President Telanar Hrafin
Real Name: Andrew Thomas
Started Fighting: 2003
Current Realm: Beornve
Unit: Children of Nidhogr
What you do as an officer?: Work to maintain Belegarth 501.3.C status and insurance. Oversees War Council.
What you do in “real life”: I’m a cyber security engineer at a nuclear power plant.
Interesting Belegarth Facts about Telanar
- Met my fiance at Rhun Closer.
- Founded the realm of Beornve.
- Founded the unit Children of Nidhogr.
- Ran the 2015 Spring Wars Saturday feast on 3 days notice, coming in 20% under budget with about 2 cubic feet of leftover meat going to the local homeless shelter.
Vice President Sir Guts
Real Name: Joe Marks
Started Fighting: 2013
Current Realm: Slums of Shaolin
Unit: Brotherhood of the Falcon
Why you wanted to become an officer?: To ensure the game I’ve spent half my life continues to grow in a healthy and positive manner and remains safe to all that come.
What do you do as an officer?: I am the Vice President, I run the voting periods, I work to make sure that anyone with questions about the rules has a person knowledgeable about the sport to speak with. I work with the rest of the board to celebrate the members of our community who are doing great things! I is my goal to be there when people have questions and be able to answer them or find the answer if I don’t have it. It is also my goal that I am there to support change in the community that makes it a safer place for all involved.
What you do in “real life”?: I am a locksmith and specifically I specialize in electronic systems. Keycards, fingerprint readers, facial recognition. I work throughout the Chicago area for some of the most high profile clients in the country.
Secretary Squire Antoinette Finnrsdottir, Guild Apprentice
Real Name: Kayla Harris
Started Fighting: 2007
Current Realm: Canada, Beyond the Wall
Unit: The Juggernauts
Squired to: Dragoon Dopp, 9th Knight of the Highlands of Chaos
Guild Apprentice to: Sir Hurin Turmanata of Numenor
Why you wanted to become an officer?: To continue to have high standards for voting, and work for the betterment of the community as a while.
What you do as an officer?: Handle all of the paperwork that keeps us incorporated in the State of Idaho, hand all of the voting for War Council, answer emails, help the other officers with their jobs, talk to new fighters, keep track of all the War Council contact information. I work in a rather remote location and do not get to event as much as I would like because of my job. Thankfully that means when most of the board is out at event I am home to hold down the fort so to speak.
What you do in “real life”?: I am a Special Education Resource Teacher for Grades K-12. I love my job and the kids I work with amaze me every day.
Interesting Belegarth Facts about Squire Antoinette
- I am among the northern most members of Belegarth. Me and the realm in Alaska. Currently living in a location called Kasabonika (Kas-a-bon-ne-ka) Lake, Ontario.
- This is my 4th term as Secretary..
- I am a Senchales Guild Apprentice, and a Squire.
- I enjoy working troll shifts. So much so that Squire Dane and Squire Moxk once tried to kick me out of troll for working too much troll. They did not succeed.
- I am a member of the Presidential Order of the Raised Goblet and the Presidential Order of the Open Tome
Treasurer Yoshi Tatsu
Real Name: Andres Ramos Jr.
Started Fighting: 2012
Current Realm: Kingdom of Northlands
Unit: Petitioner of House Dregoth
Why you wanted to become an officer?: To give my knowledge and experience handling and servicing a 501c3 plus to get my name out there.
What you do as an officer?: Pay the bills and handle the finances.
What you do in “real life”: I work for Huntington National Bank in their Business Direct Department
Interesting Belegarth Facts about Yoshi
- I fight using my friend’s shield as she doesn’t fight anymore.
- Though I do fight sword and board, I am primarily a single blue or red user.
- I’ve changed my name once already in this sport. I used to be called Sarinth.
Real Name: Josh Mattson
Started Fighting: 2001
Current Realm: Nan Belegorn
Why you wanted to become an officer?: To make sure that Belegarth had a well-managed and useful web presence.
What you do as an officer?: I oversee all of Belegarth’s web properties
What you do in “real life”: Lead a globally distributed team of approximately 30 middleware engineers for an international managed cloud services provider.
Public Relations Coordinator Lady Marek
Real Name: Kathleen Quinn
Started Fighting: 2014
Current Realm: Pyke the Ironport
Unit: The Gray Company (Western branch of the Dunedain)
Why you wanted to become an officer?: Belegarth means a lot of different things to those who participate. It brings joy, personal challenge, opportunity for growth, friendship, a test of skill. Above all, it is a community of belonging for people from all walks of life. I want to use my professional talents to help grow our sport and continue building up our society, so that many more can experience Belegarth and find what it will mean in their lives.
What you do as an officer?: As Public Relations Coordinator, I facilitate communications planning, advertising and the relationship between BMCS, its members and the general public.
What you do in “real life”: I am a Strategist, Planner and Account Manager at an integrated advertising agency in Portland, OR. Over the last 6 years, I have directed strategic business initiatives for national and international clients, including branding, communication strategies, media planning, analytics and relationship management.
Interesting Belegarth Facts about Lady Marek
- Started Belegarth in Norcalia (San Francisco), after moving in with a fighter that I found on Craigslist
- Led The Fellowship (Team Lord of the Rings) alongside Batman at Battle for the Ring X
- Got punched in the face by Ursyne in the Oktoberfest 2016 Glad Pits and lived to tell the tale
- One of 4+ Marek/Merrick/Marik/Merick’s in the sport, so goes by Lady Marek to clarify
- Is a Presidentially Certified Marshall