Experience through service
94th State President
Brian Rouse was elected the 94th State President at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress, held on April 23rd, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Brian has been a dedicated member of DeMolay in Arizona since he was 13 years of age, joining Glendale Chapter in March 2015. In 2017 and 2019, Brian successfully served six-month terms as the President of Glendale Chapter. This proved to be a significant leadership opportunity for Brian before assuming the office of Senior Associate Vice President of the Arizona DeMolay State Association from July 2021-2022.
Since 2018, Brian has worked diligently with the Glendale DeMolay Squire program, where he has served as a mentor to boys aged 9 to 11. This program proved to be successful, transitioning many of the young men into DeMolay members, and growing the organization. Brian is also a member of Glendale DeMolay's sponsoring body, Glendale Lodge No. 23.
While actively serving DeMolay in Arizona, Brian participated in his high school marching band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, and jazz choir, all while taking honors courses. In 2022, Brian successfully earned a gold medal at Winter Guard Arizona FInals with the Phoenix Union Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Since graduating, Brian has served as the Percussion Caption Head of his home high school, teaching music and adaptability to several students every year.
Furthermore, Brian has served in the South Mountain W.O.R.K.S. Coalition in their efforts against alcohol and drug abuse. He also works as a full-time shift leader at Chick-fil-A while taking full-time courses at his community college, pursuing a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Information Technology. He plays music with his jazz band, rock band, and hip-hop band in his spare time.
Brian strives to leave a positive impact on the members of DeMolay in Arizona as the State President.
State Vice President
Alex Lowery was elected State Vice President at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress on April 23rd, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Alex has been a committed member of DeMolay since 2018 when he was 12 years old. He started his career in Arizona Chapter in Tucson. In 2021 he was elected President of Arizona Chapter, where he faithfully served two consecutive terms. During his time as Chapter President, Alex helped bring in several new members and grew the Chapter from just two members to one that is now thriving and prosperous. Alex's tenure also merited the coveted Past President Meritorious Service Award, which he will wear on behalf of his Chapter.
In 2021, Alex received the Arizona DeMolay of the Year Award due to his dedication, attitude, and achievements. Alex holds DeMolay in the highest esteem, constantly striving to improve upon any aspect of DeMolay wherever he can. He believes that it is not only the lessons of DeMolay that make it great, but the collegial environment of the organization is what makes it special and truly unique.
Alex seeks to carry his hardworking and respectful attitude into service as the State Vice President, striving to make the experience of being a DeMolay better for everyone he can. Outside of DeMolay, Alex is finishing his sophomore year of high school and is achieving honor roll. He is also becoming a member of the Tucson Pyrate Punx, who host local nonprofit concerts and set up charitable events such as making lunch for the homeless. Soon, Alex will be pursuing college. Alex is beyond excited to see what his term as the State Vice President will have for him and looks forward to the challenges and friendships that await as he works to make DeMolay the best experience it can be.
Senior Associate Vice President
Taylor Pitman was elected the Senior Associate Vice President at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress on April 23rd, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Taylor has been a dedicated member of Arizona DeMolay since joining in December 2018. He is currently serving his final term as President of Saguaro Chapter in Casa Grande, a role he has held since September 2021. He has played an integral role in helping his Chapter’s growth from one member to sixteen since November 2017.
In 2009, Taylor was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism in which communication, social skills, and body language can be a challenge. Many see Autism as a disability; however, with the support of family, friends, teachers, mentors, and DeMolay, Taylor has demonstrated that it is more a matter of different abilities which has led to success.
While actively serving in DeMolay, Taylor participated in Boy Scouts earning the rank of Life Scout; played trumpet and baritone in marching band and orchestra; choir; and ran cross country. He lettered in Band for his hard work at the end of his first year. Before DeMolay, Taylor was in a three-year STEM program taking advanced classes and selected to represent his program at the Southern Regional Science Fair two years in a row for his selected science projects.
Since graduating High School in 2020, he has had several leadership positions from server to maintenance and is currently a certified trainer. He is pictured on Raising Cane’s team advertisement in Casa Grande. With his previous studies, work, and close association with DeMolay, Taylor has honed his communication, public speaking, task management, dedication, responsibility, leadership, and being a team player with DeMolay at the center.
Taylor hopes to bring a positive purpose to life, inspire, uplift, and share the passion of DeMolay. Support these great young men in finding their talents, abilities, and worth in a great organization.
Junior Associate Vice President
R.J. Quiambao was elected the Junior Associate Vice President at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress, held on April 23rd, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona
RJ Quiambao’s journey in DeMolay began in 2018 when he joined Glendale Chapter. Although none of his family had any background in DeMolay, he found himself immediately impressed by the professionalism. However, not only the practices attracted him, but the friendship he made.
He has served as the President of Glendale Chapter twice, in 2020 and 2021. Although his first term was during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, he successfully ensured the Chapter did not waver. RJ earned the Past Master Councilor Meritorious Service Award in an impressive move, a rare occurrence during the Pandemic.
When he is not attending DeMolay events or meetings, he strives to be a good citizen in his community. He is currently a part of the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society, always emphasizing his education. Furthermore, he has participated in many plays and musicals as a part of the National Thespian Honor Society. Currently, he intends to enroll at Northern Arizona University and take steps to become a lawyer. Being a lawyer is not his final step; instead, he wishes to enter politics and represent Arizona's best interests. His favorite quote that he wishes to give young men is from the late Senator Bobby Kennedy:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” (Day of Affirmation Address, 1966, South Africa)
Youth Relations Coordinator
Alexandria Schoeb was elected as State Youth Relations Coordinator at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress, held on April 23rd, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.
She was born in Arizona and has lived here her whole life! Alexandria graduated from Desert Edge High School in 2020 and is currently taking courses at The Photography Institute to pursue a career as a professional photographer. In addition to her studies, Alexandria works at Goodwill Industries on their production team.
Alexandria has been around the DeMolay world since the day she was born. She was finally able to join Job’s Daughters when she turned 10 and has been going full speed ever since.
A few years ago, in an attempt to step out of her comfort zone, Alexandria applied to be a Chapter Princess. She knew it would be fun and different, but it turned out to be so much more than that! Since then, Alexandria has had the privilege of being Chapter Princess for two different Chapters and has made so many new friends along the way.
Being part of Arizona DeMolay has been a very rewarding experience for her, and Alexandria is excited to continue working with this organization for years to come!
vice Youth Relations Coordinator
Mary Rouse was elected as State Vice Youth Relations Coordinator at the Annual Arizona DeMolay State Association Congress, held on April 23rd, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mary Rouse is a Phoenix native and is a Junior at Cesar Chavez High School. Her favorite areas of study are English and Science. In her spare time, she likes to watch anime, draw, and listen to music. This next year, she will study Early Childhood Education. She has autism and embraces it by using her creativity wherever possible.
Her involvement with youth organizations began in 2015 when she joined Glendale Raindrops. She became the Pledge Sister before fulfilling her pledge to become a Rainbow Girl in 2016.
In a show of support, and with the support from many DeMolay, Mary ran for the position of Chapter Vice Youth Relations Coordinator (and got it) in 2020. That experience has given her the opportunity to work on conquering her shyness as she interacts with my home Chapter and others during visits. These past two years working with Rainbow and DeMolay has been a time of personal growth. She went from being a member to serving in the officer line in Glendale Rainbow Assembly #8. She is on pace to be Worthy Advisor in the coming terms.
Mary looks forward to sharing her experiences in DeMolay with others.
Chief Executive Officer
When DeMolay International expanded beyond the borders of the United States of America, the governing body of DeMolay was renamed to "The International Supreme Council" (ISC). For everything that DeMolay wants to change or add, it must be approved by the ISC.
But where does the CEO come in?
DeMolay is organized into Jurisdictions, which may be either entire states or parts of states, provinces, territories or countries. Each Jurisdiction has its own CEO. The CEO is the Jurisdictions official representative to ISC.
So what does he do?
The Executive Officer runs his Jurisdiction, which includes duties like the establishment of new "Chapters," the appointment of DeMolay adult advisors, state DeMolay functions, and anything that is covered by the ISC by-laws.
CHIEF Executive Officer in a nutshell
"Dad" Bill Gordon is the Executive Officer for the entire state/jurisdiction of Arizona. He ensures that all things DeMolay run smoothly in Arizona and is the appointed representative for Arizona at the International Supreme Council.