Most Excellent Companion Steven R. Goad was born, grew up and was educated in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, and California. He has spent the past 43+ years serving our Nation with the United States Navy in various capacities.
Steve holds a B.S. Degree in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently employed by the Navy as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and an Ordnance Reliability Analyst. He has two grown children and three grandchildren.
Our Grand High Priest was raised in Indian Wells Valley Lodge No. 684 in 1996 He has served his lodge as elected Master three times, and is currently Inspector of the 634th Masonic District.
He was exalted in Norris C. Viles Chapter No. 153 in 1998. He has simultaneous memberships in multiple Royal Arch Chapters being a current member of Norris C. Viles Chapter 153 (High Priest three times), Kern Valley Chapter 75 (High Priest three times), Kern River Chapter 162 (High Priest once), Oxnard Chapter 86 (Captain of the Host), and Signet Chapter 57 as well as Santa Fe Chapter No. 1 in NM.
Steve is also a member of the York Rite of Cryptic Masons, Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, Al Malikah Shrine, Knight Masons, Red Cross of Constantine, A.M.D., York Rite College, National Sojourners, Heroes of 76, Royal Order of Scotland, and the Robert the Bruce Association. He is a Past Prior of Sierra Pacific Priory 71 of KYCH.