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Hi I'm Rob

I'm a husband and a dad, raising two little boys. I'm also a runner as much as I can be. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There's no simpler way to describe me than to say I'm a husband and a dad. These two roles make up most of my thoughts, and the latter takes up much of the time I should be sleeping. My two boys are both under three, and quite a handful. When I'm not at home, I work as an attorney. My main hobby is running. In college, I was a sprinter on my university's track & field team. I was by no means stellar, but I loved the thrill of the race. Since then, running has transformed into a form of meditation for me. I now run more to relieve stress or think over a problem than for exercise.

Why I am a Mormon

My no nonsense grandma has told me that to see if something is for real, the "proof is in the pudding." The same is true for my experience in the church. Anything good that I've ever done or experienced in my life can in some way relate back to an influence of the teachings of the church. That includes successes in academics, health, athletics, friendship, and especially my family. I am keenly aware every day of how much the church asks of its members, but equally amazed at how much the members benefit from abiding the principles taught to us.

How I live my faith

I'm by no means a Bible scholar, but I remember that Jesus told us to love God and love our neighbors. Along those lines, one of the great things learned in the Book of Mormon is that when we're serving others, we're serving God too. The church provides an opportunity to do just that. How? Through good old fashioned hard work. The church operates on a "lay ministry" meaning that no one that serves in the church is getting paid to do it. As a result, all service we render to each other and the community through the church is just that: service. I've learned that when I serve others, I start to forget about the little temptations and distractions that commonly crop up in life.