PDX PAH 2019 BOARD NOMINEES

Below you will find all the nominees running for the 2019 PDX PAH Board of Nominees. PDX PAH members in good standing are eligible to cast a ballot. Voting opens on December 1, 2018 and closes December 10, 2018. All winners will be announced on December 15, 2018 at our mosh/birthday celebration. Photos and bios have been submitted by the nominee themselves and are placed in order by when they were nominated.

 
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Ryan Baehr / Leather Lion

Ryan Baehr is the current president of PDX PAH and previously been Vice President and Sargent-at-Paws. He is a leatherman, and community handler. He loves spending time educating, taking care of pups, and making sure they have safe spaces to express themselves. The only thing he loves more than the pet play community is his awesome husband Sir Pounder, who was the 2017 IPTC International Trainer and 2016 Northwest Handler, and his growing chosen family. He is committed to keep serving the members of PDX PAH, their interests, and helping it grow as a non-profit social club. Additionally, Ryan want to continue to promote working with other groups in our extended communities to help introduce more people to pet play, as well as foster support and education of LGBTQ+ issues. It has been an amazing few years of growth for PDX PAH and together we can to keep this momentum going.

 
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Alex Didenko / Adventure Pup

After discovering and establishing his kinky self in the Southern Oregon community, Adventure Pup moved to San Francisco and became heavily involved in the gay, Leather, and kink communities there. Now back in his favorite rainy city and serving as the current Oregon State Puppy, his neon green muzzle and cropped pit bull ears can often be seen exploring the beautiful Oregon wilderness, busy with a flogger, or working a bootblack stand. He hopes to improve diversity and acceptance in the lifestyle as a proud and visible genderqueer pup and is working on a Leather history and evolution project with another like-minded pup.

 
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Cedar Pup

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Tim Franklin / Pup Yuki

Yuki is a long-time pup and recently self-discovered Alpha. Having been in the pup scene for 13 years in various capacities I now feel it is time to give back to the community that has given so much to me. The core traits that best describe me would be compassion, loyalty, and protection. I firmly believe everyone has the right to find their happiness. In that vein, my goal would be to bring these core traits into serving PDX PAH and helping see the community grow and encourage those in it to find themselves. By providing a fun community for them to feel they are safe, and a part of so that they may continue to grow and explore.

 
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Sir Pounder

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Zombie Dog

Zombie Dog has been involved with PDX PAH and on the board for five years. He has been president, secretary, and has been on almost all committees. His goals for 2019 include a play party, a road map for a destination event for 2020, and cultivating new community leaders.

 
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Pup Snuggles

Hello! I am Pup Snuggles and I have been nominated to serve on this most excellent board of PDX PAH. I am a puppy born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I enjoy long walkies (almost anywhere!), being around the people I love, and of course snuggling. I want to serve on the board for PDX PAH because I have a passion for our community. As a board member, I want to be able to help educate and encourage both new and current members in the adventure that is pet play.  Our community is continually growing, and I feel it is the job of the board to be a resource of knowledge, encouragement and insight so that we may all grow together. I would be happy to serve as a board member for this outstanding organization that promotes inclusiveness and love to all pets and handlers. Thank you!

 
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Slave Pup Cinder

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Pup Douglas / David Mullen

Arrarara! I’m Pup Douglas, and I’m nervous and excited to be nominated for a position on the board of PDX PAH! Being a pup means a lot of things to me, but the most important in my mind is play. It feels like my job as a board member would be to do everything possible to make our moshes and meets a place to put aside the concerns of the human world and feel welcome, safe, and playful. That means doing lots of stuff that dogs and cats can’t do – placing a call on a telephone, for example, or loading mats into a car. It also means guiding the mission of an organization that I love. It would be an honor to take on that responsibility with care and input from all of you, and to have the chance to help you animals do what you do best – play.

 
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Bear / Pup Tender

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