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Hi I'm Troy

I am the proud father of 7 children and enjoy woodworking and cycling. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have enjoyed woodworking since high school. The start was in shop class, which I took to get drafting experience. When I was in college, I took woodworking classes to relax and get a break from the engineering campus. Right now I am focusing and practicing making items with a lathe. I can remember having a bicycle as long as I was able to ride one. I remember riding downtown to the library in 4th grade during the summer and putting on more that 100 miles that summer just riding around the neighborhood. As a teenager, I would ride to a neighboring farm to work baling hay. In college, I rode year-round to school and work; we could not afford two cars. Now I am starting to ride again by commuting to work. I am currently working as a manager, a position I was recently promoted to. I am working hard to improve my role as and understand of the role of a manager. Some of the best learning I have gained to be a manager at work has been my experiences as a father of seven children and serving a mission for the Church. As a father, I co-lead a group of disparate personalities working together toward common goals and to be a family. As a missionary, I learned to work closely with others who I was assigned to work with. I learned to deal with different peoples personalities and that serving others is part of leading.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church when I was 17. Even though I did not understand everything the missionaries were teaching me at the time, I did know that what they were teaching me was true. My baptism was one of the most spiritual experiences of my life. I deeply know that this is the true Church of Christ on the earth.

How I live my faith

I enjoy attending Church regularly every Sunday. We meet for three hours each Sunday, which may seem like a long time to some people. But I see it as time well spent in a mixture of worship and learning. Sunday is a welcome day of the week, a respite from work and school activities. Members are asked to volunteer in different roles, called "callings", to help the Church function in their area. My current calling is to lead a group of men, members of the Church, in our area. I also volunteer at the local temple on a regular basis. I also believe that living one's faith is an everyday endeavor. I know that living the values and teachings of Christ helps me be a better father, employee, leader and friend.