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Hi I'm Rich

I'm a business builder, an entrepreneur, a foody, and a creator. Family (my wife and six kids) makes me happiest. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I kind of get a kick out of doing something different. I guess that's why I'm trying to start my own businesses rather than getting a normal job. I love purpose. Life is full of purpose if you know where to look. I like meaningful things - things that have a reason for being the way they are. I love family. My wife is my best friend. My kids are great. We get along well, but we are a normal family and have our fights. Family life has been the most rewarding thing I've ever participated in. I love food. I love exploring new tastes. I'm a sauce guy. I love trying different sauces. It's weird, I'm sure, but it's me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'll admit, I grew up a Mormon. My parents are both Mormon, so they introduced me to Mormonism. However, there came a point where I needed to know for myself. I had to put in heart-felt, earnest work to come to know for myself. It took a lot of sincere study and prayer, but in the end God answered my prayers. I guess I'm a Mormon because I have learned for myself that God knows me and cares about me. My relationship with God is what I value more than any other thing in this life.

How I live my faith

I'd like to think that I live my faith in each interaction I have everyday. With my family, that means being kind. With my neighbors, that means being helpful. In business, that means having integrity. The question I ask myself is, "Can I interact with others in such a way that they will know I believe in and try to follow Jesus Christ?" It's something I work on everyday.

What is faith?

Rich
Faith is a principle of power. To me, having faith means that I accept that I don't have all the answers, and I trust that God does. It means I don't have to wait to know everything before I act. Faith means believing that if I do what is right, things will work out. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Rich
The relationship between family members, between husband and wife, can last beyond death. Not only do I believe this to be true, I hope for it with all my heart. My own dad passed away when I was 11 years old. That was a little over 20 years ago. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of him still. I know I'll be with him again. I can't wait to talk with him again. I try to live my life so that he'll be proud of me. I also work hard to be a good husband and a good father. I want my wife and kids to want to be with me and with each other after this life. It's hard work, and I'd be lying if I said there weren't moments where we weren't looking forward to being together forever. But we get passed those moments and we learn to love each other. Knowing we can be together forever helps give us the right goals and perspective. Show more Show less