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Hi I'm Lance

I'm a husband and father. I'm a soccer player, fly fisherman, hiker, and camper. I'm an engineer and author. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a software engineer at work. My evenings are spent picking up kids from soccer, violin, swimming, cross country, and whatever else they might be into at a given time. I've been involved with our local Scout troop for the last 10 years. Weekends include yardwork, housework, and more kids activities in addition to Scout outings. I like to go fly fishing though it doesn't seem like I get there often enough. Sometimes I go running with my wife. Other hobbies include skiing, camping, and photography. I love taking pictures of my family and the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me a better person. It gives me perspective and hope. I often work to help others through the church and find that service helps me to forget about myself and focus on a larger picture. I've read the Book of Mormon and the Bible many times throughout my life and gain insight into my own struggles from reading the scriptures. I believe there is a God and a purpose for my existence. I believe by trying my best to follow the example of Christ I can be happier in this life and beyond.

How I live my faith

For the past 10 years I've been asked to serve with the young men's program in the church including various leadership roles with the Boy Scouts of America. I work with many young men to help them learn and develop skills that will prepare them to gain confidence and be successful members of society as they move through grade school, go to college, and enter the workforce. As part of this commitment I spend about 15 nights per year on campouts with the Scouts. I find the outdoors is a great place to get away from many of the distractions that exist in the daily routine. Sometimes after a long week at work I'm less than excited about taking off to the mountains with the Scouts, but I always end up enjoying my time with the youth. It is great to be a part of their life, and I appreciate those other leaders who give of their time to help my kids.