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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a husband, father, grandfather; a phoneman; bluegrass playing, road cycling, cancer fighting dude. And yes, I too am a Mormon.

About Me

It’s probably safe to say that I have way too many interests. My family can’t be considered an interest at all because they are so much a part of my life that I can’t extricate them from who I am. I've been married for 34 years. We have 3 daughters and 2 grand kids and a third under construction. You’ve heard it before…being a grandfather, or a P-pa in my case, is much better than being a parent. You can always send them home right? Interests on the other hand are things I choose to spend spare time doing, learning about, improving skills, etc. I have been a serious cyclist for nearly 33 years. I’ve done a little local road racing in years past. We are planning to ride our tandem bike from Seattle to San Diego in a year or so, fulfilling a lifelong dream. I served as a volunteer firefighter for 12 years. I’ve played trumpet and French horn for close to 40 years now and have been trying to teach myself mandolin for the past 10, making some progress. I collect root beer bottles and die cast fire trucks. I love to smoke, BBQ style meats, that is. I love brisket and ribs and making all the fixins that go with a good BBQ meal like potato salad and baked beans. I’m a telecom engineer by trade and have had such fun jobs where the work required me to spend hours on a snowmobile or another job that had me installing and programming phones on cruise ships. I’ve sailed with those ships many times as I “worked”. If you have similar interests, I’d love to hear from you.

Why I am a Mormon

I am an adult convert; I grew up in a protestant church. Early on the teachings there never rang true with me. I had many questions that were never able to be answered. When I was introduced to the teachings of this church light bulb(s) came on and I recognized truths that I had always felt were there. Questions were answered. Life purposes were understood. Direction in my life was developed. Most importantly, my understanding of who Jesus Christ is, of Him as my Savior and having a clear knowledge of His atonement has defined me even further.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is not a religion for me. It's the way I live. My goals each day are to look for opportunities to serve others, to lighten their load, to make their way easier, to brighten their day. I look for these opportunities in my family and with those I have never met. It's rewarding to give service.   I also look for opportunities to share my testimony of Jesus Christ through my example and with conversations one on one.