CLAN CHIEF - John Mackintosh

Current Clan Chief of Clan Mackintosh

PRESIDENT - Myken Spiesz

After joining Clan Mackintosh in 2018 as a life member, I, Myken Spiesz, quickly moved up the ranks. I have served as a council member, secretary, acting vice president, and now president for our clan, along with the SE Regional Captain, a Georgia, Florida, & South Carolina Convener. I am a member of the Atlanta St. Andrew Society and the Carolina's Scottish American Military Society (SAMS) Post 1775.

At events you may see me in the Mackintosh tartan, but most likely in my Air Force tartan. Plans for this year will be Convening at Panama City Beach Scottish Festival, Fort King George Scottish Heritage Day, Savannah Scottish Festival, Blairsville Scottish Festival, North Georgia Highland Games, Charleston Scottish Festival, and Stone Mountain Scottish Festival. I will be in the Color Guard at Loch Norman and Grandfather Mountain events too.

I am a proud mom of 4 wonderful kids and an Air Force Veteran. In my spare time I LOVE to be out and about exploring.

VICE PRESIDENT - Barry Sheppard

I am a Life Member of the Clan, member of the current council. I am of the Noble sept through my paternal great Grandmother.

I have been the Virginia Convener for the last 4 years. Plans for this year are Sedalia Center Games in March, Green Hill Games in August, Radford Games in October, as well as the Richmond Games.

I'm married to Lindy Terry (Clan Donald / Skene). Owner/Designer of Midgard Shield World, making handmade Scottish Targes and Viking shields.

SECRETARY - Lacie Mackintosh

Lacie Mackintosh was elected on to the CMNA Council in December of 2021. In November 2022, Lacie was then elected to the Clan Secretary position.

A longtime resident of Central Indiana, Lacie is dedicated to researching and tracing family ancestries throughout North America and Europe.

Lacie also enjoys learning history and traditional crafts, travel, hiking and 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 - Dan Durant

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.

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 - Dave McIntosh

This is my 9th year on the Council of Clan Mackintosh of North America. I started off as a Counselor for a year, then Vice-President for a year, President for 5 years, and now on the second of a three-year tour as a Councilor again.

I was asked by the Commander of Clan MacGillivray to be his Seannachie, essentially the historian/storyteller of the Commander. I have written books on Mackintosh, MacGillivray, Shaw, Farquharson, MacThomas, Macpherson, MacBean, Davidson, and Phail. I am currently working on a book of the three families of Chattan (MacIntyre, Maclean, and MacQueen) and will finish up with a book on Chattan sometime next year.

After many years as a Convener for CMNA, I have transitioned over to the Heavy Athletics field where I get to compete in all of the Highland events. I can be found competing in the New England Area and visiting the CMNA tent when I can.

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. 

Counselor - Shawn Douglas McIntosh

Shawn McIntosh was born in Keene, New Hampshire. He is the eldest son of Lachlan M. McIntosh Jr. of NYC, NY, and the former Betty Ann Rule of Keene, NH.


Shawn first joined the service in the United States Navy, 3 February 1977. He served six years in the Navy, with three years aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz (CVN-68) as an Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman.


Shawn later rejoined the service in the United States Army, 16 February 1987. His assignments included Military Police, Ordinance, and Field Artillery, and he served at Fort McClellan, AL; Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL; and Fort Sill, OK.

Shawn McIntosh is married to the former Perla “Pearl” Lapura Carreon of Santiago, Isabella, Philippines, and they live in Palmer, AK. He has been
attending Scottish Games throughout the USA and Canada since he was 7 months old wearing Kilts. Shawn has served as Convener for Clan Mackintosh of North America in Alaska since 2016. He has served as Council Member for CMNA from 2018 to 2020. Shawn has been a CMNA Life Member since 2018.

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