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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a financial analyst, surfer, outdoor enthusiast, husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful woman and I'm the father of an amazing little girl. The greatest joys in my life come from spending time with family. I grew up in Southern California in a family of 6 kids - we spent our childhoods surfing, backpacking, skiing, pulling weeds, painting fences, and raising goats. I love being outdoors, I love the beautiful earth that we live in, and I love spending those moments away from it all with my close friends and family. I have worked for a west coast Wall Street firm my entire career thus far - learning the ropes of global economy and how the fascinating world of investing works.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are Mormon and, on one side of the family, I come from a long line of Mormon members. I was certainly taught the gospel growing up and my parents influenced me to live a Christ-centered life. However, at the end of the day the decision was mine and the simplest answer as to why I am a Mormon is because I believe it to be true. I believe it because I've felt the Holy Spirit confirm as I've studied The Book of Mormon and applied its teachings to my life. I believe that Jesus Christ stands at the head of this Church and directs it today. I believe that God has always spoken to his children through a chosen prophet, same as in Biblical times, and I believe that he speaks to his children today in the same way - through a modern-day prophet.

How I live my faith

I try my best to follow the example of Jesus Christ. Working for a Wall Street firm with large amounts of money at stake, it's easy for people get worked up. But I do my best to always treat others with kindness and respect - even in tense situations. Additionally, my family and I attend a congregation in our community. Sunday is our day of worship and I find it to be a very strengthening and spiritually refreshing experience. Sure our little daughter might get antsy during the meetings, but the benefit that we experience as a family from attending, serving in, and learning from our congregation is entirely worth the effort.