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Hi I'm Dave.

I live in Central Arizona and was born and raised here. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I received an MBA degree as a young man and have loved my experiences in the business world. I am a farmer, a real estate investor and developer. I also serve as a Board-member (Director) for several Non-Profit Organizations who are making a great difference in the lives of the disadvantaged. For fun I enjoy competing as a team roper and have enjoyed horses and rodeo events most of my life. I am a husband of 37 years, a father of seven children, grandfather of 19 grandchildren (and counting), and I am living my dream. All of our children and grandchildren live near us………it is paradise. Even with “silver hair”, life is beautiful! On our 37th wedding anniversary my wife asked me if I had any ideas for the next 37 years of our life. I told her I did……she encouraged me to write them down so I “don’t forget them”. We are almost at the stage of life where trying to remember your name and address can be a challenge! We are both very active. We love to golf and play tennis together, spend time at our cabin, and work on projects at home. I suppose I am semi-retired…….but one of my greatest joys is serving as a mentor to our sons and son’s in law who are self-employed. I like to build and repair things, especially if they require a little welding or machining. Working with my head and my hands brings me a great deal of happiness……I like to do them both and continue to love to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born one of seven children to two great young parents. However, by the time I was in Junior High School my Dad was struggling with alcoholism and other compulsive behaviors that ended up destroying him and shattering our family. As I matured I learned that both of my Dad’s parents had struggled with alcoholism and it had also destroyed their families. I knew that I wanted my own family, especially my children, to have a different experience growing up than I did. I was fortunate to have had among a large extended family on my mother’s side some beautiful examples of marital & family happiness. I became convinced that their happiness, often in spite of challenges, was the result of their deep religious faith; the Mormon faith. Although I had gone to Church many times as a boy, I lacked the religious convictions of my mother and her siblings and I determined to find out if what they believed was true. I read the Book of Mormon, studied the Bible, and prayed to know of their truthfulness. The more I studied and prayed the more my faith in the Savior increased. I decided to change a number of things in my life and to share my feelings with others by serving a mission for the Mormon Church. That experience cemented my religious convictions and has served as the lighthouse for the kind of marriage and family life we have enjoyed. I have been blessed to have a wife who shares those convictions and whose life of service has been a great example to me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my beliefs by being a devoted family member, a loyal friend, a helpful neighbor, a reliable productive business partner, a community member who is willing to serve, and a disciple who’s example will invite and inspire others to also live their lives by a set of principles that produces true happiness and meaning. Choosing this way of life has been the wisest decision of my life.