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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a Father of 4, a University Professor and a Family Business Consultant and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a "California Kid" that is living "the good life" in Nebraska. I am married to my best friend. I'm a father of 4. I served my mission in Uruguay and am fluent in Spanish. I chased my dream and played college basketball at Brigham Young University- Hawaii. My claim to fame is that I attended all three of the BYU campuses. Utah, Hawaii and Idaho I am a Professor of Family Business Management in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have my own Family Business Consulting firm where I work with large, multi-generational family businesses to successfully transition from one generation to the next. I am currently serving as a Bishop in my ward. I'm 33 years old and I'm thankful everyday that my parents let the missionaries teach them when I was 4 years old.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I received a personal witness at a young age that living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will bring us safety and happiness. As a 4 year old boy I remember the change that took place in my home as my parents made changes in their lives in order to get baptized. I found out for myself that the only lasting happiness that is available in this life is found by living the teachings of Jesus Christ. It was always my dream as a young boy to someday become a full-time missionary to facilitate the type of change in someone's family like Elder Vuki and Elder Chapman did for mine. I love that the Church allows imperfect people to participate in this amazing work. The peace and hope that the Gospel bring isn't found anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I wake up every morning and make a commitment to do my best to live the principles that Jesus taught. I go to bed every night praying for forgiveness for my mistakes and thanking my Father in Heaven for my blessings. I am currently serving as a Bishop in my ward. This gives me the opportunity to participate and oversee the temporal and spiritual welfare of all the members in my ward boundaries. When I get overwhelmed, I am reminded that this is God's work, not mine. He only allows me to participate. As a father and husband, I do my best to show an example and to lead my family with love and righteousness. My wife is my strength and my children are my inspiration to become a little better everyday.