Our Officers

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

Our NCRA Board Members:


David Rieve  –  Our NCRA President: 



Tricia Barton  –  Our NCRA  Vice President & Colonial Encampment Mayor:


Steve Barton – Our NCRA Secretary:


Mark Curtis  –  Our NCRA Director At Large:


Stephen Pierce – Our Immediate Past President:


Wylin Tjoelker  –  Our NCRA Treasurer:

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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.


And here are some of our past office Holders:

Stephen Pierce – Our NCRA President:


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 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.


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.

17 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 🙂


    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!!!

  4. Loren Rogers says:


    My wife and I portray settlers on the Eastern frontier. I dress as a kind of hunter scavenger and she, as my poor long suffering and patient wife. Our costumes are period correct (my beloved is a professional seamstress) as is our encampment. We annually attend Pacific Primitive Rendezvous. Would we be welcome at your Annual Encampment? We are from Tri-Cities, Washington. We remember Steve from Civil War reenacting.

    Loren & Kathy Rogers
    Richland, Washington

    • wylin says:

      Great to meet you Loren,

      As long as your setup is pretty much in our era (1740 to 1800) I think you would fit in just fine.

      We would love to meet you. Be sure to check out our website’s “Upcoming Events” tab so you can find our next event. 🙂

      Wylin NCRA Secretary

  5. Steve Somerhalder says:

    Looking to join a Revolutionary War regiment. Can y’all help? I live in Central Oregon

    • wylin says:

      Greetings Mr. Somerhalder,

      We would love to meet you at one of our upcoming events (when we are able to schedule them in view of current state regulations and lockdowns) Where we can introduce you to some colonial and British reenactment units . In the meantime, please feel free to check out our website’s “Helpful Links” tab.

  6. Tasha says:

    Hi Wylin,

    I’m based in Seattle and would love to join in at one of your events (as you have stated above) once lockdown is lifted. I have not been a part of any re-enactments so am looking to learn the ropes. I am a capable craftswoman and have begun work on some 1750’s clothing. Not sure what the next steps should be so if you could point me in the right direction that would be great.

  7. marilyn crandall says:

    Dear Mr. Wylin, I am Marilyn Crandall, Chairman of PPR. I had a good friend Don Kaulitz contact me and was asking if PPR would appoint Don as the town crier.
    Don would like to join the American Guild of Town Criers and to do so he needs an appointment by a city, town or county or a non-profit organization with annual festival or event.
    PPR board felt that the PPR week was not a town or an event that supported a town crier.
    I am hoping that the NCRA would be interested in helping Don become a member of the American Guild of Town Criers. During PPR Don became a crier and did a excellent job as Don would do.
    Hope to hear from you and thank you

    • wylin says:

      Hi Marilyn,
      We would be happy to assist Don in any way we can.
      Looking forward to seeing Don at CE.
      All the best,

      • marilyn crandall says:

        Thank you for getting back to me. Don Kaulitz needs an appointment from the NCRA noted on your official letterhead.
        I believe you can email it to Don at donkaulitz@gmail.com and he fills out his application and sends it off.
        Please let me know if this possible, and was completed.
        Heard you has a great NCRE camp.
        marilyn crandall

        • wylin says:

          Greetings Marilyn,

          I just emailed Our official letter appointing Don as our Town Crier. Thank you for recommending Don for this position in which I am sure he will excel.
          All the best,
          Wylin Tjoelker NCRA Secretary/Treasurer

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