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Hi I'm Mark.

I love to spend time in the Montana mountains, ride a unicycle, fly fish, hunt and play hockey. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent nearly 25 years as a television broadcast journalist. First, I was a sportscaster and then I shifted over one seat to deliver the nightly news. I live in Montana and love the outdoors--hiking, fishing, canoeing, hunting, huckleberry picking, all of it! I especially enjoy hitting the mountain trails on my muni (mountain unicycle) with my son and daughter. We like to ride and try to conquer the challenges of rocks, tree roots, inclines and hills. In the winter, I strap on my skates and play recreation league ice hockey. Whatever the time of year, I love to spend time with my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because living the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me both confidence and direction in my life. It helps me better understand my divine nature and spurs me to be the best husband, father, and friend that I can be. Perhaps the greatest blessing of being a Mormon is my knowledge of God's eternal plan for families. Through implementing the teachings of Jesus Christ into my life, my wife and I were married in the Los Angeles temple. Not only were we married for this life, but we were sealed together for all eternity IF we obey God's commandments and do the best we can. In other words, if we righteously raise our children during these challenging times, we can be together as husband, wife and children for the life beyond this one. There will be no "'til death do us part." That gives me great comfort.

How I live my faith

Have you ever seen those young men who walk the streets in white shirts and ties? I did that too. I was a missionary. I did that in southern Italy after I graduated from high school. I met great people, ate great food and had wonderful experiences. Today, I work with those same young men and young women who leave their friends and families to serve as full-time missionaries for 18 months to two years. They are as inspiring today as they were years ago. I am also what's called a "home teacher." Each family in the church receives a monthly visit from two representatives (home teachers) to check in on us to see how we are doing as a husband, wife and children. It's nice to know in these often challenging economic and spiritual times that someone is always there looking out for us. My son and I serve as home teachers together. We look after four different families. I am also a merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America.