The Grand Lodge Of Arizona

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Grand Master
Most Worshipful Craig L. Gross

Craig L. Gross is a third generation Master Mason and a member of Tucson Lodge No. 4 and Nelson Bledsoe Lodge No. 74 in Tucson, Arizona.  He is a native Tucsonan who began his Masonic  carreer in 1983, serving as Master of Tucson 4 in 1988 and 2003.  He is a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason in the Valley of Tucson, a Knight of the York Rite of Arizona and a Noble of the Sabbar Shrine.  He has served as District Deputy Lecturer, Lodge Program Coordinator, Grand Sword Bearer, Grand Orator, Public Schools Chairman, on numerous Grand  Lodge Committes, past Presidentof Masonic Charities of Arizona, past member of the Scottish Rite Child Language Center (WIngs on Words) Directors, past Board member of the Square and Compass Clinic, and Arizona Mason of the Year in 2001.

Craig has served as Associate Bethel Guardian, Associate Grand Bethel Guardian, and Associate Grand Guardian of Arizona Johb's Daughters, being awarded the Sunburst of Honor in 2003, and was a past Rainbow Dad and a past DeMolay advisor.  Craig is also past Sovrign of the Red Cross of Constantine, past Governor of the York Rite WHite Rose College, and past Master of Southern Arizona Research  Lodge No. 2.

Craig graduated from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University with degrees in Planning and Urban Development.  He was employed with the City of Tucson for over 30 years, retiring in 2011 as Deputy Director of Planning and Development Services.

He has been Married to  Lynda for over 40 years and has a daughter Erin who was extremely involved in Job's Daughers International, Rainbow International and Demolay International.  a son-in-law Ben who was twice Arizona State Master Councilor of DeMolay International and Master of his Lodge in Washington in 2016, and two grandsons Cortland and Jasper

Deputy Grand Master
Right Worshipful Greg 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."

Senior Grand Warden
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.

Junior 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.

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

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.

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.

Appointed Officers

Senior Grand Deacon
Worshipful Brother
Jim H. Baker

Junior Grand Deacon
Worshipful Brother

George R. Rusk

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.

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.

Junior Grand Steward
Worshipful Brother

Michael A. Dale

Senior Grand Steward
Worshipful Brother
Darrell D. Mandrell

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

I was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 8th, 1965.  I was raised Master Mason in Cedar 60 Lodge located in Clarkston Michigan in 2007.  I have the privilege of being the Son of a Mason and the honor of being a part of his being made a Mason at Site by MW Mike Manning in 2015. 

I am a current member of Chandler-Thunderbird 15 and Past Master of Camelback Daylight 75. 

I am very active with the Blue Lodges as well as the Shriners and York Rite.  My Grand Lodge Service began in 2013 when I was appointed as a DDGM until 2017.  I was awarded the Grand Lodge Distinguished Service Award in 2015, Mason of the Year 2016, Shriner of the Year 2016, Clown of the year in 2016 and recently inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2017 for community and Veterans service as well as Veterans advocacy.

I have enjoyed a nearly 3-decade career in the Law Enforcement profession with a variety of assignments, with my main specialty being collision reconstruction.  I must add the best part of my career is being able to say I got paid to ride a Harley Davidson for over a decade.

Grand Chaplain, Bill J. Enloe (73, 85)

Grand Orator, Brian R. Hanne (24)

Grand Marshal, Brian A. Pilz (32)

Grand Standard Bearer, Trevor J. Gillespie (7,13)

Grand Sword Bearer, Ronald S. Hill (4)

Grand Bible Bearer, James W. Wild (56)

Grand Pursiuvant, Mark H. Nielsen (9)

Grand Organist, Peter H. Johnson (6)

Grand Tyler, Carlos A. Tolsa (81)

Grand Editor, Roger C. Biede III (9)

Grand Counsel, Eric L. Overstreet (45)