Brian Damaged

Brian has been a competitive bearder since 2012, and is already a hero to many in the Miami area for the work his club does there as the President of B.O.M.B. (Brotherhood Of Mustaches & Beards).

Melissa Chase

A familiar face and voice to many, Melissa Chase is a local radio icon and has judged at three of the past Mid-Atlantic Championships!

Paul Roof

A remarkable FOUR-time competitor at Worlds, Paul founded the Holy City Beard & Moustache Society in 2007. A multiple Best In Show Winner, including here in 2014, he's won numerous awards in Freestyle, Full Beard Styled Moustache & Full Beard Under 12". You may recognize him as The Beer Can Professor from a can of Holy City Brewing's Chucktown Follicle Brown!

Joe Farrell

Hailing from the Steel City Beard & Mustache ClubJoe follows Teddy Roosevelt's advice of speaking softly and carrying a big beard. He's no stranger to the podium and a keen eye for detail. 

Dot Reid

Owner of Refuge For Men and Master Barber Dot Reid has been a pillar in the Richmond community since 2010. She always reminds us that ‘it’s not just a haircut’ and is always giving back to our city. She's one of the few people we trust with scissors near our beards.



Our Master of Ceremonies for the night was on our panel of judges at the Championships last year and has been a fixture of Richmond and DC radio since 2001!


Setting our soundtrack for the night Reinhold is an icon of Richmond's nightlife and culture scene. He's President of RVA Magazine, former Phở King, and DJ with the Party Liberation Front, and back again for this year's Championships!