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Hi I'm Garrett

I'm a neuroscientist, an aspiring BBQ pitmaster, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California, but now live in CO -- traded the beach for the mountains. I'm an only child. I've been married for 4 years. We don't have kids yet, but are working up to that by having a dog. He's a boxer named Roscoe. I'm a doctor of Audiology. I'm also a neuroscientist. So, I deal a lot with ears and brains. My main focus is to increase understanding about the development of the brains of children with hearing loss. This will hopefully lead to better treatments that will improve the lives of these children and their families. I'm an aspiring BBQ pit master. I can't get enough smoked meat and delicious sauce. I'm a fly fisherman, golfer, swing dancer, and piano player.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom and dad were Mormons before I was born. While my father has been a member all of his life he comes from a long line of Mormons that dates back to the original members of the church in this dispensation, my mother was baptized when she was 18. Some might say that, having been born into the church, I never got to make the choice to become a member. I would reply that, though my parents taught me the principles of the gospel and took me to church as a kid, I absolutely had the choice. As I grew and participated in the church a belief about the truthfulness of the restored gospel grew inside of me. When I was 19 I served a two year long mission for the church in Mexico City. As I tried to serve those around me, I not only gained a strong love for the Mexican people and their culture, I also gained a deep appreciation for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe that I was engaged in His work -- to assist in bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. I saw many peoples' lives change for the better as they made and kept covenants through baptism with their Heavenly Father. Even the door slams helped me to know Christ better. Now, having been married for 4 years and continued to serve in the church since my mission, my testimony has deepened even more. I know that families are ordained of God and that some of the greatest joys come through this most important of institutions. In addition, I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I have made my share of mistakes throughout my life. I have also experienced the miracle of forgiveness and am confident in my worthiness through the Atonement of Christ. My life is blessed every day by the scriptures -- Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. I know that Joseph Smith, a true and modern prophet of God, translated the Book of Mormon and gave it to the world as another testament of Jesus Christ. The gospel is real!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly trying to seek the Lord's guidance concerning how I can serve those around me by , and then to carry it out. This includes my wife and family, the people with whom I attend church, and anyone around me who needs help. I have observed that there is a great deal of need in the world, whether it be temporal, emotional, spiritual, or otherwise. In fact, I believe we all have experienced these needs in some way, or another. If there is some way I can help, I'm going to do my best to do it. Lifting those in need is one of the central teachings of the church and one of my favorite ones at that. Christ served everyone. Happiness is found through obedience to the simple, yet absolutely fundamental, principles of the gospel -- regardless of one's personal situation. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real and has infinite power to save us, heal us, and bless us with joy.