Event Director & Programming Coordinator – Jadzia DeForest is the director of 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 Card, Deck, Book & Box: A Dry and Unwitty Guide to Creating a Great Product. Outside of the tarot world, she is pursuing her love of fiction writing, with her first two books in the Mythic Blood series available. You can find her online at www.TarotByJadzia.com and www.JJKrzemien.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. He and Jadzia are the operators of The Guiding Tree, and Portlandia Fortune Tellers, providing readers for private and corporate events, fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest and the basis for his book Behind The Fortune Teller’s Tent. They share a home in the forest with several cats, a couple hundred tarot decks, and about a thousand books.
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 Twitter @andrewtarot.
PR & Media Specialist – Amie Mouser uses Tarot, Oracle, Numerology, Life Coaching, Vocal & Energy Healing – to help people get unstuck and manifest their dreams. In 2017, Amie and Ryan opened Solfluent Tarot. She leads Full Moon Gatherings, weekly Tarot Wisdom Wednesday events, and enjoys capturing Gaia’s beauty through photography. Amie surrounds herself with tribe, homeschooling her and Ryan’s three children, and managing Visionary Artist, Barbara Kahn. Out of her lifelong study of music, Amie founded and directed a vocal studio, directed multiple stage productions, and embraced songwriting. She is also a Professional Online Moderator who has worked for globally known MMO brands protecting children.
PR & Media Specialist – Ryan Mouser is a manifestor. He practices with crystals & stones, cards, energy work, yoga, and meditation to turn vision into reality. Ryan partners with Amie in Solfluent Tarot, their online Tarot business. He is thrilled to have relocated to Portland from the East Coast in his capacity as Head of Business Development for a worldwide online technology school. He is a podcast creator and producer. Ryan is also a singer/songwriter and Certified Music Producer through Berklee College of Music. As a Professional Online Moderator, he protected and promoted brands for globally known companies. In his down time, Ryan can be found hiking Pacific Northwest trails with Amie and their three children.
Production Team – Michelle Welch is the Founder and Owner of SoulTopia in Dallas and Carrollton, Texas. Although an attorney, she has decided to pursue her soul purpose and is passionate about her calling to assist others in gaining clarity and self-empowerment. In intuitive and healing Sessions, Michelle receives clear messages for you and has a direct, yet compassionate, form of delivery. As an empath and “clair-blend” she utilizes “modality-matching” to determine the best tools suited to meet her client’s desires or needs. Michelle offers an array of readings with tarot cards, oracle cards and crystals. Michelle also specializes in fairy readings, crystal healings, StellarGateway healings, Reiki and more.
Production Team – Roger Welch is a Founder and Owner of SoulTopia in Dallas and Carrollton, Texas. A laid-back Tennessean, Roger is known aroud here as “Roger the Wire Wrapper.” His ideas inspire many of SoulTopia’s Custom Creations. Roger also offers readings using tarot cards, oracle cards, crystals, aura/chakra photos as well as singing bowl and crystal healings.
Production Team – Erica Watters is the Operations Manager for SoulTopia. She comes to SoulTopia with years of management, event planning and operations experiences. She is a mom to three boys; 5, 11 and 13. She is passionate about helping others and is always interested in learning more.