2016-2017 Grand Lodge Officers
Most Worshipful Grand Master
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.