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Hi I'm Alec

I'm a soon-to-be father, a songwriter, a fixie bike rider, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 My name is Alec and I am a singer/ songwriter, Alarm Salesman, I have the greatest family in the world, I love my dog, and I'm married to the girl of my dreams. I grew up in California with my 3 siblings and loving parents. I started playing the guitar in 7th grade. I had my first crush on a girl at age 2 I'm serious. I love people and being outside. I love to skateboard, wakeboard and snowboard. My favorite team sport is Ultimate Frisbee which I've been playing every week since I was a young boy. I love to ride my road bicycle long distances. I am a full time student and I'm proud to say that I have used zero gasoline for a year of school and never will again. I ride my fixed-gear bicycle around town and to school. You can buy my CD in iTunes. I served a full-time mission to Norway from 2006 to 2008. I love that country, I worked hard there and had an amazing experience. My little daughter is due July 23rd. My wife and I met at a dance when she was 11. My best friend's older sister made me dance with her. Years later when she was 16 and we had met again through common friends she called me and said,"Oh my gosh that was you!" I asked her what she was talking about and she explained how she was reading in her diary when she was a little girl and she had written down,"Tonight I had my first dance with the cutest boy named Alec." I totally remembered and we both freaked out on the phone for a bit. We were friends for awhile before we started dating and we got along extremely well. I left for my mission and we wrote each other every week. I told her to try and get married while I was gone, because I knew if she did then it wasn't meant to be for us. Plus I wanted her to have fun and realize no guys could compete So I came home home, things were perfect and we were married 4 months later! She's my best friend. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I grew up in the church and attended regularly, but being the independent free spirit I am, it wasn't long before I needed to figure out what was true and what wasn't. Just because your parents believe something doesn't mean it's the truth. And if none of it was true then I was wasting a lot of time. These feelings were magnified as I grew into my teenage years, skateboarded daily and played in several Punk Rock bands. I began to hang out with all sorts of people who made all sorts of choices and I would get a lot of questions about why I didn't participate in drinking or smoking etc. I had always been a pretty good kid and I saw through those things so they didn't really appeal to me. But I decided it was time to read the Book of Mormon. You have to realize that if the Book of Mormon isn't what it says it is, God's word to a civilization in the Americas, then none of our Religion is true. So I read it. I read it every night before I went to bed. Some nights I would fall asleep reading it and others I couldn't fall asleep because I couldn't put it down. When I read the Book of Mormon, I feel good. It makes me want to be a better person, and above all it increases my faith in Christ. I'll never forget the night I finished the Book. My family was on our first big vacation in Hawaii and I had stayed up late to finish it. After I finished reading it I closed the Book and felt strongly prompted to kneel down and ask God if these were indeed true events I had read about. I felt close to my Father in Heaven. As I asked him my question I had been wondering for years, if the Book of Mormon was true- as well as all the things I had been taught up to that point. In this moment I was filled with the purest form of peace and warmest feelings of love I had ever felt. I had known all along these things were true. This is why I am a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. Humans do a lot of things "In the pursuit of happiness." I think we can agree we all want to be happy. I have learned through personal experience as well as the observance of others that LASTING happiness of the best kind comes through living a life of self control and service to others. Just like a small child needs discipline, structure and guidelines, we need those things at every age. We live God's commandments because they keep us safe from the guilt of bad decisions that we don't need to make. Why try and figure everything out yourself when there is an instruction manual for happiness? I have friends, even members of the church, who will break the commandments and begin living in sin. When I ask them when in life they have been the most content, none of them can deny it was when they were actively keeping the commandments and going to church. This is why I am a Mormon. I love every second of it.

How I live my faith

 People have asked me in awe my whole life, "How do you not do this? How do you not do that?" If you have your eyes on the end goal, the little things which you know will throw you off course don't even phase you. My end goal is being together forever in happiness with those who make me happy, and that's my family. I try not to waste time with things that will take that from me. It's so important not to judge others. If we spent as much time serving others as we did judging them, we'd be in amazing shape. Let God do the judging and you do a little more loving. Everyone could use some more love. Everyone has challenges and are in different places in life. One of the best ways I've heard it put is that some people are standing in a hole, and some people are standing on a chair. Lucky for us, God judges by growth, not by height. Service to others is key in our religion. Some of the greatest joy I have ever experienced has come from serving. There is power in doing for others the things they can't do for themselves.