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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a patent attorney and litigator. I love the Southern California outdoors. I'm a dad and husband, and trying to be better.

About Me

I love being outside and playing with our kids and friends. I've played soccer most my life, and enjoy golfing, running, and working out. As far as I'm concerned few things are as enjoyable as the perfect golf shot or a run on the beach. I met my wife early our freshman year, and she's blessed my life since. We have two great children - a boy and a girl.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother and father were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So, I grew up being taught the doctrines of the church and reading the scriptures. Like everyone who joins the church at some point, I feel that all reach a point where they need to be converted. In high school, I reached a point where I deeply wanted to know for myself whether what I had been taught and had lived my entire life was actually true. Though I could answer any question in Sunday school, I needed to know that the gospel was real and for me. At that time, I was reading the Book of Mormon in seminary. The last prophet of the Book of Mormon included a promise to those that read. To paraphrase, he promised that if one reads the book and then prays to God, in sincerity, God will answer that prayer by the power of the Holy Ghost. So, one night I knelt and prayed, asking Heavenly Father whether the Book of Mormon was true. I remember kneeling on my bed, and after asking the question, feeling an overwhelming sense of joy and peace within. I knew. I knew that the Book of Mormon was revealed scripture. I knew that God knew me, and cared about me. Since then, my gospel knowledge has grown (I hope). I have prayed on many other occasions to know and understand the truth of certain doctrines. But, it all started from that one night. I'm a Mormon because I have prayed and learned for myself of the truth of the gospel through the power of the Holy Ghost. Most importantly, that night served as a springboard to me to really come to know my Savior - that He lives, and sacrificed that we can all have eternal life. I live my life the way that I do today because I know.

How I live my faith

I'm not perfect. I make innumerable mistakes - my family can attest to that. But, I try to live my life as the Savior would; I try to be kind and good to others. I enjoy being around people and getting to know them. At home, I try to live my faith by listening. I want to make time for my wife and children. I want to recognize their needs and address them. As a dad, I like to make time to read scriptures with my kids, as well as other books. I like putting them to bed (most of the time). I try to listen to my wife and spend time with her. I feel it's important to be involved in one's community. I like to know our neighbors and spend time with them. I like to be involved at our kids' school. I feel in the community we can live our faith best by being kind and involved. Hopefully others see that example, see how we choose to live our life, and respect our choices, as we respect theirs. At church, I have had the opportunity to teach and work with the youth. In these responsibilities, I have always tried to create an atmosphere where they feel comfortable talking about their beliefs, their fears, their concerns, and their joys. I hope they learn to love the gospel because they also know it's true for themselves.