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Hi I'm Darrell

I'm a Mormon. California boy, convert, and now in the Pacific Northwest. Great marriage and two great kids. Life's good.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of two wonderful children. We live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy all the NW has to offer - including hiking, biking, golfing, tennis and most anything outdoors. I love to travel and have found London, Barcelona, and Singapore as some of my favorite cities. I have a thing for small cars and enjoy my 1970 Datsun Roadster during the summer and the "zip" of our Mini Cooper. I'm a sales executive by profession and welcome the challenge in working with startup organizations.

Why I am a Mormon

While I did grow up under the Catholic faith, I learned at a young age early high school that my family was missing the "spark" that existed in the eyes of my peers and their families, who came from the Mormon fatih. I spent the next 4 years trying to discover the differnce between my faith and that of my Mormon friends. During my senior year of high school, the truth hit me square between the eyes and I was able to clearly see the key reasons why the Momon faith was what I wanted and needed in my life. I've no doubt that all the blessings in my life come from my faith, my efforts to be a faithful servant, and the time I've put in to be the best husband, father, son, and friend I can be. The Lord has given me opportunity after opportunity to serve my fellowman and study and share His Gospel. I'll be forever grateful for the life and sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ and all those people our Father in Heaven put in my path that have helped mold me into the man I have become. My life has been forever positively influenced by my San Jose, CA high school friends, their parents, my mission companions, my church colleagues, and most importantly - my family. From my good catholic mother to my best of fathers, the influence of my dear wife and my two wonderful children. I'm eternally grateful for the many shepherds who have guided me thru the path of life.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I try and live my faith in a number of ways. Being a member of our church provides sooooo many opportunities to serve. My favorite of all service callings has been that of a Home Teacher, where I am asked to care for a family or two from within our membership. I've discovered that my life has become enriched thru this service more than any other. As I look back to the time I was a home teacher to Lucy and her family, Gary and Annette and their wonderful family, many single and senior sisters, and most recently the Jackson's. I have loved each of them with all my heart and the love has returned to me 10 fold. I've worked with the youth for more years than I can count and cannot think of a more "fun" way to server the Lord. I've been blessed to work with many of the great future leaders of our country and economy, future fathers and mothers, and excellent examples of Christ. The Lord has promised that as we "lose ourselves" in His work - we "find ourselves". The youth of our church have been a spark to my life. To many to name - but they include my young friends from my days in Sandy, Utah to my now good young friends from Spokane, WA to all my young men and women when I served as the Bishop (like a Pastor) of our congregration in Snoqualmie Valley, WA. Love them all and grateful for their trust in me.