Our Officers

Here is a link to our NCRA Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/136052949792662/

 

Stephen Pierce – Our NCRA President

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I started re-enacting in 1992 where I’ve done Cowboy, Civil War, World War II; German Paratrooper, Russian Infantry, American Infantry and Paratrooper, where I’m qualified low level static line, as well as Revolutionary War, too. I’m one of the Earp Brothers in the local Puyallup Fairgrounds “Shoot out at OK Corral” every October for about 12 years. I’ve been part of the parade scene since I worked on floats in the Tacoma Daffodil parades in the 60’s. I’ve been doing the Auburn Parade for over 20 years in various units that I’ve belonged to. My biggest part was as senior commander with WCWA in the late nineties and where I lead different Divisions on 2 days at the 135th Gettysburg reenactment in Pennsylvania in 1998.

Work; presently retired except I work a couple hours a week on paper work at my gun store and I do some property management stuff for rental houses. Work seems to interfere with my golf.

My Goal is to support and recognize people who work and actively contribute to our reenacting group, the NCRA. This is all about enjoying ourselves with a historical theme, both educational as well as entertainment.

Lived in Edmonds WA for 24 years and in the general area before that, with my wife Connie of 45 years.

 

Mark Curtis  –  Our NCRA  Vice President & Colonial Encampment Mayor

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Mark Curtis is truly one of our old guard.  He has been with the NCRA for the past 12 years.  In that time he has served as Treasurer and he is also our current Vice President.  He started reenacting as a Senica Indian.  If you look close at his picture you can kind of see that.  He currently portrays the persona of a refined colonial towns-person.  Mark served two tours with the Historic Seaport of Washington  as a Cook.  He now serves our NCRA group as our shooting Events Chief.  Like many of us, Mark has an insatiable thirst for colonial life knowledge.  Once you meet Mark, and spend some time with him, then you too, will understand why we all love him.

 

David Rieve  –  Our NCRA Director At Large

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Hilda Tjoelker  –  Our NCRA Treasurer

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Hello, I’m Hilda Tjoelker.  I’ve been part of the NCRA since the summer of 2011.  I have served as Treasurer now for two years.  My persona is that of an 18th century seamstress (but I cheat and use a modern sewing machine most of the time).  I love to sew and do handwork.  I’ve made much of my families colonial clothes.  My husband is the parson, so I also play the part of the parson’s wife.  I love playing with the children or taking them on walks.  I also enjoy visiting my friends at their camps.  My most favorite thing is camping with these wonderful people because we are one big happy family.

 

Wylin Tjoelker  –  Our NCRA Secretary

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Hello, I’m Wylin Tjoelker.  I’ve been with the NCRA since the summer of 2011.  I portray a Dutch Reformed Revolutionary War era parson and dance master.  I also also portray a chaplain in the 2nd Connecticut Regiment of Militia.  I have always been intensely interested in the history of the concept of human freedom.   For this reason I have delved deeply into theological, as well as cultural,  political, and military history.  I am fascinated by the motivations , the vision, and the passion that led to the founding of our beloved country.  My original introduction to 18th century historical reenacting came about due to my need to acquire a revolutionary war uniform in preparation for a speech at a Soldiers’ Angels event.  That is how I met all these wonderful people, and how I became part of this lovely reenacting family.

 

7 Responses to Our Officers

  1. Kevin says:

    Do yall battle? Like within the group, since yall do have muskets

    • wylin says:

      Hi Kevin,

      We do reenact some battles at some of the events we are part of like the Northwest Colonial Festival in August Near Port Angeles each year. We also have some great shooting contests at our Colonial Encampment each year near the end of July. 🙂

    • wylin says:

      Hi Kevin, We participate in battle reenactments when reenacting with other groups but for our own events we mainly do shooting contests and workshops, seminars 🙂

  2. CHARLES L TILTON II says:

    I am trying to find the website or direct contact information for the 2nd Connecticut Regiment Of Militia in Southern Colorado. Would or can anyone be of help with this? Thank you.

  3. Kimala Coleman says:

    I met Hilda at WPS, she shared with me about your group over the past weekend. I have been involved with the WPS for the past 12 years and SCA for 8. I love history and the crafts associated with the daily living skills. I make my own garb and enjoy hand work as well as archery and cooking! My husband Jack loves history, but, rarely events. I don’t mind going alone as I seem to always find woundful friends like Hilda at events!!!

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