Board of Trustees
California Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees
Michael D. Thibodeaux, ChairMAN
Mike Thibodeaux has served the California Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees since 2016. He is a member of Rim of the World Lodge No. 711 and of San Diego Lodge No. 35, where he is a past master and officers coach. He is a member of the Public Schools Advisory Council and a former grand standard bearer.
Allan L. Casalou, Secretary
Allan L. Casalou has served as secretary of the California Masonic Foundation since 2008, when he was elected grand secretary of the Grand Lodge of California. He was executive director of the Masons of California from 1999-2008, and also provides volunteer leadership for educational and social services nonprofits. Bro. Casalou is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, from which he holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in business administration. He is a past master of Prometheus Lodge No. 851 and Acalanes Fellowship Lodge No. 480, from which he received a Hiram Award in 2011.
Charles P. Cross, Treasurer
Charles P. Cross is treasurer of the California Masonic Foundation and grand treasurer of the Grand Lodge of California – a position he has held since 2020.
Thomas T. Albers, Trustee
Thomas T. Albers has served the California Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees for nine years. Bro. Albers is a two-time past master of San Dimas Lodge No. 428 in Chino Hills, where he currently serves as treasurer. In his professional career he is a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage, family, and child counselor. He is a partner in practice at Diamond Bar Psychological and Family Services. Bro. Albers previously served 15 years as a senior consulting psychologist for the Masonic Homes of California.
Paul B. Bazerkanian, Trustee
Paul Bazerkanian is serving his first year on the California Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees. Bro. Bazerkanian is a past master of San Marino Lodge No. 408. He is the district inspector of the 717th Masonic district in Div. VII. A past commander of Kadosh of the Pasadena Scottish Rite. Professionally, Bro. Bazerkanian has been in the design & construction industry since graduating high school in 1980. Established his own design/built company in 1987 and is the Principal designer of Kanian Developments, Inc. A Contributing member of the American Institute of Building Design, and an active member of the International Code Council. Holds an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in paralegal studies, specializing in construction law.
Walter J. Campbell, Trustee
Walter J. “Joe” Campbell: Joe Campbell has served on the Foundation Board of Trustees since 2019. Brother Campbell also serves as the Inspector of the 341st Masonic District. He is a Past Master of Willow Glen Fraternity No. 399, where he currently serves as Marshall and Trustee. Joe received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree–Minors in Economics and Law, from Campbell University in North Carolina. He received his Masters of Science in Management–Statistics and Quantitative Marketing from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Joe and his family live in San Jose.
Garrett S. Chan, Trustee
Garrett S. Chan is the junior grand warden of the Grand Lodge of California. He is a member of California No. 1 and past master of Pacific Starr-King No. 136 in San Francisco. He has served on several Grand Lodge committees, including the executive, activities, temple properties and taxation, and credentials committee. He is also past president and chairman of the Nob Hill Masonic Center Board and past vice chairman of the board of the Masonic Homes of California.
Additionally, Chan is a member of both the Scottish and York Rite bodies, as well as the Red Cross of Constantine and the Chinese Acacia Club, of which he is president, secretary, and director of ritual. Chan lives in San Francisco with his wife, JoMay, and works in the real estate industry.
Carlos M. Diez Jr, Trustee
Carlos M. Diez Jr. is Inspector of the 905th District, past master of Solomon’s Staircase Lodge No. 357 and past editor of their award-winning trestleboard. Carlos is former Grand Standard Bearer for PGM Bruce Gallaway and has served as co-Chair of P.E.A.C. since 2016. Carlos is Founder of Peripheral Media, a digital marketing agency located in Anaheim Hills.
Chip Herwegh, Trustee
Chip Herwegh is a resident of Hermosa Beach. Chip is a Father, an Artist, and a furniture maker. He was raised at Redondo Lodge #328. Twenty six years ago. He is the Junior Deacon at the Downtown Masonic #859. He is the newest trustee to the California Masonic Foundation. Chip’s family’s affiliation with Masonry goes back over 140 years on three continents.
Mark J. McNee, Trustee
Mark McNee has served the California Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees since 2018. McNee has also served the Grand Lodge of California on the San Francisco Public Schools Advisory Council since 2012, having been Chairman since 2013. He is a Past Master of Phoenix Lodge No. 144, and a member of Sons of the Desert Lodge No. 872. Mark received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, and resides in San Francisco.
Mark E. Pressey, Trustee
Mark Pressey has served the California Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees since 2004, as a member, vice president, and trustee. He is a two-time past master of Irvine Valley Lodge No. 671, from which he received a Hiram Award in 2015, as well as a member of Vista Lodge No. 687. He served as senior grand steward from 2000-2001. Bro. Pressey holds a bachelor’s degree in social science with a concentration in economics from the University of California, Irvine. He is a seasoned commercial real estate manager/investor with more than 35 years of experience.
Ralph C. Shelton, II, Trustee
Ralph is a Past Master of Orange Grove Lodge #293 as well as a member of Irvine Valley #671. He has served as presiding officer of a number of Masonic bodies, and has served Grand Lodge on the Jurisprudence and other special committees. He chaired the Orange County Language Center board for 9 years, and is presently a member of the International Supreme Council of DeMolay.. Ralph has practiced law for over 30 years. He holds both a Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate in Law, and is senior partner in the litigation firm of Schiff & Shelton in Newport Beach.
Alexander J. Teodoro, Trustee
Alex Teodoro, past master of Pacific-Starr King Lodge No. 136, has served the California Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees since 2016. He previously served the Investments Committee for nine years, including five terms as chairman, and is a trustee of the California Masonic Memorial Temple. Bro. Teodoro is a principal and wealth advisor with LPL Financial, where he focuses on proactive wealth management and financial planning. He is an accredited asset management specialist and wealth management advisor.
Reuben B. Zari, Trustee
Reuben Zari has served the California Masonic Foundation Board of trustees since 2014. He is currently an inspector at large in Division VII and previously served Grand Lodge as a district inspector, grand standard bearer, and grand chaplain. He previously served on the Fraternal Relations Committee and Grand Master’s Special Task Force. Bro. Zari is a past master of Atwater Larchmont Tila Pass Lodge No. 614, from which he received a Hiram Award in 2000. He is a utility services specialist for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.