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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up in Tucson, family of six. Now I have a large family of my own and try to keep up with them. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Tucson, Arizona and have lived in Arizona nearly all of my life. I love the red desert and all the beauty around us. I am excited to be here and enjoy each day as a dentist in our community. I met my wife, Clarisa, at the University of Arizona in 1996, where we both graduated with bachelors degrees. From there, we moved up to Oregon, where I attended Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) for my dental training. I have ten beautiful children of my own and enjoy all the time I can get with them. I love basketball and enjoy the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was thirteen years old, I had read the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon often and believed them to be true. I attended a meeting of our church where one of our leaders challenged us to receive our own witness from God himself of the things that we believed. I got down on my knees for myself and asked God to let me know that the things I believed regarding the Book of Mormon and His Church were true. I felt a sure answer from him with a fire inside me that I can never deny. I knew and I have been grateful for that knowledge and how it has shaped my life in the ensuing years. I have truly seen through my own experience that the things I believe are true and have helped me immensely in my life time.

How I live my faith

I am involved in my sons activities as Boy Scouts and in my daughters activities with the girls from the church. I serve presently as ward clerk and help the Bishop to oversee the logistical end of our local group. I have some great families that I visit as a home teacher monthly. We have been seeing them now for over three years. They have made some great accomplishments in that time, from marriage, to baptism, to graduation from medical training! My wife serves as a primary pianist for the children in the ward. That means I take care of my identical twin daughters for most of our Sunday meetings. It's great!