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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a businessman, an entrepreneur, and a hotel developer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have an MBA and work as a hotel developer and operator. I've worked in finance, telecommunications, and real estate. I'm married with 6 kids. I enjoy hiking/camping, woodworking, video editing, and horses.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormons and I've always been a Mormon. I've often asked myself, what if I weren't born a Mormon--would I become one? I don't know the answer to that question for sure, but I think so. I do know that I want to stay a Mormon. I like being a Mormon. The principles and lifestyle ring true to me intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. I know that staying true has made me happier and helped me avoid many of the problems and difficulties that friends who have not made the same choices have gone through. I've had very special personal experiences where I felt that God was pleased with my life choices. I've studied the Book of Mormon many times and each time I'm impressed anew that it contains the Word of God and is true. I love that book--it has really brought me close to God.

How I live my faith

It's really important to me that I don't compartmentalize my life. Although I'm a businessman, nothing is "just business"--as if its OK to do things in business that I wouldn't do in another situation. Its important to me that I try to be and act like Jesus Christ would to everyone I interact with at work--co-workers, partners, clients, subcontractors, vendors. I think that means being nice, kind, thoughtful of others, taking responsibility for my actions and being honest. It's also very important to me to share with my kids the things that I know and believe. We read scriptures and pray as a family every day. I want my kids to know what the scriptures really mean and how they apply today--so we take time to discuss them. I share with them thoughts and impressions that I have had from reading them on my own. I share with them impressions I've had from the Holy Ghost during the day. I want my kids to know that I live what I believe and to set a good example for them. Then I encourage them that it is not good enough for them that their dad knows--they need to find out for themselves. I try to talk to them about how they can know for themselves and encourage them to do it. I've spent many years working with the youth. From planning multi-day youth conferences for 300+kids to taking a small group of 3-5 boys camping overnight to training adult leaders in Boy Scouts and Venturing, its important to me to reach out to the upcoming generation of kids. I want them to know that God is their Heavenly Father and that they have a divine destiny. I want them to know how much He loves them and how approachable He is. When they understand this, it truly changes their lives.