M.W. Michael D. Moore, G.M.
Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Colorado
Mike Moore, the Grand Master of Colorado, took his Masonic degrees in Englewood Lodge #166 in February through April of 2006. In 2011, he became the Worshipful Master of that lodge. He is a 32nd KCCH Scottish Rite Mason, a 2008 Scottish Rite Fellow and a past Celebrant (VIII degree) for the Societas Rosicruciana In Civitatibus Foederatis (S.R.I.C.F.) in Colorado. He lectured for the Grand Lodge of Colorado Speakers Bureau for a number of years, along with writing a monthly educational e-column for the Denver Consistory’s RiteWorks for four years.
Mike has published eight non-fiction books, which had good magazine reviews and multiple printings. He has had over 130 articles published nationally on the American West and Freemasonry, and was a staff writer for On The Trail magazine for thirteen years. You can still see him in History Channel reruns of Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West and in the video Freemasonry in the Old West that has over 120,000 views. He is a past member of the Western Writers of America, and is a recognized authority on the American West who lectures and critiques scholarly articles on the subject. He was presented with a lifetime achievement award for his education and history efforts by the Tesoro Foundation in 2011.
He and Denise have five daughters, and will celebrate their twentieth anniversary soon. Mike has been a small business owner for over thirty-five years. His hobbies include astronomy, ham radio, the mandolin, photography, writing poetry, reading and spending time in the outdoors.