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Hi I'm Walt

I am a dermatologist. I enjoy fly fishing and going on vacations with my family to Hawaii. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of four children, two boys and two girls. I have been married for 20 years. I feel very blessed to have a great marriage and more than anything I enjoy helping my kids succeed in school, sports and goals they set for themselves. When I am able to slip away from a busy medical practice I enjoy fly fishing and going on tropical vacations with my family. Our family loves playing on the beach, snorkeling, and swimming.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family but as with all members of our Faith I had to one day decide for myself if the teachings and principles I had been taught were true. When I was a teenager I made the determination to read the Book of Mormon. I prayed to know if it was true. I felt in my heart that it was. The verification of it's truthfulness has come slowly over time in the great happiness I have felt and seen in my life. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and children who try to be good. Although we have struggles in our lives like everyone it is faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and the principles of His gospel that help us rise above these difficulties and become stronger, more confident and happy even though life is not always perfect.

How I live my faith

Last year I attended the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree with my son. It was an unforgetable experience. I enjoy working with our local Boy Scouts so I can give something back to the community and also because it teaches my sons great values. I organize the annual scouting for food in our town. This event helps stock local food banks each year. I am also a bishop in our Church. This does take a great deal of time but the Lord blesses me so I am able to meet the needs of my family, church, and work. As a bishop I have the unique opportunity of getting to know each of the members in our congregation and helping them on a very personal level. When I serve at home, church or in the community my life has more meaning and makes me feel closer to my Heavenly Father.