centaur MC in welcoming the judges for Mid-Atlantic Leather 2015!
Daddy Dave G
Mr. Mid-Atlantic 2015 and Mr. Connecticut Leather 2015
Daddy Dave G. was born and raised in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey and has resided for the past 27 Years in Norwalk. He is the Owner and Operator of Born Of Earth Day Spa Westport, CT for the past 22 years.
Daddy Dave G has lived on the perimeter of the Leather Fetish scene in New York City and decided that it was time to come out of his Leather closet 3 years ago. He then decided to enter and won Mr. CT Leather in Sept of 2015 and immediately became immersed, embraced, and supported by the community. He is presently working with and supporting a number of LGBT Charities in his local area while increasing awareness of the LGBTQ Leather/Fetish Community.
Daddy Dave G has been with his partner and lover Roman for the past 3 years and embrace and enjoy the kink leather lifestyle together. His interests include: Pastel Painting and Drawing, Bowling, Camping, and Weight Lifting. Daddy Dave G’s fetish interests include: Versatility as a Switch, Rimming, Flogging, Water Sports, CBT- Cock/Ball Torture, Nipple Play, Naturist, Exhibitionist, Bondage, and Cigar Play.
A Little known fact about Daddy David G is that he was the winner of the 1982 Harvest Moon Ballroom Tango & All-Round Dancing Champion.
International Mr. Leather 2016, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015, and Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2015
Patrick first came to Los Angeles in 2011 from his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, to pursue his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. There he served as the head of corporate relations for Out@Anderson, the LGBT student association. He is involved in fundraising for the Point Foundation, the national scholarship fund which empowers disadvantaged LGBT students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential.
Active in politics, Patrick’s writing on LGBT issues has been published by The Advocate, HIV Equal and Bear World Magazine. He also served as assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. As International Mr. Leather, Patrick’s focus is on international and domestic LGBT political activism. He is committed to visiting not just places with established LGBT representation, but those parts of the world where our community is still on the fringes of society.
Patrick lives in the historically significant Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, home of the Black Cat demonstrations of 1967, with his husband and love of his life, Michael. He currently works as Senior Manager of Business Development for Marvel Studios, where he takes inspiration from the many superheroes clad in their tight leather gear.
Seattle Mr. Leather 1998
Billy Lane cut his leather/BDSM teeth in San Francisco almost 30 years ago, working behind the scenes at Mr. SF Leather, Drummer, Ms SF Leather, and IMsL, and other community events, all the while attending as many BDSM parties as he could find!
After moving to the Pacific Northwest, he won Seattle Mr. Leather 1998 and competed at IML XX at the first out FTM contestant, placing in the top ten.
For the past 20 years he has been working for inclusion of gay FTM leathermen in gay male BDSM spaces, clubs, and contests.
Billy is currently IML Judges’ Coordinator, a very active Chairman Emeritus of Delta Brotherhood International, a member of the 15 Association, and a Gold Level Supporter of the Leather Archives and Museum.
Billy lives Yardley, Pennsylvania with his husband, John. When he’s not playing, he enjoys traveling, running, snowboarding, hiking, and bicycling.
Mr. Eagle NYC 2014
After relocating to New York from Tennessee in 2010, Cee Jay began to explore his interest in Leather. While attending Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend in 2011, he was introduced to the men of ONYX and soon pledged ONYX NY Northeast. Since then, Cee Jay has served as chapter President and Assistant Pledge Master. He also served as an executive committee member of NYC’s Leather Pride Night, an associate member of the New York Boys of Leather (NYbol) and Mr. Eagle NYC 2014.
Cee Jay considers himself to be on the third stage of many of his leather journey. The first stage was about learning about the leather community and exploring to see where he fit in. The second stage was about establishing relationships/mentorships and his current stage involves continuing the first two while being a mentor to those interested in being a part of the community and building a strong family. Cee Jay represented the Eagle NYC Bar and the state of New York in the 36th Annual International Mr. Leather competition and is currently a proud member the leather family B.U.I.L.T. (Brothers United In Leather Together.
Cee Jay enjoys rope bondage, spanking/flogging, and biting. His leather mantra is “Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s fine. It’s not their journey to make sense of. It’s yours.”
Mr. RockBear 2015
John-John is a Puerto Rican / Sicilian native New Yorker. He is the first and current Mr. RockBear, representing Rockbar NYC located on Christopher Street, in the West Village of New York. John-John was a longstanding member and former President of ONYX NY / Northeast, a leather & kink organization for gay, bisexual, and transgender men of color. Throughout his time as the President of ONYX he helped to build relationships and more in the bear and leather community. He served on the committee of Leather Pride Night NYC from 2012 through 2014 where he helped to raise money for homeless youth, the Transgender community, and the NYC Pride parade. John-John was also a 2014 Mr. Eagle NYC judge, a Mr. CT Bear 2016 judge. You can find John-John at his home bar, the Rockbar, go-go dancing for parties like Azucar or raising money at the bear underwear nights. During the day John-John works on communications, media, press, and is a board member of an organization called FIERCE – a youth-led group for and by LGBTQ Youth of Color.
Mr. Leather UK 2012 and Mr. Leather Europe 2012
Former Mr Leather UK 2012 and Mr Leather Europe 2012. First and foremost, he believes the fetish scene should be fun. He describes himself as a cuddle monster, dark angel or a romantic pig. Very notorious in social media, he believes a good title holder should be able to have fun on his title year, respect the leather traditions and, overall, promote good values.
American Leatherwoman 2000
For nearly two decades, Paula has been active in the leather clubs and kink community. She resides in Charleston, SC with her wife, Janice. She is Sir to boy elena, mother to two daughters, grandmother to a 13-year-old granddaughter and chosen mother to more people in the leather community than she can count. She is a reforming addict that lives life on life’s terms.
These days, her passion has come full circle returning to work with levi/leather clubs and mentoring the next generation of leathermen and leatherwomen. She is co-founder and president of LowCountry Leather, Charleston, SC as well as cofounder of Coastal Allegiance to Wisdom and Service (CLAWS), Myrtle Beach in 2000. She was the first female officer of Southeast Conference of Clubs in 1999 and holds associate membership to a long list of clubs across the U.S.
Paula coordinates the Annual Leatherwomen’s Dinner held in Chicago, IL during the American Brotherhood Weekend as well as having held the title of American Leatherwoman 2000. She enjoys public speaking, emceeing events, teaching classes, writing, working out and attempts to promote positive and healthy living.
She has been the recipient of the Pantheon of Leather Readers Choice Award Woman 2000, Pantheon Southeast Regional Award 2000, North Carolina Leather Continuous Service Award 2002, Mr. Marcus Spirit Award 2013, and most recently, the Southeast Community Leatherwoman Award 2015.
At the end of the day she really is just a kinky bitch who likes to have fun.
Mr. New Jersey Leather 2015
Thomas Fincannon is a native of Florida that grew up in Tampa and completed his graduate work in Orlando. In 2013, his career brought him to Atlantic City, NJ, where he started working as a contractor for the FAA and became Mr NJ Leather 2015. While in Orlando, he started his volunteer work by supporting the Orlando International Fringe Festival, Hope & Help of Central Florida, and the Orlando Sisters of Perpetual indulgence. Since moving to New Jersey, he became a member of the Eulenspiegel Society (TES) and the Leather Archives & Museum. He is also an associate member the Philadelphians, New Jersey Amazons, and Queer Leather Alliance.
In addition to working with the NJ Leather Family to support events in Asbury Park, he focused on community building to develop a leather presence in Atlantic City by hosting various events and raising funds for the South Jersey AIDS Alliance. He believes in supporting educational development and used his time to teach at the Jersey Kollege of Kink, TES Fest, Sexploratorium at Passional in Philadelphia, and his own workshops in Atlantic City. Outside of NJ, he also supported fundraising at the Cleveland Leather Awareness Weekend (CLAW), organized entertainment for Philadelphia Leather Pride Night (PLPN), and raised funds for the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia. In addition to his love of rope and suspension play, he also enjoys violet wands, fire, wax, and variety of other kinks. As a leatherman, he wants to find and support new people as they initiate their journey, and as a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence, he believes in never taking yourself so seriously that you forget to have fun.
International Puppy 2014
Pup Tripp, IPC’s International Puppy 2014, has been an active member of the leather community since 2003. He has served as a long-time member and past president of the DC boys of Leather, vice president and out-reach co-chair of AMCC, and as a past president of Metro Leather Pride. Currently, Tripp is a founding member and past-Alpha of the Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps, a board member at Leather & Kink United and an associate member of several clubs.
Additionally, Pup Tripp is a production committee member for the Mid-Atlantic Puppy & Handler Contest and a co-owner of the International Puppy Contest in St. Louis.
Since 2008, Tripp has been active in the pup and handler community, with efforts focused mainly toward increasing awareness and understanding of pups and pup play through education and dialog.
For his work in the community, Pup Tripp has received several awards, including the 2005 DC boys of Leather’s Leatherboy of the Year Award, IPC’s 2012 Good Puppy Award, and is a member of Mama’s Family as Mama’s Pup Tripp.