120th Leader Of Al Malaikah Shriners
Guy was born in Los Angeles California, the fourth of six children. Guy grew up in Torrance California attending Torrance public schools. He graduated from North Torrance High School and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Cal State University Long Beach.
Guy retired in 2013 after working for AT&T for 32 years.
Guy and his lovely wife Karla just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in August. They have four children, 3 girls and 1 boy. They all graduated from college with at least their Bachelor’s degree. Kelsee, daughter # 3 is “Past Grand Bethel Honored Queen of International Order of Jobs Daughters”. In 2016 their 3 daughters blessed the family with one new grandchild each two boys and one girl!!
Guy was raised a Master Mason on April 22, 1993 at Beach Cities Masonic Lodge # 753, Manhattan Beach and worked his way to Worshipful Master in 1998 and again in 1999. Guy attributes his interest in Masonry to his wife’s family. His Father-in-Law as well as both his Grandfather-in-Laws were all Masons. Guy thought these three fellows were outstanding gents and figured there must be something to this thing called Masonry.
Guy received the Hiram Award from Beach Cities Lodge #753 in 2014.
Guy spent several years as an advisor and Chapter Dad of South Bay Chapter, Order of DeMolay and a recipient of the Legion of Honor. He is also is a member of the Southern California Association of Past Masters Association, Scottish Rite, Valley of Long Beach, and the York Rite.
Guy became a Shriner in 1995 and although he had a slow start, not joining a club until 1999, he has picked up the pace ever since. Guy is a member and Past President of the Past Masters Shrine Club, member and Past President of Beach Cities Shrine Club; he is also a member and Past Captain of the Koppers Unit 2013.
In 2012, Illustrious Sir David Wehmeyer appointed Guy to the Al Malaikah line. Noble Guy and Lady Karla have enjoyed their years as a Divan Member and have worked to make “Membership” a top priority.
In their free time, Guy & Karla enjoy spending time at their Mammoth cabin snow skiing and during the warmer months they both love hiking in the Sierra Nevada. They also both still water ski, motorcycle ride, travel, wine tasting and of course spending time with friends and Family.
This year’s theme is an oldie but a goodie- “SHRINERS, Having FUN Helping KIDS”. Because that’s what we do! Without fun it’s not going to work because Shriners need a purpose. If it’s only about raising money for the Medical center, clinics and Shrine Hospital system then it doesn’t work because Shriners are FUN loving people! We are looking to have a great 2018 so we encourage U to join in the FUN!