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Hi I'm Kelsey

I grew up in Oregon. I'm a Chemical Engineer. I'm a Dressage horseback rider. I have Huntington's Disease. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's in Chemical Engineering. I work in the semiconductor industry making solid state memory chips. Yes, that means head-to-toe "bunny suit" in an environment 100 times cleaner than a operating room. It's about as close as you can get to working on a spaceship. On my days off I train in Dressage horseback riding. I ride everyday I don't work, all year round. In the summers I love traveling around the state to different competitions. The best part is spending time with the horses. I have always had a love of animals. When there is free time I love traveling with my husband everywhere and anywhere! We really enjoy weekenders to National Parks and SCUBA diving. I love to paint, draw, sew, play volleyball, and keep a tropical fish tank.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is my rock. I was born into a Mormon family, but my real conversion happened when I left home for college. I tested positive for Huntington's Disease (google it) that year and was devastated. The past four years of high school were difficult as my mother became aggressively symptomatic of the disease. Each trip home became painful as I could not overlook the parallelism of watching my mother's neurological function deteriorate and knowing that was to be my fate as well. I questioned, what was the point? What was there to live for if I knew how terribly it was going to end? I desperately needed to know the truth. And I did. I now know that this life is but a small moment in the plan our Heavenly Father has made for us. His plan leads us to eternal happiness. I have been sealed to my husband in the temple with promises that will outlast this world. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed the only true church. There are living prophets that guide us. The Book of Mormon is a true testament of Jesus Christ. Ordinances are required for full exaltation in the life to come, and therefore, work for our ancestors is a divine work. We are spiritual children of Heavenly parents. I know that we each have unimaginable potentials. I know there is life after this. The gospel brings me peace.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being positive and enthusiastic. I have found that by being open and outgoing, I have frequent opportunities to share my testimony of the gospel. Sometimes it is not easy, but I stand up for my morals and values boldly. This was particularly hard when a few years ago I was a fashion model and my standards were frequently questioned. The world cannot offer me anything as valuable as the gift of the Holy Ghost as a guide. In my ward I am active in helping others with their family history research. I learned to love family history in my youth and have been involved ever since. Nothing has taught me about the gospel as much as doing work for my ancestors.