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Hi I'm Bill

I'm an architect. I'm an artist. I'm an educator. I'm a rock climber. I'm a husband, a father, and grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors and the beauty of nature. From my youth I have loved the mountains and over the years of my life have taken great joy in outdoor sports including hiking, skiing, backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, and whitewater rafting. I have been married over 32 years and have four children and eight grandchildren. I enjoy photography and painting, particularly landscapes. I have had a varied career in construction, real estate development, market research, architecture, and more recently in education. I've used my passion for the outdoors to serve youth as a scout leader.

Why I am a Mormon

Aside from the gift of life itself, the greatest gift my mother gave me was the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She had been raised in a religious home, but felt that something was missing. When, as a young wife and mother, she was taught the Gospel by the Mormon missionaries, she immediately recognized that what they taught was what she already knew in her heart to be true. She received a powerful spiritual witness, embraced the Gospel, and was baptized. My father followed her lead and was baptized also. Within a year after their joining the Mormon Church, I was born. I grew up like any other typical kid in my neighborhood. For me, church was just something my family did on Sundays. As a very restless and adventurous young boy, I would have much rather been outside running and playing than sitting in the chapel listening to a sermon. But as I grew older, I began to recognize that everyday choices being made by my friends placed them on one path or another, began to define who they were, and would ultimately determine their futures. I realized that my life's destination would be determined by the choices I made. I realized that what I chose to do now would determine what I would be and what I would do not only in this life, but for all Eternity. I determined to read the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I also had the benefit of philosophy classes and religious discussions with friends of varying denominations. As I read the scriptures my mind was enlightened and my heart swelled with joy. I received a spiritual witness that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I felt a tremendous desire to share what I had found with friends. I was blessed to be called to serve a two-year mission in Italy. Over the years of my life, every good thing I enjoy, I can trace back to the courage my mother had to study the Gospel and to be baptized. I enjoy a wonderful family life, good health, a quality education, and success in my career. I find joy in serving others both in and out of the Church.

How I live my faith

I strive to share my joy with others by being kind and helpful. I have served as a scout leader in five different units and in several capacities. I have shared my passion for the mountains with many youth. Currently I work as the Superintendent of a public school district. I love serving the community by helping children learn and reach their full potential. I serve in the Church as a leader of a congregation of young single adults ages 18 through 30.  I find that service in the community, in the Church, and in my family has helped me to be a better person, has brought me great joy, and has brought meaning and purpose to my life. I have come to realize that the only things that really matter in life are who we are our character, what we know the knowledge we have gained, and our relationships with others, especially with the Savior our families.