Jeff is the current “Den Daddy” (Contestant Coordinator) for International Mr. Leather and was himself IML in 1994 competing as Mr. San Jose Leather 1993. As IML he started “Better Together,” a campaign to honor the diversity that creates the richness that is our community. He lives in the NYC Metro area in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where he moved 7 years ago with his husband/boy after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30 years. He has helped found over 25 not-for-profit organizations.
Jeff and his partner are parents and registered foster parents. He is an advocate and counselor for "At Risk" LGBT youth in New Jersey. He is a life and career coach.
Since his first BDSM experience 40 years ago Jeff now enjoys a wide range of kink interests for which he presents workshops. While in California Jeff co-founded the Santa Clara County Leather Association, The Brotherhood San Jose (a gay men’s BDSM education and play group). He also created BDSM Tastings, a quarterly workshop series for educating beginners and mentoring advanced players on various kink practices. He and his partners founded In Gear, a gay men’s education and play group in Northern New Jersey.
Jeff is in a triad with his husband of 29 years and their 3rd for 6 years; he has been in polyamorous relationships for over 30 years. He leads discussions on BDSM, leather families and polyamory to both community organizations and educational institutions.
Jeff remains an active member of the community. “It’s all about authenticity, integrity and humor, oh, and home made peach crisp.”