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Hi I'm Joe

I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have 10 fantastic children. I co-founded a growing restaurant chain. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a true Heinz 57. My dad's father was born in Liechtenstein and immigrated to the USA as a young adult. My dad's mother's parents immigrated from Sicily. My mom's father traces his roots to Ireland and my mom's mother to France. I married my high school sweetheart over 30 years ago and we have been blessed with 10 beautiful, happy and fun children. And even better, we now have 4 grandchildren. I love the outdoors and live in the perfect state to take advantage of it - Colorado. My kids picked up snowboarding about 5 years ago and at age 45 I decided I needed to keep up. Our family really enjoys reading, camping, backpacking, hiking, biking and playing in the snow. In addition to all this, I am the co-owner of a growing restaurant chain and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon in my freshman year of college through an introduction to the religion by a dear friend. As I investigated the teachings, I felt becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was both a huge shift in my life direction and a geat blessing for me. Coming from a large, religious family the decision to convert to the Mormon Church wasn't made lightly. I knew my change in religion was going to be difficult for my family to understand and accept. For me, the decision to become a Mormon has greatly increased my love for my family and my desire to be with them forever. As time goes by, I've come to appreciate more and more my membership in the Mormon Church. I know the doctirne of the Mormon Church is true. I can't imagine my life without the Church and know my pathway has been directed by the hand of the Lord. This is His work and I am grateful to be a helper.

How I live my faith

For many years I have served as an advisor to the youth of the Mormon church. Not only has it been great fun, I learn so much from the teenage members of the Mormom church. They are great examples of faithful service, sacrifice and obedience. I serve on the board of the local district of the Boy Scouts of America. The board is comprised of many like-minded volunteers who are dedicated to preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices throughout their lifetimes. My faith is my life. It is interwoven into who I am, how I act and I how I interact with others. My religion has without doubt made me a better person.