Leslie Falzone is a mom of two very active children, is married to a wonderful man, and works for the largest employer in Canada. In the SCA, Aibhilin kennari fra Skye, is a women living on Skye during the 9th Century. She spends most of her time cooking and playing with her kids and other children. She learned to cook under the guiding hand of her laurel Mistress Tamarra Amalthea of Romany and by experimenting on her friends.
Class: Anglo-Saxon Cooking
Ann Graham owns Silver Writing, which offers technical writing and editing services to both the high tech and manufacturing businesses in the Ottawa area. In DARC
, she is known as Thora, a farm girl who moved to Jorvik with her husband. After he became too ill to work, she took over his stone and bone carving business. In the SCA, Anne le Gris was born in 1452 at Wilton House in Somerset. After spending her formative years in Paris, she now lives with her artist husband in Venice. She fills her days with managing his atelier. Among other SCA projects, Anne is currently studying modal music composition.
Class: Latin Poetry
Anne Cox is a spinner/ weaver with a special interest in medieval textile technologies. She has been interpreting Viking Age textile techniques for more then 5 years.
Classes: Historical Sheep Practical Flax
Beth Patchett is a stay at home mom and full time volunteer. For fun she sews and does textile research, or plays at being a Saxon lady. In Regia, Ædwen is the current Group Leader for Wynmerestow, the Ontario group of Regia Anglorium. She enjoys sewing new clothing for her family.
Class: Anglo-Saxon Cooking
Brad Hovenden writes process and procedure for a large financial institution. Member of both Regia Anglorum and the SCA, Brad has a number of diverse skills, from woodwork, to leatherwork, to combat, to singing. In Regia
and the SCA, Gunnar Thorgrimsson is Captain of the pre-emptive salvage and trading vessel Gungnir. Gunnar is "wintering" in England this year (for the second year in a row) due to misunderstandings surrounding the pre-emptive nature of his salvage....
Class: Norse Shoes
Brendan Smith is a new daddy who spends his days working to support his family, when he isn't researching medieval Japanese culture. In the SCA, Yoshikuri Nagayori is a samurai from the Mutsu province in northern Japan circa 1580. At that time the province was under the control of the daimyo Date Masamune, a Tokugawa supporter.
Classes: Europeans in Japan Genpei War Mongol Invasions Ninja and Warrior Monks Sengoku Jidai (Age of warring states)
Brian McIlmoyle began his study of fencing in his youth, participating in historical recreation activities of the Medieval era. Brian learned to fence while in university practicing with the university fencing club where he focused on the saber. Finding modern fencing to be missing an air of combativeness, he refocused his practice to the study of medieval swordsmanship. Getting his hands on a copy of George Silvers 'Paradoxes of Defense' in the mid 90s proved a turning point where Brian began basing his study and practice on extant historical sources. In the late 90s, Brain co-founded the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts
(AEMMA) with David Cevt. Brian now serves as the Academy’s principal instructor and curriculum developer, although he prefers to remain in Toronto teaching AEMMA’s students at the Toronto Salle De Armes.
Brian has traveled extensively providing instruction in fencing according to the AEMMA interpretation of Fiore Dei Liberi’s Flos Duellatorum and Fior di Bataglia. The AEMMA 'Armizare' program is based primarily on the Liberi sources with supporting research from related texts within the 'Italian' tradition. Brian is a professionally trained instructor, receiving his education in instruction in the Canadian Armed Forces where he served as an Infantry Officer and recruit instructor over a decade of military service. He is an acknowledged instructor within the International Masters at Arms Federation (IMAF) and is deeply devoted to bringing Europe’s 'lost' fighting arts back into the public consciousness. He has also designed and delivered several educational programs at the Royal Ontario Museum on topics such as medieval arms and armour, medieval justice and most recently medieval swordsmanship.
Classes: Fighting in armour with the sword Fighting with the sword in one hand
Bruce MacOdrum is a lawyer who practices in the administrative and commercial law fields. He was a senior public servant with the Ministry of Energy in the Government of Ontario and the senior legal officer of two companies in the energy field. In the SCA, Signora Rosalia dei Querini retired as a courtesan three years ago in 1573. She is the illegitimate daughter of a deceased Venetian nobleman who left her a substantial legacy. She divides her time between her homes in Venice and The Royale Citie Of Eoforwic.
Class: Courtesans of Renaissance Italy
Cary Timar is a mathematician and software developer in Toronto. Charles the clerk...
Class: Reckoning, a first lesson
Caitrin Ollerhead DeSantis is a Surgical nurse at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and an impassioned student of the reign of England's Henry VIII. Caitrin is also an active member of a 19th century artillery gun crew and participates in living history events in Canada, the United States, and England. She is also a member of the Richard the Third Society and the American Civil War Historical Re-enactment Society. Caitrin and her husband Alfredo have recently moved to a farm built in 1853 just outside Fergus where she lives with various horses and other critters. Tangwystl d'Courci is a Viscountess Ealdormere, Countessa Midrealm, Mistress of the Laurel and a founding member of the Tudor Rose Group. Tangwystl lives in the England of the 1530's before the real impact of the King's great matter and the dissolution of the monasties was felt.
Classes: Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived Presenting the Past - Approaches to Re-creating History
Chris Kerr is an Automotive Parts Specialist for a Volvo Car dealer. His primary field of historical interest in craft and trade in late Saxon England. He is also a founding member of Regia Anglorum's first Canadian group. He lives in Oakville with his 2 Greyhounds, Alfred and Edward. In Regia, Magnus Kjrr-Thorgierson is a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon who resides in Mercia during the reign of Alfred the Great. A soldier in the Fyrd and hunter, he has been known to dabble in a great many crafts in his "spare" time.
Class: Tools, Technique and Ritual of the Early Medieval Hunt - An Introduction to Gaston Pheobus' Le Livre de la Chasse (The Book of the Hunt)
Christine Olliffe is a stay-at-home mom to two daughters, born in 1997, and 2002. Most of her time when not looking after the children is spend doing mundane embroidery projects, gardening, cycling, playing various musical instruments, and working on her web site. Lady Dwynwen was born and raised in Wales, but found that life there was not all she wished. She left home at a young age and traveled to the fair lands of Ealdormere where she made her home in the Barony of Septentria where she helped to found the incipient Canton of Greenhithe. While traveling in the shires of Ealdormere, far from her home she met Lord Angus MacDonnell, whom she did marry. They moved from Septentria to the lands of the Barony of Ramshaven.
Classes: Board Games for Children - Alquerques Board Games for Children - Hounds and Hare
Clare Stanworth-Cunnane is finishing her final year of a BA at the U of T in Literary Studies, History, and English. As a 9th century Swede, Osa Bjornsdottir develops interests that reflect those required of a young Viking house-wife: spinning and dying, cheese and bread, candles and clothing. While the sixteenth century is untenable to Osa, the future holds the curiosities of embroidary, pewter, and Flemish garb.
Class: Medieval Cheese-Making
Darrell Markewitz has worked as a consultant to major museums in the field of Living History. His major achievents include the creation of the 'Norse Encampment' for Parks Canada and the 'World of the Norse' for the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Darrell has worked on the Smithsonian's 'Vikings - North Atlantic Saga' and the Newfoundland Museum's 'Full Circle - First Contact'. He is a co-founder of the Dark Ages Re-creation Company
. A professional blacksmith, he operates the Wareham Forge
. In DARC, Darrell is known as Ketill Einarsson. Ketill, like many young Norse men from Norway, went 'a viking', and was involved in the battles in Ireland. He was fascinated with the work of the weapons smiths, and learned how to work iron, spending more and more time in the forge - and less and less on the battlefield. In his middle age, he decided to settle near Dubhlin with his wife Bera, spending his hard earned silver on a small farmstead. He now balances his work as a blacksmith with seasonal trading voyages to Jorvick and Birka.
Classes: 'Dirt into Iron' - Smelting Experiments 2004 Presenting the Past - Approaches to Re-creating History
Dave Cox, is the Facility Coordinator and Educational Programmer at the Historic Waldie’s Blacksmith Shop in Milton. He is a recent graduate of the Fleming College’s Museum Management and Curatorship program. During the past eight years he has been involved in living history and craft demonstration at museums with the DARC
, the S.C.A. and independently. His experience includes reproducing pieces for museums ranging from a ‘Wigwasgamig’ (wigwam) to small leather and bone domestic pieces.
Classes: Oseberg Ship Burial Viking Ship Building (for Dummies)
David Blanchard is a technical writer, who spends most of his spare time hunting down information on Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages. Pan Volodymyr Blahuciak Esquire is a 13th -14th century Halician nobleman. Known for his esoteric knowledge and research, he is currently researching the history of the borderlands, now currently known as Ukraine.
Classes: Ukrainian Costumes from 1000-1600 Ukrainian Names and Heraldy
PhD, University of London
Department of Classical Studies
University of Waterloo
David Porreca joins the classical studies department after completing a PhD(2001) at the Warburg Institute, University of London, UK, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he was appointed an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture. Porreca began his academic career at UW, earning a BA in Medieval Studies; he received an MA from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. His research interests include the heritage of the classical tradition; influence of writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus on the Middle Ages; ancient and medieval esoterica: medieval philosophy and theology. He is teaching Latin language courses and courses on Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Porreca received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship, and is currently co-investigator for a UW LT3 Learning Initiatives Fund project on Digital Teaching and Learning for Classical Studies. Outside of work, he spends time raising his dear daughter, Maya; studying issues of worldwide resource depletion in order to establish a basis for local sustainable living with a minimal ecological footprint; board/card games.
Class: Resource Depletion and Surviving the End of Empires
Deb Mattingly is a working mom employed by the Ministry of Correctional Services, doing an odd job she very much enjoys. In her spare time she sews, illuminates, brews, makes jewellery, rides her evil horse and annoys the neighbours with the sounds of power tools in the wee hours. Mahault van der Eych is the daughter of a Dutch wool merchant woman, married to an Englishman. Having left her travels to sunny climes to settle in London and raise her children, she's bitter about the weather.
Class: Costuming - Men's 14th Century England
Deborah Welch is a manufacturing scheduler from Kitchener who cares for one husband and 5 feline children. In the SCA, Sadhbh ingheanan tSagairt is a 14th century Scottish / Irish lady with a Tudor alter-ego.
Classes: Norse Wire Knitting for Beginners Norse Wire Knitting - Advanced
Diana Glennie is currently in her third year in Medical Physics at McMaster University in Hamilton. She is currently participating in a co-op placement at the Grand River Cancer Centre in Kitchener. Diana has been dancing since she was five years old, learning ballet, highland, jazz and, most recently, ballroom. In the SCA, Diana is known as Aislin of the Glen. She has been a member of the SCA for three years and has been the barony of Bendunfirth's Dance Mistress for two years, specializing in Old English Country, for which she earned her Award of Arms and Boar's Tusk. http://muss.cis.mcmaster.ca/~glennid/scadance.html
Classes: Old English Country Dance - Beginner's Steps Old English Country Dance - Second Steps
Elise Kingston is a recently and happily married writer and actress currently residing in Paris, Ontario. She has travelled extensively and studied at The American University in Washington, DC and the Czech National Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In the SCA, Wencenedl inigena Jagomus of Rokesburg is a 12th Century woman from the Royal City of Rokesburg in the Scottish borders. Her father felt it was important she know how to read, so she was tutored by monks from Kelso Abbey on the other side of the Teviot River.
David Clarke, known in the SCA as Foote the Potter, is a professional potter and sculptor with extensive practical knowledge which includes the sculpting of life size dinosaurs for museums. His interests include the building of wood frame structures and a special interest in Anglo-Saxon history. He is a retired visual arts teacher and continues to run his own pottery studio.
Class: Medieval Tiles
Gary Snyder is a Kitchener grandfather working for Ontario Hydro and has been with the SCA for many many years. Garwig der Waffenschmidt was born in Sussex, England just before the turn of the 10th century. Orphaned in his fourth year he was apprenticed to a local smith from whom he learned the basics of metalworking. Caught up by a call to battle from the local thegn, he perforce learned the art of repair and manufacture of armour - specifically chainmail. For his skill he soon acquired the title of "der waffenschmidt" - weapon or armour smith.
Classes: Chainmail for Beginners Chainmail - Second Steps
Grace Carr is an undergraduate an Wilfrid Laurier and recently became a new mother. In the SCA, Satake Matsumi lives in the Japan of the Momoyama period, and enjoys calligraphy and kumihimo.
Class: Introduction to the SCA
Heather Dale is a professional modern Celtic singer-songwriter, whose music is inspired by ancient legends and life. For sound clips from Heather's recordings, along with her original re-tellings of the King Arthur legends, drop by www.HeatherDale.com
. In the SCA, Marian of Heatherdale is a Scottish alliance bride, sent to marry a disinterested French nobleman during the Scottish war against the usurper Edward Longshanks. She has adapted well to a new life filled with love-struck troubadours, fine wine and pleasant continental weather.
Class: Arthurian Legends
Heather Galoska is currently in her first year of teaching at King George Public School. She teaches grade 7 and 8 English. She enjoys researching the middle ages to keep her close to her university and academic ties. In the SCA, Brigit nic Larkin fra Galway is suffering from a persona crisis presently; she is originally an Irish woman, brought by her Norse husband to live in Iceland around the year 900. However, she has recently made a Tudor gown and is now dabbling with the likes of King Henry VIII in the 1500s.
Class: Green Sleeves and Duckies - their roll in late period costuming or how to find your inner trucker
J. Caz Bentley is an itinerant teacher, carpenter, and stained glass artist who has passed his thirty-third year and therefore counts his blessings. In the SCA, Master Alasdair of Raasay is a traveling mercenary with an interest in many of the finer arts practiced in areas through which he has traveled.
Classes: Carving Dissecting and Emulating a Design Style Sharpening Tools Workshop Silverpoint Drawing
Jackie Wyatt is a researcher at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Her interests range widely, although she tends to concentrate on such topics as Irish clothing, sprang, and the compulsive researching of any topic that’s mentioned to her. In the SCA, Medb ingen Dungaile is an 11th century merchant’s daughter living in Dublin.
Class: Irish Dress
Janet Logan is a sole-support parent, currently working as a Revenue Specialist for a London Hospital. Education: UWO - BA Sociology pending, Certificate in Management from UWO - Richard Ivey Business school courses and instructors. Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 10 Vocal (with some theory, history and piano). Janet enjoys and often organize crafts for children. Janet embroiders, beads, bakes, sings, writes and talks. Janet is an SCA Newbie - this will be her 5th event. Though she is new with regards to the SCA, she has loads of experience leading childrens activites.
Classes: Basic Mask Making for Kids Pouch Making for Kids
Janet Wason has a master's degree in dance from York University. She works in the Information Services and Resources Department in the Dana Porter Library at the University of Waterloo, where she also taught dance history and criticism. In another life she directed the historical dance groups "Renaissance Dancers" and "Steps in Time".
Class: A Dance of Love and War--Il Torneo Amoroso
Jean Ross is a registered nurse practicing in Halton with the Victorian Order of Nurse. She is happily married and has a lovely dog. In the SCA, Aislinne of Alainmor is a 10th century saxon/viking lady. She specializes in glass bead making, textiles arts, and cooking.
Class: Introduction to Glass Bead Making
Jerry Penner is a 38 year-old self-employed electronic design engineer specializing in the development of custom products for resale by local companies. He knits and sells chain mail in several local shops and via his website at http://www.chainmailguy.com
. In his spare time he plays with things that go BANG and THUD. Gierhaerdt of Hildeschiem is a local chain-mail knitter. Weekdays he can be found in his shop building or repairing link armour for the pagans, and sabotaging armour for the Christians. Weekends he can be found drinking his profits in nearby Einbeck, where Bock beer will be invented 100 years after he dies. His hobbies include middle-eastern drumming, reading Germanic runes, and playing with things that go BANG and THUD.
Class: Practical Trebuchet
Jo Duke started medieval recreation about 14 years ago, and started weaving narrow wares (inkle & tablet) soon after. She first learnt the craft of the dyer at the Kentwell Historical Recreations 11 years ago. She has been a member of the Sudbury Weavers Guild about 8 years but only recently acquired her own modern 4 harness floor loom. Jorunn joined the crew of the DARC
longship for their voyage to Norstead some three summers hence. She took her loom on board, but the distractions were great and the seas rough so took nearly a year to weave one sleazy Saxon headrail.
Classes: Dyers' Round Table Weaving on a Warp Weighted Loom - hands-on introduction
Judy McKay is a teacher from Ottawa who does not have enough time for her many hobbies. Judith the Quiet Seeker lives in an Anglo-Saxon village on the north east coast of 11th century England.
Class: Stripes and Diamonds in Sprang
Karen Peterson is a library clerk at the University of Waterloo, deeply bored by her day job except for the opportunities it provides to further her research efforts. Karen has demonstrated various parts of the textile process at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Haffenrefer Museum at Brown University in Rhode Island and at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Detroit, Michigan. In DARC
, Karen is known as Kaðlín Ragnarsambatt. Kaðlín was a small town girl living on the shores of Scotland in the mid 800s when Vikings raided the nearby Church at Iona and stole some of the women folk away. She was promptly renamed by her Viking captor, Ragnarr, who says he can't pronounce "that pig grunt language the Scots use" anyway. She now lives with Ragnarr in Iceland as his ambatt (personal body slave).
Classes: Dyers' Round Table Weaving on a Warp Weighted Loom - hands-on introduction
Karina Bates is a part time farmer, full time owner of an Internet Service Provider, spending what little of her time she has left with Hurly Burly (an Early Music Choir & Ensemble) and researching Rom history, amongst other things. In the SCA, Keja is 15th century Romany travelling the Baltics with her extended family, under the watchful eye of her Patron, Lord Vladimir Blahuciak.
Class: The History of the Rom (Gypsies)
Kathy Page is an at-home mother of one 3-going-on-30 little girl and a historical costumer who takes her title with a great deal of latitude. In the recent couple of years a rabid anthropology researcher has emerged from under all those piles of fabric. In the SCA, Caitlín inghean Tomáis uí Duibhir is a widowed Tipperary, Ireland cattle woman circa 1580. Just because Kathy has a compulsion to never do anything simply, she has a second persona - Signorina Salvatrice D'este, Honorate Cortigiane e Veleno, a noble courtesan born and raised in Venice, currently residing in Verona in the period surrounding 1575.
Classes: Cameo history- history, design, materials and construction Venetian Martedi Grasso masks-history and construction
Ken Cook is apprenticed to a blacksmith and every once in a while he actually swings a hammer and makes metal objects. In REGIA, Cynred Broccan is an eleventh century Saxon apprenticed to a Viking blacksmith. When he's actually swinging a hammer instead of a spear or sword he shows an enthusiasm second to none.
Class: Anglo-Saxon Forging Demonstration
Kim McAuley is a programmer, software specialist and web designer, as well as an officer with St. John Ambulance. Kaellyn mac Dermott is a 10th century Irish lady who makes all sorts of things for her family.
Classes: Naalbinding Hands-On Naalbinding in History
Larisa Kallaur-Telford is usually found stitching madly away mostly for friends and family but occassionally for herself. She is degreed in art history and Byzantine studies. By day she is a full-time ceramic artist. Aurelia Gabraina is an eleventh century Byzantine court lady who has a taste for fine period couture.
Classes: Costuming - Getting Started Costuming - Finishing Touches
Laurie Woodward is a free-lance graphic designer and a stable hand at a horse ranch. Forty this year, Laurie has a ten year old son, whom she adores, and has been happily married for sixteen years. Aside from her many pursuits in the SCA she is also a published poet, an accomplished folk artist, and is currently re-discovering a passion for research. In the SCA, Naja Kesali Orekhov is a Rom raised in Ivan the III's Moscow. A widowed mother of eight children with many grandchildren Naja went wandering in search of her lost kumpania at the ripe old age of 33. She makes her home in Ealdormere now, where she can be seen doing illumination, archery, gaming, and feeding lunch to the masses among other things. She is currently Chronicler for the Barony of Septentria and always looking for contributions to the Ursus.
Classes: Making Tassels and Tassel Dolls for Children Medieval History of the Kremlin of Moscow
Marcus Burnham is a research geochemist living in Sudbury, where he tortures rocks for a living. Wilfrid of Sweflingham appears at a number of points in history (occasionally under the aliases of Thorgeirr, Edmund, or William) and has been tinkering with leather for a few years after discovering its versatility and ability to survive the rigours of life.
Class: Hardened Hides: Making Leather Cups, Bottles, and Armour Bits
Mark Patchett has been fighting in the SCA for 13 years, where he is a Knight, and currently in charge of Armoured Combat for Ontario. He also enjoys doing "rebated steel" combat in the living history group Regia Anglorum. Mark also enjoys "building things" - armouring, mail making, woodworking, leatherworking, and anything else he can fit into his dwindling spare time. He is also a full time software developer and father. In REGIA, Edward the Red is a Norman Knight, a veteran of the Battle of Hastings, living in England.
Class: Rebated Steel Combat Demonstration
Melanie Robbins is an Accounting Clerk who lives in Fergus, Ontario. Lady Gwendyon Casgudcath is a young Lady from Wales whose interests lie in fighting and learning...anything.
Classes: Kumihimo for Kids Kumihimo - The Art of Japanese Cordmaking
Neil Peterson is a software development manager working on his PMP certification. In his spare time he is a student of Archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University and works with museums, libraries, and various groups to promote an appreciation of Norse History. In DARC
, Neil is known as Ragnarr Thorbergson. Ragnarr is a tired old ex-viking who now makes his living as a trader. Never one to give up a fun hobby he is still making trouble wherever possible.
Classes: Havamaal: Words of Wisdom Pastimes of the Vikings
Nicholas West BFA(Bachelor of Fine Arts); BA(History); HBSc(Psychology) I spend my weekdays locked in a maximum security psychiatric hospital, and they pay me to be there. On the weekends I spend my time in my shop, putting together whatever project my Lady's heart desires. I love to research. I spend many nights scouring the online data bases from the university of Toronto. Embroiled in that is my active participation in the SCA. My persona is Augustyn Ely the second son of a 14th C physician. I spend most of my time on the archery range and enjoy tossing twigs.
Classes: Box Building Knights Templar, who were they?
Nina Bates is currently a stay at home mom of 4 with one son left at home. She is very lucky that he likes to dress up and helps feed her need to costume. In the SCA, Odette plays in 1520-1530, in Calais, France.
Classes: Dyers' Round Table Green Sleeves and Duckies - their roll in late period costuming or how to find your inner trucker
Norah Kerr is a goldsmith and owner/operator of Besmithian, a Toronto based Jewellery manufacturer, educated at George Brown in both Jewellery Arts and Gemmology. In the SCA, Gunhildr is a viking from circa 980.
Classes: Market Place Gemnology Recreating Jewelry
Paddy Gillard-Bentley is a playwright and hair-stylist (who does blood-letting too). Thaninieyaieres is an 11th century herbalist. Having finished her apprenticeship with Mistress Tamarra Amalthea of Romany, she has set up her own apothecary called Wyte Wythy Moon. She has two apprentices and not enough time.
Classes: Herbal Practicum Playwrighting - a workshop
Peter Westergaard is a software consultant in Toronto, and is grateful to work in an industry that forgives long hair and strange hobbies. In the SCA, Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza is a man well-known to the authorities in Venice, who travels with caution, drinks in moderation, and very rarely speaks of his work.
Richard Schweitzer is a teacher, artist and musician currently busy working on his new "farm" north-west of Orangeville. In the SCA, Martin Bildner is a pewter-caster, instrument maker and musician from the town of Wismar in the early 1300s. In DARC
, Rig is a Skald of no fixed address (his wife has a terrible time keeping track of him).
Classes: Norse King's Sagas Pewter Casting for Beginners Pewter Casting - Advanced
Robert Schweitzer is a chemistry teacher in Toronto. In the SCA, Master Rufus of Stamford is a Saxon born in 1098 in the village of Stamford, with a great many hobbies and interests to keep himself busy. Some of these hobbies include tablet weaving, archery, leather work (primarily bottles), choral singing, and playing the harp.
Classes: Tablet Weaving for Beginners Tablet Weaving - Advanced
Russ Sheldon is a computer technician and and has also gone back to university part-time to further his education. His hobbies are to numerous to mention but his one great love is anything dealing with archery, modern or historical. Within the SCA, he is Dafydd ap Sion, a Welsh bowman in the army of Edward the III. A ludicrous bowman within the Society and the current Kingdom Archery Marshal for Ealdormere.
Classes: Basic Arrow Making Battle of Poitiers
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Class: Anglo-Saxon Forging Demonstration
Sarah Hughes makes her living doing Account Management, Project Coordination and Graphics Management in a variety of fields. In REGIA, Gudrun is a Norse woman living in 10th C York. In the SCA, Sarah is known as Gaerwen of Trafford who is a woman of Welsh descent living in the time of the Dane Law. Due to her perverse nature and interest in her neighbours she has taken to wearing Norse dress so that, amidst other reasons, she may display her great wealth at every opportunity. Her love of fibre arts has her pursuing spinning, cardweaving, needlework and embroidery though she has yet to get the knack of naalbinding.
Class: Dyers' Round Table
Stephanie E. Nyhof-Demoor is currently working on an MA in Education at Goddard College. Her thesis is focused on how Living History enhances Histoy Education. She intends to graduate in July and will possibly follow up this MA with further studies towards an MA in Museum Studies, Information Studies, or Medieval Studies. She hasn't decided yet. Stephanie currently resides in Eoforwic and holds the position of Children's Minister and Librarian, and was formerly the Chronicler. In the SCA, Gwerydd verch Llwelyn is a 16th century Welsh woman from Gwynedd currently running a farm left her by her deceased husband in the Welsh Marches.
Classes: Beginner's Embroidery for Children Witches, Witch Hunts, and WitchTrials, in period and beyond
Sue Corbishley is a currently unemployed technical support professional, looking for a change in career. Her interests are reading, pre 19th century music, research into historical cooking and textiles, and participating in 19th and 18th Century re-enactment and the SCA. She lives in Peterborough with another computer person who doesn't live in the modern age and two cats who run her life. In the SCA, Anne Tinker is a confused traveller, who seems to have difficulty managing to stay in one time or place.
Susan Carroll-Clark is a project manager and business analyst for a large US-based bank, and is the former editor of the SCA's quarterly magazine, Tournaments Illuminated . She also has a PhD in medieval history from the University of Toronto and works as an independent scholar of medieval popular religion and clothing. She lives in Ajax with her husband and three cats. In the SCA, Nicolaa de Bracton is a 13th century Englishwoman, the daughter of a minor knight in the service of Simon de Montfort. Her husband is a wealthy cloth merchant, and they have holdings in Leicester and on the newly-fashionable shops on London Bridge and are embroiled in City politics.
Class: Virtues and Vices in Medieval Society
Tim Jennings is the Managing Director of Roseneath Theatre,Ontario's largest professional (Equity) touring theatre company(www.roseneath.ca). He has taught Theatre Production and Arts Managementat several Universities and Colleges and has worked continuously in theperforming arts for over 20 years. He resides in Fergus Ontario withTruly Carmichael and her son. They make beautiful music together.Garraed Galbraith is an 11th century Court Bard from the Isle of Gigha(West Scotland) where he is the clan (figure)head of a large household.He has reached the rank of Ollagh (or 'Teacher') within the brehon castesystem and has recently been seen in the company of a progressive Normanlady of rank.
Class: Sound and Fury, signifying... ?
Tina Gaston works when she must but prefers to spend her days stitching at one thing or another. In the SCA, Tina is known as Lady Cairean ingen Fiachnae who was born into a matiarcal irish family in the late 1200's, she was raised there until her mothers death at age 8 when her father returned to his homeland of England. There Cairean was taught to manage a household and married at 17 to an aging lord. At 21, upon her husband's death she returned to Ireland to her mother's people where one of her husband's servants introduced her to his son. They fell in love, and had 2 beautiful little girls. Lady Cairean and her family then, a little over a year ago, moved to the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
Classes: Advanced Lucet Board Games for Children - Alquerques Medieval Clothing for Children
Tom Telford has been in the SCA for 13 years now and has dabbled in most of the arts and sciences. Lately, Tom's interests have been in: Period secular music, Byzantine Jewelry design (including primary source research) Culinary research (which he finds very enjoyable!), genealogy, and architectural woodworking and tiling (and its application in home renovations). Lord Graem deListe de Cherbourg is a conquest period Norman.
Classes: Costuming - Getting Started Costuming - Finishing Touches
Truly Carmichael received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Costuming in 1997 from the University of Texas At Austin. She has workedas a costumer around the US at such venues as the Oregon ShakespeareFestival, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, and theAlley Theatre in Houston. For the last five years she has been employedas a technical writer for various technology companies including HewlettPackard and Compaq. She is a trained singer and musician, and writesmuch of the music and poetry that she performs.Eleanor Fairchild is the Daughter of a sixteenth century English Baron.She was well trained in literature, poetry and music and other artsappropriate to a lady of good family. She has recently been seenparading around in 12th century Norman attire, which perplexes herfather greatly, but he sees no real harm in it and has not forbidden herlatest fashion whim.
Classes: Bardic: Better Lyric Writing Costuming - Fiber Burn Test
V.M. Roberts is an artist and secretary with an interest in accessible communications and politics and history and religion and everything else that can cause arguments. Meghan's website is here: http://unnr.freelinuxhost.com/ReEnactment
Magnunnr Hringsdottir is a 10th century Laxriverdaler (Icelander) who has moved west, away from all those newfangled things.
Class: Philosophies of Re-enactment
Valerie West is a second hand clothing store manager for the YWCA in Peterborough. Mahhild de Valognes is a 10th century Norman and has been amember of the SCA for 4 years. Her interests are varied and include chain mail, archery, sewing, tablet weaving and embroidery.
Class: Chainmail - Second Steps
Vandy Simpson has brought her years of research and practise in the culinary and textile arts to several museum re-enactments, and continues to provide costuming for the Viking Age interpretive program in L'Anse aux Meadows, Nfld. In DARC
, Vandy is known as Bera. Bera lives in the recently founded city of Dublin with her husband, Ketil. Together, they occassionally join a group that travels widely in search of trade goods. Bera is a skilled and popular cook with the trading crew, and fills her spare time with making cloth and clothing.
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