The Pride

The Pride is a Las Vegas based non-profit combat troupe which focuses on themed productions and historical reenactment.

 

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Jeff “Lu” Bowling

Jeff is a former police officer, security manager and United States Army combat veteran whose love of history, martial arts and theatrical combat led him to co-found The Pride (a Las Vegas based stage combat troupe) in 2011, where he holds the position of Knight.  He also works as a professional wrestler on the independent circuit in the Southwest United States.

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Carlos “Scud” Godinez

Carlos is a 17 year veteran of theatrical jousting and stage combat.  He has performed on a variety of stages and worked on several films.  In 2011, after working for Medieval Times in Dallas, TX and Tournament of Kings in Las Vegas, NV, he took his knowledge of theatrical fighting and used it to co-found The Pride (a Las Vegas based stage combat troupe) where he holds the position of Knight and is the head choreographer.

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Mari Gee

Mari is a former member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) where she developed a love of history and renaissance period clothing.  A natural seamstress, Mari has designed costumes for both period accurate reenactments and theatrical performances.  Upon her retirement from the United States Air Force she co-founded The Pride (a Las Vegas based stage combat troupe) where she holds the position of Magistra and Administrator.  Mari currently owns and operates Mari’s Miscellany, a company that produces candles, lotions, soaps and much more.

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Adam “Poncho” Nikkel

Adam is the owner and operator of Apothecary Designs where he produces quality costumes for everyone from the casual cos player to actors in shows both on and off the Las Vegas Strip.  He is a huge fan of the Steampunk subculture and has designed a myriad of costumes, accessories and stories set in that universe.  His love of costuming and theatrical performance led him to join The Pride (a Las Vegas based stage combat troupe) where he currently holds the position of Magister.

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Frank “Tre” Yoder

Frank is the owner of Vegas Bindery where he hand crafts customized leather work and book bindings for his customers.  His love of costumes (especially pirate and steampunk themes), acting and theatrical combat led him to co-found The Pride (a Las Vegas based stage combat troupe) in 2011 where he holds the position of Knight and designs leather worked armor.

 

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