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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a husband, a father of 7, a grandpa of 9, a banker and a skier/dirtbike rider and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Dave; I'm a husband to the most wonderful woman in the world, a father of seven (four of which are married, adding incredible spouses to our family), grandpa to nine (and growing). I enjoy skiing, riding dirt bikes (electric starts - wonderful invention), super karts (ones that can actually go 140 mph!), making memories with our family, community service; I am a banker for a global financial services company; and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed to live in many parts of this country, and the world; getting to know people of all backgrounds and experiences. During the middle of my 9th grade of high school, as a family we moved to La Paz, Bolivia where my dad worked for USAID. The cultures, both Bolivian and International (it was an English speaking, international private school) were eye opening for me as well growing up through the early 70’s. I had been taught standards that were considerably different from all my classmates, no drugs, no alcohol, no tobacco, parties that were morally good, dating in groups after age 16. I needed to know if the teachings and traditions of my family were real. I remember as clear today as then, the witness of the Spirit to my soul that God knew who I was, that He is real today, and that He loves each one of us. He knows us; I am His son, and though I am very imperfect; He will help me find my way back to Him as I turn to Him and listen with an open heart, clean conscious and an earnest desire to be a real disciple. It changed my life; drugs were plentiful; ‘free love’ was still spilling over from the 60’s; but I KNEW there was meaning and purpose in my life, my acts and example for myself and to others mattered. Not only was it OK to be different, it became part of me to strive to be His disciple, to know that real joy comes from following Him, not defying Him or ignoring Him.

How I live my faith

After graduation I returned to the states, submitted my papers to serve the Lord where ever He would send me; imagine my surprise to be called back to Bolivia this time living among the people. Two years later I return to University where I met and married my wonderful bride from Canada. After graduation we moved to Calgary where I sold and leased investment grade commercial real estate. We moved back to the states and started a career in banking; first in Salt Lake City; then Buffalo, New York; Denver, Colorado; Seattle, Washington; Birmingham, Alabama and now back to Denver. Through all the moves, our family, our church family and our faith in God were constant. After the May 1999 tornado destroyed parts of Moore, OK; one of my boys and I and set out immediately to go give help and service to those in need. This continued to be a theme while in Birmingham, traveling down to the coast after hurricanes Ivan and Katrina; multiple weekends searching out and serving across every race, religion, ethnic group etc. We watched in horror last year as the tsunami washed over the coast of Japan. One of our son’s served his mission in Sendi; he left soon thereafter to go serve in Japan finding groups of stranded people who lived away from large populated areas geo-tagging places in need. Our daughter and her family live in Birmingham today; they were a few blocks away from the devastation and death that occurred there this spring. Once safe, they joined in the reparations. Community service is a big deal to us; all of our sons are Eagle Scouts, two of our sons are Type I Diabetic; we have raised research funds in NY, AL, and CO. Our children/spouses have served missions in Finland, Oklahoma, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colorado, Japan, Dominican Republic and California. The youngest hopes to leave when he turns 19. A great prophet once said, “When ye are in the service of your fellow man, ye are only in the service of your God,” to that end we try everyday.