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Hi I'm Clay

I've always lived in Arizona. I'm a Husband and Father. I'm a Police Officer, a Business Growth Expert and Author. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 12 years. Actually in two weeks we are celebrating our 12 years with a cruise to the Southern Caribbean. Sorry kids (all 4 of you) we'll miss ya! For the first 10 years of our marriage I was a police officer.It was all we knew. My dad, my wife's dad, both cops. 8 cops between the two families. I guess that's why I stayed for as long as I did. It was a long 10 years, many hard hours away from home, it didn't matter what time of day. I saw a lot of people in trouble and in pain, not just the kind of pain that comes from being hit by a moving vehicle or tased with 50,000 volts, but real, deep pain that comes from making all the wrong choices, letting down everyone you know and even worse, getting so far lost that even people you love have stopped looking for you - that kind of pain. 10 years of that had worn my spirit out. I even began loosing feeling and compassion for people. The pay-off wasn't exactly worth it for my family. My wife and kids deserved my compassion and love. One of my childhood best friends recognized this and offered me a way out. Yes, he became my boss at an young, but high spirited computor software company that focuses on marketing for small businesses. I am now an account manager and a small business growth expert. I make twice as much financially, I make twice as much spiritually and I get to spend twice as much time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, well let me be honest and frank, I was born Mormon. My dad was born Mormon in Salt Lake as well. My mom was only a couple years old in 1952 when my grandfather was away in the Korean War; my grandmother mailed him a copy of the Book of Mormon and asked him what he thought about it. 15 years later, after meeting with the missionaries, my mom and her whole family was baptised. I am still Mormon because the things the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches, the doctrine, the priciples, the values, and the examples of love bring me and my family closer to God and closer to the Savior than any other church could ever do. I know it because I see the differences in the lives of those around me. Let me also say this: I am a Mormon because it is hard. It is not the path of least resistant. The church tempers me, refines me and conditions me to face all the tribulations and triumphs of life. It excercises my faith, tests my patience, challenges my conscious, disciplines my behavior and asks me to give my all to God, Family and Country. Why would you ever engage in a faith that did not do these things? Do you not want the highest reward? I believe in miracles, I expect them in my life. I love the Savior and it is by his love and mercy that my family is so blessed.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day with gratitude and awareness, as each new day brings new challenges where faith and character are measured. I can't always say that I make all the right choices, in fact sometimes I make some pretty dumb mistakes, but I must keep the direction moving forward, and upward. President Thomas S. Monson tells us "Learn from the past, prepare for the future and live in the present." When you live this way you are living with purpose driven momentum. I served as a full time missionary for 2 years in the country of Poland when I was 19. I have had numerous callings in my church, many of which have dealt with the young men and scouting. But the callings I honor the most are my callings as a son, a brother, a father and a husband. I love my wife with all my heart and cherish the 4 children we are raising now. It is my goal to be the best possible version of me that I can be. When I am the best I can be, it allows me to serve those I love with the utmost consideration and compassion; it allows me to help them be the best possible version of themselves. I love my family and I love my church. I love my Heavenly Father and I love the Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you see me as an everyday dude - that's all I am. It's the simple things in life that are underestimated. It's the small simple things that move you from one amazing truth to another.