We are proud to welcome the head judge for Mr. Third Coast Leather, IML 2018 James Lee!
James is a leatherman from the beautiful Bluegrass state of Kentucky. He proudly holds the titles of Mr. Crossings Leather 2017, Mr. Kentucky Leather 2017, International Mr. Leather 2018 and is a member of the Onyx Great Lakes chapter and the Kentucky Leather Brotherhood.
He is a coach and choreographer for hip-hop, cheerleading and power tumbling and is a friend and mentor to his athletes and their families. James strives to live life to the fullest and learn something new everyday. He aspires to follow three rules: Have Fun, Be Respectful and Never Give Up!
James surrounds himself with people that challenge him for the better and takes joy in sharing his whimsical attitude toward life both in and out of the leather community. His chosen and bio families are his greatest support system and he values their presence in his life. He challenges everyone to “Show the world your moves, who knows, you just might move the world!”
Vince Andrews is a Leatherman dedicated to providing education and support to the community as well as continuously volunteered his services and his time to a broad range of projects. He has helped various leather clubs throughout North America over the years with their diverse formation and structuring needs.
Always known for my organizational work and restructuring abilities, he offers advice and ideas to older existing clubs looking to update themselves. A co-founder W.O.O.L.F. of Wichita Kansas. Revitalized and grew the KC boys of Leather. Most recently elected on its 20th anniversary, he served as President of NLA-International for over four years, overseeing one of the Leather community’s oldest and historically respected organizations, making him their youngest President at 29yrs of age.
In his past, he has participated in many educational leather classes both as demo and instructor. His presentations include: revitalizing organizations, formation of nonprofit clubs, art of gay cruising, Boot Worship, cigar play, Gay vs Het Leather history as well as many topics on being a leatherboy. He is also the author of the popular works “The complete leatherboy Handbook”, and “To Walk with Strangers”.
Our old friend Dirk Caber is returning to help judge Mr. Third Coast Leather!
Dirk is a composer, pianist, tubist, and singer working in music editing and research, and who also dabbles in acting, modeling, and voiceover work. Having filmed his first scene for Titan's ROUGH line in 2010, he's since filmed well over a hundred scenes with over twenty studios worldwide. He loves architecture, literature, languages, nearly anything mechanical, and of course music of all sorts.
Reared in Maine and educated in Boston and Baltimore, Dirk then lived as a professional musician for 12 years in NYC. During those years he started exploring BDSM, and quickly became highly active in GMSMA and other leather and SM organizations. After a few years in Chicago, he moved back to Boston in 2013 to live with his now-fiancé, fellow porn star and TitanMen exclusive Jesse Jackman.
Alongside social and advocacy issues, he writes about his porn experience and real life and how the two interact on his blog at DirkCaber.com. A taste of the music he composes can be found at SoundCloud.com/DirkCaber
Our fourth judge for Mr. Third Coast Leather is Major Ty International Leather Sir 2017!!
As a retired Air Force pilot having served 23 years as a B-1 pilot protecting our nation and its citizens, Major Ty currently serves as International LeatherSIR 2017 and Florida LeatherSIR 2017.
After retiring in July 2011, Ty moved to Fort Lauderdale where he met and married David Mendelson and in 2017 they collared their cub, Ben Brooks.
With an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Management and a Master’s Degree in Human Relations, Major Ty’s experience and education have led him to mentor numerous members of our leather community to reach their full potential.
Our final judge for Mr. Third Coast Leather is Darrell Klassy!
Darrell aka “Daddy D” is originally from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin but calls Pass Christian, Mississippi home where he and his late husband spent 29 years together. Since, he has created his own leather family that includes a Sir, Daddy, 2 Brothers, 3 Boys and a Pup (and is always looking to expand his family).
He holds the titles of Mr. Louisiana Leather 2018 and Mr. Gulf Coast Bear 2017.
He is the current Lord Mayor (Vice President) of the Mystic Krewe Lords of Leather in New Orleans, La. Darrell produces BLU BASH (Bear, Leather, Uniform) in Gulfport Mississippi. The first Leather/Fetish event on the Mississippi Coast.
He is a proud United States Air Force Veteran, he still loves to serve and BE served! Darrell believes that there is no reason to limit your sexually (and he enjoys a good switch up). Darrell continually works on educating people, in particular about HIV undetectable status and PReP.