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Hi I'm Eric

I have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. I research electric cars, renewable energy, and smart grid. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in central Washington State. I like to hunt, fish, and go camping. I also am an avid root beer connoisseur and I love to taste test and review root beers for my website. I also love Indian movies, food, and music. I love to learn new languages. I speak French, English, Malagasy (Madagascar), and am learning Portuguese.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I learned for myself that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. At the end of the book is a promise given to those that read it. That if a person reads the Book of Mormon, thoughtfully considers that which they have read, and prays sincerely to know the truth, God will tell that person the truth of the book through the power of the Holy Ghost. When I was 19 I wanted to serve a mission for my church, but I realized that I didn’t really know if it was true, I was just going along with it because that’s what I was taught. However, a mission is a 2 year commitment of time and a lot of money. I determined that I needed to know if the Book of Mormon really was true and if not, I needed to not waste my time. I read the Book of Mormon intensely over the next 4 weeks. After I finished it I knelt down and began to pray sincerely if the things that I had read were true and if God wanted me to serve a mission. As I prayed I felt the most wonderful feeling come over me. It filled me with warmth and intense joy that I had never before experienced. I was so overcome that all I could say was “It’s true, it’s true” over and over. I knew that God had answered my prayer, just as he had promised.

How I live my faith

I live my religion by trying to serve others and make the world a better place. My chosen profession has been to focus on developing clean and renewable energy sources that can help everyone in the world have access to pollution free electricity. This will improve the quality of life of many people and I feel that this is one way to fulfill Jesus’ teachings to love and care for one another. I also give time and money to community aid and world aid programs through the church. In this way, I know that I can help care for those around me.