David Druse – Vice President – Art Director
Member since 2000
Maria Druse – Scotsman’s Ball Coordinator
Member since 2000
Andi Cramner – Treasurer / Finance Secretary
Member since 1979
Andi was born in Kansas as Andrea Jae McConaughey. She later moved with her widowed mother and her sister to New Jersey. Her mother married a widower with four children. She and her sister were adopted by their stepfather and she became Andrea Jae McConaughey DeCou. Andi went to Whittier College in California. She later married and divorced and is now known as Andrea Jae Cranmer aka Andi Cranmer. She has one son Jim who with his wife lives in Maryland. Andi worked for Travelers Insurance in downtown Los Angeles for over 10 years, then worked for an independent insurance agency in Pasadena. She retired in 2006 and has been visiting family across the US and has now become addicted to genealogy!!
Pat McConnaughay – Web Master
Member since 2002
Pat was born in Oceanside CA and grew up in Carlsbad CA about 100 yards from the waves crashing on the beach. He attended San Diego State University. Worked in the health field for 16 years and drove an 18 wheeler for another 16 years. Now he is semi-retired and driving a bus for a retirement home but is mostly tired! Traded in his surf board and now surfs the net. Likes to fool around with web design, and is a volunteer sheriff for the San Diego County Sheriff Department. He donates his services, and blood to the San Diego Blood Bank. Among all the volunteer work he does, he also has time to be a proud member of the Scottish Knights Templar. He currently serves on the board as the web master.
Suzi McNutt – Communications / International Liaison
Member since 2005
A second generation native Californian, Suzi joined Clan Donnachaidh in 2005 at the Queen Mary Highland Games. When she’s not experimenting with new recipes, she can be found in her garden, tending to her 60 rose bushes and dozen fruit trees. She travels yearly to Scotland, and has been on the International Council of Clan Donnachaidh for several years now.
Richard Reid – Executive Secretary / Membership
Member since 2011
Richard was born about 150 miles from the center of the United States in Colby, Kansas. He spent the next 17 years living in 11 states, until (permanently?) settling in California, and earning his BA and Teaching Credentials from California State University, Northridge. In 1989 he began his career as a High School English Teacher, and has taught for LAUSD and the UCLA Extension. Outside of teaching, he likes traveling, camping, and hiking, and most importantly, taking long walks with his wife Hanna, daughter Aislinn, and two Border Collies. Besides being on the board for Clan Donnachaidh, he is also an active Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member for the Long Beach Fire Department.
Marti McInnis – Scholarship
Member since 1984
Ron Robertson – Board Member
Member since 1998
Ron has been a board member since 2001 and is proud of his Scottish heritage. He was born in San Francisco, CA, raised in Menlo Park and attended the Univ. of Wash. Ron attended high school in Thailand and Hong Kong, and worked overseas for several years in Australia, Germany, Austria and Romania. With wife Barbara, Ron has taught in China and cruised to Mexico, the Baltic Capitols, and through the Panama Canal to Florida. Ron officially became Santa in 2003, was a founding member, President for 4+ years and is the Director and President Emeritus of the International Brotherhood of Real Bearded Santas. He has also done several TV commercials in addition to many public and private appearances. Ron was inducted into the Santa Claus Hall of Fame in 2014. Click here to see his awards.
Charles Ables – Board Member
Member since 1977
Roxanne Chavez – Board Member
Tara Duncanson – Board Member
Briana Chavez – Board Member