• 2018 Divan

  • George Witherington Jr

    Potentate - 2018

    George was born and raised on the Alabama Gulf Coast. He is a combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Afterwards, he enrolled and graduated from the University of South Alabama.

    On leaving the service, George became and officer at the city of Mobile Alabama Police Department. After 6 years, he took a leave of absence and began working for the Department of State as a police contractor in Kosovo assigned to a Counter Terrorism/Counter Intelligence Task Force. Upon returning to Maryland, George began working with the Baltimore City Police Department as an academy instructor. George eventually retired from the Montgomery County Police Department in 2013, serving as a Detective in the narcotic units. George is currently the Owner and President of Witherington & Brooks Investigative Services, LLC.

    Georges wife, Karen is currently a police officer with the Montgomery County Police Department. They have three boys.

    George is a member, and officer, of Friendship Lodge # 84 in Hagerstown, the Scottish Rite of Cumberland, Knights of St. Andrew, the Washington County Scottish Rite Club, the Sayara Unit, the Hagerstown Shrine Club, the Legion of Honor, the Rail Road Unit, and the Hillbilly Clan.

    George can be reached via e-mail at kforlno@yahoo.com

  • Mark Puffinburger

    Chief Rabban – 2018

    Mark was born and raised in Green Spring, West Virginia. He attended Potomac State College with a focus in History.  Mark owns Puffinburger Carpets and Floors.  His wife, Lady Lisa, is a teacher with Hampshire County Schools.  Mark is a part of the following organizations: Clinton Lodge 86, Director's Staff, Scottish Rite of Cumberland, MD, Royal Order of Jesters, Cumberland Court 117, Knights of St. Andrew's, Railroad Unit, Hillbilly Clan. 

    Mark has served as the Chairman of the Green Spring Valley Public Service District and is a graduate of Leadership West Virginia.

     Mark can be reached at markpuffinburger@frontiernet.net

  • Mike Kerns

    Assistant Rabban - 2018

  • Aaron Brotemarkle

    High Priest and Prophet - 2018

  • Jeff Grogg

    Oriental Guide - 2018

  • Bruce W. Whitaker

    Recorder – 2017

    Bruce is Past Master of Queen City Lodge #131; a member of Esoteric Lodge of Research #237; a member of the Free State Shield & Square Club; York Rite (Super Excellent Degree) and Scottish Rite 32nd Degree.
    Bruce is a member of the Ali Ghan Shrine Legion of Honor and Camper Club.
    Bruce is a Marine Corps veteran, having served in Vietnam.  After military service Bruce joined the Maryland State Police as a Trooper, serving for 31 ½ years, retiring in 2002.
    Bruce and Lady Regina reside in Cresaptown, MD. Their family includes three sons and five grandchildren.
    Bruce may be reached at bruce@alighanshriners.com

  • Larry Geber

    Treasurer - 2018