Mr NC Triangle Leather is proud that our judges are from out of the NC area to assure an honest and nonpartisan contest


Sir Joseph - Judge

Since 2013, Sir Joseph has been interested in the fetish scene.  Currently, he is the President of Excelsior M.C. in New York City and holds memberships with the Long Island Ravens M.C., Bay State Marauders and is a handler involved with New York Pups & Handlers. Sir Joseph proudly served as Northeast Handler 2019 and Mr. Fire Island Leather 2017. He competed at both International Mr. Leather (IML40) and International Puppy and Handler Weekend 2019 (IPAH). He co-produces Fire Island Leather Weekend ( in May which raises money for charity during an exciting event drawing people from around the country. 

He is an avid collector of 1980’s New York City gay nightlife ephemera and is best known for his phrase “Remembering the past in the present for the future.” His primary charitable focus is New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth.

Sir Joseph grew up on Long Island, and has lived in Detroit, Washington DC and Pennsylvania before making his way home to New York City. He has worked in higher education and research for over 15 years. He is excited and honored by the chance to judge the Mr. NC Triangle Leather contest.

Sir Michael Matles - Judge

From Detroit MI. He discovered his love of leather at an early age.
Sir Michael has been an active member of the leather community for eighteen years. Sir Michael served as Southeast Leather Sir for 2015 and 2016. 
Sir Michael is currently the treasurer of Empire City Motorcycle Club, the country's oldest, active rider men's motorcycle club. The club celebrates its fifty-forth anniversary this year.
Sir Michael currently serves as secretary for the Atlantic Motorcycle Coordinating Council.
Sir Michael is the proud father old three amazing adult daughters.
He is an associate member of several leathers clubs in the southeast and northeast


John Fox - Judge 

Originally from Fowler MI and served in the United States Navy. He discovered his love for leather at the age of 25 and has never looked back in the past 30 years. He considers himself as a traditional leather man that is evolving with the times. He is an active member of the Knight Hawks of Virginia, currently serving on the board as Member at Large, and held the position of Pledge Master in the past. The Knight Hawks of Virginia celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2018. John currently lives in Norfolk Virginia with his husband of 23 years.

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Dick Gray Judge

Southeast LeatherSir 2003

-NC LeatherSir 2003

-NC Leather 2000

-active in Leather community 42 yrs

-founder Tarheel Leather Club 1990

-founder Triad Health Project 1985

-pierced (14) and tatted (2]

-64 yrs old, poz undetectable

-AIDS activist

-LGBTQ activist

Single, kinky, gars, bourbon rocks,



Tidbit - Judge is a boy and a bootblack who began exploring kink in 1997 and quickly found his home in Leather.

Formerly active in Gnosis and a former board member of TALON, Tidbit pledged the Tarheel Leather Club in 2011. He has previously held the positions of President, Vice-President, Scribe, and Road Captain and is one of their in-house bootblacks.  He is co-founder of the Twin City Kinksters and was the Regional Representative for MAsT-Southeast in 2018. Tidbit was honored to serve as NC Bootblack 2012 and Southeast Bootblack 2018. In 2019, he took on a brand new role as Contest Coordinator for the North Carolina Bootblack Contest and is Bootblack co-Coordinator for Southeast Leatherfest. While constantly on the prowl for more to learn, his passion is teaching others and seeing them grow into teachers themselves.

He is proudly owned by Master Wolf for the last 16 years and is Poppa to their girl Vixen. Together, they live happily ever after in Eastern North Carolina.

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Sir Brad Violand our Den Daddy has been a member of the Leather community for over 10 years. He was honored to serve his local community of Raleigh, NC as the inaugural holder of the Mr. NC Triangle Leather title in 2018. Sir Brad competed at Mid-Atlantic Leather 2019, coming in first runner-up. He was also a member of the 41st International Mr. Leather Class in 2019. Now serving his fourth term as President of the Red Lions Leather Club, he has been a strong proponent of growing the Leather community in Raleigh and the state of North Carolina through community service, mentorship, and of course having fun! For his work in this area he was named the 2018 Southeast Community Leatherman. He believes everyone has a fetish – some just haven’t discovered it yet! Sir Brad resides just outside of Raleigh with his husband Pup Lucky (Nick) and boy Pup Skinzy (Michael).