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Hi I'm Marcus

I am married with two kids. I was a fighter pilot, now fly for an airline. I love sports, food, and people. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Flying F-16s was a dream come true for me. When I was young, I thought fighter pilots were as real as Buck Rogers or Han Solo. I never imagined that one day I would be drilling holes in the sky at the speed of heat with the latest technology available at my fingertips. I also had the privelege to teach a new generation of pilots the fine art of high speed decision-making upside down while sounding cool on the radio. At some point in my military career, I realized that what we were doing was more than just playing around, more than just a job. My love of freedom runs deep and it truly was my honor to spend my life - and risk my life - defending freedom for my family, my countrymen, and others who needed our help. Flying is different now, but I enjoy it - it beats working. My corner office has the ultimate view from 40,000 feet, and it changes all the time. Some days I have to remind myself that they pay me to do this. I am blessed with an amazing wife and the best two kids a guy could have. As a family we think critically, work hard toward our goals, cook and eat exotic foods and strive to be good neighbors. We love life and look for adventure around every turn. I am a pilot, a patriot, a cook, an athlete, a sailor, a mountaineer, an aspiring entreprenuer, a people person, an avid reader, a lucky dad, a trying-to-live-up-to-my-wife husband... and I'm a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the LDS Church, my family goes back to the mormon pioneers that settled in Salt Lake City. My roots also go back to the Pilgrims. My parents taught me the Gospel, but also encouraged me to learn for myself if it is true. They gave me the tools and I took advantage. As I asked questions and studied, I was blessed with sacred experiences that proved to me that God knows me and loves me, that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. Those experiences have been an anchor to me through life's challenges. I am certainly human, and have come to rely on Jesus Christ more as I get older and wiser. Everything good in my life I owe to the Savior, and feel fortunate to know Him and feel close to Him. Life is a constant adventure, and the Gospel gives depth, meaning, and direction to all the fabulous experiences life has to offer.

How I live my faith

I believe the Gospel teaches us to take care of each other, and that we some to know the Savior more as we lift those around us. I try to live in such a way that others take away some of the goodness I have felt from the Savior, even if it's only a warm smile. I am happy to talk about my faith, but first try to show my faith by the way I live.