About Us

Event Director & Programming Coordinator – Jadzia DeForest is the director the the Northwest Tarot Symposium. When not planning the conference, she reads tarot professionally online, and at events with her husband Jay. She is also the co-author of the Living Magick Learning Cards series and is currently working on her first non-fiction book project. Outside of the tarot world, she is pursuing her love of fiction writing and plans to begin publishing later in 2018. You can find her online at www.TarotByJadzia.com.


Co-Director & Vending Coordinator – Jay DeForest is the co-producer of NWTS. Along with Jadzia, he is also the co-author of the Living Magick Learning Cards for Tarot, Runes, Astrology, Palmistry, Crystals & Stones, and the Tree of Life. Jay has been working with spirituality and divination including tarot and runes for over 30 years. He and Jadzia are the operators of The Guiding Tree, and Portlandia Fortune Tellers, a local business providing readers for private and corporate events as well as fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest. He and his wife share a home in the forest with five cats, a couple hundred tarot decks, and about a thousand books. www.TheGuidingTree.com and www.PortlandiaFortuneTellers.com


Artists Coordinator – Pamela Steele is spending her current incarnation creating chaos and tarot art. Her secred identity involves torturing mostly naked people in the guise of a massage therapist while focused on universal domination. She loves dragons, horses, and cats in no particular order. She’s a tarot master with over three and a half decades of experience. Find her at www.SteeleWizard.com and www.WizardsPets.com


Registration Coordinator – Rose Red Robinson has been in and around the Pagan community for over 20 years. She co-hosts the weekly podcast Tarot Visions, does readings online and in person, has run two successful Tarot Themed MeetUps, and has taught classes at Northwest Tarot Symposium (NWTS) and PantheaCon. Rose was the Executive Assistant at Tarot Media Company and one of the Daughters of Divination who helped with running the Bay Area Tarot Symposium. She enjoys being involved in her community and connecting with other Tarot and Oracle Enthusiasts. You can find her on Twitter @roseredtarot and Instagram @roseredrobinson


Co-Registration Coordinator & Tech – For Andrew Robionson it started as a game, a tool for storytelling. Fifteen years ago, when Andrew first started his tarot journey, he had no idea how deep the rabbit hole would take him. He’s read at Renaissance fairs, street fairs, Dickensian fairs and for friends, family, and co-workers. Now he dabbles in digital divination tools in his copious free time. Follow along with his esoteric and idiosyncratic journey at www.AndrewTarot.com and @andrewtarot.