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Hi I'm Dana

I grew up in Colorado. I founded a global clean energy company to help solve the world's water crisis. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was adopted at birth into an LDS home in the late '50s. Fifty three years later, I am a father of five kids and four wonderful grandchildren. My career took our family to Cleveland, Ohio, then Chicago, Il and then back to Denver. In the past few years, my passion for new ideas and concepts brought me a unique opportunity to create a company completely dedicated to alternative energy and sustainable solutions for clean water. Our technologies have caught the attention of capable engineers, investors and developers in Australia, China, Africa and the Middle East. Our desire is to commercialize these technologies for the good of suffering peoples all over the globe and ease the polluting of our planet. Our family is devoted to the outdoors. We hike, climb mountains, swim, ski and travel. The beauty of this planet never ceases to amaze us, as do the people we meet all over the world. We started a foundation to emphasize the need for families in the USA to spend more time together and have been involved in that cause for 12 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home but as a teenager planning to serve a mission for the Church, I had to come to terms with our claims of being a restored gospel. My own personal journey was rewarded with a powerful, but very peaceful confirmation that God lives and loves us, has prepared a way for us to overcome this world through the atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ, and that Christ, through Latter-Day prophets, has restored the saving ordinances we must perform to re-enter His presence . That is the foundation of my faith. It has now extended well into experiences all over the globe with people searching for truth and finding it within the framework of Christ's Church and the Priesthood He restored. The increasing turmoil we witness daily is further evidence of the decay of our society and the enhanced need for continuing revelation, just as was the case prior to the Savior in Old Testament times and after His Ascension from Jerusalem. This witness and calm assurance continues to grow as I see miracles performed, prayers answered and happiness brought into the lives of those that conform their lives to the will of God. This constant affirmation keeps me strong in this Faith. I know that all my past sins and misdeeds are forgiven as I do all I can to repent. While I am still mortal and will make mistakes, the path back to eternal felicity with our Father is provided by Christ and this gives me perspective and hope to not give up or cave in. I could have walked away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints many years ago as others have, but inside my soul is a deep and abiding conviction that if Christ had to pay the ultimate price for our sins, the least i can do is remain true to His cause, despite all odds. It is a joyous life worth living.

How I live my faith

I have been involved in the direct efforts of our missionary force for many years in many cities across the USA. In many cases, I have been asked to lead others in our congregations to do the same and bring newfound joy and enlightenment into the lives of those seeking truth. I have taught our youth and have been involved in youth organizations in the Church as well, all on a volunteer basis. My wife and I founded a non-profit corporation dedicated to bringing families together through scheduling committed calendar events...we have spoken in front of hundreds of people to not just attend their kid's activities and root them on, but to step out and participate with them. This has been a remarkable chapter in our life. I have counseled struggling addicts, broken families, despondent souls that are in need of an anchor and have witnessed countless cases of people that turned their lives around, strengthened their families and made a difference in their respective communities.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Dana
Our lifestyle, in many ways, is remarkably similar to any of our neighbors. We work long and hard to provide a living, but while doing so, we attempt to keep our families as our top priorities in life. Some things that assist us is a weekly family gathering called Family Home Evening, wherein we either have a family activity, hold a religious discussion or counsel together on an important topic in our lives. We attend Church on Sunday like many of our neighbors do, volunteering our talents and time to assisting the various programs of the Church designed to strengthen our faith, our outreach to the community and to our family ties. We attend the sacred temple to perform ordinances there that are reserved for our family. We serve in the community, vote, pledge allegiance to the flag, serve in the military, clean up our yards, play sports and watch movies! Ours is a busy and involved life, but we slow down to read holy scriptures, ponder the life of Christ, pray to our Heavenly Father and connect as often as time allows. We attempt to not let our weaknesses or shortcomings drag us down but live with hope that Christ will atone our sins and free us from our cares someday. Show more Show less