We thank Brother James J. Achenbach for sharing excerpts from his masonic education presentations at S.W. Hackett Lodge #574.

Jim was born and raised in San Diego, California. He and his wife, Lisa, recently celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary and have two beautiful children, Thomas and Anna.

Bro. Achenbach attended Crawford High School and gained valuable experience in the printing industry. After running a printing press for a few years he enrolled in classes at Mesa College and then transferred to San Diego State University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communicative Disorders in 1993 and his Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders with an emphasis in Speech and Language Pathology in 1995.

Bro. Achenbach has worked for the San Diego Unified School District since his graduation from SDSU. His duties as a Speech and Language Pathologist have included working with children of all ages.

Raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on July 22, 1997, he served as Master of the Lodge in 2006. A member of both the Scottish and York Rites, Bro. Achenbach served as High Priest of Tyre Chapter #130, Royal Arch Masons in Escondido, CA.

On December 15, 2001, following the recommendations of the California Scottish Rite Foundation’s Advisory Committee, Illustrious H. Douglas Lemons appointed Bro. Achenbach to serve as Clinic Executive Director for the California Scottish Rite Foundation. His duties have taken him to every city in the state of California that has a Speech and Language Center.

In addition to studying Masonic philosophy and history, Bro. Achenbach enjoys family days with his wife and kids, camping, hiking and traveling. His travels have taken him from the local San Diego mountains and desert to the Australian rain forest. Formal visits with the Brethren of S.W. Hackett Lodge to the United Kingdom, Mexico and the east coast of the United States have been particular highlights.

Brother James Achenback and his bride Lisa of San Diego Masonic Lodge #574

Jim & Lisa Achenbach

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