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Mistress Valhalla

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Mistress Valhalla has been in the Kink community since 1996, has served as President of the PLA, KF Director and has run the Valhalla House Dungeon & currently runs the Valhalla Education Group.

In her own words “It was my mission to learn everything I could. Who am I today? …. I am an accomplished Domme and active member of the community that I love. I have always had a strong desire for educating people in BDSM world. Teaching others in our community is my passion. My focus is to provide classes that will give others the skills and confidence to play safely and become active members in our community”.

DungeonMaster Mark

Well, I’ve been kinky since an early age, somewhat of a lifelong Spanko. I have been in the Portland Kink scene for over 20 years now, and I am still contributing to the local community in a number of ways. My kink resume includes 5 years as overall KinkFest Director, 4 years as PLA Vice President, 10 years running and operating the Red Cheeks Club, 4 years as Educator in the Valhalla Education Group as well as many additional classes. I currently serve on the PLA Board of Directors as President, Host and run the twice monthly Kink Night’s at The Velvet Rope Club, and continue to Co-Own and Direct SummerSpank, now in its ninth year. I also make Rattan Canes and own Red Cheeks Toys, vending leather whips, floggers and other impact toys, and Dungeon Furniture.

I find great enjoyment teaching new peeps the safe ways to play and have fun in the scene, and I thrive on putting on Kinky events. I will continue to give back to the wonderful, local community which has helped my and mine get through some tough medical issues. Personally, I lean heavily in the Dominant side of the spectrum, and can often be found Topping others at local events. I enjoy a Daddy/girl, monogamous relationship with my wife and partner of 32 years.

Mark Leather Pride

Tantrika

Tantrika has been sharing her love of rope, flogging and electroplay with the community since 2013. She combines her background in the Medical Field with reiki and tantra into a rope fusion style that focuses on safety first. She is known for her holistic approach that encompasses not only the physical aspects of rope work but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. She has been a regular taster at events around Portland and Salem, totaling over 500 free rope tastings for the community so far. She specializes in rope suspensions of men and modifying rope for people with special needs. She has taught at diverse venues, including munches, Hitchin' Bitches, SummerSpank 2017, The Portland Leather Alliance, Valhalla Education Group, and ran her own rope Group "On the Fringe" for four years. She is excited to be returning to SummerSpank !

KBR

Equally at home in either a Debutante’s flowing gown, or all gussied up in a leather corset, KBR has been
an active member of the Portland Metro leather community for over 20 years, working behind the
scenes at many of the Oregon State Leather Contests, and various activities during Leather Pride week.
With her involvement with the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court, KBR continued to engage in dialogue and
maintain long term relationships with other alternative lifestyle groups in the Portland Metro area. This
multi crown winner of Ms. Gay Oregon and Rose Empress contests, can also be that straight faced lady
who knows how to orchestrate a whip cracking scene on stage and as well as delivering her devious
devices in a dungeon to demonstrate her delightfully devilish deviances.
Personally identifying as a service oriented submissive girl, this leather woman never hesitates to roll up
her sleeves to do whatever is necessary to serve her community, and to bring our community closer
together towards their common goals. Several years ago, the switch ‘switch’ was activated, and KBR
does enjoy topping for a few types of play.
“If you have a question, just ask,” is her moto. She hopes you enjoy and take away something interesting
and valuable in her class, “So I’m a bottom, now what?”

Gender Confusion

"Nathan is a non-binary Portland scene regular of seven sadistic years. They can be found doing pick up play at Sanctuary,TVR, or frequenting the Queer Devil's Munch. After many years developing separate informal curriculums on the art of pick up play and interacting with gender diverse individuals, Nathan brings the two together for the first time in "How to Play with Anyone!" This will be a lecture/Q&A hybrid class that will cover the foundations of personal pronouns, de-gendering scene titles, distinguishing fetishes from identities, and more! Come ask the questions you've been reluctant to ask because there are no stupid questions.

Siberian Tiger

Joe has been in the Portland Kink scene since 2007. He has been a PLA board member, and ran security for KinkFest for...5...years?....It was a while. He has taught classes on topping without a toy bag, rough body play, Intro to topping, and Kink and the Law. Come find out how to use your body for kink play, no matter your size.