This blog also serves as a chronicle of my journey through Freemasonry. I have been involved in Freemasonry for over 14-years now. I'm a Past Master of Oriental Lodge No. 60, the Idaho Lodge of Research No. 1965 (and Past Secretary), and the Idaho City Historical Lodge No. 1863; Past Grand Orator, former Chairman of the Masonic Research and Education Committee, and former Chairman of the Board of Relief for the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Idaho; Past High Priest of Boise Chapter No. 3, Royal Arch Masons; a Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Idaho; Deputy General Grand High Priest for the Northwest of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International; recipient of the Ephraim A. Kirby Award; Past President of the Order of the High Priesthood of Idaho; Past Illustrious Master for Idaho Council No. 1, Cryptic Masons; Most Illustrious Past Grand Master of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Idaho; recipient of the Order of the Secret Vault; Past Thrice Illustrious Master of the Order of the Silver Trowel in Idaho; Past Eminent Commander for Idaho Commandery No. 1, Knights Templar; recipient of the Knights Templar Cross of Honor (2015) and Knight Commander of the Temple (2019); Eminent Grand Captain General of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Idaho; member of the Committee on Social Media for the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA; Prelate of the Idaho Chapter of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor; Past Governor of Tri-Valley College No. 178, York Rite Sovereign College of North America; lifetime member of the Ohio Asylum of Research under the Grand Commandery of Ohio; Past Patron of Adah Chapter No. 8 of the Order of the Eastern Star of Idaho; a 32° in Boise Valley of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction of the USA; Fellow of the Grand College of Rites, USA; Senior General of St. Michael's Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine; Past Associate Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 29, Job's Daughters International; Junior Knight of Knights of Tara Council No.122, Order of Knight Masons; Marshal of Intermountain Chapel No. 27 and Provincial Grand Herald (Northwest Province) of Ye Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon, USA; Past Prior of Idaho Priory No. 13, Knights of the York Cross of Honor; member of the Royal Order of Scotland; Founding Senior Warden and current Sovereign Master of Star Garnet Council No. 560 of the Allied Masonic Degrees for the United States of America; 3° (Fellow) of the Royal Order of the Masonic Knights of the Scarlet Cord; Knight Commander of the Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri; Honorable Grand Adjutant and Honorable Assistant Grand Secretary of Syringa Order No. 121 of the Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill; member of Ye Antient Order of the Corks; Very Honorable Deputy Commander-General of the Masonic Order of the Bath of the United States of America; member of Salish Court No. 96 of the Masonic Order of Athelstan; member of El Korah Shrine of Shriners International; Knight Priest of Redemption Tabernacle No. XL of the Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priest; and a IX° or Magus, the Primus Celebrant of Idaho College, and a member of Wyoming College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF).
I'm a member of the Apostolic Johannite Church and a novitiate of the Oblates of the Temple and St. John (ObTSJ).
I served in the Idaho Army National Guard for 12-years as an Intelligence Analyst and an Unmanned Aircraft Instructor-Operator with two deployments to Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom III and Operation New Dawn).
I am an alumnus of Boise State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations with a Minor in History and my Masters of Arts in Political Science with my thesis titled "Analysis of Cyber Incidents Between Dyadic Rivals."
I'm also a member of the Kappa Rho Chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and served as House Manager, Grand Treasurer, and Grand Procurator (the judicial officer and 2nd-in-command).