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Hi I'm Jared

I grew up in Tempe, AZ and love ASU Football. I'm a husband, father, investment advisor, and runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married a woman much smarter than myself - but thankfully I caught her during a lapse of judgement! I love being a husband and father. Recently, we adopted a baby and now understand the miracle of adoption. I love being active and have trouble sitting still. My passions are skiing, mountain biking, and most recently, running. In the past few years I've completed a marathon and look forward to more. I am a partner in a wealth management firm where I work helping people make better decisions with their finances. Most of my time is spent helping my clients balance the logical and emotional reasons that factor into their choices. I love my job because I get to make a significant difference in their lives while helping them avoid catastrophic mistakes.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I know the gospel of Jesus Christ brings hope. The world is a crazy place. There are so many challenges, it is easy to feel lost. I know that I am a son of God and that He has a plan for me to find and enjoy peace and happiness. Jesus Christ is the key member of that plan. By following Him, I can have the strength to be a good example and lead my family and business successfully.

How I live my faith

I work with the scouting program. Lord Baden Powell, (the founder of scouting), said that "Scouting is a game with a purpose" and I help organize the game. It is a wonderful experience to see young men start in scouts when they are young and work towards the Eagle award. They are exposed to everything from public speaking to insects and reptiles while learning valuable leadership skills. It is extremely fulfilling to see how much growth these young men achieve, while leaning about their world and what they are capable of.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Jared
I used to ask this question a lot too. If God is merciful and loving, then why can't we just be who we are and He will forgive us? When I was about 17 it clicked that God is loving, but He is also bound by the laws of justice. He has given us commandments that must be followed. When we fail to obey His commandments, He cannot let us return because if he failed to obey His own laws, then He would cease to be God. Knowing that we would all sin and break His commandments, He offered a plan for us that would allow us to repent of our sins and be clean. It required a person to be perfect and never have broken any of the commandments. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life and never broke a commandment, allowing Him to satisfy the laws of justice and provide a path for us to return to God's presence. When we accept Jesus Christ as our savior, we repent of our sins and strive to make better choices. When the day comes for us to return to God's presence, Jesus Christ will be our advocate, letting God know that we worked hard and should be entitled to all of the blessings that He has for us. Without Jesus Christ, none of this would be possible. Show more Show less