Position: President 
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Lupe Soto, Founder of the Women’s Poker Association, serves as President for the organization. She has a background as a professional therapist and social services administrator but is best known in the industry for her involvement in the promotion of women in poker and poker entertainment.

Lupe was the 2018 selection for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

 

Position: Board Member 
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Rebbecca Scales grew up in Southern California. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is very passionate about empowering women and playing poker. These passions led her to found Poker Queen which is a branded fashion line that is dedicated to increasing the amount of women in poker. Prior to this she worked in the casino industry handling marketing for brands such as WSOP. 

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Position: Secretary
Location: Columbus, OH

Jana Von Dach is a retired elementary teacher and school librarian from central Ohio. She began playing Texas Hold’em in 2005 with her husband and 2 sons for family game night.

Jana joined friends playing in local charity poker tournaments that ignited her passion for the game of poker. In 2010, she finished 76th in the WSOP Ladies event.  “I have met the most wonderful, caring, and supportive people from all around the globe,” states Jana.

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Position: Board Member
Location: Round Rock, TX

Ruth Hall lives in Austin, Texas.  She manages Corporate Relocations and plays poker as a hobby winning over $200,000.  Ruth also has a WSOP Circuit Ring, Grand Series Bracelet, and is a LIPS Ambassador/WSOP Liaison.  Her vision is:  “Women Helping Women to Grow the Game of Poker”.

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Position: Treasurer
Location: Chico, TX

Lori Geer Smith is retired and living the dream on beautiful Lake Bridgeport in north central Texas. Lori has many years of owning or co-owning businesses and now sits on the Board of a charitable foundation.

 

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Position: Board Member
Location: Clearwater Beach, FL

Tara Guiliano is currently the General Manager of Game On Chip Co., an industry leader in poker & casino gaming chips. She works directly with casino operators & managers, gaming commissions and gaming vendors to provide the highest level of quality print and security gaming chip options. You have likely played with chips that GOCC has manufactured! Her love and passion for the game of poker didn’t begin there; it started well before that. She learned how to play 5 Card Stud from her grandfather at the age of 5 and immediately she was hooked.

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Position: Board Member 
Location: San Bernadino, CA

Peggy Carlson has been a WSOP dealer for the last 8 years and passionate about the game! She resides in California and is the owner of a Casino Party Company and dealt poker at the Borgata Casino, Pala Casino, Commerce Casino, Bicycle Casino and for the WPT. Prior to dealing poker she was in sales and sales management.

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