Arin D'Wulf, Senior Druid (President)
I'm Arin, and I'm the one in the hat. I identify as transgender/genderfluid, and as such prefer the pronouns “they/them/their” or “he/him/his.”
I’ve been calling myself a pagan since about 2007 when I made a pretty smooth and amicable transition from fundamentalist Christian to tree-worshiping pagan. But despite a warm community of pagans to support me in college, I didn’t start any official training until 2014, when I joined ADF, looking for a place of study where they could feel at home. I was not disappointed. Then I went and joined Columbia, ADF in 2015, and since then I’ve grown very active in the community.
I’m a queer, polyamorous druid with witchy tendencies who lives my life a little sideways of the norm. I honor Lugh, Odin, and Artemis in regular practice, though I’m always happy to meet new deities! Despite the eclectic gathering of deities, I honor a more Celtic Hearth.
I’ve been singing since 8 years-old, and was raised in a very musical household; in fact, music has always had a certain magical quality for me.
When I’m not working with the Grove, I’m generally making money to sustain the habits of playing video games and buying books and binge-watching shows on Netflix. I’ve even been known to do some geeky cross-stitch from time to time.
If you see me, please feel free to come up and talk! I may be an introvert, but I love new friends.
Amber Araneae, Chief Druid and Scribe (Secretary)
My name is Amber, some simply call me Spider.
My pronouns are She/Her/Hers
I am currently the Chief Druid and Scribe for Columbia Grove and I lead the ADF Dedicant Path study group for our grove with monthly meetings to discuss a variety of topics. I lead a volunteer-focused Nature Awareness guild which focuses on monthly tree plantings, invasive species removal, nature walks, plant identification, clean-up efforts, and great discussions. I also preform ADF High Day rituals at Coffee Creek Correctional Women's Prison once a month.
I approach my Druidry with a 15+ year background in eclectic plant-focused Witchcraft. (6 years now as a Druid.)
I Identify as a Modern Druid, Polytheist. I predominantly work with the Irish Celtic pantheon and with the Good Neighbors (Fae Folk).
I'm a Libra with a passion for hiking, camping, backpacking and all things outdoors. I'm a Pacific Northwest girl through and through and spend a lot of time hiking to new waterfalls and caves.
I just recently finished my degree in biological science focused in human genetics, invertebrate and plant and science. #DruidBiologist!
If it involves, poisonous plants, venomous animals, insects, arachnids, amphibians, mollusks, shadow work, trees, science, parasites, human genetics, waterfalls, Irish history and mythology, or nature spirituality in general, you absolutely have my attention!
I was first introduced to non-Christian gods in middle school, when I discovered Greek Mythology. I think I read every book on Greek (and Roman) Mythology that I could find in my school and local city library multiple times (there weren't a lot of them). I'm sure if I had found books on Norse or Celtic mythology I would have devoured them just the same, but 40 years ago a small town was not really the place to find such things. I spent my youth alternating between burying my nose in a book (usually fantasy), listening to music, and roaming the semi-wilderness around my house learning about plants from my mother. By the time I graduated from college I considered myself pagan, but it wasn't until I found ADF in 2016 that I truly found someplace I feel I belong. ADF combines my love of history, anthropology/archaeology, mythology, music, and nature all into one glorious polytheist package.
My interests are varied, which leads to reading about *all* the Indo-European hearth cultures that fall under ADF's umbrella. However, I mostly focus on the Anglo-Saxon hearth culture which ties to some of my other historical hobbies and to one of the names that I go by: Cynwise (kin-why-sa). I also honor Danu, having found Her during the first Imbolc ritual that I attended with Columbia Grove.
I identify as a Neo-Druid, Polytheist, book-worm, gamer, crafter, jack-of-all-trades, ambivert and dabbler in art. I work to pay for my hobbies and the books with which I line my walls.