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Hi I'm Matt

I love sports. I play guitar. I'm a husband to a wonderful wife and a father to four great kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father spent 24 years in the Navy and so as a child I lived in many different places across the country. Now I'm a father of four beautiful children. I met my wife in college as I was finishing up my degree in mechanical engineering. My wife had recently finished school and was teaching middle school english in a nearby town. I'm an attorney specializing in real estate law, estate planning, and civil and commercial litigation. I love to play sports: basketball, golf, bowling, etc. I play the guitar, not well, but I enjoy it. Really, I just look forward to spending time with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Mormon family. We were always taught the importance of family and of trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. As I grew older I gained my own testimony of the gospel. I spent two years of my life in Finland teaching the wonderful people of that beautiful country about our savior Jesus Christ. I returned home, got married, and started my own family. I have a strong testimony that families can last forever. Marriages performed by proper authority are eternal and do not end when we die. The priesthood authority necessary to establish an eternal family can be found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I want my family to be together forever. This is one of the reasons why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I've had many great opportunities to serve other members of my church as well as the community. My church is very involved in scouting and I have been blessed to serve as a scout leader on different occasions. I was able to take a group of scouts on a 50 mile hike through the cascade mountains. I also was able to accompany a group of scouts on a river rafting trip to California. Service is a big part of being a Mormon. I was in law school in Texas when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans followed shortly by Hurricane Rita, which hit Beaumont, Texas. My church organized work groups from various cities nearby to go to the affected areas and help with the clean-up efforts. I was able to go on two of these trips to offer aid to the people whose homes had been destroyed by these storms. I am grateful for opportunities like these to serve others.