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Hi I'm Greg

I grew up in New York City and Arizona. I attended the United Nations International School. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a grandfather. Recently, my wife and I moved from one city to another so that we could be closer to our grandchildren. Now we are just a short walk away from my daughter, her husband, and their four children. We love it here. I have over ten years’ experience in community and civic affairs. I was the chairman a city transportation advisory board, a member of a city area planning committee, and chairman of a troop committee of the Boys Scouts of America. I was asked by the mayor of my former city to run for city council; however, I did not run because I knew that we would be moving out of the city to be closer to family. I would like to run for public office some day. I have extensive experience leading committees and boards in setting policy, establishing budgets, and fund raising. Professionally, I am a computer network engineer. I have over 15 years’ experience in information technology in a variety of roles, including analysis and design, e-commerce, network administration, software development, and managing technical teams. I am well organized and I take initiative to solve problems that may be overlooked by others. I reduced unscheduled downtime of two systems by 18%. I improved software quality of multiple computer systems resulting in a 25% decrease in need for programmer support personnel. In my last job I received five achievement awards and recognitions which were presented by the company president.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed all my life. I did not have to search for the true church; my parents were already members. Their parents were members, and their parents, and so on, for a total of six generations, back to 1849. My first ancestors to join the church were John and Caroline, and they lived in the English Channel Islands. Caroline was, as her mother, devoutly religious and a great student of the Bible. When John first told Caroline he had heard the Mormon missionaries speak and was interested in their message, she cut off his narrative with a dissertation on the evils of Mormonism and forbade him to investigate again. She considered the matter closed, but John continued to investigate and being convinced of the truth of Mormonism told her that he desired to be baptized if she could take her Bible and prove to him that he was wrong. It was a harder task than she thought, when night after night John kept winning all of the arguments. Finally she began investigating the Church and was converted. They were baptized by two elders, one of which was John Taylor, who later became the third President of the Church. Even though I am a sixth generation Mormon, I had to find out for myself if the church was true. As a youth, I decided to read the Book of Mormon cover-to-cover to find out. After all, if the Book of Mormon weren't true, the chuch could not be true. I read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, kept reading it, and kept praying. Then I read the following verse in Mosiah Chapter 14, speaking of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins: "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." When I read this chapter, it was as if I could hear the choirs of heaven singing! I knew the book was true! I continued to read the book to the end; I could hardly put it down. I testify that this church is true. I invite you to investigate its doctrine.

How I live my faith

Our congregation charters a boy scout troop, and I was called by our bishop to organize the fund raising for the troop. Our troop raises money for camp fees and equipment by posting American flags in the yards of neighbors on major holidays. This gives our neighbors the opportunity to display their patriotism and at the same time, contribute to the scout funds. To see the flags in each neighbor's yard, lining the streets, is a very impressive sight. In addition, I attend weekly meetings with the boy scouts, their leaders, and occasional campouts. I try to instill in the boys the ideals of scouting, to develop their leadership and personal growth.