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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a father of twins. I'm a snowboarder and a CPA. I'm vice president of a global frozen yogurt company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live a typical life. I go to work during the day and spend time with my family at night. I hope for the best for my family and friends. After college, I worked in the oil and gas industry for a decade. When the opportunity to change industries and try something new came along, I decided to take the adventure. Now, I run a family business manufacturing frozen yogurt mixes and selling them wholesale in over 20 countries. It is quite a different career path than the one I had in oil and gas, but my kids love the perks that come with the job. They are my taste testers and love to help me develop new flavors. Their favorite new flavors are Cotton Candy and Cinnamon Roll. I have twin daughters and a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. With a wife, 4 kids, a business, a yard to mow, and a house to maintain, my days are pretty full. A highlight of my year so far was coaching my twins' soccer team. Most of the girls on the team had never played organized sports before. It was a blast! Our team was The Dolphins and we actually had a winning record this season!

Why I am a Mormon

I love to stay in touch with the news of what is going on around me. It is such a fast paced world. Between sports, politics, and business, there is so much to learn everyday. With all the changes going on around me in our country and world, I love knowing that one thing will never change. That is God's love for me. I wake up every morning and wiggle my toes and thank God for this body He has given me. I thank Him for the opportunity to live another day and to become a little better. As I think about what I know of His plan for us, I can't help but feel full of hope. It doesn't matter how bad life gets, I have a rock solid foundation of hope. That hope comes because I know of Jesus Christ and I know He knows of me. I was born a Mormon, but that is not why I am one today. I choose to be a Mormon today. I choose to be a Mormon because I have found this greatest source of hope on earth. Life isn't always easy, but I really feel like I am building towards something amazing... something great... something worth more than anything in the world. Through my associations in this church and by paying attention to the feelings in my heart as I read the Book of Mormon, I see myself becoming a better person. A less selfish person. A more talented person. A happier person. I believe we're all alive to learn, grow, progress and become, in a word, happier. I am a Mormon today because I really like being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I once heard a quote that has really stuck with me. "That of most importance is that which lasts the longest." I love that quote because it reminds me why I do feel such optimism and hope. My faith gives me a sense of purpose, but it also gives me an assurance that the negative things in life will eventually drop away and the good things like family and love will last forever. Even though I love sports, entertainment and business, I know that someday they will eventually come to an end. What will endure are the relationships I make and the Christian attributes I develop. My wife and I met our freshman year in college. For me, it was love at first site. After dating several months, I chose to leave on a two year Mormon mission to Peru. Neither of us knew what would become of our budding romance, but in my heart I had a reassuring feeling that it would all work out for the best. Even back then, I just felt that God had a plan for my life. If I served him, He would make it up to me. I can say now looking back 16 years later that He did make it up to me. He knows how to give good gifts and He knows what will give us the longest lasting happiness. Today, my wife is my best friend. We both work with the kids in our neighborhood church on Sundays. I teach them about stories from the Bible and The Book of Mormon. I show them how to apply the examples from the scriptures in their own lives to help them make better decisions. Recently, we studied about Jesus and his apostles in The New Testament. The kids loved learning of the apostle Peter's passion to follow Jesus. After Jesus had resurrected and the apostles had not seen Him for some time, Peter and others were fishing when they saw the savior on the shore. Peter in is excitement did not even wait for the boat to turn around. He jumped right into the water and started swimming toward his master and savior. Peter had the hope. Peter was happy as a disciple of Jesus. I teach that to the kids.