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Hi I'm Jason

I grew up in Southern California near Disneyland. I graduated from UofO- Go Ducks! My wife & I have 4 boys, and Yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 35 year old man living my dream alongside of my beautiful wife, Tiffany. We have four sons whose ages range from 11 to 3 years of age. I enjoy the outdoor activities that range from snowboarding in the winter, four wheeling on my Yamaha Grizzley 700 in the Spring and Fall, and my favorite of all seasons is SUMMER- our family can be found most often on our Centurion Wakeboard boat. I grew up in Cyress, California until age 16, when my father, an architect, relocated us to Lancaster California so he could enjoy retirement by working for NASA designing there new aerospace / air plane museum. At the age of 19 I left Lancaster to serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. After my two year mission, I returned to Lancaster for a few months until I decided to move to Oregon and pursue my career as a dentist. I attended several community colleges while earning my in-state residency. Once I was accepted as an Oregonian, I made the INSPIRED choice to attend UofO- Go Ducks! I earned my first bachelors in Business Marketing. While attending school, I met and married my best friend and started our family. During this time I earned a second degree in the Biological Sciences from Portland State University. With three years of failed attempts and $17K in application fees spent of getting trying to get into dental school, we decided to move to Idaho and pursue a different path. This is how we came to Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

Mormonism appeals to me because of the testimony I developed while in my early years of life. I read the scriptures, prayed often, counseled with my parents and quized them on spiritual matters that needed further clarification. I finished all the standard works (Old & New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price) by the time I was 16. I completed four years of seminary (doctrinal instruction) with a 100% attendance- a difficult feat since seminary began at 6am and was every school day (high school years only). At 19 I was called to serve in the cradle of our wonderful nation-Pennsylvania! I had many life changing experiences during my time in Philly, much of which revolved around my learning how to interept the tender prompting of the Spirit (Holy Ghost). This Spirit is what made me a Mormon in my youth. This Spirit is what keeps me an active Mormon in my life now.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in every footstep that I take (albeit I don't live it to the perfection that so many I know do). However, my faith influences every decision that I make. How I run my business, how I go about working with people, how I treat others, etc. Most importantly, it affects how I treat my wife and sons. As a Mormon, I believe that families are eternal in nature and not just till death separates us. As such, everyday is an attempt to improve my relationship with my wife and children (I have many bad days in the process, but I am always trying to do better for my families sake). Each day is an opportunity to create eternal memories, teach my sons eternal principles and most importantly, how to treat their future eternal companions by how I treat my sweetheart (again, I fail at this from time to time, but my wife is patient, as she continues to teach me the rules of being her companion)- this is a learning process for me since I am the youngest of five boys in my family, me being the youngest so I am more of a goof ball than the proper husband at times. In the Church I serve as a Sunday School teacher to a great group of teenagers. We have the neatest conversations and most of the time I feel like they are teaching me rather than me teaching them. I have performed many other (callings) tasks in the church, but being with the youth is my favorite. I attend church nearly every Sunday of every year. I love church for the reason that it keeps my feet grounded to what is important. My family... and perhaps more important... my tender feelings for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I spend a great deal of time reading, studying and pondering the life of this most wonderful exhalted man. I feel close to him when I partake of the Sacrament (bread and water, symbolic of the last supper with his Apostles). It is the Savior I try to emulate in my daily life, it is HIM that has shown me how to live My Faith.