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Hi I'm Vince

I'm a Mormon... a husband, father of 5 great kids. I love fly-fishing with my family & capturing beautiful images with my camera.

About Me

My wife Tamara and I have been married 26 years and have 5 of the best kids you could ever ask for. Our two oldest are out of the house now, one having returned from a two year mission in Brazil and in college, and another currently serving a mission in Brazil. Awesome! Our third child, is in her senior year of high school and is preparing to attend college. The two youngest are in middle school and elementary school. They keep us very busy! I have been in the wireless industry for over 20 years, working for major cell phone companyies, doing everything from managing call centers to product marketing. But my educational back ground is in photography. I have a BS in Illustration/Advertising Photography, but shortly after I received my degree and started my business, I realized the job and clients were taking me away from my family too much and in a direction that wasn't good for me or my family, so we made a career change. Choosing family over what some might think of as a very fun occupation, was, we believe, inspired. Our family has been so blessed because of that decision. I still love shooting, but just don't make it a career. I love fly fishing with my family and we go on one big trip to Idaho each year. I also like to cook...BBQ and Dutch oven cooking is a blast. I enjoy watching our kids grow up...it's sometimes hard work, but it's so worth it!

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon my whole life and it seems I've always known it was true. I was blessed to be born to parents that loved God and wanted their children to know God. My parents weren't preachy or overzealous with their beliefs and allowed me to learn for myself that the gospel was true. It wasn't hard... my parents were, and mom still is, (Dad passed away) very active, participating fully in all the church has to offer. At an early age, they taught me to serve others and put me in the right places to feel the spirit of God...through service. When I was 5, I helped build the chapel in Bellevue, Washington, and remember painting and pulling wire for my dad who was given the task of wiring the building. I remember partnering with my dad to visit family's each month to see how they are doing and to help them whenever needed. I remember serving with my whole family at the pig farm the church owned in Woodinville WA. We cleaned pens, fed pigs, cared for the barn. The pork supplied the bishops storehouse with pork products for those in need. It all seemed right and I liked the way it made me feel... knowing that I was helping others. We weren't a perfect family all the time, but I remember feeling the spirit in our home many many times. Either at family prayer, or one time in particular when my dad received a blessing prior to some surgery he needed. My parents were from Utah, and many times we were blessed to be able to go to Temple Square to listen to the prophets and listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I can't tell you how many times tears have come to my eyes when I felt the spirit was touching my soul. I know that God lives... I have felt his spirit in my life so many times. I know that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, to redeem me, my family, you and yours. I am not perfect, but know that the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, strengthens and can help us all return to them someday.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a counselor to the Bishop of our ward and am blessed to be able to help out with our youth programs, especially the young men ages 12-19. Our family attends church "religiously" :) meaning every week. Even when we're out of town, we'll find a congregation to meet with. As a family we serve others often, either doing community service projects with Boy Scouts, or for our local congregation. I try and teach my kids what my parents taught me, serve with love and with all your heart might mind and strength. I make mistakes, but the gospel teaches me not to give up and to keep looking forward with faith.