Meet the Officers of the Lodge
Jefferson County Lodge has eleven elected and appointed officers in total. Below are the three principal officers -- the Worshipful Master, Senior and Junior Wardens -- and the Treasurer and Secretary of the Lodge.
Scott Graham was born and raised in Fennimore, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh and received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, with an emphasis on Advertising & Marketing. Entering the workforce, he initially worked in sales until he took a position with a signage and display manufacturer in Madison as an Account Manager for close to 15 years. In 2001, Scott became an entrepreneur by starting Mad City Signs, producing signs, banners, and vehicle lettering. Additionally, Scott started Mad City Properties, purchasing and remodeling two East Madison homes which he now lets as rental properties.
In 2009, after knowing each other for about 11 years, Scott married his wife, Paula. Today, they live in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.
Scott is an avid sportsman, engaging in competitive shooting sports, such as hand gunning and reloading, and for many years he has been a member of a trap shooting league. Though he does not hunt, he does love the art and skill of firearms and good shooting.
In 2009, Scott was raised to the degree of Master Mason in Doric Lodge #356 and, after some time, affiliated with Jefferson County Lodge #9. Additionally, he is an active member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Madison, where he has served as Sovereign Prince and a Valley Trustee and Degree Manager for the 15th and 16th Degrees. Scott's family has a long history of Masonry going back many generations to Scotland, from which his family hails, and his father was an active Mason for many years. Scott hopes to keep that legacy alive by doing the same.
Junior Warden Philip Graham was born and raised in Fennimore, Wisconsin, a small-town farming community with a population of about 2000, and in 1983 he and 82 others formed the graduating class of his high school. Shortly thereafter, Phil joined the United States Air Force, where he was assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing Supply Squadron and worked many 12-on-12-off shifts supplying parts to B-52, KC-135, and KC-10 aircraft. After two years he transferred to Civil Engineering Squadron and became qualified to operate and train with all ground vehicles including bulldozers, graders, rough terrain forklifts, all trucks, and other ground equipment except aircraft movers.
After discharge from the USAF, Phil became a stone cutter at Madison Block & Stone, three years later he became the day shift yard foreman, and two years later he became yard foreman. He subsequently obtained his commercial driver's license and has been a driver since.
Phil's great grandfather, father, and younger brother proceeded him in Masonry, and his younger brother, Scott, has been his constant mentor as Phil progressed through the offices in the Lodge.
Paul Larson was born in Wisconsin Rapids and raised in Green Bay and Wales, Wisconsin. After graduating from Kettle Moraine High School, Paul has spent his adult years living in southeastern Wisconsin and the past 15 years in Johnson Creek. Paul worked as a tool grinder, machinist, CNC programmer, quoting and inside sales manager, and as co-owner of a granite counter top manufacturer. Currently he is the Applications Specialist for Threading Tools at Guhring Inc. in Brookfield.
Paul didn't know much about Masonry before joining a regular Lodge in 2017, but was "curious" about the mystery that surrounded the craft. He has since found a community of Brothers and friends that are unlike anything he has had prior. "Making good men better is an accurate tag line for Freemasonry because the statement is 100% true!"
Paul is married to Kim Larson and they have five children between them. Kim is also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and always willing to help with the Lodge.
Paul is an active member of several Masonic organizations in addition to Jefferson County Lodge #9: Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Madison; DeMolay International, Godfrey de Boullion Chapter; and Martha Chapter #66 Order of the Eastern Star.
Ralph was born and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin. His family moved to Lorain, Ohio, when he was 17 years old, where he graduated from High School and immediately moved back to Watertown, close to his friends and girlfriend, Michele “Mitch”. He lived with his grandmother and worked at 7-Up Company.
Ralph has had work experiences in 7-Up delivery, carpentry, welding at Milwaukee Rail Road, surgical instrument repair, and fuel oil delivery. His interests are hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, playing cards, golf, and spending time with his family, who refer to him as "techno grampa!" He enjoys micro-brewed beer, single malt scotch, a good cigar, and Hershey’s chocolate.
Ralph was raised to Master Mason in 1974 in Watertown Lodge #49 F & AM. He is very proud of his Masonic heritage and family; his grandfather, father, son, two brothers, nephews, and two sons-in-law are all Masons. He is very active in the Scottish Rite and York Rite bodies.
David Medici was born in Toronto, Canada, where most of his family resides, but he grew up in California and British Columbia. He obtained his degree in Business Administration at California State University, Long Beach, and has been a business and technology professional for over 30 years. While he and his wife, Stacy, reside in Whitewater, Wisconsin, he has two sons living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has a wide array of interests including ethical philosophy, theology, constitutional law, and political theory, and when he vacations he prefers to get away from the city to a quiet rented cottage, preferably on a lake, free from demands and where time is his own.
David's father was a Mason, as were his father's friends, and it was from those men that he first learned about Masonry. As a young man, he saw how his father and other Masons enjoyed camaraderie and how each strove to be a man of character that others could respect and look to as an example in good times and bad. It was those memories, and a desire to find friendship with everyday men who were fun and admirable, that led him to become a Mason in 2013. He found what he was looking for, and it is one of the most important aspects of his life.