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Hi I'm Mark

I am a soccer player. I am a skier. I am a father. I love finance. I am an independent voter, who leans Democrat. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have an MBA with a concentration in Finance. I currently work for a mutual fund company helping people with their retirement plans. I have a wife and 3 kids. I have a daughter born in 2002, a son born in 2006, and another son born in 2009. I like soccer and played a lot of it when I was younger. I also like to go downhill snow skiing. One year in college, I scheduled all of my classes in the afternoon, bought a season ski pass, and went skiing 3 or 4 mornings of every week. I was able to catch any new powder from the night before while there weren't many other skiers on the hill, then I went home and went to class in the afternoon. It was fun, and I got quite good that year at skiing. I am a soccer player. I am a skier. I am a father. I have been happily married for 10 years and counting. I love finance. I am an independent voter, who leans toward the Democrats. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have needed to reaffirm my belief in the church a few different times. My initial belief in the church came after studying the Book of Mormon, and praying to God. I asked him a simple question: “Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints the only true church?” I response I got a burning in my chest and a big smile on my face that confirmed to me that it is. Since then I have had time of hardships where I questioned myself on the beliefs. However, when I go to church, even without wanting to feel that it is true, I can feel the truth of the church and the gospel through the spirit. Some people say that we do not feel the spirit, but that it is our heart expressing what we want to believe. I can say that when I go to church, I am not just feeling a “desire to have the truth.” I have gone to church NOT wanting to believe what is being said, but have left the meeting feeling ever stronger that it is the truth. I also believe, just as the church teaches, that marriages and families should and can last forever.

How I live my faith

Right now I spend my Sundays at church, and then I also go there one evening per week to help the young Boy Scouts with their activities.