DDGM-8th Masonic District

G1eGn7HkRWB KT Manis

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KT was born and raised in Hobbs, NM.  He graduated from Hobbs High School in 2011.  KT left Hobbs to attend college at Texas Tech University. KT received his bachelors degree (Hospitality Administration) in May of 2013. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, KT returned to Hobbs to open his catering business, KTM Catering. While operating his catering business, KT completed a masters degree (Hospitality Administration) from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas (December 2014) and a Ph.D. (Hospitality Administration) from Texas Tech University (August 2018). He is currently finishing a second Ph.D. (Business Administration- Marketing) at Texas Tech University where he researches the role of technology in marketing and is running his catering business.

KT began his journey in Freemasonry in July of 2014 at Hobbs Masonic Lodge No. 63. Since being initiated, KT has served as Senior Deacon (2015), Junior Warden (2016), Senior Warden (2017), Worshipful Master (2018), Tyler (2019), and DDGM/DDGL (2019). KT is the youngest Worshipful Master of Hobbs Masonic Lodge No. 63. He has also served as co-chair of MASONICon (2018 & 2019) and Chair of the Public Relations Committee (2018 & 2019). KT is also a member of the York Rite bodies and a Shriner.