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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a Veterinarian, a father of three, a marathon runner, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Veterinarian that works with large animals, primarily Dairy Cows. I'm also a father of three, my oldest two children love to see the animals, and frequently accompany me on farm calls. I love this time I get to spend with my daughters. I'm also an avid runner, and recently finished my first Marathon. It was a lot of hard work preparing for, but gave me a great sense of accomplishment after I'd finished it.

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been members of the church for many generations, with many of my ancestors crossing the plains with the Pioneer handcart companies. When I left home for college my father gave me a book that told the story of one of my ancestors joining the church. I threw it in a box, and forgot about it. Then one weekend when most of my friends had left town, and I was all alone at school, I stumbled across it in the box, and started to read it. As I read the book, it gave me an appreciation of the sacrifices this ancestor had made so that I could enjoy the many blessings that I now did. Wanting to share this joy that the Gospel of Jesus Christ had brought to me, and to my family I soon took time off from my studies to serve a mission for the church. I continue to be grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the peace and happiness that it brings to my family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. I try to be honest in my dealings with my fellow man. I try to be an example and to help the young people in the community, I've served as an assistant scoutmaster, and have helped teach the boys many things to earn various merit badges. What I hope I've taught them the most though, is to live by the scout slogan "Do a good turn Daily." Most importantly, I hope that I'm teaching my children to live the gospel and to serve others as the Savior did.