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Hi I'm Travis

I'm a father, podiatrist, vegetarian, and ultra-marathon runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 28 year old podiatry resident. I love distance running, outdoors, music and food. I am happily married to an amazing wife and mother of two girls with identical twin girls on the way. I'm working as a podiatry resident in northeast Ohio and love my job. I work with some great people and am learning a lot. About two years ago I got into distance running and have completed 7 ultra-marathon races. One of my favorite things to do is run on the dirt trails close to my house. The best blessings in my life are my wife and two daughters. They keep us busy but there is no greater joy. We've been blessed with two more little girls that will join our family early next year. When I'm not playing dad or running I like to help my wife cook new vegetarian recipes we find. We've been avoiding meat for almost a year and have enjoyed the health benefits of our new diet. Life is not always easy but it is definitely good. Miracles are everywhere, we just don't always recognize them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know my family needs Jesus Christ and His Church to survive the turbulence of the world we live in. The morality that once was is eroding at an alarming rate. In order to raise my kids the right way I need the direction and guidance of the Lord and His living Prophet. It has been said that "When God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right." I hope I can teach my daughters to learn that and live that way.

How I live my faith

I am blessed to work with the young men here in Ohio. They are good kids who have to live in a very challenging world. I hope I can help them learn to be young men of honor and integrity, leaders NOW at school and with their friends, as well as future leaders in their homes, workplaces and communities. The world needs more men and women with courage to stand up for what is right, regardless of the situation. That is the goal of the Mormon church youth program. We are affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, so I also get to help the boys as they work toward earning their Eagle Scout award. Volunteering with the young men at church and with scouts takes time and can be challenging. But I know I'm the man I am today because of parents and youth leaders who sacrificed to teach and help me when I was young. For me, it is an investment in the lives of these young men and the future for all of us. Besides, they often teach me more than I teach them. I am definitely blessed to be involved in their lives.