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Hi I'm Peter

I grew up in NY. I am almost done with a Master's degree. I love football and golfing. I have a wife and little boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After three colleges at two different universities, I am finally almost done with my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I will graduate this spring with a Bachelor's and Master's of Accountancy. I am looking forward to starting my career in public accounting next fall. I have a wonderful family. I have been married for over four years. I have a 6 month old little boy. Being a husband and father provide some of the toughest challenges, but also great rewards. In fact, and prepare this profile, I have my son sitting right next to me. He continually wants to play with the keyboard and see what's going on! :) My hobbies include playing and watching just about any sport. In particular, I love to golf. I am rather terrible, but I have a good time. I also enjoy reading and spending time in the great outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where the Gospel values were taught and we tried to live them as a family. However, when I left the home of my childhood in Western/Upstate NY to attend college just north of NYC, I had decided that I was done with church. I wasn't sure where my personal beliefs stood, and I wanted to be free of the 'oppression' that came with following any system of beliefs. In doing this, I made some choices that put me in interesting and precarious circumstances. As I attended classes, joined various social circles, and observed the choices that my friends were making, I realized a few things. First, that I had grown up in a wonderful home where love was present more often than it was absent. Second, that the teachings of the LDS Church, specifically the moral code and law of heath, were designed to protect us as well as give us power and strength. Finally, I realized that I wanted more out of my life than a pursuit of instant gratification. This epiphany, along with gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) nudgings from a great group of friends and ecclesiastical leaders led me to make decisions that would pave the path for my future. Today, I have a strong faith and gratitude for the guiding principles of the Gospel. I know that they are guardrails protecting us, not prison bars that prohibit us. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith in several ways. First, in my home. I work to teach my son about God and Jesus Christ. My wife and I strive to allow God's Spirit to abide and allow our son to share his sweet spirit with us. Second in my community. I am president of a fraternity on campus with the main goal being community service. We have 150 students who offer 16-20 hours of service each school year through a variety of service projects. Third, I have embarked on a mission to increase my social media footprint in an effort to share my beliefs. I hope to share what makes my life great, as well as provide a conduit by which I can pass on cool things that others of my faith are doing as well. I do not want to portray an air of perfectionism, because I will be the first to tell you I have my share of shortcomings. My goal and purpose is to share my journey of overcoming challenges and working to live a better, Christ-like life.