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Hi I'm Tom

I joined the Mormon church when I was 17. I ended up serving a mission in Japan. We now live in the Denver area.

About Me

My wife an I have four children. Our two youngest are boys and are in elementary school and junior high. Weekends are filled with soccer, lacrosse and the occasional golf outing in summer and snow skiing in winter. Our youngest daughter just went of to college. Our oldest daughter just graduated from college and is married. This spring she had a beautiful little girl. My wife has been to visit them almost every month since. We have lived in a number of cities: Dallas, Chicago, Seattle and now Denver. We are enjoying the sun and the change in seasons. We have moved around primarily for new jobs. I have been the CFO of a number of private and public companies. I am currently the CEO of an internet company with about 100 employees.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 17 when the missionaries knocked on our door in Richardson, Texas. I was the only one home and thought I would play a practical joke on my parents. I set and appointment with the missionaries for 7pm that night and left a note for my parents, since I had to work and would not be home. I was just a little surprised to find the missionaries still there when I got home. Over the next 4 weeks, it seems the missionaries were over to our home every night. Towards the end of that four weeks, I came home one night to find my step father smoking a cigarette, while taking a drink from each wine bottle and then pouring it down the sink. He told me that he and my mom were going to get baptized. While it took me another few months to quick fighting the strong feelings that the mormon church was true, I was baptized a few months later.

How I live my faith

I have found that my faith has been a great blessing to me over the years. It has been a solid foundation when trials arise. Loosing our second child was probably the most difficult challenge we have had to deal with. He passed away at birth and the loss was almost unbearable. The knowledge that through living the gospel, we will have a chance to be with him and our savior again has been very comforting to us.