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Hi I'm Ken

I'm a father and a husband. I'm an inventor and a patent attorney. I'm a business enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up primarily in Salt Lake City, Utah. My interests were always in math and science, though I also had a great interest in music, playing Trombone for 7 years in orchestra, concert bands, jazz ensembles and even an occasional marching band. I sang for years in choirs and show choirs and small madrigal groups, and continue to sing in choir. After graduating from the University of Utah in Electrical Engineering, I attended law school to become a patent attorney. In 2005, I opened my own law firm in another state and also started dabbling in various business ventures and inventing of my own and with clients. I'm now inventor on more than 30 patents, have founded and co-founded several successful, and some unsuccessful, companies. I love to spend time with my wife and 5 kids. My wife and I like to travel together and with the family and have visited Argentina, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong and Italy, and enjoy the variety of cultures, people and languages in every new place we visit. My wife and I ran our first marathon together in 2005 and continue to run together for fun. My greatest joys come from the times I spend with my family. My reason for working so hard is to support my family so that I can spend more time at home.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the LDS church soon after I was born, so I was raised believing in Jesus Christ and have been taught from childhood to try to be more like Him. Though I've always trusted my parents and believed what my parents and teachers had taught me, in high school I wanted to know for myself that what they were telling me was correct. So I prayed to Heavenly Father to know for myself. I still remember the day I was walking home from high school when it hit me so strong I could not deny it - that sweet confirmation of the Spirit of God telling me my prayers had been answered. I knew Heavenly Father heard my prayers, that he loved me, that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins, that the resurrected Christ visited his followers in Jerusalem and that He then visited his other followers in the American continent. I knew that the Book of Mormon was a true record of Christ's people in the Americas and his visit to them just after his resurrection. I knew that Heavenly Father loves us today as much as in Bible times and that he provides modern day prophets to lead and guide his Church on the earth. He loves us as much today as he loved those in Bible times. I have had countless additional and some even more profound experiences that have further solidified my conviction and testimony. I have great faith in my Heavenly Father's plan for me and know I can trust him. Because of these many experiences, I believe and cannot deny my faith. I have been trained in logic, problem solving and critical thinking as an engineer and have been taught to be skeptical and identify truth and error as a lawyer. All of this additional training, however, has only strengthened my faith and belief. The more I live the teachings of Jesus Christ and follow the guidance of modern day prophets, the happier I am, the better husband and father I become, and the greater love and joy I feel. I truly believe that we are placed on this earth to learn to have lasting joy.

How I live my faith

I think the best way I can live my religion and increase my faith is through serving others. I look for opportunities to serve and help where I can do some good. I try to seek out those in need, even when they sometimes don't realize themselves that they are in need. In church, I have had many opportunities to serve and each has taught me something about myself and about working with others. As a youth leader, I learned to trust and to understand a little about unconditional love and the love Heavenly Father has for all of his children. As an instructor, I learned how difficult it is to truly teach so that the hearer will understand. As a clerk, I learned the importance of accurate record keeping and organization. As a counselor, I learned the value of modern revelation and working with inspired leaders. As a missionary I learned of the spiritual strength that comes from obedience to rules and spiritual laws, and of the blessings that come from hard work. As a husband and father, I have learned a small part of my Heavenly Father's love and patience for me and the need to love and be patient with others. I am grateful for the service opportunities the LDS church gives its members because of what those experiences teach me. The LDS church gives me repeated opportunities to grow and learn. The benefits I receive far outweigh my efforts to follow the teachings of the gospel. Beyond my normal church service, I am currently volunteering as a scoutmaster for 36 scouts who will be attending the 2013 National BSA Jamboree. I attended the 2010 National BSA Jamboree as well. One of the great benefits of serving in the LDS church is the variety of opportunities. One day you may be serving as a Bishop or member of the High Council, and the next you are teaching the 5 year olds in primary. Everyone is given an opportunity to serve where the Lord sees we will grow the most for that time in our life.