Our Clan Chief; David Hugh Heriot Baird Rose 26th of Kilravock, was born in England in 1946, and spent much of his youth in Australia.
Not long after moving to his ancestral land of Scotland, David
married Rosalind Macrae of Conchra, and settled at Nairnside Farm on the Kilravock Estate, which they turned into a Sheep Milk Dairy.
They have four daughters; Genevieve, Katharen, Alice, and Christina.
Right from the start, Chief David has been involved with Clan Rose, with much support and appreciation.
President/ Presiding Elder
Brian M. Rose is one of Clan Rose International's founders, and currently serves as the Presiding Elder/ President.
As an Eagle Scout, and O.A. Brother, he started learning the value of leading by example, and serving others at a young age. He currently holds the honor of being a Knight in the Fraternal Order of the Golden Owl, and serves as one of the Orders officers. Family and Heritage are very important to him; which is why he sees the value and importance of preserving our Clan Rose heritage for future generations.
Christina “Plush” Gill was born near and raised in Hillsborough, New Jersey with her younger brother. Her love of history sparked a lifelong interest and led her to the local renaissance festival where she received the nickname Plush. Soon after high school she left to travel around the country exploring, listening to the stories of strangers, and making new friends.
Currently she travels with her partner, Tony, three dogs and one cat. She continues to research her heritage and familial ties while she works at festivals and conventions selling moccasins and other handmade products. In her free time, she photographs hidden treasures of the back roads and National Parks.
Bonnie Salvatore is a founding member of Clan Rose International and serves as Scribe. Bonnie has been involved in Clan Rose activities, heritage and family history research for many years and values the many Rose family members all over the world. Born and raised in Atlanta, Ga, she currently lives in Acworth, Ga. She has served as an officer on state and national levels for several non-profit organizations and is excited to be part of the founding and building of Clan Rose International.
Katharen Quirk (nee Rose) was born in Inverness, Scotland. She studied Photography in University. After her education, she travelled around Canada and America and eventually settled in Southampton, England. She met her husband in London and they had two children. With their growing family, they moved back to the Highlands of Scotland in 2017. They now have four children and two giant dogs. She has since started up a small homestead and runs The Quirky Farm Shop from which she sells homegrown and homemade produce.
As a daughter of the Clan Chief, Katharen has always been fascinated by her family’s heritage and is excited about her active role with Clan Rose International and managing the UK branch.
Genevieve Rose was born in Inverness. She studied outdoor pursuits in Aberdeen and travelled to Australia helping out on merino wool farms. She now lives on a small holding in Scotland with her young family.
Genevieve has always loved the history of the Rose family and is enjoying being part of Clan Rose International as an active member
Eric Rose was born in California but raised in Virginia and North Carolina since age four. He is married and the father of three daughters and a son as well as grandfather to two grandsons and a granddaughter. He currently lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia. He joined the Marine Corps in 1990. He has also driven OTR for 13 years and has been an EMT since 2013.
Both Clan Rose and Scottish/Norman heritage and history are of great importance to him and he feels passionate that the knowledge passes to our younger generations.
Tina is the youngest daughter of nine children. She has lived her entire life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. She has a son and a daughter with her husband Eric, who she married in 2004. Her family is everything to her and she is a strong supporter of Clan Rose and their Scottish/Norman heritage.
Larry J. Rose was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in Johnson City, TN. His first experience with Scottish Highland Games was at Grandfather Mountain in 1969 and 1970 where as a Boy Scout, he helped his troop park cars for the Games. He is a graduate of Milligan College and The University of Tennessee and a retired social worker, therapist, and nonprofit administrator in Tennessee and Virginia.
His Rose ancestry traces back through Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia before reaching the shores of Scotland and eventually Kilravock.
Carol Jackson Rose was born in Ocala, Florida, and grew up in the East Tennessee area. She is a graduate of Milligan College and East Tennessee State University. She is a retired employee of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Her ancestry traces back to the Roses of Kilravock from her paternal great-grandmother’s family.
Larry and Carol have two adult children. Gina (Rose) Mello and husband Rob and their children Kade, Nico, and Daxx. James Rose and wife Joven have two children, Evvie and Auggie. Larry and Carol live in Johnson City, Tennessee, are involved in their
church, and spend free time on home improvement projects as well as Clan Rose International and a local Celtic organization, Appalachian Highlands Celts.
Member at Large
Donnie Rose. I am a first generation native of Anderson, Indiana. My family is originally from Eastern Kentucky, having migrated there from North Carolina in the early 1800’s. My love for family history led me to becoming involved with Rose Clan International.
I am a co-administrator for the Family Tree DNA Rose Family project.
I am a retired engineer having worked for the United States Navy for most of my adult life. I spent six years on active duty in the US Navy working on avionics and decided to make it a career as a civilian civil servant. I am a Purdue University graduate with a BSEE.
I live in the Ohio River Valley town of Madison, Indiana with my wife Delilah and our two miniature schnauzers. I am an active martial artist studying Okinawan style karate (Goju-Ryu). I am also an active musician. I play guitar and sing at local restaurants, wineries, etc.
I look forward to helping Clan Rose International grow and help our membership learn more about their Scottish/Norman heritage and bring the history of the Rose family to light.
Born Matthew David Rose, I first became interested in my Rose roots in my mid teens, after relatives of my father's (Dr Kenneth D. Rose and his Daughter Beth Marie Rose Dwyer) wrote a family book on the Roses that had migrated and settled in Nebraska (Adams County).
I've lived most of my life in West Michigan. Grew up in a small town here and currently live with my wife, Gayle and our two dogs, Otis and Bella, in Holland, Michigan.
In the last couple years I've gotten more interested in my Scottish heritage and our Clan. I got involved with a local Celtic festival that was just starting out and was intrigued with the Clan groups attending that festival.
I volunteered to help with that festival in this past year (2023), joined CRI and hosted a Rose Clan tent at that festival. It was a lot of work, but fun and rewarding, as I've learned so much more and am able to share that knowledge with others at festivals in our area.
I now look forward to serving the Clan as Tent Convener and working with other members to help them host Clan Rose tents at festivals across the US!
I am proud to be a member, and happy to support our Clan in all ways possible!