2019-2020 GRAND LINE OFFICERS

Grand Master
Most Worshipful Gregory A. Vasquez


Greg Vasquez is an Arizona native, born and raised in Northern Arizona.  Hes is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science and Arizona State University, Master of Technology Management.

He was Initiated, Passed and Raised in Chadler Lodge No. 34, now Chandler Thunderbird No. 15, in 2005.  He served as WM of Chandler 34 in 2010 and as WM of Chandler Thunderird 15 in 2011.  As he likes to say;

"I am the last PM of Chandler 34, and the first PM of Chandler Thunderbird 15." 


Deputy Grand Master
Right Worshipful Boyd Robertson

My wonderful wife Judy and I made the move to Arizona in the summer of 1989. Moving into an apartment in Phoenix in August was not a good idea! After living in the Valley of the Sun for almost three years we made the move to Prescott and still loving living here even though it has grown a lot. In my teenage years I was in Demolay, but it took me a while to join Masonry. I was initiated, passed and raised at Aztlan Lodge #1 in 2006. I am proud to state that I was raised at the Fain Ranch Outdoor Degree. I had the pleasure of serving Aztlan Lodge as Master in 2010.

I became a member of the Scottish Rite in 2008 at the joint sessions in Tucson and am a member of the Valley of Phoenix. Membership in York Rite began in 2011. I am a member of the Prescott Chapter and Council. I served as Master of Scientia Coronati Research Lodge #4 in 2011 and 2012. I was honored to serve as Grand Marshal in 2011 and as a DDGM for District 2 from 2012-2013.

Senior Grand Warden
Right Worshipful Randy Jager

Right Worshipful Randy Jager spent most of his childhood in upstate New York. In 1979, his family relocated to Tucson for health reasons, and he has resided there ever since.

Randy was fortunate enough to meet and marry his lovely wife Lynn, and 2018 marks 30 wonderful years together for them. They have two grown children that also live in Tucson: Travis (27), and Randilyn (25).

He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting, and has over 30 years of experience in accounting and corporate management. Most of his career has been spent in the Technology industry.

Initiated, passed, and raised in Oasis Lodge #52, Randy served as Worshipful Master in 2012, Treasurer from 2013-2017, and continues to serve as a Trustee. He is an active KCCH member in the Tucson Scottish Rite and currently serves as Treasurer for the Valley. He was the Charter Venerable Master of the Tucson Knights of St. Andrew, and continues to serve that organization as the Secretary/Treasurer. He is an active member of the Tucson York Rite, and Red Cross of Constantine. He is also a member of the York Rite Sovereign College, Sabbar Shrine, Royal Order of Scotland, and Arizona King Solomon Chapter of DeMolay International.

Randy was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by MWB James Rowan in 2011, and his previous service to the Grand Lodge of Arizona includes: 3 years as DDGM, 2 years as Finance Chairman, and 1 year on the membership committee. He was originally appointed to the Grand Lodge Line of Officers as Junior Grand Steward in 2015.

Junior Grand Warden
Right Worshipful Jim H. Baker


I was born in Florence, Arizona on November 17, 1957. I am a 3rd generation Arizonan and a Florence native. My Grandfather came to Florence in 1912 during statehood and was WM of Gila Valley Lodge No. 9 in 1925. My education consists of High School graduation in 1975 and several community college classes involving Automotive repair.

I met my wife Shirley in 1989 and we married in 1992. We have one son Kevin and one Grandson Sean who lives in San Diego.
My main employment has been in the automotive repair business. In 1980 I took over ownership and management of the family business that my Grandfather started in 1921. In the mid 2000’s I began to scale back as my parents required more assistance with daily activities and closed Bakers Garage in 2007 to become fulltime caregiver for my parents with the tremendous help and support from my wife Shirley.

My Masonic career began in 1999 when I was accepted to membership in Gila Valley Lodge No. 9. I served as WM in 2002 and have been secretary since 2003. Grand Lodge service began in 2003 as Grand Pursuivant, DDGM from 2004-2011, GL Charters and Bylaws from 2009-2015, Masonic Charities of Arizona from 2012-2017, Secretary of the Year 2007, Distinguished Service Award 2011 and 2015 Arizona Mason of the Year.

Member of Globe Chapter 7 RAM. Past Commander of Squadron No. 9, Sons of the American Legion in Florence. 

Grand Treasurer
Very Worshipful
Michael N. McGee

Grand Secretary
Most Worshipful
James Rowan

Most Worshipful Brother James W. Rowan, Past Grand Master, was born in Akron, Ohio, but has been a resident of Arizona since 1952. He is a graduate of Scottsdale High School, attended Arizona State University for two years, and the American Institute of Banking for three years. His business career has included positions with First National Bank of Arizona and owning a commercial carpet sales and service business. He and his wife Gail have been married for 26 years, and have five children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

A member of Scottsdale Lodge #43, James was raised in 1977, and was Worshipful Master in both 1993 and 1998. He served on the Grand Lodge Charters and By Laws Committee for ten years, and was the Registration Chairman for eight Grand Lodges.

James is also a Member of the Phoenix Scottish Rite, where he served as Venerable Master in 2001. He was coroneted a 33°, Inspector General Honorary, in 2003. In 2016, he was elected Grand Secretary of Arizona.
VWB Michael McGee was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on April 1st, 1985 in Wayfarers Lodge #50. Soon after he went on to be Master of his lodge in 1990 and joined the Scottish Rite and El Zaribah Shrine in 1991. He later was a Charter Member of the Northwest Lodge of Perfection, serving for a time as Scribe, a charter member of Mohave Valley Knights of St. Andrew and was a member of the Mohave and Winslow Shrine Club #39.

Additionally, Very Worshipful Brother Michael was in the Mohave Mini Car unit, Is a member of the El Zaribah Shrine Motorcycle unit, and serves as the El Zaribah Shrine Ceremonial Piper.

A practicing CPA for over thirty years, with extensive experience the last ten years in not-for-profit organizations, including financial controller for Winslow Memorial Hospital, Colorado River Medical Center, Valley View Hospital, Crisis Nursery of Phoenix, CFO for Southern Humboldt Healthcare District, Treasurer to El Zaribah Shrine Temple and Grand Treasurer for The Grand Lodge of Arizona.

In 2010 VWB Michael was hired as the Debuty Grand Treasurer for the Grand Lodge of Arizona. In 2012 he was appointed as Grand Treasurer and the next year was confirmed by election to hold the position of Grand Treasurer

Grand Secretary Emeritus
Very Worshipful
Wilbur E. Robertson

Grand Secretary Emeritus
Very Worshipful

George Stablein

Very Worshipful Brother George was born in Seattle, WA in 1942, where he spent his entire youth. Immediately upon graduating from high school, George was called to government service. After completing Army basic training, George was sent to Fort Devens in Ayer, MA where he began training at the Army Security Agency School where he trained for many months learning the skills that he would later use during his work for other government agencies for several years to come. After completing his training, George was granted a top-secret security clearance.
 
After several years of working for the Federal Government, George decided that he wanted to return to the United States and find a safer job, so he returned to Seattle and joined the Seattle Police Department, where he worked until he retired.
 
In 1985, George was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in Tempe Lodge No. 15 and went on to serve that lodge in 1989 as its Worshipful Master.
 
George has always been an avid supporter of Job’s Daughters and as served as Associate Grand Bethel Guardian and also Associate Grand Guardian for the State of Arizona.
 
George has received several Masonic Honors including both the Distinguished Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
In 1994 and 1995, he served as Assistant to the Grand Secretary (under M.W. Robert F. Henderson), and in 1996 and 1997, he served as Deputy Grand Secretary. In 1998, he was elected to the office of Grand Secretary where he served until his retirement in 2007. Upon his retirement he was elected Grand Secretary Emeritus.
 
After leaving the Grand Secretary’s Office, George served as the Chairman of the Trial Masters Committee. George has been heard to say that in his opinion, being a part of a Masonic trial may be the most important thing that any Mason will ever be called upon to do

Wilbur E. “Bill” Robertson is an Arizona native, born in Phoenix. His business career in telecommunications took him to Colorado, where he received his degrees in El Paso Lodge #13 in Colorado Springs in 1968-69. In 1976, AT&T relocated him to Phoenix, where he affiliated with Tempe Lodge #15, and served as Master in 1981. He became a member of Oriental Lodge #20 in 1993 and received the Grand Lodge Distinguished Service Award in 2000.
 
Bill is active in Phoenix Scottish Rite, having received the 33 rd degree in 1993. He was also Associate Grand Guardian of Job’s Daughters in Arizona in 1994-95.
 
After retiring from Qwest Communications, Bill was Deputy Grand Secretary for seven years, then was elected Grand Secretary in 2008 and served until 2016.

Appointed Officers

Senior Grand Deacon
Worshipful Brother
George R Rusk

Junior Grand Deacon
Worshipful Brother
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Michael A. Dale

WB George was born at the North Charleston Naval Base in Charleston, S.C. As a dependent in a military family he traveled to many places. After graduating high school at Hernando High in central Florida he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at NAS Agana, Guam, where he met his wife Michele, an enlisted Navy electrician, and then NAS North Island, Coronado, California, completing eight years as an Aviation Electronics Technician and a Vietnam Era Veteran. He finally settled in Mesa, Arizona, working in audio/video and aerospace manufacturing. He plans to retire after 23 years with The Boeing Company.

Initiated, passed and raised at Oriental Lodge No. 20, he was elected to serve as their Master in 2015. He was elected as their treasurer from 2016 thru 2017 and appointed DDGM for District 12 in 2017. WB George is currently President of the Arizona Association of Masonic High Twelve Clubs, Past Royal Patron of Baa Hanii Court No. 9, Order of The Amaranth, member of Starlight No. 16, Order of The Eastern Star, and Honorary Member of Bethel No. 13, Job’s Daughters International.

WB George and his wife Michele, Past Royal Matron of Baa Hanii Court No. 9 and Honorary Member of Bethel No. 13, Job’s Daughters International, live in Mesa, AZ., celebrating over 40 years of marriage, proud parents and grandparents.


Worshipful Brother Michael A. Dale was born February 7th, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended grade school at Saint Dennis School graduating in 1972 and attending high school at Bishop David Memorial High School Graduating in 1976. For the next 27 years 8 months and 17 days, he was an active duty enlisted Marine retiring in June of 2004 with his entire career spent in the Aviation Community. During this time, he attended Southern Illinois University; majoring in Electronics Management. He spent two years training Marine Recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. He has traveled around the globe and now resides in Yuma, AZ. He married his high school sweetheart BJ and is approaching 41 years with this wonderful woman. Together, they have two beautiful daughters; Sabrina and Brittney; as well as three wonderful granddaughters; Alyssa, Abigail, and Brooke.

Worshipful Brother Michael began his Masonic journey in April of 1997 when he was initiated into Yuma Territorial Lodge #17; being raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason in October of 1997 and installed as Worshipful Master in December of 2015. He is an active member/officer of: Yuma Shrine Club - El Zaribah Shrine Temple in Phoenix, AZ; Yuma York Rite Bodies – Cochan Chapter #10, current King; Yuma Council #10, Past Illustrious Master; Yuma Commandery #10, current Eminent Commander, Grand Guard of the Grand Commandery in Arizona and Grand Representative to the State of Kentucky; Order of the Silver Trowel; Order of the Eastern Star – Yuma Chapter #14, current Associate Patron.

He is actively engaged in training today’s warfighter on a government contract operating and maintaining a portable RADAR system where he engages aircraft, both fixed wing and rotary wing, to train the aircrew on what they will encounter in the real world should the occasion arise

Senior Grand Steward
Worshipful Brother
Leigh Creighton

Junior Grand Steward
Worshipful Brother
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Roger Biede III

Leigh Creighton was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts and as a child lived in Portsmouth, NH and Haverhill and Pembroke, MA. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. and a dual major in Psychology and History.  He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and had numerous command and staff assignments with units in Germany and the US culminating as Professor of Military Science at the University of Arizona.  His military education includes graduation from the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms & Services Staff School, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  He retired from the Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
 
Leigh then began his second career as a teacher of 7th & 8th grade social studies in the Amphitheater School District and was also an Athletic Director and Summer School Administrator retiring again in 2011.  He continues to serve the community as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and as a member of the Pima County Foster Care Review Board. His civilian education includes a M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and a M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University.  In 2015 Leigh and Nancy Bautzmann married and together have 5 adult children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.  
 
Leigh was made a Mason in Wadsworth Lodge #417, Free and Accepted Masons of New York in 1986.  He became a member of Tucson Lodge #4 in 2005 serving as Worshipful Master in 2015.  He is a past President of Sahuaro Chapter #523 of High Twelve International, member of Tucson Valley Scottish Rite, Southern Arizona National Sojourners #273 and the Arizona Military Degree Team.  He served as Grand Bible Bearer for the Grand Lodge of Arizona in 2016 and as District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 2017 to 2019.
    

Worshipful Brother Roger C. Biede III is a second-generation Mason born in Chicago, Illinois.  He moved to Arizona early in life and attended school in Tucson, graduating from Canyon Del Oro High School and University of Arizona.

He started his working career as a Director of Operations of a local family owned chain of restaurants, opening restaurants in Tucson and Phoenix. Later as General Manager of a USDA inspected Manufacturing plant he provided food to the US Military and Firefighters throughout the US and Mexico.  WB Roger moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in Project Management, working on sizable projects and traveling the world.  He moved to Arizona when he got married and continues to travel and manage large scale projects.

He was raised in Gila Valley Lodge No. 9, a Territorial Lodge in Historic Florence, serving as Master in 2017 and 2018, and currently Lodge Historian and Librarian. He is a York Rite Mason with membership in Globe Chapter No. 7, Phoenix Council No. 4, and Arizona Commandery No. 1, a Sabbar Shriner with his Father, a El Zaribah Shriner, and Secretary of Arizona Research Lodge No. 1.

WB Roger is an Ambassador to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial and is the first American Master of Castle Island Virtual Lodge No. 191, chartered under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba.

He volunteers his spare time by serving on the Board of Masonic Charities of Arizona and the George Roskruge & S. Barry Casey Museum and Library.  In Florence, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of the Pinal County Historical Society.

WB Roger and his wife Kristine live in Queen Creek, Arizona and have two boys, Damian and Dominick and an English Springer Spaniel named Roxy.