For part 2 of this interview we delve into more about the history of creating the local leather group here in Seattle, which I think can be helpful for anyone creating a leather group out there. We also talk about community building and volunteering, what it is like for newbies getting started, and passing down of leathers.
We were very excited to have Daddy Jeff on and very much enjoyed getting to know him a bit more! Hope you do as well!
- Daddy Jeff has been a survivor
- He has survived and thrived with the help of Dan “Puppy” Daniels, his partner of 20+ years.
- Daddy Jeff is the Founder of Seattle Men in Leather (1989) and Owner of Doghouse Leathers.
- Currently, he is the President of the Washington State Mr/Ms Leather Organization
- Jeff has a long history in the leather community
About Our Guest
Living life and taking on those who seek to understand how we got here and where we might be going on this magical journey we call Leather. Daddy Jeff can best be described as a survivor. Starting in 1981, he has survived producing way too many fundraisers and contests, serving on numerous boards and committees, being a neighborhood activist, a historian, managing a large nightclub and owning a leather shop, two leather titles, HIV and one near death bout of Fungal Meningitis. He has survived and thrived with the help of Dan “Puppy” Daniels, his partner of 20+ years.
Daddy Jeff is the Founder of Seattle Men in Leather (1989), Seattle largest Men’s Club, a Manager of The Cuff Complex and Owner of Doghouse Leathers. Currently, he is the President of the Washington State Mr/Ms Leather Organization. He has been working with the Mr/Ms Leather and the Drummer/LeatherSir titles for over 25 years now. Jeff was Seattle Leather Daddy 1998 and was honored with the title of Seattle Leather Grand Dad 2012 based on his history of being a mentor. He is a member of Mama’s Family, LA&M, and is the Patriarch of the Bear Clan.