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Hi I'm Hyrum

I'm a family man. I'm an engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the seventh of eleven kids, which is large even for "big Mormon family" stereotypes. I was raised on a farm along the Boise River in Idaho, where we'd help Dad milk the cow, spray and prune the 125+ fruit trees, and harvest and can the fruit. The core values I was taught as a child are shared by my sweet wife. How great it is to have common values as we do our best raising the three little boys we've been blessed with so far. Professionally, I'm a researcher and engineer, which I enjoy. Our family has lived on both coasts--Boston and Seattle--and now in the land of enchantment. In my spare time, I play the piano, the organ, and accordion. I enjoy pickup basketball games for some exercise. But mostly, my wife and I spend time with our boys on bike rides, on swingsets & slides, soccer games, and mountain hikes.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a lifelong latter-day Saint--born into it and baptized by my Dad when I was 8. As such, as a young adult, I was very deliberate in establishing for myself that the culture and beliefs of my family were really my own heartfelt beliefs. For me, it's important to do this continually: to remember my dependency on Jesus as my Savior; to refresh my conviction that God reveals his truth to men and women today; and to repeat my study of holy scriptures. And what have I rediscovered time and again? That I belong to a church and community where we strive to really be saints in the latter-days. I really know that to be true.

How I live my faith

The Lord gives ample opportunity for us to grow our faith. I have observed good men and women in my church congregations--from Idaho to Albuquerque and in Boston, Seattle and Shanghai--that I would strive to emulate. In addition, there are ample opportunities to serve our neighbors within and outside the church. For some time, I was a teacher and leader for our church's youth programs, scouting, and Sunday school. Quite a rewarding thing for me. Most importantly, my faith grows as my wife and I try to teach core values in our own home, by praying, studying scriptures, working and playing together with our precious boys. I feel very fortunate to enjoy the blessings that have come to me and my family by our membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.