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I have four wonderful kids that keep me busy and help keep me young. I am married to a wonderful woman who is the strength of our family and keeps everything running smoothly. My undergraduate degree was Exercise Physiology / Pre-Med and I went on to earn an MBA in Marketing. Professionally, I'm a Marketing Analyst, working in the publishing/advertising industry.
While I was born into a Mormon family, I had to come to my own conclusions about what is right and wrong, and if I truly believed in the gospel my parents had taught me. While I had questions and doubts at various times in my life, I also had many moments where I knew God had answered my prayers and where it was evident that he was guiding my life in ways that I wouldn't have necessarily have chosen, but put me on a much better path than I could have picked for myself. Living by the principles that Christ taught helped me understand that living as He taught brings peace and lasting happiness. Through these experiences as well as reading and praying about the scriptures, I have come to know for myself that God lives, that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that His gospel and authority have been restored to the earth and can be found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Living my faith is much more than attending church on Sundays, it is an every day, lifelong pursuit. To me it means trying to always do the right things for the right reasons. I try to be a good person by helping out where I see opportunities or needs before being asked. Treating others with respect and kindness is important to me as well. I also strive to act with integrity in everything I do. One of the most important elements of living my faith, since I'm by no means perfect at it, is trying to live a little bit better each day. I also serve in a non-paid role with my church facilitating upkeep and maintenance of several church buildings. It is a challenging position that takes many hours a week facilitating repairs, making sure the buildings are kept clean, and that audio/visual needs are met when there are conferences, broadcast meetings, computer-based instruction etc. It is worth it to know that my service helps minimize distractions that could otherwise get in the way of the learning, and spiritual growth that take place in our buildings.