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Hi I'm Cody.

I was born in Chicago, grew up in California and Wyoming. I'm a dental student in Indiana. I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up half of my childhood in Southern California, where I enjoyed year round warmth and outdoor fun. At about 12 years of age my family and I moved to Southwest Wyoming, to a town of not more than 12,000 people. Needless to say, we were far enough away from "city life" that weekend activities required a little more creative thinking. Pulling sleds behind cars and midnight strolls through the cemetery became more commonplace. At the age of 19 I served a two-year church mission in Veracruz, Mexico, which ended up being one the greatest experiences of my life! Afterwards, while attending college, I met a beautiful energetic young woman who would later become my wife. We have been married for almost five years and have a two year old son who is every bit as energetic and lively as she is. We currently reside in Indiana where I'm studying to be a dentist. I enjoy almost all sporting activities especially soccer, golf, tennis, basketball, and football, and anything outdoors like camping and swimming. I love music, listening and playing. I play a little piano and guitar, and have fun trying to make up my own songs. We love life, and are so happy where we've been and are excited to see where life will take us.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of the faith and I grew up attending on a weekly basis. However, as I grew older I knew I needed to receive a personal confirmation that what I was being taught was correct. I studied and prayed to know of its truthfulness. The answer I received was that it is true and that I should continue to involve myself.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is not a once-a-week effort. It's a lifestyle. I try to keep my perspective on the things that matter most (i.e. family, etc.). I try to be an active part of the church by accepting callings and doing them the best I can. Anything that can be done to help someone else or be an active part of the community and home is something I try and do.