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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in the western United States, I love the moutains and work as a clinical scientist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Steve. I'm a periodontist and worked for a number of years in academic dentistry as well as with patients. About 16years ago we changed careers and I now run clinical research for a very successful pharmaceutical company headquartered in Colorado. Over the past 15 years we've developed 6 NDA products and approximately 20 generics treating multiple diseases with many more coming. It's a very interesting and challenging occupation. I'm the father of 4 grown children with 11 grandchildren. My wife and I have been married 45 years and are looking forward to however many more will come. We enjoy empty nesting, although sometimes we miss the energy and enthusiasm of having kids in our home. We moved to Colorado 16 years ago from Calfiornia. When we moved, I decided to learn to fly fish and it's become one of the passions in my life. We are about 3 hours from the best tailwater fishing for trout in the United States and we make the trip often. I love the solitude and challenge. Blackberry's generally don't work in good flyfishing locations which isn't a bad thing either.

Why I am a Mormon

I think often of all the happiness being a Mormon brings into my life. Most important is a testimony that Christ is our Heavenly Fathers Holy Son. With this has come the blessings of the Atonement and the certainity that with His help I can change and be a better person and accomplish more good. I'm grateful for this and believe the hope of the Atonement lies in our ability, with His help, to change and be more like Him. The Mormon church has brought me my wife and our life together. It has brought our family which we love and enjoy very much. Someone once said when you have children you wear your heart outside your chest from then on, and so it has been with us. It has also taught me the importance of serving others and helping those around us who need help, both in and outside of the Church. I'm grateful I can participate in the humanitarian efforts of the Church worldwide via financial support, and locally through my own personal labors for others benefit. What a blessing it is to understand that we are all Heavenly Father's children and that He would have us help and assist each other. It's nice to know that we, as individuals, are not the center of the universe.

How I live my faith

Simply put, living my faith means working diligently to following Christ's teachings, and learning to become more like him. This past while I've been focused on the simple phrase, "learn of me.' What characteristic of Christ would I like to have more manifest in my life. In thinking about this I've remebered some instances when I could have been kinder. This has lead to real effort regarding being more kind. As the Apostle Paul said, "Charity is kind." I've learned that the doorway to kindness is gratitude. My personal prayers are more focused on expressions of gratitude and requests to be helpful in others lives. It's been a great focus and has brought cherished experiences where a little kindness and expressions of encouragement have meant a lot in others lives. The Mormon church does not have a professional clergy so we all have significant responsibilities. I enjoy the opportunity to teach and counsel with others and provide what help and guidance I can, with Christ's help. Living my faith is being consistently diligence in the responsibilities that have come through Church membership and having faith that Christ will help; when they seem beyond my capacity. This has lead to wonderful opportunities to be of service to others. It was said of the Savior that, "he went about doing good." I'm really grateful that living my faith brings more or less contast opportunities, in small ways, to do good.