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Hi I'm Jason

I am a husband and father. I am an international tax attorney. I own a School of Rock in Boise, Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jason. I am a husband and father of five amazing children. I am an international tax attorney and I recently left security in my career to start my own practice, move my family across the country, and open a School of Rock franchise. I love music and I love seeing the transformative effect music can have on a child. The most important parts of my life, and the parts that truly define me, are my family and my religion.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised as a member of the Church, I don't feel that I was truly converted until much later in my life. I am the type of person that requires my own personal experiences and thoughts to dictate my beliefs, which may have lead me to truly accept the Gospel in my life later that it should have. The older I get, the more I am truly grateful for the Gospel and my beliefs. I am grateful for the knowledge that I am a son of a loving Heavenly Father and that through our Savior I can overcome all of my imperfections, earthly trials, and challenges. I know that as I continue to strive to live the principles of the Gospel that my family and I will be together forever. The promise of eternal families is the greatest blessing and comfort in my life.

How I live my faith

One of the greatest blessings of my membership in the Church is the opportunity to be involved with such an amazing community of people who share my same core beliefs. My family and I have lived in many wards over the past fifteen years and each of them has been a tremendous blessing to us. I have found that the more I serve my fellow ward members the more my life is blessed. I love serving in the Church and currently I am serving in my ward as a teacher. In the past I have worked extensively in the Church's youth organization.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Jason
The simple answer is no - although young men at the age of 19 are strongly encouraged to serve a full time mission. While I was raised in the Church, I did not serve a full time mission. It was a choice I made based on where I was in my spiritual development at that time in my life. And it was an important personal choice for me, and one that I am happy that I made. I have had many good friends and family members serve full time missions and I have been blessed to be in positions in the Church where I have been able to see worthy, spiritually prepared young men choose to serve a mission. These missionaries end up having amazing experiences and are powerful missionaries. But the Church understands that all of us have our own personal spiritual journeys and not all young men are ready to serve a full time mission when they are 19. I was certainly one. I am grateful for the personal freedom and responsibility that the Church provided me to make that decision and still continue on my own spiritual path. I would not be the person I am today without taking that responsibility. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jason
Yes - I believe that a husband and wife and families can be together forever. One of the greatest blessings in my life is the knowledge that if I conduct myself the way I have promised to my Heavenly Father that I will have the blessing of being together with my family forever. To me, the knowledge of the eternal nature of families is one of the most important truths of the Gospel. It impacts every decision that I make and it provides a unique and rich perspective on life. I strive daily to enhance my relationships with my family because I love them and I know that as we work together through the challenges of life that our relationships will become more spiritually connected. I can't imagine a heaven that does not include me being together with the most important people in my earthly life. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Jason
It is hard for me to differentiate between whether I live a certain way because I am Mormon or not. In other words, I don't view my lifestyle as being much different than most of my friends. I have had the privilege of living in many places, particularly in the Eastern United States, where most of my contacts and relationships were with people who were not members of the Church. I can say without question that my lifestyle is not much different than those friends. I go to work, balance the responsibilities of work and family, serve in my community and church, and I love to get out and ride my bike as much as possible. My main priorities are being the best husband and father I can be to my wonderful wife and amazing children. Show more Show less