William Wallace "Clyde" Reid - President, Clan Donnachaidh Pacific Northwest Branch - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
William Wallace 'Clyde' Reid has been President of the Pacific Northwest Branch of Clan Donnachaidh since 2012. Clan D Pac NW seeks to reach out to our kinfolk in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana by sharing information about Celtic activities and events in general and Clan Donnachaidh in particular.
A native of Oregon, Clyde grew up in Spokane and went to school at the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington before moving to Washington, DC to spend 30 years in public affairs, editing and publishing for the federal government. When it was time to retire, Clyde and wife Linda made a bee-line to the Oregon Coast and are very happy to live at Salishan in Gleneden Beach.
With grown daughters living in Ashland, OR and San Francisco, Clyde and Linda feel a strong connection with the Northwest corner of the nation. Working with the other Clan D Pac NW leaders, the Branch is looking to grow and share our love of all things Scottish!
Robert Robertson - Vice President for Western Oregon - Email: email@example.com
Robert L. "Rob" Robertson - Clan Donnachaidh Pacific Northwest Branch Vice President for Oregon since 2014, was born in Vancouver, WA in 1956. After graduating from Fort Vancouver High School and The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, with a Liberal Arts Degree, Rob has been employed in the mortgage industry since 1978. He has managed operations up and down the west coast of the U.S., landing most recently in Lake Oswego, OR. Married for 35 years to an Irish girl, Tracy (Collins), they are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Devon McKenzie and Jonathan Cody.
Rob's lifelong interest in his ancestral beginnings stems back to his being a seventh-generation Oregonian. His grandfathers on both sides of his family both arrived in the Northwest, one of them in the 1800's (pre-Oregon Territory). One grandfather brought the Robertson name to Ashland, OR, in 1876 after moving from Arkansas having spent time in the confederate army. His grandfather on his mother's side came to Oregon in 1835 having hunted and trapped with Jim Bridger (think "The Revenant") and Ewing Young. That grandfather led a group of men wrangling the first cattle drive to Oregon from San Jose, California in 1838, driving 900+ head of cattle hundreds of miles, while also dealing with hostile Indians along the way. His home in Wheatland, OR, was built in 1843 and was the first brick house west of the Rockies. Rob's father passed away before he got to know him, but in reading the many letters he wrote weekly during WWII, it was very apparent his dad was a proud Scotsman and cherished his heritage.
Tim Duncan- Vice President for Washington and Donnachaidh DNA Project Administrator-Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Duncan - Clan Donnachaidh Pacific Northwest Branch Vice President for Washington since 2014 - was born in Washington, DC, in 1955 and lived in Georgia as a boy. After serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-80, he was a farmer for a time and then attended the University of Georgia. After graduating with a degree in forestry, Tim worked for the National Park Service, serving in Alaska, Virginia (at the historic Manassas battlefield) and California (in the Mojave Desert).
After retiring in 2014, he and Ruby retired to Port Ludlow, in Washington's Puget Sound region. He has been active in Clan Donnachaidh since the early 80's and became interested in DNA research in the 90's, leading to his being named official Clan Donnachaidh DNA Program Administrator in 2005. He serves on the Clan Council in Scotland and frequently travels to the Clan Headquarters in Bruar.
Tim has had an interest in family history since a young boy and really got started researching family history in the early 1980's. He loves sharing his knowledge of using DNA testing as a tool in genealogy research. He thoroughly enjoys his opportunities to track his own heritage and looks forward to helping other Clan members do the same.
In Memorandum ~ Diane Daudt - Clan Secretary for Clan Donnachaidh Pacific Northwest Branch -
Diane Daudt was our Clan Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Branch of Clan Donnachaidh since 2013, and she had been representing Clan Donnachaidh at various clan gatherings and highland games. Diane passed away in 2018 and will missed by all those folks she touched at the many events in Oregon. Every year the various games, gatherings, and parades were always marked on her calendar as soon as they are announced. We literally would not be where we are today without Diane’s faithful contributions, time and energy. She helped put Clan D on the map again in Oregon and she will be forever missed!
Diane was a native Oregonian, born in Linn County, and growing up in Douglas County. An Army veteran, she spent three years stationed in Washington, DC, at Ft. Meyer, VA. She headed back to Oregon, where she spent the rest of her life.
Gloria Kandle Reid - Vice President for Eastern Oregon and Idaho -Email: email@example.com
Gloria Kandle Reid - Clan Donnachaidh Pacific Northwest Branch Vice President for Eastern Oregon and Idaho since 2015 - was raised in the mountains of Washington state around a small community in Skamokaway. She has lived in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana and Arizona. Her family used to run large cattle ranches in Montana prior to returning to Oregon. She currently lives in Baker City, OR. Gloria was also a contractor for various U.S. Post offices for several years.
With two grown daughters and a son, Gloria has always been in a family that enjoyed playing music - she loves to play guitar and sing. She performs regularly with her local regional theater.
Gloria's family came from Virginia and later settled in the mountains of Transylvania county North Carolina, before eventually settling in Washington state. With an avid interest in her family's history, Gloria likes to stay on the trail of her Celtic connections, always researching and discovering, and she looks forward to using her Clan Donnachaidh resources to do much more than that.
Heather Williams - Vice President for Montana - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Williams - Clan Donnachaidh Pacific Northwest Branch Vice President for Montana since 2015 - is a high school teacher living in Hamilton, MT, with her husband and 5 year old daughter. She is a graduate of Westminster College of Salt Lake City, and has an undergraduate degree in English as well as a Master's degree in Special Education.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, reading, scrap booking and researching family history. She also loves to travel and share new experiences spending time with her daughter. Heather is excited to be a part of Clan Donnachaidh, and hopes to be able to connect with other family members around the globe.
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