Officers

seneschalSeneschal

Lady Caterina Angelica Galilei (Lisa Adkins)

Email:  Seneschal@shireofowlsnest.org

The Group Seneschal serves as the principal mundane legal representative of the SCA within the group. The Seneschal is responsible for ensuring that what is happening meets the various SCA requirements as laid out in the governing documents, Kingdom laws, and any applicable mundane laws. Ultimately the Seneschal’s role is to foster the group’s operation and development, and make sure that it is soundly based, well run, well behaved, growing, and connected to the rest of the SCA.  Lady Caterina has joined the SCA in 2005, participating in both the Kingdoms of Trimaris and Meridies. She has a love of researching, astronomy, and teaching.

Reeve

Mistress Temair Cerr “Tara” (Terri Spencer)

Email:  Reeve@shireofowlsnest.org

The Reeve manages the finances and equipment of the Shire. She maintains the budget, ensures expenditures of Shire funds are properly documented, submits the financial report each quarter, and generally handles anything to do with money. Lady Amelina joined the SCA in early 2013. She enjoys calligraphy and embroidery, and has recently become interested in archery as well. She also enjoys making sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes and can often be found working troll at events.

Herald

This position is currently open.

Arts & Sciences Mistress

Lady Caterina Angelica Galilei (Lisa Adkins)

Email:  AandS@shireofowlsnest.org

The Arts and Sciences help the SCA bring the pageantry of the Medieval and Renaissance to life. Whether it is beautiful banners surrounding the battle field, decorations in the feast hall, or simply the clothing that is worn, the arts and science can be seen wherever you look. The arts and sciences encompass many different areas including: costuming, brewing, painting, cooking, researching, dancing, singing, and much more. There is something in the Arts and Sciences for everyone. As your Arts and Science officer, I am here to help you explore and discover your interests in the Arts and Sciences. I can help arrange classes on requested topics, and help connect you to different members of our beloved Kingdom with expertise in the areas that interest you. We also express our artistry in many different ways, by teaching others, wearing or gifting creations, and displaying our creations in Arts and Science Faires and Competitions. Lady Catarina is your advocate and aide in this area as our current A&S Officer. She has just celebrated 10 years in the SCA, participating in both the Kingdoms of Meridies and Trimaris, and has a love of researching, astronomy, and teaching.

Heavy Weapons Marshal

Lord Anderus Barkacs (Brian Kosoris)

Email:  KnightMarshal@shireofowlsnest.org

One of the most well-known and widely-enjoyed activities in the SCA is armored combat. Our warriors participate in tournaments for individuals and teams, tactical melees involving dozens of combatants, and even large-scale wars with thousands of participants! Unlike reenactments of battles from history, our combat activities are un-choreographed and the outcome is entirely based on the skill and training of the combatants involved. Safety officers, known as marshals, are always on hand to ensure that the combat is performed safely and to ensure that all equipment used meets established safety standards.  The weapons used in our armored combat activities are largely made out of rattan, a grass that looks and feels very much like bamboo but has a solid core.  Our armor is designed to provide cover to important joints and organs so that our combat activities can be both thrilling and safe. Seven or so years ago Lord Anderus was invited to a week-long medieval campout. That turned out to be Gulf Wars, a fantastic (if overwhelming) introduction to an organization that has become one of his favorite hobbies. Lord Anderus enjoys fighting and occasionally applying his metal working skills to medieval-looking projects. Lord Anderus has enjoyed many of the homebrew samples he has tasted over the years, both in and out of competitions.

Rapier Marshal

Captain Dante Michelangelo Alatrista (Aaron Michael Dove)

Email:  Rapier@shireofowlsnest.org

Rapier combat in the SCA is reminiscent of the sword-fighting styles of the renaissance period (1500-1600’s) of Europe. Using rapiers (a long thin sword, better suited to thrusting than cutting than its earlier counterpart), daggers, bucklers, cloaks, and other items, we attempt to learn and recreate to methods of civilian self-defense. In learning this “arte of defense” we often draw upon the wisdom and instruction of original manuscripts, written by the great masters-of-arms of the period. Rapier combat in the SCA is based on a code of honor and courtesy. Unlike modern fencing where judges are used, the rapier combatants themselves are responsible for determining if the attacks they receive are “good” based on the angle, location, and force of the strike. Safety officers, known as “Marshals” are always on hand to ensure that the combat is performed safely and to ensure that all equipment used meets established safety standards. If you are interested in learning more about rapier combat or trying it out, come on out to our Tuesday night Fighter Practice and talk to the Rapier Marshal. He will be happy to answer any questions that you might have, and help you get started. Your current Rapier Marshal is Captain Dante Michelangelo Alatrista, MoB. He has been fencing in the SCA for over 15 years, and has been an instructor for more than 10 years.

Chatelaine

Þýri Agviðardóttir (Thyri / Bekah Breland)

Email:  Info@shireofowlsnest.org

Þýri Agviðardóttir (Thyri / Bekah Breland) is the Chatelaine or new member coordinator for the Shire. As Chatelaine, Thyri can help you find your bearing as a new member including persona research, loaner garb, and introducing you to other member with whom you share common interests. Thyri specializes in Viking and early period Roman personas, and enjoys sewing, archery, and has a passion for pouches, purses and other period accessories.

WebministerWebminister

Jacopo Cantante

Email:  Webminister@shireofowlsnest.org

The Webminister designs, updates, and maintains the Shire website, and manages the social media accounts of the Shire. The Webminister is a warranted office, and he or she holds a Warrant from the Kingdom Webminister for a two-year term of office.