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Hi I'm Jeff

I grew up in the SF Bay Area. I play guitar & drums, I ride motorcycles and sail boats. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 5 years to my wonderful wife, we met at college where i received a degree in digital media. I have been involved in starting many businesses including selling ergonomic office chairs, automobile glass repair, audio recording studio, political news website and now videography and photography studio. I have many interests. When I am avoiding work I have many diverse hobbies. Among those hobbies are gardening, cooking, music, snowboarding, skiing, motorcycles, rock climbing, sailing, windsurfing, backpacking, politics, theology, movies, moviemaking, photography, helicopters, reading, religion, service. I have climbed to the peaks of mountains, seen bears up close, skied off cliffs, crashed a motorcycle, broken the mast on my first sailing trip, participated in a run for congressional campaign, entered a 24 hr film festival, driven off a cliff (fell asleep), served a 2 year volunteer mission, One regret that I have so far is that the only international destination I have been to thus far is Tijuana, Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because my family raised me in the religion. I was baptized at age eight because I wanted to join, but as a minor I still did not quite have power over all of my decisions. For example, when my church pants would mysteriously disappear on Sunday morning my mother would always have a secret spare pair so I could attend with the family. Upon turning 19 I was an official adult, at least according to the Govt. It was during this time that many of my friends had chosen to serve a volunteer mission for 2 years. For the first time in my life I had to make a difficult decision and it was only me who had to decide. No one was pressuring me, but I felt the weight of making this decision. I knew that this choice would lead me down far different paths depending on what I chose. Upon the challenge of a fellow church member, I took the question to my Heavenly Father. It was then that I knew that the least I could do was to sideline my hobbies and schooling for two years so that I could share the gospel of Jesus Christ with my fellow man. This decision is one of the best one that I have made in my entire life. By putting down my own selfish interests and serving others I gained many blessings. I absolutely loved teaching people about God and serving them and their needs. While these two major times in my life are connected to my joining and then staying I continue to be a mormon because of how the gospel has enriched my life. The doctrines of the gospel have helped me to have more humility, to focus on others, to rely on a higher power, to show gratitude for blessings. It has helped me to live a cleaner life, to avoid drugs, alcohol and promiscuity. It has taught me what it means to be a loving family and how forgiveness of others is part of the healing process. Most importantly it has given me clarity on where I came from, why I am here and where I am going after this life.

How I live my faith

In my local church I work with the two full-time missionaries that are assigned to our area. I help them to find people to teach the gospel to, teach with them, find opportunities to give service to the community as well as help lost sheep return to the fold. Before this calling I had the opportunity to teach several Sunday School classes. I love being able to organize a lesson where people not only feel the spirit of God but also when something makes sense to them for the first time. My absolute favorite part of teaching (besides all of the learning it gives me) is when someone decides to start living a gospel principle that I have covered in a lesson. I find some joy in the knowledge of the gospel but I find immense joy in the living of the gospel. It is in the doing where we truly enjoy what God has in store for us.