79846 Powerline Rd., Hermiston, OR 97838
Cell 503/789-3558, Res. 541/567-3662
R. Michael “Mike” Wick was born fifty-eight years ago in Lonerock, OR where his parents had a wheat and cattle ranch. The ranch operation was moved to Hermiston when Mike was two years old, and he graduated from Hermiston High School in 1974. That spring, a dream of playing professional baseball was realized when he was chosen by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth round of the June free agent draft. He chased that rainbow until two arm surgeries and a bad habit of chasing sliders low and away jarred him back to reality. After graduating from Oregon State University, he married the former Shari Chapin from Mulino, OR, and they raised their twin children, Sam and Jadie, in addition to several foster children, on the Hermiston ranch where Mike grew up.
A Past Master and Life Member of Hermiston Lodge No. 138, Mike also has membership in Scottish Rite, York Rite, Al Kader Shrine, and Eastern Star. He is currently General Manager of a large irrigation district near Hermiston, while Shari continues to teach 6th grade at one of Hermiston’s Middle Schools. He is humbled and honored to serve Oregon Freemasonry and will strive to uphold the high standards of those who have served before him.
Don Stapleton, R.W. Deputy Grand Master (46)
2310 NW Eighth Ct., Gresham, OR 97030
Res. 503/669-0866, Cell 971/409-6130
Don is a native of Oregon and grew up in the Beaverton area, attending Beaverton High School, graduating in 1962. He was Master Councilor of Beaverton DeMolay; Met his wife Pat, Honored Queen of Bethel #62 and were married in August of 1964. He joined the Air Force in 1966 and spent four years as a motion picture photographer, having a tour in Vietnam. After returning to Portland in 1970, he worked for KATU Television, as a photojournalist for 36 years, retiring in 2006. He was raised a Master Mason in Washington Lodge #46 in 1974, serving as master in 1979 and 2003. First Served in Grand Lodge as Junior Grand Steward in M.W.B. Vern Beito’s year and has been on various Grand Lodge committees including Masonic Information and Education. Currently a member of the Amaranth, Eastern Star and Shrine. Was District Deputy of District #5 in 2008 and 2009 and is also a board member of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. Don and his wife Pat have two children and three grand children. He Enjoys family time, camping, fly fishing, photography and playing with Al Kader’s Oriental Band.
Arthur L. Borland, R.W. Senior Grand Warden (103)
2090 Jasmine Ave., Medford, OR 97501
Art was born in September of 1944 in San Mateo, California. He graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1962, then received an Associate of Arts Degree in Electronics from the College of San Mateo. He later graduated from Notre Dame De Namur University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Economics. Art designed communications systems throughout the world while working in the Telecommunications Industry. He and his family moved to Tokyo, Japan where Art became the Resident Communications Engineer for Bechtel Corporation and later traveled extensively in the United States and overseas. Art has also held the positions of International Sales & Marketing Manager for communications and computer companies dealing with sales in the Far East, Australia and the Caribbean. He learned to program computers in the mid 1960’s and became proficient in Fortran IV, COBAL and BASIC languages. Prior to retirement, he was the president and founder of a communications consulting company which designed communications systems throughout the world. He headed the company for twenty years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Art served two years as a District Deputy and has served on the Long Range Planning Committee and the Resolutions Committee for our Grand Lodge as well as on several Advisory Boards for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. He is a recipient of Rainbow’s Grand Cross of Color, the Hiram Award and the Albert Pike Award. Art is a Past Master of Medford Lodge #103 and is a member of the Scottish Rite, Hillah Shrine and Eastern Star in Medford. He and his wife, Dale have three children, Christopher, Jeanine and Erin. They also have four grandchildren, Courtney, Tyler, Kimberly and Camille.
6143 Shaw Hwy. SE, Aumsville, OR 97325
Born in Corvallis 1952, only born US citizen in family. First college graduate in family, my daughters have continued this. Worked 23 years in wood products, then 16 years in our own hardware store, sold and retired in 2008. Now work summers on wood products and logging for the fun of it. Can’t get any better than going for a walk in the woods. I have been married to Sue for over 40 years and we have 2 daughters and 2 wonderful granddaughters. I belong to Al Kader Shrine temple and Salem York Rite.
Ed Bousquet, P.G.M., Grand Secretary (139)
62649 Erickson Rd., Bend, OR 97701
Bus. 503/357-3158, Cell 503/705-6796, Fax 503/357-1815
Ed grew up in Scappoose graduating from high school in 1960. In 1962 he joined the Army, and after discharge in 1965 returned to Scappoose where he met Judy. They were married on October 28, 1966. Ed graduated from Oregon State University (go Beavs) in 1972. In 1974 the family moved to Bend and in 1979 he opened an accounting practice. In 2000 he sold the business except for a few clients. Ed & Judy have three grown daughters and eight grandchildren. Ed and his Dad were both raised in St. Helens Lodge No. 32 on October 22nd. Ed in 1966 and Dad in 1955. He served as Senior Deacon in St. Helens Lodge before moving to continue his education. He served as Master of Bend Lodge No. 139 in 2003 and 2006, as District Deputy of now District 19 in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. He served on the Long Range Planning Committee’s Advisory Group from inception in 2003 until 2006 and served as Chairman of the Sustaining Group until being appointed Senior Grand Deacon for the 2006-2007 Masonic Grand Lodge year. Ed is also a member of Amaranth, Scottish Rite, York Rite, the Shrine. In addition, he is a member of the Central Oregon Scottish Rite Club and the Central Oregon Shrine Club. Ed was elected Junior Grand Warden in 2007, Senior Grand Warden in 2008 and Deputy Grand Master in 2009.
6625 W Burnside Rd. #228, Portland, OR 97210
Fred was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1932. He completed high school there and after a four-year stint in the US Navy, attended and graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He married Esther Casuto in 1959 and they have two children and three grandchildren. The family moved to Southern California where obtained his MBA at Pepperdine University. Fred spent 20 years in aerospace businesses and then joined Walt Disney Imagineering for 10 years were he managed planning and scheduling for the building of EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World. He and Esther owned and operated a business systems/computer consulting business in Southern California for about 10 years until they pulled up stakes and moved to the central coast of Oregon. He continues to teach in the online campus of several universities. Fred was raised as a Master Mason in his father’s Lodge in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1963 where he served as the head of the Fellowcraft Team for the Master Mason Degree. He is a present member and Past Master of Taft Lodge #200, a member of Research Lodge #198 and member of the Oceanside Court #37 Order of the Amaranth. Fred was District Deputy of District #14 from 2002-2005. He is a member of the Portland Valley of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Board of the Oregon Scottish Clinics. He has been serving as a member of the Library and Museum Committee of the Grand Lodge and as a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Masonic Charitable Foundation. Fred is presently the Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of Israel to the Grand Lodge of Oregon.
414 Edwards Rd. S, Monmouth, OR 97361
Jay was born in San Francisco in October 1948 and shortly thereafter began his travels. He was born into a military family and spent most of his early years moving from state to state and country to country. He graduated from high school in Georgia and then attended college in Kentucky where he earned a double degree in Social Science and Secondary Education. While in college he met his college sweetheart and after graduation married Winnie in October 1970. Jay has taught public school, worked in the hospitality industry and for over 40 years been in the law enforcement field. He and Winnie have two sons (one Jay raised as a MM in his Lyon Lodge) and four grandchildren (oldest is 21 and was raised by Jay in Lyon Lodge and the youngest is 4). Jay was honored to be raised a Master Mason in 1978 and has served lodges in New Jersey, Texas, and Oregon and has served in positions in the Grand Lodges. He is also a member of the Valley of Salem Scottish Rite, the York Rite, the Al Kader Shrine and the Order of The Eastern Star.
Robert L. Fountain, W. Grand Lecturer (55)
8601 SW 50th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
Res. 503/452-2458, Bus. 503/725-5204
Bob is a native Texan, who moved Oregon in 1992. Since then, except for a one-year sabbatical, during which he lived and taught at a small college in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, he has resided in southwest Portland. After completing Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, he earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and he is currently a Professor of Statistics at Portland State University. In addition to his interest in the esoteric symbolism of Freemasonry, he takes pleasure in music and foreign languages (classical Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, and modern Spanish, French, and Arabic).
P.O. Box 222, Clatskanie, OR 97016
Born in 1951, Jim was raised in Rainier, Oregon. Jim graduated from Rainier High School. After attending college, he was hired at the Crown Zellerbach Wauna Mill where he is currently the Pulp Mill superintendent. He and his wife of 42 years, Terrie, make their home in Clatskanie. They have two daughters, Christina and Amy and two grandchildren Jackson and Lillian. Jim has spent over 40 years active in his community, as a member of the Clatskanie city council, various budget committees and boards, an EMT and a volunteer firefighter. Jim enjoyed coaching Little League baseball for several years then coached his daughter’s softball teams for over 10 years. He joined Clatskanie Lodge #133 in 1982, and was master in 1988 and 2008. He served as District Deputy from 2007-2010. He has also served on the Code Committee for last two years. Jim enjoys golfing, and supporting Oregon State Beaver athletics with his family. Go Beavs!
64308 Hot Lake Ln., La Grande, OR 97850
Mark L. Posler, W. Grand Marshal (221)
2397 NW Kings Boulevard #226 Corvallis, OR 97330
Mark was born and raised in the Midwest, but has called Oregon home since 1993. Mark graduated from Kansas State University and worked as a Police Officer for the Riley County Police Department in Manhattan, Kansas before moving to Oregon. He worked as a Police Officer for the Corvallis Police Department for several years, and is now employed by the Oregon Department of Justice as a forensic computer examiner, assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children task force. He and his wife, Jeanette, have two children. Mark began his Masonic career in 1996, and has served as Master of Mary’s River Lodge #221, District Deputy, Grand Lodge committee chairman, and Grand Pursuivant. He is a proud member of Al Kader Shrine. In addition to his Masonic activities, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, and is a past President of the Oregon Peace Officers Association.
13122 SW Yarrow Way, Tigard, OR 97223
Thomas was born and raised in New York City where he resided until relocating to Oregon in 2002 with his bride Shizuko, whom he met at university. They are the proud parents of Catherine and Ethan who were both born in the Northwest. Thomas manages a case information system for a Portland based law firm. He has worked in the legal profession since 1989. Shizuko is a licensed clinical social worker. She assists people dealing with acute mental health issues and chronic medical issues.
Thomas is a member of Tigard-Orenomah No. 207 where he is serving as Junior Deacon. He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in June 1991 in Cornerstone Lodge No. 178, Second Manhattan District, F. & A.M., New York and served as Master (1999-2000). He maintains New York membership in Franklin Lodge No. 195. Thomas is a corresponding member of the American Lodge of Research in New York, the oldest in the U.S. and is a member of the Philalethes Society, the oldest independent Masonic research body in North America. He is a founding member and current President of Oregon’s new Lewis & Clark Chapter of Philalethes which is dedicated to promoting Masonic scholarship and to furthering Masonic education. The chapter provides speakers by request to Oregon’s Lodges.
Thomas enjoys listening to classical music and folk, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll. He and Shizuko enjoy dining and sampling the cuisines of the world. He has great interest in studying Masonic symbolism, art and history, Western philosophy and the cultural heritage of Western civilization. His interest extends to studying the spiritual and cultural traditions of the world’s great civilizations. Thomas enjoys baseball and has practiced Kyokushin karate with his son, Ethan. He treasures spending time with his family including their dog Buddy and especially assembling Lego with Ethan. On a light note, Thomas is probably the only Grand Lodge officer who grew up playing stickball and off-the-point (NYC street games).
4420 NE 92nd Ave., Portland, OR 97220
My name is Jim Akers and my wife name is Dana K Akers, we have lived in Maywood Park for over seventeen years, twelve of which I have served as City Councilman for the City as Public Safety Representative and City manager. I am an active member of the Maywood Park Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). I formally worked for The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in corrections and court security. For the past sixteen years, I have worked for SERP Enterprises, and worked as a Supported Employment Specialist and Behavior Specialist serving adults with disabled. My hobbies are training Hunting dogs, hunting and fishing the northwest. I was born in Wash. DC. In 1969 in Bethesda Maryland, where I live on military bases on off for most of my life and then in 1976 I moved from the state of Virginia to the state of Oregon. Where I joined masonry in 1998 in Beaverton Lodge 100 and after getting married that same year I transferred my membership to Parkrose Lodge, where in 2003, 2009 and 2012 I have presided as Master of Parkrose Lodge. In 2010 I was appointed Grand Steward of Oregon.
Darrell G. Maple, W. Senior Grand Steward (10)
660 S Oregon St., Jacksonville, OR 97530
30015 Cora Robb Ln., Hermiston, OR 97838
200 W Nevada Ave., Irrigon, OR 97844
I was born in Lubbock, TX, in 1947 and grew up in a small town named Rochester, TX, and graduated from High School there. It is a farming and ranching community so I learned the value of a strong work ethic early. I went to South Plains College and got an Associate Degree in welding technology and metallurgy. I started welding in the oil fields after college and then got into construction and joined the Steamfitters local in Abilene, TX, served and apprenticeship and worked on many projects across the United States. In 1979, I came up to Oregon to work on the nuclear power plants at Hanford, WA, and then was sent on a Coal Fired Plant at Boardman, OR. I met my wife Ramona in Stanfield, OR, in 1980 and we were married two years later. She is now a retired RN and I am a retired Steamfitter from Local 290 in Portland. We have four children, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren and we are very proud of all of them. Two of our boys are Master Masons and one is a Scottish Rite Mason. I was raised a Master Mason in 1983 at Umatilla Lodge No. 40 in Echo, OR, and later on joined Tuscan Lodge No. 136. I am also a member of the Lodge of Perfection, Scottish Rite in the Pendleton Valley and also a member of the Baker Valley Scottish Rite. I have held several offices in both Umatilla and Tuscan Lodge; I was the Master of the Tuscan Lodge twice. I was also Venerable Master in the Lodge of Perfection. I have received the Hiram award from both Umatilla and Tuscan Lodge. I am most proud of the Hiram award as I think it is the greatest honor that your Brethren can bestow upon you in Blue Lodge Masonry. I was so surprised when I got the call for this appointment and am so honored and humbled. I will do my best to represent Masonry in the best way possible. I come from a long line of Masons and Eastern Star people in my family in Texas and I am so happy to be able to be called a Mason. I owe a lot to Mona for supporting me in all my endeavors in Masonry. I am so honored just to be called a Mason.
9295 SW Sattler St., Tigard, OR 97224
Gary L. Ball, W. Grand Organist (13)
16916 NE 21st St., Vancouver, WA 98684
Bus. 503/736-4788, Cell 503/508-0400
Gary was born and raised in Salem and started learning the piano at an early age. By the time he got into high school, he had other interests, primarily his studies, and stopped taking piano lessons. He received his BS at the University of Oregon and MS in mathematics at the University of Illinois. While in Illinois, he started playing the guitar, and continued playing guitar in a rock and roll band after he returned to Oregon. He settled down in Roseburg and began his career with the Oregon Water Resources Department. While there, he became involved in Masonry and was raised in Laurel Lodge in 1985. He served Laurel Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1990. With their long time musician’s health failing, Gary began playing piano again, as lodge musician. About the same time, he learned about the Cascade Ragtime Society in Roseburg, and became active in the Society. Gary moved back to Salem in 1997 completed his career with Oregon Water Resources and retired in 2007. After operating a water rights consulting business for about a year, he got an offer he couldn’t refuse from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and is now employed with them as their water rights expert. He was first appointed Grand Organist in 2003 by MWB Vern Beito after he heard him play at the Salem Keizer Outdoor Degree and continues to serve in that capacity.
John T. Turner, H.P.G.M., W. Grand Pursuivant (154)
P.O. Box 571, Sisters, OR 97759
Born 1925 and grew up in Casa Grande, Arizona and educated in the public schools there. Graduated from Park University with a degree in history. Served in WWII in the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe, transferring to the Army in 1947 retiring in 1975 with over 30 years service, ten of which were overseas. Married his wife Barbara in 1945. John and Barbara have four children. Raised a Master Mason in 1947 in Pinal No. 30 F&AM in Arizona. Currently a member of Pinal No. 30, Redmond No. 154, Bend No. 139 and Robert Burns No. 97. Served as Master of Redmond Lodge No. 154 in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Served as District Deputy in 2002 and 2003. Appointed Grand Lecturer in 2005, Grand Chaplain 2006 and Junior Grand Deacon in 2010. Member of the Baker Valley Scottish Rite, Hillah Shrine, and Central Oregon York Rite Bodies. John and Barbara have lived in Sisters, Oregon since 1980.
4116 SE Oak St., Portland, OR 97214