I would like to pay homage to Mistress Clarissa, who recently retired from professional domination after over 3 years at The Gates. She will be sorely missed (pun intended!). More than anyone, Clarissa was there for me when I first started at The Gates. I not only got to sit in and observe her sessions. She went over and above what was customary by encouraging me to actively participate in those scenes, and generously shared some of her tribute with me for my involvement. That initial training and support laid the foundation for my growth as a domina. And she and I sure did have some fun double sessions together! I wish her the best of luck in all of her pursuits. I am sure with her irreverent sense of humor, quick wit and saucy style, she will make waves where ever she goes.