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Hi I'm Tony

I'm a husband and father. I'm an avid fisherman. I'm a Sales Manager in the wireless industry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my wonderful wife since 2007. I have worked in various industries throughout my life, and have found a comfortable niche in the wireless world most recently. I enjoy fishing very much and would call it my hobby of choice, with an emphasis on fly fishing spurned by a recent introduction to the sport. I grew up trout fishing in the cool waters of the Rockies with my family, but have since expanded to warm-water species in the Midwest as well as the cool water species of Minnesota and Boundary Waters. My wife also enjoys fishing, and plans on continuing to learn to fly fish with me! I am also a runner/swimmer. Depending on my mood, I will do one of the two as excersize, although I don't do it as often as I would like. It's easy to get "too busy"!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I felt at a very young age that places like the Chapel during Sacrament Meeting were just... right. I was born to less active members of the Church that only attended once in a while, yet still have memories of how going to Sunday services made me feel. The decision to be baptized was supported by my mother several years after her and my father separated. The first few years after my baptism continued with the same attendance trend set by my parents early on in life, until my father - then active again and fervent in trying to help me be the same - reached out to a local Bishop in my area - again, and again, and again. Before we knew it, the first and second counselor to the Bishop were visiting, and I was invited to attend the scouting program. From there, I was invited to come back and live the standards set for the youth. The rest is history!

How I live my faith

In my local congregation, I am one of three men called to support the 18+ year old men of the ward and their families. This involves meeting organization, Sunday classroom facilitation, counseling, welfare assistance and service projects. I am also part of a home teaching program organized within the church. I have a cohort that I go with to visit certain individuals and families to ensure that their needs are met and to share Christ-centered messages and lessons to help support and uplift them in their times of trial. My favorite activity to do in the Church is to teach!

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. We also believe that to be happy, we have to experience difficult things, so that we have that contrast after all is said and done. We believe that it is our opportunity in life to learn to trust God without Him being right by us day in and day out. And thus, through our faith, we can learn and grow and prove to Him through our behavior how much we want to live with Him again, of our own free will and choice. Show more Show less