1st Ceremonial Master
Noble John P. Smith – born in Utica, N.Y. on December 17, 1987 to Gary and Josephine Smith, growing up in Westmoreland, N.Y..
Educated in Westmoreland Central Schools, graduating in 2006. Earned an associate of science from Mohawk Valley Community College in Electrical Engineering Technology. Then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering Technology in 2011. Since 2011 , he has worked at O'Brien & Gere (OBG), as an Instrumentation & controls Engineer.
John was made a master mason in 2011 with Baron Steuben Lodge #264. He served as master of Baron Steuben Lodge in 2016-2017. John has been a member of the keystones kops unit since joining Ziyara in 2012.
Outside of the Masonic brotherhood, John keeps busy being involved with several organizations including the Kiwanis club of Westmoreland, the Westmoreland summer activities association, Relay for Life Team Aaron, and the Lowell cemetery committee.
When he is not busy with all of his organizations John works on his family's dairy farm. John is the 6th generation of Smith's on the farm. The farm has been a part of his family for 188 years.
In addition, he enjoys, road cycling, camping, and hiking in what free time he may have.