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Hi I'm Robin

I love my family, enjoy the mountains, own a small manufacturing business, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 Hi, I am a husband of 34 years, a father of 5, and a grandfather of 10 with 2 more on the way. My wife says that I have a disease called entreprenuership. She loves stability, conservatism, and reliability. However, I truly enjoy the adventure of trying to create a successful business. I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and have worked with various companies throughout the United States. I've owned a couple of previous businesses that provided some expensive learning experiences, but did help teach my children the value of work. My current endeavor has been going for over 3 years and has the potential of working out. My most joy and enjoyment comes from my involvement with my family. My wife is remarkable, whom I dearly love. I thoroughly enjoyed my children as they were growing up and still have fun with them and I can't get enough of my grandkids - although they are stretched across the US - thank goodness for Skype. Although I don't have much time for hobbies, I especially enjoy the outdoors - especially hiking and mountain biking. I have been blessed beyond measure and am so grateful for the many experiences that I've had, for family, my church, and the wonderful friends that are part of my life.  

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith, so maybe the more applicable question is "Why I am still a Mormon". Although as a child, I gladly fully participated in the Mormon church and it's activities. I experienced observing my family and others engaged in the church and receiving benefits from following it's doctrine as well as helping them to cope with life's challenges. As a teenager, I seriously questioned whether my belief and faith was my own or based on those around me. After on-going soul searching, much prayer, reading scriptures, and listening to council from those who I trusted and respected, I decided that my belief and faith was internal. It was based on what I felt was the way that I wanted to live my life. As I turned 19, I had the wonderful priveledge to serve a full-time Mormon mission in Brasil. This was truly an extraordinary experience to spend 2 years of my life looking outward and trying share my beliefs and joy with others in a foreign land - and to do it in a language that did not come easy for me to learn. Still today, I have a deep love and connection with Brasilians. After marriage to a wonderful women who was also raised in a strong Mormon family, we decided to raise our children within the Christian precepts and teaching of the Mormon church. Although, we have had many challenges throughout our live, our doctrine and faith have kept us and our family "grounded". There is no doubt in my mind that we have avoided numerous negative and potentially damaging life experiences by living the principles of Christ and His teachings. I feel that there is nothing within the teachings of the Mormon faith that has limited my agency, but it has better clarified likely consequences to various decisions and activities. By nature, I am an optimistic person, but I love the extra amount of hope and joy that is provided by trying to live a Christ-centered life.

How I live my faith

 I believe that living my faith is how I live my entire life and not just limited to Sunday and other church related activities. Christ has taught us to let our "light shine" and this has been one of the guiding principles in my life. I enjoy life and sharing that joy with others - family, friends, neighbors, work associates, and strangers. I have tried hard to live with honesty and integrity in all that I do and say. While young, I was taught the satisfaction of serving others. I believe that some of the most rewarding times in my life has been while helping others. In particular, I have had the privilege of working with youth in various church capacities, including Boy Scouts, weekly activities, teaching classes, and coordinating major summer youth events. I try to live my live respecting others and their beliefs and ways of life. I believe in the goodness of others and have gained much from my association with many from other faiths. I have been truly humbled and impressed with observing and experiencing the lives of others - both Mormons and others who look outward and give of themselves to the betterment of mankind. I try hard to follow the teaching of Christ to love God and our fellowman.