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Hi I'm David

I'm a mechanical engineer, scouting volunteer, a father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mechanincal engineer for a local metal forging company. I design mechanical equipment and combustion systems. It is often amazing to see a design go from paper to real life. I enjoy the feeling of looking back on a finished project, see it work and know that I was able to do that. I also volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America as a Unit Commissioner in the Long Beach Area Council. I feel that scouting is a valuable resource for teaching the youth of today skills and character attributes that will help them succeed in life. There are many ills in our society, (such as apathy or disconnect with the civic process, lack of personal responsibility, genuine honesty and willingness to help those in need) that can be rectified if more youth were taught to be active in civic matters, and to perform genuine acts of service when and were needed. I enjoy the outdoors, particularly camping, backpacking, and mountain fishing. The Sierras is my favorite place to visit and enjoy life without the electronic distractions that are all too prevalent in our lives. I am a husband and a father, two of the most important responsibilities I have upon my shoulders. No success or fun that I find in my professional or recreational activities compares to the joy and happiness that I feel in spending time with my family, for that is where true happiness lies.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon not because I was raised in the church, but because as a youth I took the challenge in the Book of Mormon to pray and find out for my self if it was true. I received an answer to that prayer that I cannot deny. The Book of Mormon is the word of God and compliments the Holy Bible. From that point on I promised myself to do all that I could to abide by the instructions and teachings in the Book of Mormon, our living prophet, and other church leaders. I have seen the blessings in my life that have come from living the commandments.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a part of who I am. It is part of my character. My coworkers know I don't laugh at the crude jokes, use demeaning or vulgar language, and I don't go out to the bar after work. They also know I'm devoted to my family and I spend a lot of time working with the youth in the church. As a family, one of the biggest ways we live our faith is through our paying tithing. We have been blessed and protected by our faithfulness in keeping this commandment, especially during these economically tough times.