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Hi I'm Traek

I'm a husband, father, entrepreneur and blogger on technology, science and faith. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the proud father of six amazing children and the lucky husband of a dedicated, stay-at-home mom. My work as a software analyst in the semiconductor industry has taken me all over the globe and given me a more global perspective in life. I'm an avid film watcher, reader and student, all passions I share with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Dan Brown's character Robert Langdon famously says of his lack of understanding God: "... I am not meant to. Faith is a gift I am yet to receive." While I have always considered myself an intellectual, faith has always come easily to me. The conflict between faith and science has never adversely affected my beliefs; I find science to be our understanding of God's laws. Just as our technology would seem like magic to our more primitive ancestors, what we see as miracles are simply God's use of these universal laws we simply have yet to unlock an understanding of with modern science. At 15 years old, I found myself far from the kind of life that I knew I should be leading. For the first time, I personally felt a need for a Savior in my life and through a grueling, faith-filled prayer, received my own witness that Jesus is God's divine son, that He loves us and that He has a plan for us. I was so moved by the experience and all that it meant, that I later spent two years of my life to preach this message to the good people of Venezuela. Through these two years of dedicated proselyting and community service, I learned how to apply gospel principles to my own life and gained a deep love of the scriptures.

How I live my faith

Through the majority of my adult life as a member of the LDS church, I have had the privilege of working with the youth. On occasion this has extended to leadership roles in the Church's U.S. adoption of the Boy Scouts of America program, allowing me to enjoy their infectious energy in outdoor activities and community service projects around the Western U.S. Currently, every Sunday I work with youth aged 14-15 in my local congregation and teach them the principles of Christ's restored gospel that turned my life around when I was their age. It's important to me to remember what questions I had and what understanding I lacked when their age and to teach them principles from the perspective that they can internalize more easily.