Hi, I am Nick also known as Hagdar. I am a founding member of Raven Hof. I was president of Raven Hof until February 2019. I started practicing Asatru in 2014. Prior to that I studied Druidism. The main gods that I identify with are Odin and Freyr. Since stepping down as president to my blood brother Seth, I have been able to change my focus to the development of our clergy. I also work with the runes. I current have a certificate for ministry from Universal Life Church (ULC). I am currently enrolled in the Lore program with the Troth and should be finished with the clergy program with them by 2021. Starting this year, I am a safety/medical coordinator for Fox Valley Pagan Pride.
Hello, I am Betsy. I am a founding member of Raven Hof. I have been practicing shamanism since 2012 and started following a path in the northern traditions in 2014. My main god that I relate with is Ullr. I also have worked with Odin and a female Goddess with snakes which I have not identified by a name. I have been studying runes since 2014. I am able to provide healing sessions through healing touch, Rune readings to help pin point what your focus should be or Bind runes. I have also done long distance healing of oorlog. I also sit on Ravens Hof’s board as the executive manager. I make sure that the officers continue to collaborate and that our events function smoothly. I am the “step in” leader for when we have gaps in coverage. I have coordinated events, potluck, food plans for campouts or events. I have been making agendas and keeping kindred members and associated members informed of Raven Hof affairs. I also am studying The Lore and hope to be able to go through The Troths clergy’s program. I am also in a women’s shaman group with a focus to continue to advance with seiðr. I have been recently been titled as safety/medical coordinator for Fox Valley Pagan Pride.
My name is Seth ( Thorvald) Biesterveld. I’ve been a practicing heathen for 10 years now. My background in heathenry falls more on the Germanic side of heathenry. 5 years of of my practice have been solitary the other 5 have been with Raven Hof kindred. I am one of the founding members of Raven Hof and former Vice President. My hobbies are Hunting, camping, riding motorcycles, studying history, attending renaissance fairs and collecting old weapons and firearms.
Hello, my name is Brian Knight. I am the IT officer at Raven Hof. My journey began in 2017 at Pagan Spiritual Gathering. That is where I met Nick Watson and the rest of Raven Hof. At the time, my wife and I lived in St. Louis, MO. We had taken a couple of trips to Wisconsin and that is when we decided that Wisconsin was a place we needed to be. The wife and I sold the house and moved up here for hockey for the boys, work and of course Raven Hof. What they believed in and their mission is what caught our attention. I am graphic designer as well as keeping up with Raven Hof’s website and I create the branding for Raven Hof. The gods I follow are Thor and Ullr.
I started practicing heathenery in some form, initially Asatru, in 2007. As time went on, a continued interest in my families roots in the area of now modern northern Germany, and recognition of the poor fit and limitations of Asatru led me to leave that particular movement and begin to more thoroughly research and practice a more ancestral practice of Old Sasson(Saxon) heathenry, or Aldsidu. A hobby, and something that I am attempting to build into a business, is blacksmithing, with a particular focus on recreating historical goods or creating items that use Germanic art styles for ornamentation. Once I can find time, I would also like to get back to composing poems and musical accompaniment.