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Hi I'm Doug

I'm a fourth generation Arizonan that grew up in Mesa and now live in Gilbert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a fourth generation Arizonan. Born and raised in Mesa, where we lived until 2001 when my wife and I moved our family to Gilbert. I love spending time with my family in the mountains enjoying the cool weather and pine trees. I like to waterski, ride dirt bikes, play racquetball, and fly (student pilot). I'm an ASU Sun Devil and earned my bachelor's and master's degrees there. I've traveled extensively through Central and South America and enjoy speaking Spanish whenever I have the chance. My wife and I just returned from Costa Rica with our oldest child. We had a blast! Pura vida!!!!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a family where both parents were already members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I learned at an early age that I couldn't live my life based solely on what they believed. I was always encouraged to gain my own testimony. During my teenage years I realized how important it was for me to know for myself whether the LDS church was truly the Lord's church restored upon the earth. I was able to gain that personal conviction through prayer, scripture study, and more prayer. As I reflect back on my life I realize that my conversion wasn't a singular event. There have been many times when I have received the sweet confirmation from my Heavenly Father that this is His work, that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the price for my sins. I am a child of God. He knows and loves me personally. I know that Joseph Smith saw and spoke with God, Our Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, His Son. I know that we have a living prophet on the earth today. My faith in these facts is strengthened whenever I look around and see the beauty and majesty of all He has created.

How I live my faith

One of the wonderful things about being a Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) is that everyone serves each other and their community. No matter what your occupation or area of expertise might be, we are all equals when it comes to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We refer to each other as "brother" or "sister" because, the in grand scheme of things, that's what we are. I strive to live my life in such a way that others don't have to guess my values and religious beliefs. I treat other's opinions and beliefs with respect and hope they afford me the same courtesy. I know the gospel is a tremendous blessing in my life.