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Hi I'm Craig

I retired from Intel, I love woodworking and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have four children and five, soon to be seven grandchildren. Time with them is precious. I worked for Intel for 29 years, capping off my career there by running their entire Purchasing Dept. for the last four year. I retired in January 2011. During my time there I was able to travel to many countries, particularly in Asia. I was able to meet with many wonderful people and conduct business in Japan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, etc. My wife and I and two of our children lived in Japan for two years early in my career. It was a very memorable experience. I love woodworking. I make furniture for my grandchildren and hope that someday they enjoy something homemade by their grandfather. I have also made foldable wooden canoes for the Boy Scouts and designed and built storage sheds for LDS Girls Camp. I like to work with my hands and make dreams become a reality from my shop.

Why I am a Mormon

The teachings of the church are so important for me to balance my life and live happily and with integrity with my family and friends. I have a strong belief in God and Jesus Christ and know that life has a deep purpose for us all to fulfill. It is not a chance that we exist, nor is it over when we leave this life. One of our great missions in this life is to understand our talents and gifts and put them to work or be tested. I often wonder why religion, like politics is such and emotional topic and why people are afraid to share their knowledge, feelings and beliefs. One of my favorite quotes is "Work as though everything depends upon you and Pray as though everything depends upon the Lord. In this, the importance of faith and works or actions on our part are both acknowledged.

How I live my faith

I work in the church as a Priesthood holder and help the full time missionaries in my area. The missionaries often need rides, a bike repair or someone to help them teach an investigator and I free my time up to help them as a priority. In the past i worked as a Scoutmaster and teacher for the young men of our local ward.