Greer, Joseph, Chapter Chairperson
Born in West Virginia and having lived up and down the east coast and now the Midwest, Joe graduated from Princeton Univ. (NJ) in Engineering Mgmt. Systems and received an MBA in Finance/Operations at Duke (NC). He works in IT program management. Joe is an avid college basketball fan and enjoys vacation travel. Edinburgh Scotland in 2022 is penciled in! Joe is married to wife Paula, who hails from central New Jersey. Paula is an avid dog owner, having rescued several dogs from shelters. The Greer’s have four adult children spread out in Ohio (Ron), New Jersey (Cassie), and Washington DC (Ellen, Camilla).
My father had a MacGregor kilt. I stopped by a highland games in NJ in the 1990’s and have been interested ever since. Joined Clan Gregor when we moved to Ohio.
Ebert, Marcia MacGregor, Treasurer
Born in Michigan and moved to Ohio at the age of ten. Went to nursing school in Cleveland at Metropolitan General Hospital. Met my husband Bob in church and we married in 1967. Worked in nursing until our daughter Sheryl was born in 1971 and have worked in childcare since 1981, which led me back to school for a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Baldwin Wallace University.
My interest in my Scottish heritage started when some of my Arkansas relatives started doing a search about our relatives. We traveled to Scotland in 1974 and I started going to the Ohio Scottish Games. I joined Clan Gregor sometime in the 90's and became treasurer in the early 2000's.
McGregor, Patrick, Newsletter Editor
Pat has lived his whole life in Northeast Ohio and currently resides in Richfield with his wife Janet and little dog Clarabelle. Pat is an Operations Manager in the wholesale oxygen industry. Pat and Janet traveled to Scotland in 2018 and plan to attend the Clan Gathering there in 2022. They have a son Everett who lives in New York City and is in the television industry. Pat is also a diehard baseball fan especially of the Cleveland Indians and Akron Rubber Ducks.
He's been actively researching his ancestry (including DNA) for over 10 years and joined Clan Gregor in 2016.
MacGregorHuyer, Susie, Steward
Susie is a Texas Aggie, but has learned to love Minnesota after 13 years of practice. She works as a Nurse Life Care Planner and geriatric/hospice nurse in the Twin Cities where she raised her four kids. She is passionate about NCAA sports in general, but especially those where the Texas Aggies are involved. Other non-work hobbies include photography, riding (not driving) motorcycles, hippotherapy (“horse” therapy), reading, and quilting. She spends time in both Texas and Minnesota on a monthly basis. She has four children: 2 daughters (Mary and Meg) both being Texas Aggies, one son (Dan) is an Iowa Hawkeye, and another son (Alex) in central Minnesota.
Susie traveled to Scotland in 2018 with the Clan Gregor Reunion and what had previously been an interest became a passion and she now is invested in helping other McGregors/MacGregors learn about their Scottish heritage and history along with all those “extended family” relationships. She returned in 2019, escorting her entire “nuclear” family (16 of them!) as a special 80th birthday celebration for her dad.
Claus, Santa, Holiday Chair
Originally from North Pole, Alaska. Santa has been raising reindeer and has been active in promoting elf history and culture.
Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor is the 24th chief of Clan Gregor and is known as the Chieftain of the Children of the Mist. He was Convenor of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs from 2011 to 2018 and is the Hereditary Patron of the Clan Gregor Society which has been in existence since 1822.
Born in 1959, he spent most of his early life travelling the world with his parents. He graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1980. He was commissioned into the Scots Guards where he spent time in Northern Ireland. He also served as operations officer and in command of troops for four years in the 48th Gurkha Brigade and the 6th Gurkha Rifles in Hong Kong and Nepal. Sir Malcolm’s final post was as the Chief of Staff of the 51st Highland Brigade in Perth.
Today, Sir Malcolm is a prominent landscape photographer. He spent time in the Sultanate of Oman on various projects and commissions. He is the author of two photography books on the islands off the west coast of Scotland and is a features writer and photographer for Scots Heritage Magazine. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Geographical Society in London.
Sir Malcolm works with the humanitarian mine-clearing agency, the HALO Trust based in Dumfriesshire; traveling to war torn countries in Africa and Asia. The trust is a registered British charity and an American non-profit organization which removes debris (land mines) left behind by war. He has also undertaken an assignment for the UK military in Afghanistan.
Sir Malcolm is married to Fiona Armstrong, the 19th Lord Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire. She worked as a presenter and reporter for both ITN and BBC News. She currently presents on ITV Border Television’s Border Life.
As one of the UK’s best known female anglers, she is the author of two fishing books. She also made fishing films for Sky TV’s ‘Tight Lines’ programme and her 2007 series, River Journeys, was shown on the Discovery Channel.
Meet Our North American Leader: Keith MacGregor
Keith MacGregor is currently the North American Representative to the Clan Gregor Society of Scotland and has been a member of Council for twenty six years. He enjoys contributing to the Society’s operations and leading local tours in Scotland each July, in conjunction with the Lochearnhead Games, and the larger International Gatherings every four years. Over 200 MacGregor members attended the International Gathering in 2014 and over 125 participated in the Loch Awe tours in 2018, touring the MacGregor homelands and meeting their diaspora kinsmen.
Each July, Keith helps organize the clan’s professional archaeological outings in Glenorchy and Glenstray, the original MacGregor lands. These explorations have helped uncover a trove of information about the early MacGregor chiefs, as well as the clan’s occupation of these glens in earlier times. The Society also participated in the spirit of “The Year of Archaeology – Scotland 2017” by publishing our finds for that season, in regard to several previously undiscovered medieval settlements and preservation of the carved stone monuments to our chiefs, discovered at Dalmally church, Argyll.
Spearheaded by CGS Chairman Richard McGregor, the MacGregor DNA Project at Family Tree DNA is now one of the largest Scottish projects based at Family Tree DNA, in Houston, TX. Keith serves as one of two co-administrators who, along with a cadre of scholars, researchers and geneticists around the world, offer guidance in interpreting MacGregor DNA results against the background of Scotland’s spectacular history. It is our sincere belief that the era of “genetic genealogy” has just begun in earnest, and that it will be vastly important going forward in discovering the deeper history of our genes.
Currently living with his wife Lynne in Redding Ridge, Connecticut, Keith spent much of his professional career as Executive Director with the Fox Broadcasting Company in New York. He greatly enjoys his travels to Scotland each year. He is also the first of his MacGregor male line to be born in the United States. His grandfather, Daniel Duncan MacGregor, was invited to New York by his great uncle, Peter Graham MacGregor, who arrived from Dundee in 1891. Daniel Sr., his wife Anne, and son Daniel, Jr. came to New Jersey from Liverpool in 1925, which makes them the last of Keith’s forebears to arrive in America. Ironically, these MacGregors lived and worked less than five miles from lower Manhattan, where a number of Keith’s original Dutch ancestors became founders of the Nieuw Amsterdam colony beginning in 1611, in what would become New York City following Henry Hudson’s maiden voyage.
Keith can be reached at: email@example.com.
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