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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a father of 6 children. I am a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an ethnically diverse family. Five of my 12 siblings were adopted--two are Hispanic, 2 are African-American, and 1 is Caucasian. We are all very close. I enjoy spending time with my wife and children and trying to keep up with my teenage son. I am training to participate in my first triathlon with him. I love being a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. I specialize in fracture care and treating youth with sports injuries. Someday I would like to do some volunteer medical work in a foreign country.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the many friends I have made from attending church. We have moved several times while I trained to become a doctor. Everywhere we lived the we found a Mormon church where we could quickly make good friends. The youth of the church are wonderful. They are the kind of kids I want my kids to be around. I love the standards for the youth encouraged by the church. I am not a perfect person, but because of the influence of the Mormon church in my life, I feel that I am a better person. Each day I try to improve myself and follow the example set by Jesus Christ in the kind of father and husband I am, in the choices I make, and in how I treat others. I love the examples set by the men and women leaders of the church. They represent the kind of person I want to be and the kind of people I hope my children will become. Finally, I love how the Mormon church teaches us how to have a personal relationship our Savior, Jesus Christ. It teaches how to get personal revelation and to know the truth for yourself. I believe the teachings taught in the Mormon church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are God's teachings. I believe this is His church.

How I live my faith

I try and live my faith by serving others. I am a youth leader at church. I work with the Boy Scouts and enjoy the fun activities we do when we get together.