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Hi I'm David

I'm an attorney, real estate broker, husband and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Principal Managing Broker for a national real estate company. I work with many people through a very stressful time. I am also an attorney--that helps. I love backpacking, climbing mountains, kayaking and riding a tandem bicycle with my wife. Mostly, I love being my wife's husband. My greatest joy is spending time with her. Together, we have seven children--three hers and four mine.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I both know what it's like to have a hard marriage. We also now know how important it is to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives. Purposefully living the principals of Jesus Christ has brought us closer together than we ever thought possible. Being sealed together, forever, has given us the motivation to never give up and to always strive to be better, to forgive, to understand, to assume the best in each other--always; to not doubt each other. Our Temple sealing is a hoop of steel that grapples our souls together. We are forever. I know that God lives. I know it like I know about sunlight or gravity. I do not understand all things, but I know that God loves His children, and so, I know enough. I also know that Jesus Christ is the only one who can take my wife our family and me back to our Father. I strive to always remember Him, to keep His commandments and to always have His Spirit to be with me. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ; I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith hour by hour, minute by minute. To me, being a disciple of Christ means being like Him. That's a very tall order--especially for me. But Christ's atonement allows me to change; to struggle and improve. He is very patient and He finds ways to teach. If I listen, I see. If I am weak, my faith in Him can make me strong. In the business world, this helps me every day. Being a peacemaker does not make one weak. Being kind does not make one vulnerable. There is a subtle strength in being Christlike. Almost always, people respect that. One can live and work in the world and be a follower of Christ. The Church is a very good vehicle to help me become Christlike. I have been involved in the youth programs, teaching and leading a congregation. These opportunities to serve have allowed me to work with people I never would have associated with otherwise. People who are very different from me and I come to love those I serve. Church and service is my university. This is a wonderful place where I learn to become Christlike.