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Hi I'm Richard

I'm a dad and a husband. I'm a lawyer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dad who takes his kids to school almost every day and tries to be there for as much of the rest of their lives as I can. I'm a husband who stands in awe of everything my wife accomplishes to keep our family on the right track--simply put, she is amazing. I'm a corporate lawyer who helps his clients raise capital, buy and sell companies, and set up appropriate governance arrangements. Hobbies--after all that, who has time for hobbies?

Why I am a Mormon

My ancesters were among the early converts to the Mormon church in the early 1800s and knew the Prophet Joseph Smith. They believed that through him God restored the true Church of Jesus Christ to the earth again, just as it had existed in ancient times. That legacy of belief has been passed down through my family to me. Even though I was born a Mormon, there came a time when I needed to know for myself if what the Church taught was true. I had been taught from James chapter 1 verse 5 in the Bible that if I lacked wisdom, I could ask God and He would answer my prayer. As I prayed to know if what I had been taught as a child was true, I felt the love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness and faith that is described in Galatians 5 as the "fruit of the Spirit." I knew that God was answering my prayer through the Holy Spirit and communicating to me that what I had been taught as a child was true. That feeling of peace remains with me today as I teach my own children about my faith and the faith of my fathers.  

How I live my faith

I am by no means perfect--I am reminded of that frequently. It is easy to get overwhelmed with everything we need to do. When I feel that way, I try to remember what President Gordon B. Hinckley, one of our recent church leaders, taught--try to be a little better, every day. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. I try to keep my overall goal in view each day--to be a good father and husband, a good employee, a good citizen of my community, and a good member of my congregation. Then I try to be a little better in each of these areas every day.