CLAN CHIEF - John Mackintosh

Shaw Macduff, son of the Earl of Fife, was appointed keeper of the Royal Castle of Inverness around 1163 and received lands at Petty and in Strathdearn. He took the name Mac an Toiseach – The son of Thane (a noble acting as an official of the crown). The connection with Clan Chattan began in 1291 through the marriage of Eva and Angus and, for almost 650 years, the Chief of Clan Mackintosh was also the Captain of Clan Chattan.

The Mackintosh territory at one time extended into Lochaber and Badenoch, but for centuries it has had a close association with the town of Inverness (now of course a City), whose southern approaches the Clan dominated. In 1938 the Chief died without direct male heir and the Lord Lyon held that the chiefship of Clan Chattan had become separated from that of Mackintosh. Until his death in 1995, The 30th Chief, Lachlan Mackintosh of Mackintosh lived at Moy which had been acquired by William, 7th Chief of Mackintosh in 1336.

John Mackintosh of Mackintosh is the 31st Chief.


PRESIDENT - Myken R. Allen (Ritchie)

Since joining Clan Mackintosh in 2018 as a life member, I, Myken Allen, have advanced through various roles, including council member, secretary, acting vice president, and currently president. I also serve as the SE Regional Captain and Convener for Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Additionally I am a member of the Carolina's Scottish American Military Society (SAMS) Post 1775.

You might spot me at events in the Mackintosh tartan, though I often wear my Air Force tartan. This year, I will be convening at several festivals: Panama City Beach Scottish Festival, Fort King George Scottish Heritage Day, Tartan Day South, Savannah Scottish Festival, Blairsville Scottish Festival, North Georgia Highland Games, Stone Mountain Scottish Festival and the Charleston Scottish Festival. I will also participate in the Color Guard at the Loch Norman and Grandfather Mountain events.

Proud mother of 8 wonderful children and an Air Force Veteran, I cherish my spare time by exploring and being outdoors.



After joining Clan Mackintosh of North America in 2017, Dan has faithfully served as the Clan’s Secretary, Councilman, and Convener for Colorado; representing and spreading knowledge to those who are interested at highland games and other events.

He is also the Rocky Mountain Regional Captain, leading other conveners from Alberta, Canada down to New Mexico. Dan is also a member of the Clan Chattan Association.


SECRETARY - Lacie Mackintosh

Lacie Mackintosh was elected onto the CMNA Council in December 2021 and became the Clan Secretary in November 2022. A longtime resident of central Indiana, Lacie relocated to southwestern Wisconsin in late 2022. She works at Folklore Village, a vibrant community center and folk school that celebrates and promotes traditional music, dance, crafts, and cultural heritage.

Lacie is dedicated to researching and tracing family ancestries throughout North America and Europe. She enjoys learning history and traditional crafts, traveling, hiking, camping, collecting antiques, and spending time with her family.


TREASURER - Pauline McIntosh

First became interested in the McIntosh history after marrying one. We have toured the southeast states along with Missouri where my husband's family are from. We have also visited many Mc Intosh places.

I am married, have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and 4 grandchildren. Of course, they are the most handsome/beautiful, talented and smartest of all!

My profession is an Accounting Manager and am currently working for a nursery/landscape business. It is wonderful to be able to watch things grow. I have been involved with the construction industry for many years working for general contractors whether they be custom home builders, commercial builders and a polyurethane company.


Counselor - Sophia Zimmerman

Hello, my name is Sophia Zimmermann, and I have been a member in good standing with Clan Mackintosh, NA for a few years now.

In 1995, I went to my first Scottish Games in Estes Park, CO. I had such a good time, I started doing some research and it turns out, I’m a Mackintosh on my maternal grandfather’s side as he was a Clark from Kentucky.

I’ve been to more games since 1995 and have attended Highland Games in Charleston (SC) as well as being the Clan Mackintosh convener at the Pleasanton Games (CA) in 2021 and 2022.


Being active with Clan Mackintosh and the convener a couple of years at the games in Pleasanton, CA, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many current & future members. I am committed to helping Clan Mackintosh, NA keep the members we’ve had for some time as well as attract new ones from all ages and phases of life.

I am a former opera singer and costumer, so I am used to speaking to performing artists and groups. I am active with The St. Andrews Society of San Francisco as 2nd VP and in my professional role, I am the Education Manager for the Hematology Oncology Division Fellowships at UCSF and single mom to an 18-yo daughter.


Counselor - Shawn Douglas McIntosh

Hello, I am Shawn Douglas McIntosh, I am from Keene, New Hampshire. I am the eldest son of Lachlan M. McIntosh Jr. of NYC, NY, and the former Betty Ann Rule of Keene, NH. I am married to the former Perla “Pearl” Lapura Carreon of Santiago, Isabella, Philippines, and we live in Palmer, AK.

I have been attending Scottish Highland Games throughout the USA and Canada since I was 7 months old wearing Kilts. I have served as Convener for Clan Mackintosh of North America in Alaska since 2016. I was the Western Regional Convener Captain from 2018 to 2020 overseeing Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. I have served as Council Member for CMNA from 2018 to 2020, and again from 2023 to the present. I have been a CMNA Life Member since 2018.


Counselor - Shawn Hooper

Shawn Hooper has been an active member and convener for several decades and became a Life

Member as soon as that membership option was available. He and his wife, Elizabeth Rief, were

also the editors of the Mists of Moigh for several years. Even before becoming an official

convener, he supported CMNA by helping in the tent and taking photographs at games in

Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and at The Gathering in Scotland in 2009.

Convening has been his primary focus in recent years, and each time he and his wife convene,

the tent set up gets high praise. In particular, his photographs attract attention and draw people

of all ages into the tent.

His long service to CNMA and his knowledge of its rich history make him an excellent Council member. Shawn genuinely believes in all that the clan has to offer its members, current and future, and he welcomes the opportunity to forward its mission more actively. Loch Moigh!


Counselor - Will Noble

My name is William G. Noble. I'm 41 years old and live in Carthage, Missouri. I've been a member of Clan Macintosh for 1 year. I'm married to my high school sweetheart Brandie Lindsay Who is from The Lee's and Lindsay clan.i have 4 beautiful girls (Abigail, Ceresa, Jillian, and Samantha).  My hobbies are wood working, fishing, go to Scottish festival, and riding my motorcycle. I just found out about my Scottish roots recently (2018) so I don't know a lot about it but taking to it like a sponge to water.

My first Scottish festival I learned a little about who my clan was and where to learn more. Which brought me here. If there are any questions or just want to meet up over a slice of pie please don't be stranger.

P.S. I'm one of those crazy biker's who will ride a long distance for good pie. 

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