I joined the Scottish Rite in January of 2012, 1 month after becoming a Master Mason. In part because even prior to taking my EA Degree in September of 2011, I was invited to the Minneapolis Valley of the Scottish Rite for an Open House and got to see the "Black Crow" (Ill. Brother Ed Pearlman) perform as Albert Pike and I was hooked... I knew the Scottish Rite was where I wanted to be!
Since then I got involved in as many as 10 Degrees at one point, from my Initial Favorites of the 20th, 21st, 29th and 31st, to a number of others. In a year of so I took over as Double Eagle for my home lodge of Anoka Lodge #30 and soon after that I became the Chairman of the Double Eagle Committee.
I was soon asked and honored to join the Chapter of the Rose Croix Line and in 2019, I became Wise Master, just prior to which I was asked to take over as Director for the 18th Degree as well. (Our Terminal Degree for the line), and will be fulfilling my term in April of 2021.
I felt very privileged to receive my Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 2019 as well and hope to continue to serve the valley as best I can going forward.