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Hi I'm Anthon.

I'm a fourty-something husband and father. I'm an occupational therapist. I'm the bishop of my ward. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Here are 10 things about me: 1. I've been married for 10 years to a great woman, a hard-working farm girl from New Mexico. We didn't find each other until we were in our mid-30s. She was worth the wait! 2. We adopted two awesome boys, ages 8 and 5, that keep us young. 3. I work as a pediatric occupational therapist. My specialty is assistive technology and adapting toys for kids with significant and multiple disabilities. My kids think I just play all day at work (which is sort of true). 4. Our family likes camping in our pop-up camper. Our favorite camping spot, to date, is Yosemite. 5. I'm the bishop of a great ward of 500+ people. 6. I enjoy gardening. Our boys are helping to plan our fall/winter garden. We're going organic this year and purchased heirloom seeds. 7. We enjoy coordinating our yearly live-nativity in December. Its a great way to remember the true meaning of Christmas. 8. I play the piano, thanks to my mother who made sure I practiced almost every day. 9. Our family likes playing Legos, kickball, Uno, and hide-and-seek. 10. We have six laying hens.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the Mormon church. When I was a boy, I saw how the church blessed my family. I stayed active in this church as a teenager, young adult, and adult because I believed in it's teachings. Today, I see how the Gospel of Jesus Christ blesses my life, by family, and the members of my ward (congregation).

How I live my faith

Having the opportunity to help others is one of the greatest things about the Mormon Church. I enjoy participating in our church's Cub Scout program with my son. Over the years, I've enjoyed serving as the choir director, nursery worker and youth worker, Scoutmaster, and missionary. Today, I'm happy to work as the Bishop, which gives me many opportunities to help others.