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Hi I'm Treven

I have a happy, active and busy life. I'm an orthodontist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Most of my time is spent being a father of of five and husband to a perfect wife! I'm thankful for that and wouldn't have it any other way. Watching my children develop and participate in their activities is so fulfilling for me. One of my favorite things to do with my family is to take ATV's and explore different areas in Arizona. Our family has done a lot of boating and RVing in a variety of other states, seeing a number of national,religious and historical attractions. I have had the opprtunity to hike and explore all areas of Arizona including the Superstition mountains, San Tan mountains, Paria canyon, Beaver Creek, Fossil Springs, Havasupi canyon with the list extending on from there. I own a small business and have enjoyed being a participant in community activities. I have the opportunity to teach my profession at a nearby university. I have always tried to continue my education and be completely informed so I can provide the best service for my patients. I enjoy all kinds of sports and outdoor activities. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, I get up a 5 am to play basketball with a great group of men. I enjoy all kinds of friendships and associations which help me stay happy and "outside of myself"!

Why I am a Mormon

My faith is the defining event and process in my life. While being raised in the church, I believe that all encounter a time when they need to have their own knowledge of the truthfulness of the path they take. I went through a time where only study and prayer could give me the rest I needed from doubt and uncertainty. What I found was that when I really sought to know truth, and not until then, that I recognized answers from God. Before needing to know and humbling myself, I didn't recognize His communications to me. As my faith developed, I really felt a need to repent and be faithful in what He wants for me. This gave me a desire to share this feeling with others. I served a mission to Cochabamba, Bolivia and had many experiences with people that were different, yet, the same as me. They often did not have the same material advantages that I had, but certainly had the same hopes for themselves and their children. Faith brought them, as myself, a new outlook and renewed vision of life. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life. I feel and empathize with others when I learn about the Savior's ways and teachings. I believe in revelation today and feel that when I hear the modern day prophets speak. Reading the Book of Mormon is one of the ways that I feel the Savior's love in my life. This scripture, along with the Bible, strengthens my faith and brings a knowledge from above about how to act and what to do in many of life's challenges. Being in this church is not just a Sunday activity but a way of life. After living the principles, you see why it has to be this way. I see the difference in the lives of the members of the church. There is less of heartache and coping when faith replaces fear. I am very thankful for the knowledge of the gospel and my membership in this church that, I believe, has a fulness to offer.

How I live my faith

Working in the church and serving others have kept me grounded emotionally and kept "fear" out of my life. What I mean is that living for my family, friends, and others keeps me from being in the mindset portayed by popular society. A life of excess and self-indulgence seem to be a dead end street when I've gone down that road. When trying to live my faith, my priorities change and I have a natural feeling of satisfaction and gratitude that make me truly happy. I have worked with the youth for many years. Not just as a teacher, but working and playing right along side of young people. Scouting has been a great way to lead young men to do good things and develop leadership, team building, do hard things, appreciate nature among many other positive attributes that are lost in today's culture. Being part of all types of youth events are fun! We have major hikes, climbing mountains, playing all kinds of games, participating in alot of service and on and on...During all of this, I with others, am able to teach spiritual insights that will help them in a future life of challenges and decisions. Not only does it balance the youth's lives, but it balances my own!