Out board of trustees at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, CO

Board of Trustees

Ashley Buss, Chairperson (2019)

Vice Chairperson at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COBorn and educated in England, I won an apprenticeship to study Micro-Electronic with a major defense contractor, which placed me in many and varied situations. I then worked for a major computer supplier and transferred to the United States, to work their Optical Scanning subsidiary, later this subsidiary was obtained by an English business. I was then promoted to manage the entire US operations, after ten years, I then sought self-employment. I have been working in Information Technology and custom programming ever since. Ashley is very active in the Masonic Community and has been a Mason for 18 years.

Terry Hudson, Vice Chairperson (2022)

Vice Chairperson at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COTerry retired in 1999 after 38 years after of working for five railroads as a Special Agent and a Manager Damage Prevention Services. He became very familiar with change due to mergers and closures during career. Terry married Bonnie 56 years ago and they have 3 children and 4 grandsons. He became a Master Mason in Blue Island, Illinois in October 1967. After moving to Colorado, he joined Perfection Lodge #193 and was Worshipful Master in 1978 and in 1995. Terry joined Unity Chapter #97, The Order of Eastern Star, with his daughter in 1996 and served with her as Worthy Patron in 2004 and 2012 and was also Worthy Patron in 2010 and presently Associate Patron. He is also a dual member with Loyalty #145 and a member of Blackhawk Lodge #11. Terry retired in 1999 after 38 years after of working for five railroads as a Special Agent and a Manager Damage Prevention Services. He became very familiar with change due to mergers and closures during career. Terry is a member of Scottish Rite and York Rite, and past High Priest of Royal Arch Chapter #2 in Denver, Past Commander of Denver Commandery #1 and now DM in Denver Council #1 Cryptic Masons. Terry has been a Board of Trustee for 12 years and served as a House of Delegate member 4 years.

Beth Spangler, Treasurer (2020)

Treasurer at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, CORaised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Beth moved to Denver in 1972. She attended Metro State College majoring in accounting. During her working career, Beth worked as head bookkeeper at Green Mountain Bank; Administrative Officer at Western Federal Savings in the accounting department; and was Controller for Lang Management Company. Beth joined Eastern Star at age 18, demitted while raising her family, and rejoined in 2005. She is a member of Dawn #125 in Aurora, Colorado. During that time she has served as Martha, Associate Conductress, Conductress, Associate Matron- twice, Worthy Matron- twice, and also as Grand Martha in 2011-2012 for the Grand Chapter of Colorado Order Eastern Star. Beth enjoys knitting, reading, and traveling. Having experienced the great care that her father received at the Masonic Home in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, during his illness with Alzheimer’s, Beth feels a need to give her talents and time back to the Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus. She feels this has enabled her to be an advocate not only for the residents of the Home but also for the Order of Eastern Star.

Carrie Andre, Secretary (2021)

Secretary at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COCarrie is originally from Kansas and attended Wichita State University but relocated to Colorado in 1985 where she continued pursuit of her degree at Metropolitan State University and finished her degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix. Carrie started her career in a Primary Care office at the tender age of 16 as a medical biller and back office assistant. She has worked in various industries including Medical, Insurance, Landscaping, Non Profit, High Tech, Financial and Global Relocation. She has 36 years of accounting experience and 15 years of human resource management experience. Carrie was initiated into Eastern Star in 1983 at Ninnescah Chapter #423, Clearwater, Kansas and was involved with the Kansas Masonic Home and Organist for multiple Bethels. Recently, she was back home and participated with the Comanche Lodge #295 Community Thanksgiving Dinner and served meals alongside the Deputy Grand Master. She moved her membership to Dawn Chapter #125, Aurora, Colorado in 1986. She is a charter member of Star Catchers, a group dedicated to raising awareness of Masonic bodies in Colorado, active in multiple Chapters as Organist and for 2016-2017 Grand Chapter as Grand Organist. Carrie has served her chapters as Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, Electa, Chaplain, Marshal, Organist, Associate Conductress, Conductress, Associate Matron and Worth Matron. Since the return from her sabbatical to raise her daughter, Carrie has been very active at the Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus activities. She looks forward to increasing participation in and awareness of the Home during her tenure as a Board member. In her spare time, Carrie likes to can, quilt, sew, play the piano, do crafts and swim. She is excited to represent all the residents of the Home and especially honored to steward for members of the Home that have served our great Order.

Gary G. Malara (2018)

Master at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COGary Malara has been Master of his Lodge, Fidelity 192, three times, and has been Worthy Patron 4 times for Collins #26. He has been the High Priest, Trice Illustrious Master and Commander of the York Rite in Ft. Collins. He has had the privilege of receiving the KYCH (Knights of the York Cross of Honor) and is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite member. He is the 1st Master Mason of his family, his wife Janet is a Past Worthy Grand Matron, and his 2 daughters are both members of OES.

Michael Moore (2020)

Past Master at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COMike Moore is a Past Master of Englewood #166, a 2008 Scottish Rite Fellow and the current Senior Grand Deacon for the Grand Lodge of Colorado. He is an author with eight books and over two hundred articles published. Mike has run his own business for thirty plus years in our state and feels honored to be a part of the Board.

Jim Jarvis

Paster Master at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COJim Jarvis is a Past Master of Fountain Valley Lodge #191, Past Grand Patron of Colorado Eastern Star and currently Treasurer of his lodge. Jim came to Colorado in 1978 by being assigned to Cheyenne Mountain Air Station in Colorado Springs. After retiring from the United States Air Force, he worked for Defense Contractors as an Instructional Manual Writer until he retired in 2016. Now volunteers at the Grand Lodge Library. Jim married Mary Kae Knight in 1987, and has two daughters, one is a Math Teacher at Widefield High School and the other is Purchasing Agent for Interior Logic in Phoenix, AZ. Jim became a Master Mason in 1975 while stationed in Taiwan, the Republic of China. He looks forward to supporting the residents of our beautiful retirement center.

Rev. Steve Schroeder (2019)

Rev. at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COSteve is a Denver native who currently lives in Parker with Janie, his wife of 40 years; they have 4 grown children & 5 grandchildren under the age of 11. He loves to play golf, ski, bounce on his trampoline and go for walks with Janie. He has been a mason for 42 year and is past master of Perfection Lodge 193 in 1982, member of Centennial lodge, Blackhawk lodge, the Denver Consistory and Metro Chapter of the Eastern Star. Steve has over 40 years in the residential Real Estate & Mortgage business in Colorado and is President of Colorado First Real Estate, Ltd. He still works full time assisting people who need to buy, sell or refinance their real estate with FHA, VA, Conventional and Reserve Mortgages. He retired in 2015 as a part-time gymnastics coach. He spent Saturday mornings for 25 years teaching gymnastics at the South Suburban Recreation Center. Before that he was the men’s gymnastics coach at Arapahoe High School. He attended the University of Denver on a full scholarship for gymnastics and diving, and graduated with a Business Degree in Real Estate in 1973. Beginning in 2001, at the age of 50, he attended Denver Seminary and spent 8 years of part-time study learning about the Christian faith. He is the Pastor of the Master’s Community Church. Over the past 10 years he has conducted a non-denominational Church service on Sunday mornings at the Robert Russell Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Community. Sunday service is at 10:00 am and all Masons & Eastern Star members, along with their friends & families, and everyone who lives at the Home are invited to come and be part of our worship service. Steve believes that serving on the Board is an honor. He also believes that in the priorities of life that we should put God 1st, family 2nd, work 3rd and all other activities come after that. And in the middle of everything we do we should serve those around us in His holy name.

Kathy Easterday (2018)

Active member at Eastern Star Masonic Retirement Campus in Denver, COKathy is an active member of South Gate #104 Order of the Eastern Star since 2009. She works full time as a Quality Manager for CenturyLink. Her work group, a global network operations center, meets the international standards of ISO 9001:2015 and TL positions, including accounting, finance, contract management, process support, and engineering. Kathy and her husband, Ken, have five children and six grandchildren.Although retired, Ken picks up and distributes food for a community food pantry. Kathy is excited to serve on the Board of Trustees and advocate for the retirement community.