Meet the Divan

The Divan is the “board of directors” or “executive council” of the organization, and serves as the management team for both fraternal and business activities of the Shrine.  Each Shrine Center has its own Divan, and the minimum number of Divan members is set by Imperial by-laws at five, with each of these being elected by the Nobility (membership).  Therefore, all Shrine Centers have at least five members on the Divan.

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Stephan (Steve) Brick and Lady Brandie

Potentate

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Steve is married to his lovely wife Brandie. He has two beautiful daughters and a grandson. He enjoys spending time with his family as often as he can. He has also lived a life of service to his community. At 16, he joined the United States Army Reserve as a Military Policeman. After he graduated high school and 5 years, he transferred from the Army to the active-duty Air Force and worked in the intelligence field. He served nearly 33 years in a variety of assignments both active duty and reserve and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant.

While in civilian life, Steve also is involved in the local community. He has been a member of the Apopka Rotary Club for over 15 years. He is active in his church as an assisting minister. He has been a volunteer coach for youth basketball and was honored by the Sertoma Club of Apopka as their Person of the Year in 2019.

In his professional life, Steve has served with the Apopka Police Department since 1992. He is currently a lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigations Unit, which encompasses General Investigations, Strategic Investigations, K9, and Evidence. He has earned numerous awards and accolades.

His masonic career started in 2005, at Orange Lodge #36. After becoming a master mason, he moved through the chairs and became Master of the lodge. From there he joined the Orlando Scottish Rite and then Bahia Shrine Since joining the shrine, he has held several offices in the Director’s Staff including President. He is a member of several clubs and units.

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Mark Zickefoose and Lady Terri

Chief Rabban

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I am Mark Zickefoose and was born in Oil City, PA. I grew up in Hialeah Florida and received my Bachelor degree of Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1979 and received my Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2008. I moved to the Orlando area in 1981 and currently live in the Dr. Phillips area.

I have been employed by AT&T as a Sr. Equipment Design Engineer for 42 years. I serve as Chairman of the Board for Insight Credit Union as well as the Insight Foundation Board of Director’s. I am also part of the committee for Taste of Central Florida, which raises money for the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Coalition for the Homeless. I am a member of the the Iron Horses and the Director’s staff at Bahia Shrine.

I was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason at Eola Lodge in 2008 and became a member of Bahia Shriners in 2011

I have been married for 20 years to Terri and have 2 daughters, Meghan and Brianna. I also have 3 grandchildren, Colten, Ainsley and Fallon.

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Brian Johns and Lady Tracey

Assistant Rabban

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Brian was born March 17, 1964 in Philadelphia and grew up in Central New Jersey in the shore town of Toms River. At an early age, he was bought an electronic keyboard and developed a love of music. By the time of high school, he joined the marching band and was introduced by a high school friend to the drum and bugle corps activity marching with the Eatontown Royales in 1980. He toured by bus all over the east coast forming a close bond with the group and having a great time.

After graduating high school, Brian held various jobs as a busboy, waiter and short-order cook. With no college education or life skills, he spoke to an Air Force recruiter and enlisted in the USAF in 1982. Brian received training as a Cardiopulmonary Technologist where he learned to perform diagnostic testing in a military hospital. He spent the majority of his enlistment stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. After completing his military service, Brian received an honorable discharge in 1986 and returned to New Jersey with a new set of life skills and a sense of direction.

It didn’t take long before Brian found work in his new occupation, specializing in ultrasound. He worked for various hospitals and imaging centers until 1989 when his parents moved to Florida. Brian quickly followed and found similar work in Central Florida. Over the years of his career, he became quite proficient in his field. He worked as the lead cardiac sonographer for a cardiology group for 20 years, where he would meet his future wife Tracey. He was then hired in 2012 as Ultrasound supervisor at South Lake Hospital in Clermont, FL where his still works today.

In 1996, Brian was excited to see that a drum and bugle completion was being held at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. He was even more excited when he discovered that an all-age drum corps existed in Orlando called Heat Wave. It didn’t take long before Brian joined the group and rekindled his love for the activity. In Heat Wave, Brian met a man name Lynn Capraun who introduced Brian to Freemasonry and Shriners. By 1997, Brian was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason in South Seminole Lodge 364. Not long after, he joined as a Noble of Bahia in the Drum & Bugle Unit with many other members of Heat Wave.

Brian’s step-father introduced him to motorcycle riding which would become another passion in his life. After a motorcycle accident in 2002 left him with 10 broken ribs, his then coworker, Tracey helped nurse him back to health. Brian fell in love with this pretty, kind, gentle, funny divorced mother of three. They married on April 12, 2003 with friends, family, and fellow Nobles in attendance during the reception at Bahia.
After over 20 years as a Noble, life has been good for Brian. He lives in Kissimmee with Tracey and their four-legged babies, all rescue dogs. His step children are grown and he’s become a grandfather. He still excels at his job and gained experience in a leadership role at the hospital. At Bahia, he still rides motorcycles and plays the tuba. He enjoys cigars and has driven (and crashed) a race car to raise money for Shriners kids. He demitted to Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80 and attends meetings as his cable-tow permits. Brian is serving as Bahia’s Assistant Rabban and hopes to continue serving the Shrine in a leadership role. His focus will be building membership, planning Fundraising activities and increasing participation of our current Nobles.

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Mark Charlton and Lady Dawn

High Priest and Prophet

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Mark was trying to find his way to give back to the community and better himself. A friend recommended Freemasonry. Mark began his Masonic journey back in England in 2005. He found he enjoyed the fellowship and the craft.

He moved to Florida still a member of his English Lodge, Trevelyan No. 9187 and visited Lodges here. He was introduced to the Shrine and immediately felt he had found his home. His zest and enthusiasm for this great philanthropic cause was clear from the start.

Through the Shrine he was introduced to members of Mokanna Lodge #329 where he later demitted from England and joined, and he is 2021’s Worshipful Master. He is also a member of High 12 and Scottish Rite.

He is in several units and enjoys each one. In 2018 he had the privilege of being asked to join Bahia’s leadership (Divan) and is currently serving as High Priest & Prophet.

Mark believes in a strong community and works with various other communities’ project such as Second Harvest Food Bank and Sunshine Foundation.

Marks formal training is as mason and he has run his own contracting companies for many years. He is also a qualified commercial diver and worked within the industry teaching and assessing.

Mark and his Lady Dawn have 3 children and seven grandchildren. In March 2021 Mark and his Lady became proud American citizens.

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Chad Root and Lady Becky

Oriental Guide

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I am Chad Root I was born in a small town in upstate NY (Fort Plain) where I met and
married my high school sweetheart Rebecca. We have 2 sons, Quincy 21, and Zane 20.
Almost 8 years ago we decided to move to Florida and now live In Winter Garden. Chad has worked
many years in various Automotive Service Positions and is currently a Warranty Administrator for a
Lincoln Dealership.

I was raised as a Master Mason on 10/14/2017, and am a member of Mokanna Lodge 329. I
Became a member of Bahia Shrine in 2019 after a friend asked me to join. Being a former Hospital
patient I am glad to give back to this great organization that helped me to walk correctly as a child.

I am also a proud member of Ormazd Grotto, Widow Sons, and am a 32nd degree Master
Mason and a member of the Orlando Valley of Scottish Rite.

In my spare time I enjoy riding my Harley Davidson, Hunting, and shooting guns along with
travelling. I am very easy going and easy to talk to so if you don’t know me, please just say
hello and I would love to talk to you.

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Dennis G. West

Recorder

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Bill Benham and Lady Joan

Treasurer

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