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Hi I'm David

I'm a father of 3 and love my wife and kids. I've lived in Reno and Hong Kong. I love travel and technical stuff. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of four boys. I grew up in Reno, Nevada with a great group of friends and enjoyed the outdoor opportunities of the mountains and lakes there. I served a mission in Hong Kong and loved just about everything about that city. It also sparked my love for travel. I got to spend a summer in Paris with my wife and kids and now have a second city I miss and love. My undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering but my graduate degree is an MBA. My family is everything to me, but I try to get out and play basketball or ride my motorcycle for fun.

Why I am a Mormon

Following the gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy. I was born into the church, but when I was a teenager I really wondered why I was doing this. I decided to follow a couple principles with exactness and see what happened, and I noticed I was much happier. As I followed more and paid attention, I noticed how much more happy I became. From that point I believed the principles of the gospel in the LDS church, but I didn’t really believe the origin of the church. I then had an experience where the Holy Spirit witnessed to me in a strong way that Joseph Smith was a prophet called from God. That combined with my experience following the teachings solidified me as a member. I knew it was true. Since then being a member has continued to bring me real happiness.

How I live my faith

In the LDS church, everyone is a volunteer. Right now, I work with the youth. I’m focused on the boys age 16 to 18. Our church works with the Boy Scouts and I’ve been involved in scouting for the past 20 years. I do things that range from teaching lessons on Sunday to organizing and going on week long hikes in the Cascade Mountains. Serving the youth is the most rewarding thing to me, after spending time with my family. I love to see young people develop and learn. It is incredibly rewarding to be thanked 5 years later by someone who’s now an adult for making a difference in their life when they were a teenager.