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Hi I'm Rich

I grew up in a rural town in Arizona. I currently lead a team of software engineers for a large online company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three beautiful daughters and the husband of a wonderful wife. I love to be around my family. We love traveling. Whenever we can we love to spend our time outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And, for me fishing is specifically what I do to unwind. It forces me to slow down and be more patient. It also gives me time to think and ponder on things that are of greater importance in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon by parents who were converts to the Church. I followed and listened to my parents' guidance throughout my youth because of the love and respect that I had for them. My Church leaders and my parents continued to give me guidance on how I should live my life during my high school years--follow the commandments of our Heavenly Father. I continued in that obedience. This obedience gave me strength to face the world on my own. After high school I took a summer job thousands of miles away from home--no family, no friends. It was then that I was forced to choose to follow the ways of the world or to follow the Savior and His teachings. I chose the Savior. And I did so because of the stark difference between environment that my parents created in our home as followers of Christ and the environment that I was exposed to during those three months. I came out of that experience knowing that I could find lasting joy through following Christ, that I was a child of God and that He loved me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday through service. Outside of my family, I find that I am most able to give service at my job because of the amount of time I spend there. For me, I've always tried to do small things like setting up computers, carrying large boxes for others, giving rides to people whose cars break down, or just lend a listening ear to someone that needs to talk. While some people percieve the corporate world to be a "cut-throat" environment, I find that it is a wonderful place to serve our brothers and sisters.