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Hi I'm Kevin

I’m an owner of a retail store chain, scuba diver, traveler, history buff, husband and father, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I am the owner of a chain of retail stores. I’ve been operating them for 25 years. Before that I worked in the residential construction industry as a framer and general contractor. I love to have fun outdoors. Growing up I used to go hunting all the time. I spent a lot of my free time riding motorcycles and water skiing. In high school I was on the gymnastics team – my specialty was the trampoline. I still love going out riding in the mountains or the desert on quads and Rangers and enjoy boating. Lake Powell is one of our most favorite places on earth. My wife and I took up scuba diving quite a few years ago and our three daughters have since been certified and we go on family scuba diving trips about once a year. It is truly amazing to see, up close, the many beautiful things God has created under the sea. We also love to travel to different places around the world. We love to learn about other people, their cultures and beliefs as well as their histories. Our appreciation for people and their way of life has increased immensely and learning about their challenges and their history gives a deeper meaning to our own lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a family of eight children. My parents did everything they could to give us opportunities to grow and develop our talents. We were always taught that we could do anything we put our minds to. As a family we worked together, traveled together, went to church together, and played together. We always had fun – the kind that didn’t include getting in trouble. My parents were involved in all our school and church activities and were always there to help provide for a good experience. I grew up watching my parents, and my grandparents, constantly going out of their way to help other people. They tried their very best to live good lives. I witnessed the blessings that came from living that kind of an unselfish life and knew that I wanted the same for me. In time I learned that the guiding force behind their desire to do good and serve others was the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I grew older I was able to study the gospel, read the scriptures and I prayed to solidify my own convictions. I have a very firm belief in the value of the scriptures and how the gospel of Jesus Christ can guide our lives for good. When I was 19 years old I had the marvelous opportunity to follow my parent’s example of service and was able to go on a two year church mission to Chile, where I had the opportunity to share the gospel with the wonderful people from that country. After my mission I got married to my beautiful wife and now have three wonderful daughters that mean everything to me. Throughout my life I have been able to study and pray about the gospel of Jesus Christ and I have a deep and abiding faith in the truthfulness of its teachings. It is the guiding force in my life.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I have a strong belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ and have seen how living up to the standards of the church has been a huge blessing in my life. The peace and strength it gives me to face the many trials and challenges of life is something I will always be grateful for. The best way to describe how the gospel affects my everyday life is that I always try to be of service to someone. Whether it’s at home with my wife, when I’m with my children, at work, or in my spare time, I try to look for opportunities to serve, or help someone. As the scripture says in the Book of Mormon,” when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 2: 16) I love working with the youth at church. Nearly all my married life I have been able to be involved with the youth and love to participate in their activities. It’s an opportunity for kids to have fun together without the pressures of participating in the bad things of the world. It also provides opportunities to apply gospel teachings into their everyday life.