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Hi I'm David

I love to learn, travel and lend a helping hand. I work as an investment advisor, managing assets for non-profits. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of three teenagers. We love to travel as a family because it brings us closer together while learning about other cultures. I work as an investment strategist, managing assets mostly for not-for-profit entities. I love to bike, cross-country ski and spend time on our farm at the base of the Tetons.

Why I am a Mormon

Until the age of 14, I was Catholic and attended a Catholic school in Ohio. Most of my friends were Catholic as was my father, aunts, uncles and cousins. Two of my aunts were Catholic nuns. The one exception was my mother who became a Mormon when I was in the second grade. My mother never pushed her religious beliefs on me. Yet, whenever I had a question about the purpose of life or what happens when we die, her answers were always more specific and satisfying than what I received from others. When I was twelve, I started attending mid-week youth activities at the Mormon Church while continuing to attend Catholic Mass on Sunday. Maintaining connections with both religions allowed me to compare and contrast intellectually. Yet, it was only when I prayed and asked God if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held the restored gospel that I knew for myself what course I should take. I was baptized a member. That same inner whisper of the Holy Ghost that revealed God’s answer for me then, guides my actions today. While there is still much I know only by faith, what I do know is I received and continue to receive inspiration from my Father in Heaven through the Holy Ghost. That connection to Heaven cannot be grasped intellectually, yet it is as real to me as the food I eat and the shelter over my head.

How I live my faith

I strive to do as the Savior did when he lived on the Earth: going about doing good. He was and is infinitely better at it than I am. Yet, he beckons me to try. While I work and have hobbies, I know those activities are only means to meet others who are in need, be it a word of encouragement or financial help. If I pray, read the scriptures and listen to the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost, I can learn to be more like the Savior as I seek to follow his example.