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Hi I'm Ken

I live in Arizona but grew up in Alaska. I am married with 4 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married and have 4 children. I like to be outdoors with my family. I grew up in Alaska, went on a mission for my church in Colorado, and currently live and work in Arizona. I am educated with two master degrees, one in business and another in international marketing. I am employed and currently lead a medium-sized company as a COO and CFO. I like to make a difference professionally and am fortunate to have been taught by some very fine business leaders who have mentored me. For relaxation and adventure I like to hike, mountain bike, boat, fish, and ski; all things we can do as a family. My oldest daughter and I hiked 60 miles in the Uinta Mountains with a Lama. My two oldest boys and I love to ride up chairlifts in summer and fly down the trails on mountain bikes. I get slaughtered by my youngest son when I challenge hime on any electronics game. We all like to go to the lake to be in the boat together. Probably our family's most unique adventure experience was landing a plane with skis on a Mt. McKinley (Denali) glacier in July and then having a fun snowball fight. I ran a marathon to fulfill a goal I made 15 years earlier. I really like spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of our Church and therefore I grew up learning the teachings of our Faith as a child. Like anyone who is a valiant member of our Church one has to no longer lean on parents but rather seek to know if the teachings are correct for yourself. In high school I ran as a member of a very talented cross county running team. To keep in shape and to improve my racing times I had to run a lot. These runs gave me many hours alone to think, ponder, and contemplate gospel teachings. Our high school allowed members to take a religious class called seminary. My seminary teacher challenged all of us in his class to seek out our own testimony and pray to know if our Church is true. So as a sixteen-year-old, during one of my long training runs, I was running alone in a very large grove of Orange trees miles from home. I frequently ran thru the orchards because the shade and moisture from the trees made it much cooler than running unsheltered in the blazing Arizona Sun. During one of these runs I elected to stop, kneel, and pray to know if the Church and the teachings I had been taught from birth were indeed true? I can tell you that as I completed my prayer I knew that God lives, He has a plan for me, and that the Church teachings which I had been taught in my home were indeed true! Following high school I elected to serve a mission. I was called to serve in Colorado. There I had the opportunity to teach what I knew to be true to others who were seeking for truth. I know now, as I knew then, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's organization on earth. It is led by a living Prophet who we seek to follow. Through the years my testimony has grown to be strong, vibrant and lasting. I know that Jesus Christ leads this, His true Church! I bear this testimony to you in his name, even Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Within the Church I try to fulfill the responsibilities and requests to serve when asked. Today, I am called to help the young men as an assistant scout master. This aligns my love for the outdoors with helping young men grow and experience new adventures, including my own sons. I try to serve wherever the leaders of our Church have asked me to serve. Outside the Church I try to be an example by doing what is right. Many people know that I am a Mormon. They know what I believe, know that I will be honorable and honest, and have placed me in postions of trust because of my beliefs and values. This is a heavy responsibility. I hope to never let them down. Within my Family my wife and I try to teach our children correct principles. I am not perfect and unfortunately there are negative experiences I wish I never had. For me, "Living your Faith" indicates that you learn from life and attempt to make the future better than the past. I hope my legacy for my children is that I was a good father and a valiant member of God's Church on earth.