Joined the SCA in 1994 while living in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr (Tucson, AZ), Kingdom of Atenveldt and relocated to the Shire of Qu al Jafar and Barony of Sternfeld in 2007.
Atenveldt does not specify a laurel's field of elevation but it is widely accepted that mine was for Bardic Performance and promotion of the Bardic Arts.
Squired to Herzog Matthias von Leuwenburg (West/Atenveldt) at Estrella War in 1995. Returned my squire's belt when I was elevated to the Order of the Laurel as we mutually agreed our feeling was a peer's fealty should be to the Crown rather than to another peer. (YMMV)
Best known as one of the founding (and current) members of the singing group, The Whiskey Bards as well as for running the annual Crystal Flute Bardic & Crystal Fruit Filk competitions at Estrella War for 10 years. Served 3x as Crown/Chaplet Herald in Atenveldt and as principle Grand Court herald for 2 Estrella Wars...and thus beheaded 3x for various infractions (imagined or otherwise) subsequent to each reign. (Hey, we all need to be famous for something, right?...I'm the Headless Herald of Atenveldt legend!)
Favorite catch phrase: "Bards have no ego." snort
Lady Brigitta von Metten (poetry)