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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of four kids. I enjoy running, reading, outdoor recreation, and traveling. Our favorite family vacations have been to Walt Disney World and Smugglers Notch, VT. I have worked with Boy Scouts for 5-1/2 years. I have an MBA and I'm a Financial Analyst for a large multinational corporation.  

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Mormon. Growing up, I never really questioned whether the doctrines and beliefs of the Mormon church were for me or not. I knew they gave me strength and hope in the pursuit of being more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, but I also could see the blessings in the life of my family, myself, and others as we followed its teachings. As other profiles on this website describe, whether you are member of the church or not, we are all challenged to find out for ourselves through study and prayer. While I had done this as a teenager and I had received my answer, I still questioned whether I would have listened to two young men (missionaries) if they knocked on my door and asked if they could share a message about a 14-yr-old boy who claimed to have received a vision of God the Father and His son Jesus Christ along with another book of scripture called the Book of Mormon. Until I was a missionary myself in Ecuador, I thought I probably would not have. While serving as a missionary, I was able to see how people came to a point in their lives where they were willing to meet with us, take the challenge, and receive answers to their prayers in very personal ways. They were also able to recognize the blessings they received in their lives as they began to follow the teachings and doctrines in their lives and then serve their families and others with a new perspective. Through that experience, I received the answer to my question that if the Lord could prepare these people, he would have done the same for me.

How I live my faith

When I was in college, I took a personality test to help direct me towards the right career for me. The feedback was that I would be happy working for a non-profit organization, but I wanted to make money doing it! While those two concepts aren’t necessarily compatible in the traditional sense, service within the Mormon Church has allowed me to accomplish both. Professionally, I have found a career that is challenging and that has blessed me both financially and with time for family and a life outside of the office. Everything in the church is done voluntarily and without monetary compensation. The church asks you to take on responsibilities and then diligently fulfill that responsibility to the best of your ability until you are asked to do something else. These “callings” may not necessarily be your strength or your particular interests, but they provide opportunities to learn, to grow, and to serve others. I’ve been asked to be a Sunday School teacher, organize events, watch over the wellbeing of other families, organize and lead a hurricane relief crew to Louisiana, and work with young men and scouts ages 12-18 among many of the things I’ve been asked to do. There have been many occasions where I have been outside my comfort zone, but religion and faith to me are verbs – not adjectives. About a year ago I had to decide for myself how far I wanted to go with my career within my company, which would determine how much time I needed to dedicate in order to meet those professional goals. While the recognition and prestige would be nice, my faith made the decision easy: I would rather have the time for my family and service because I know that is where I find the most joy in my life and that is what will make the most difference in the lives of others.