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Hi I'm Jayson

I'm a federal employee and work in the environmental technology field, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work for the Army Corps of Engineers as a biologist in the hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste program. My job is always changing and the projects are diverse. I have experience in asbestos abatement, underground fuel tank removal, and environmental site assessments. Often I write the statement of work, the cost estimate, and other documents, as well as monitoring projects in the field. I enjoy gardening, hiking, and showing my kids new places and new things. My tendency to wander comes from being an Army brat as a child and moving to several places throughout the world with my parents. I am a dad and it's my most important (and funnest) job.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to members of the church, but I would not be active in my faith without questioning what they taught. I think each person can speak to God in prayer and receive answers in their hearts from his Spirit. I prayed about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith and now I know that this church is where God wants me to be.

How I live my faith

We attend church as a family each Sunday. After sacrament meeting, the children attend their Primary classes. My wife works with the young women's classes in our ward. I am a clerk, so mostly I help maintain the membership records of our local ward. Being a clerk has helped me be more organized and helped me to get to know the members of our ward better. Before I was a clerk, I worked with one of the men's classes as a leader and a teacher. I enjoyed teaching (I miss it now) - it is really good to know that you've been able to lift someone up with your words and even better when you learn from your students.