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Hi I'm Justin

I'm married to my best friend, am a dad of 4 awesome kids ages 7 and under, am an entrepreneur, a pseudo athlete... and a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Oregon by parents who loved me, supported me, and told me that I could achieve great things in life. Through high school I was fortunate enough to enjoy success in football, basketball, and track. Today I enjoy running and engaging in rigorous fitness regiments. After high school, I played a year of college football in Idaho, then served a 2-year mission for the Church at the age of 19 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil where I learned Portuguese. While serving a mission I learned a lot about myself and a lot about God. I realized that it is through serving God's children that I serve Him and that in doing so, I find my deepest purpose and happiness. After my mission I transferred to BYU in Provo where I studied Construction Management & Business. It was here that I met the love of my life. We were married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity. Our marriage is simple, yet we are still deeply in love. She is the most amazing person and my best friend. We find great joy in our 4 little children. They are a busy little group and make life so fun and interesting. We now live in Oregon where we enjoy the green forests but have to escape to tropical climates occasionally to see more sunshine. I love the challenge and game of business and what it helps me to learn and become and the lives that I can influence for good in the process. I owned a luxury custom construction company and now own an energy and telecommunications brokerage business.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Latter-Day Saint home that did their best to teach me the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, it was in high-school that I realized that there were temptations to follow a very different path. Although I had casually read from the Bible and Book of Mormon throughout my youth in family and at church, it wasn't until I was at a crossroad of which path I should follow that I yearned to know, for myself from God, if the things that I had been taught by the Church were true. A Bishop from my local congregation invited me to read The Book of Mormon and to pray to God to know if it were true. I understood that if the book were to be validated by God to me as truth, then Joseph Smith, the translator of the book, must then be who he said he was, which was a man chosen by God to be a prophet in these days, called to restore the fullness of the Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ. As I accepted this invitation, my soul hungered to know if what I had been taught was really true. I read and prayed to know if the Book of Mormon truly was the work and word of God. This led me to experiences beyond count in which I now know without any doubt that God lives, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Savior and Redeemer, that the Book of Mormon & Bible are God's word, that the fulness of His priesthoood authority is on the earth again and that he continues to lead His church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through living prophets and apostles.

How I live my faith

My mission and passion in life are 1. To live so that I can return to my Heavenly Father with honor, 2. Make my family the greatest priority of my life, 3. Further God's work of helping His children reach their greatest potential in this life. I've found that as long as I'm living in accordance with this, my life is happy and fulfilling. For me, preparing now to return to my Heavenly Father with honor includes: studying the scriptures and praying daily to deepen my understanding and commitment to living the Gospel, and making and keeping covenants--or promises-- with God to obey His commandments and serve His children. For me, making my family my priority means having time to talk and enjoy the company, love, and friendship of my wife & children, having family prayer and scripture study each night, attending our church meetings on Sundays and keeping the Sabbath as a holy day that we just spend together as a family. Working to further God's work on the earth, to me, means sharing my testimony of these truths that have so abundantly blessed my life, attending our temples (different from our local church buildings) to worship, learn and serve. It also means fulfilling responsibilities & assignments to serve our local congregation. I also strive to make my career a vehicle through which I am able to help, serve, & bless God's children by helping them to believe in themselves, take accountability for their life, and grow to be better and more than they otherwise would be.