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Hi I'm Geoff

I'm a creative director, story teller and swim dad. I travel way too much. My middle name is Moses. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Known by my peers for my infectious creativity and enthusiasm, I am a “utility player” on the creative field. From writing to art direction, I know how to take a project from concept to reality while pitching my team’s ideas along the way. My writing experience ranges from ghost writing books, to scripting and blogging and everything in between. I've written for video and film, and for consumer experiences including product launches, museum exhibits and theme park attractions. My career includes a number of eclectic experiences, from working as a train engineer, zookeeper and a "Wild West" stuntman at a theme park to projects that have taken me from the citadel of the Battleship Missouri to the cockpit of an F-35 Lightning II. On the homefront, I'm married to a veteran of the Air Force and an elite marathoner. We have three beautiful and talented children who excel in academics and athletics. And by athletics, I mean swimming. We don't have the coordination to excel at sports involving bats, balls or nets. I met my wife while a student at Brigham Young University. She graduated with a BS in Nursing. I graduated with a BA in Journalism.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, it was the faith of my parents and ancestors. I’m fifth generation Mormon, which means by great, great, great grandfather Hezekiah Thatcher and his wife Alley Kitchen joined the Church just shortly after it was organized in the spring of 1830. They were persecuted and driven from their home here in Ohio where I now live and later crossed the great plains in a wagon train. But my faith is more than a matter of inheritance. Why am I a Mormon? Well, we endure. My great, great grandmother stood on the porch of her home in 1845 with only a broomstick and stood down an angry mob bent on burning down her home. I cannot look back at my ancestors without thinking asking “Why did they do it?” I believe in a doctrine that answers the eternal questions, where did I come from, why am I here and where am I going. As sons and daughters of God, our immortality is as certain as our mortality. I believe in a religion that affirms the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. The New Testament is a witness of Jesus Christ’s testimony in the Old World, and we believe in the Book of Mormon, a witness of Christ’s teachings to the ancient inhabitants of the New World. I believe in a religion that believes in continuous revelation. God has not left us alone. Just as with Isaiah, Jeremiah and Peter, James and John, we have a prophet on the earth today. I believe in a faith that is a constant in a world of shifting values. Virtue is cherished, honesty and integrity are central to our conduct and respect for others is part of a Christian faith. I believe in a religion that offers an opportunity for growth through service. We believe that the only way to serve God is through serving each other. I believe in a religion that offers every individual the right to know for him or herself whether the doctrine is true. “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself.”

How I live my faith

Well, it's probably better to just talk about how I strive to live my faith. True faith is the fruit of reading, and thinking and heart-felt prayer. True faith involves a system of belief that is demanding and challenging. True faith never comes easy. True faith means trying, trying, to live the words of Jesus in a society that so often offers only lip service. I believe in a Church whose teachings are lofty, uplifting and inspiring. A few of our scriptures declare that… "The Glory of God is intelligence." "Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection." "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous and in doing good to all men…If there is anything virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” I know this work is true. It’s not about the don’ts. It’s not about our misunderstood history. It’s about proclaiming Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. An article of our faith states: “We claim the privilege of worshipping the Almighty God according to our the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where or what they may.” Hopefully, I can live my faith well enough that a few people will notice and consider worshiping with me.