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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Sales Manager and proud father of four beautiful kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Me and my family love just spending time together. My wife and I along with our four kids love to spend time at the lake or at the pool. We try to get together with our extended family as much as possible as well. My job allows me to spend extra time with my family during the summer months so we try to take fun vacations close to home. I enjoy being a dad and love watching my kids grow and learn daily. My wife and I have been happily married now for 17 years. We're at that great point in life where our kids are still at home but all out of diapers and not yet into full teenage mode. I have a terrific home life. I work as a Sales Manager for a publishing company. I work with professors at local colleges on their textbook needs for class. I manage a group of 10 sales people. I travel some with my job but try to be at home as much as possible for my family. I love my job.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it's what gives me the greatest peace in life and provides me and my family with specific direction. I've had times in my life when I wasn't practicing my religion as closely as I should. Those times were always full of uncertainty and fear. As I've embraced the gospel as the guiding light in my life, those feelings of uncertainty have melted away. I've recognized the blessing that it is to know why I'm here and where I'm going. I feel grateful to know that the gospel will help me build the foundation in my home that my children so desperately need during these challenging times. I'm a Mormon because I've learned through experience that it's what makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I work as the Priest Quorum Advisor in my Ward. In this calling I have the chance to work with 16-18 year old boys who are preparing for adulthood. These boys are facing difficult choices like where they should attend college and whether or not they should serve a full-time mission. I love the opportunity this calling provides me to mentor these young men. My twelve year old son and I work together as a home teaching companionship. The calling as a home teacher is a tremendous way for me to teach my son the principle of service. We've created a home teaching binder with the names and birthdays of each person we home teach. One tradition we have is to deliver a half gallon of BlueBell ice cream to each person we home teach on his or her birthday. I also enjoy working with my oldest son in the Boy Scout program. He is currently a Life Scout and should be an Eagle Scout next year. This is a great way to help teach him life skills to combine with the religious foundation he is getting at church and home.