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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a bass guitarist. Father of 4, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am 33 years old but people still say I look like I’m fresh out of high school. I taught high school Spanish for 3 years and I had to dress professionally every day in order to make it clear I wasn’t a student. I am married with 3 wonderful children ages 4, 5, 7 and one on the way this October. My family and friends say I am an optimist by nature. Aside from spending time with my family, I love to watch college football, play basketball, tennis, golf, and over the last couple years I’ve become somewhat of a news junkie. I am fluent in Spanish and I’ve been developing a unique program for native English speakers to learn Spanish. I enjoy networking and meeting new people. I am the president in our local BNI Business Networking International chapter. I recently completed an MBA program that was a huge challenge for me.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because everything good that has come into my life has had a direct connection to my activity in this church. I know for myself independent of any other person or influence that the fullness of the gospel has been restored to the earth. I am a Mormon because it is where I have learned that I am a child of God, that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He has all power to forgive and purge my sins. I am a Mormon because the teachings of the church have giving my life meaning and a crystal clear purpose of why I am here on earth. When all else is said and done, the purpose of this life for me is to have peace, happiness, and joy and I know of no other better source find all three than this church.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by charting out the course I plan to follow in this life. To live with God and Christ and my family forever is my ultimate goal. To me, it is eternal life with all of them or bust. I live my faith by the way I treat my wife and kids. I live my faith by teaching our children to be law abiding citizens and by instilling principles of integrity, virtue, and hard work in them. These universal principles are so vitally important for them and for the world where they will grow up and contribute. Often times it is the seemingly small things in life that make the biggest difference. It is small acts of kindness, a kind word, or a complement and a desire I have to build up others. I live my faith by paying a full tithing, fasting at least once a month, and trying hard to serve everyone. Very rarely will I pass on an opportunity to serve someone in need, even if it comes as an inconvenience to me.