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Hi I'm Jared

I am a husband, father, writer and rider. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

Jared is an avid motorcyclist, writer, photographer and blogger by night/weekend and a Qualified Security Assessor, by day. In the last few years he has motorcycled through 46 of the 50 states and traveled well over 75,000 miles on two wheels. He has owned several motorcycles and currently owns an award-winning Kawasaki Nomad, which he customized himself. He is the President and owner for the fastest growing Kawasaki affiliate club, Vulcan Baggers Association, and has assisted in planning and promoting several motorcycle events throughout the country. He is a contributing author for Accelerate Magazine and writes on several blogs of various topics. His passion for photography has existed since childhood when he would often take pictures of his friends flying through the air on their BMX bikes. He often does the same thing now, but his friends have motorcycles instead. He enjoys many types of photography from portrait and landscape shots to the more artistic and abstract. He has become a skilled photographer and has had his photography featured in magazines and websites.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church, but have not always had the conviction that I now have. When I was still in high school I came to a crucial pivoting point in my live. Being homeless and confused I began recognized that the direction that many of my friends were going (drugs and music) was possibly not right for me. In a search for what to do with my life, I began to see that the church I was raised in had many of the answers I was looking for. After nonchalantly praying about the church I for years, I, through a 24 hour fast and hours in prayer and meditation, was able to feel a confirmation from God. It was such a strong feeling that even thinking about it gets me emotional. Because of the undeniable confirmation that I received my life has completely changed. I was spiritually born again and have invited God to guide me through life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith day to day by doing the small simple things, like being kind to others and avoiding erosive thoughts. When my wife and I got married we decided that reading the scripture, out-loud, on a daily bases was important to us and we have kept that goal. Even when one of us traveling we read to each other over the phone. I know this may sound petty, but this small and simple thing has strengthened not only our marriage, but our relationship with the Lord.