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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a husband, father, certified public accountant, flag football coach and a cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father and I love my family. I have worked for an international accounting firm and then currently work as Director of Finance and Accounting for a construction equipment rental company. I enjoy coaching sports for my boys' teams, including flag football, soccer, and basketball. I enjoy working in the yard. I also find time to bake--it's a change of pace and I really do like desserts!

Why I am a Mormon

I had cancer 10 years ago. While receiving chemotherapy, I was listening to the Mormon tabernacle choir sing the following words, "Death has lost its sting because I love my Jesus." In that chemotherapy room, I realized that because of the death, atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ, even if I died, there was no sting in death. I could be with my family again. My responsibility was to be obedient, endure to the end and rely upon the merits of the Savior and I and my family would be OK. I knew that trials were a part of life and I knew of the love of God for all of his children and that included me. I didn't have to ask why me but just ask what can I learn from this experience. Being a Mormon has helped me to understand the purpose of life and what happens after we die. With God's help, I can accomplish great things and tough experiences can make me stronger.

How I live my faith

In the Mormon church, we are called to serve in various responsibilities. I currently serve as the music chorister for children ages 3-11. I am not musically talented and this opportunity was very overwhelming at first for an accountant to teach others how to sing! When I was asked to serve, my boys just asked me not to sing a solo. Now that I have been the music chorister for over a year, I have truly learned to love the responsibility. I have realized that God can help us in our inadequacies and short comings and that will allow me to make a difference in other people's lives. I now love teaching the music and focusing on how music helps to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to young children. In one of the songs we are learning, we sing the following words, "My life is a gift, my life has a plan." Through serving others and living my faith, I know that my life is a gift and my life has a plan.