Join us for Puppy Park 9 on Saturday, January 14th from 11am – 1pm in…
Please join the Centaur MC in welcoming the judges for Mid-Atlantic Leather 2017!
Mr. Mid-Atlantic 2016
Todd Leavitt is Mr. Mid-Atlantic Leather 2016 and lives with his immediate leather family — Master Dan Ronneberg, Sir David “Tigger” Bailey, and husband, Randy Gooch–on a secluded 15-acre ranch in Brockway, PA. Wagner, the grumpy English bulldog, and Fred, the feisty Chihuahua, round out the family.
Todd has been an active member of the leather scene for over 25 years, having served as a DC Sigma board member (a kink education organization) and as the current co-chair of Mr. Friendly’s DC chapter. He has championed the polyamorous lifestyle within the leather community, specifically in the context of power-exchange relationships.
Besides spending time with his family, Todd enjoys full range of BDSM play, bodybuilding, Netflix binges, somber superheroes, and Pathfinder role playing game.
Todd views behavior as more important than words in the leather community. Respect, integrity, self-improvement and generosity being key traits to being a genuine leather man.”
David “Tigger” Bailey
International Mr. Leather 2016 and Mr. NJ Leather 2016
David “Tigger” Bailey is proud to serve our diverse communities as your current International Mister Leather 2016. He also has the distinct dual honor of being both the oldest leatherman to earn the IML title and the first from New Jersey where he served as Mr. New Jersey Leather 2016.
A Massachusetts native, Tigger grew up on the east coast and came out in the leather scene in 1984 while attending MIT where he graduated with a degree in Management Science. Tigger slowly migrated west from Boston and has called New Jersey home for the past 15 years. He is privileged to have found 3 amazing men to love unconditionally and build a strong non-traditional family (2 Sirs, 2 boys, and lots of lube).
Tigger shares his polyamorous life openly and empowers others to live in a way that is truly authentic, regardless of boundaries or norms. He is a proud collared Sir to his leather family where public service is valued and encouraged. His message of leather, love, service and family has inspired conversation and reexamination of what it means to be a kinky leather person in a time of hetero-normative pressure to assimilate. And, more importantly, how we accept the authenticity of every individual in our community without judgment, shame or exclusion.
International Ms. Leather 2016 and Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2015
LasciviousJane is a power-femme switch, kinky burlesqueer, and sex educator. In addition to being perpetually covered in leather and glitter, in 2015, she became the first Ms Philadelphia Leather in a decade and is your current International Ms Leather. She is a multi-award winning drag and burlesque performer and producer who has performed all across the United States and Canada, and is the Artistic Director of Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque. This year LiCK is celebrating a decade of drag, burlesque, and good ‘ol fashioned raunchy fun in Philly. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching the art of striptease, getting dirty in her garden, finishing her Ph. D, and community organizing.
Tagline: The Girl Next Door Who Is Everyone’s Lover
Mr. Leather Ireland 2015
Mr. Leather Ireland 2015 & 1st Runner-Up IML 2015. Working in mental health for more than ten years, my every day focus is the instilling of resilience and improving well-being at both an individual and societal level. This is evident through both my profession and personal involvement with fundraisers, e.g. with Geared Ireland, my local club. While there’s nothing I take pride in more than encouraging confidence in others, promoting our self-identities, and making new members feel like they fit in, over the last 18 months I have visited communities around the world at different kink events trying to increase the global ties that bind us- bringing us all closer together.
Currently, I sit on an LGBTI Community Action Group on HIV- addressing the large increase in new diagnoses here in Ireland. I’m also linking in with Team Friendly in bringing their campaign across the Atlantic to challenge the stigma which impacts so many here. Further, I’m involved in developing mental health and educational supports, aimed at the LGBT community, through my private practice. These will link in with local community groups to provide services to those at-risk, vulnerable, and in financial difficulty.
Danny P. Kaylor-Hawkins
Mr. DC Eagle 2016
Danny P. Kaylor-Hawkins is a proud native Washingtonian. Soon after coming out he started working in many of the local gay bars and other gay establishments. Like many of us, the leather and bear community immediately felt like home. As a bearded bear and leatherman, that is where he focused his attention and soon began producing club events to bring people together. The originator of go-go bears, Danny’s events gave the bear and leather community someplace to go and have fun in a welcoming atmosphere.
He has spent his year raising funds for several organizations including HIV Smart, One Orlando, and several local causes. He developed many treasured friendships around the country as Mr. DC Eagle, and sees his leather journey as far from over. He looks forward to continuing the work he began and to bringing people together for a drink or a cigar and a laugh.
Mr. Michigan Leather 2009
Dave was honored with the title of Mr Michigan Leather 2009, served on the CLAW board for 5 years and has judged IML, MIR and GLLA. He has completed many food fetish presentations, countless HIV-related classes and enjoys flogging “newbies” at leather events while feeding Little Debbie snacks (hence the name Mama’s Nutty Buddy). Passionate about reducing HIV stigma, he is currently a supervisor for HIV Prevention and Early Intervention Specialists at Michigan’s second largest CBO CARES and is the creator of the anti-stigma campaign “Mr Friendly.”
Lewis was born and raised in Spotsylvania, Virginia (yes, there is a place called Spotsylvania) and lives in Arlington. Professionally, he has over 27 years of federal civilian service under his belt. He is currently a Senior Human Resources Specialist with one of the federal financial regulatory agencies where he writes and advises on policy and oversees the agency’s entry-level employee assessment program. He has volunteered his time at Food & Friends and The DC Center for the LGBT Community.
Lewis is an honorary member of the Panther L/L club in Atlanta, Georgia. He travels there as often as he can to support and spend time with his Atlanta leather family. His now infamous ripped-to-shreds shorts got their start at an Atlanta leather event. He began his life in leather many years ago (the early 90’s…who can remember that far back!?!) when he first stepped into the DC Eagle. He knew he had found a home and a lifestyle. He is known around town for almost always wearing some leather/fetish gear when he is out and about… “Every bar is a leather bar when you dress in your gear. Wear it everywhere. Wear it proudly.” When asked by novices to the leather scene to describe what MAL weekend is all about, he always states: “Leather is family, and MAL weekend is homecoming.”
I consider the members of the Centaur MC to be my brothers/my family and am honored to have been asked to serve on the MAL 2017 Judges’ Panel. I dedicate my service during this MAL weekend to my dear friend and brother Sir Alan Penrod who we lost unexpectedly and way too soon just before MAL 2016. I know he is looking down with approval…and with that infamous grin of his.
International Leatherboy and South Central Leatherboy
boy jake is the current International Leatherboy and South Central Leatherboy. He began his leather journey in Saint Petersburg, FL. His first experience in BDSM was with a female dom who flogged him, not only his first time, but also several subsequent times. Growing in the Florida Leather Community, Jake became Secretary of the Tampa Leather Club and was on the Advisory Board for Florida Leather Fetish Pride. Jake moved from Florida to Dallas several years ago where has continued to his growth. He is now a member of Discipline Corps and H.O.M.E. He also serves as President of the Lone Star boys of Leather, an organization he founded earlier this year. One of his greatest passions is mentoring boys. When not serving the Leather Community, you can find boy jake tending to his estate liquidation business, caring for Leather as a Bootblack, or tied up somewhere.
Drummer North America 2016
I was exposed to the leather/kink/BDSM world 10 years ago, when I met my Sir/Husband. What was supposed to be a one-time encounter (“just so I could see what a dungeon was about”), changed my life completely. Although I still have that submissive bond with him, I identify a more as a Daddy now. I am extremely open to just about anything and still love experiencing something new to get me off.
My main interests include but are not limited to CBT, TT, all forms of Bondage, piss play, spit, spanking/paddling, electro play, edging and ass play. Playing with my “seasoned” gloves on is a huge turn on and touching is a big component of my play, whether it’s a slap on the face, butt or balls or a light back rub wearing my gloves, it all gets me going.
I am the former Mid Atlantic Drummer 2015, recipient of the 2016 DNA Spirit award, and the current Drummer North America 2016. This has given me the opportunity to embrace and celebrate my kinky fetish side and be an ambassador for a community that unites in taking our sexuality beyond conventional norms.
I currently reside in central PA with husband and our 6 dogs.
In my career as a nurse practitioner, I have been involved in several community health projects and enjoy providing both formal and informal education to gay men’s health issues. This is a broad area not just focusing on HIV/AIDS but also STD’s, heart health, prostate health, rectal health, abusive domestic issues and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Christopher ‘Kitty’ Council
Vice President, COMMAND MC – Baltimore, Maryland
Christopher’s journey into Leather began in 2002, on his 18th birthday, when he wandered into a gay dance club in his hometown of Greensboro, NC, and met some of the local leather men, who were hosting their monthly bar night. Since then, he has explored the ins and outs of the Leather and Fetish community, all while building lifelong friendships, and embracing new ideas and values.
A self-identified Daddy’s boy, Christopher now resides in his ‘adopted hometown’ of Baltimore, MD, where he has found a strong personal connection with the local LGBT community. He is currently serving as Vice President of COMMAND MC, and as the chairman of the Mr. Maryland Leather Planning Committee. He enjoys working with his Brothers to plan community events and fundraisers, and he considers his club Brothers to be his closest and dearest friends. During the summer months, Christopher spends a lot of his time at Hillside Campground in Pennsylvania, where he is part of the infamous Knights of Cumalot. He is affectionately known to his friends as ‘Kitty’. “The origin of my nickname is a sordid story I hope never to retell.”
Christopher is currently earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Towson University. His primary performance medium is piano, but he has also studied voice, conducting, and choral arranging. He can often be spotted working with local choirs and theatrical organizations in Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Christopher values friendship and kindness above all things, and is often known to recite this quote, from the Broadway musical ‘Wicked’: “Now, whatever way our stories may end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend.”