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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a husband & father. I'm a business owner & construction manager. I'm an outdoor enthusiasts and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I wasn't born in Texas, I claim Texas as home. I love my family and enjoy spending time with them even it we are just sitting around talking. I've been married to my beautiful wife, Kiley for almost eight years and we have been blessed with three wonderful kiddos. Lexi is our oldest...still my baby girl. She is a red head and has the personality to go with it! She is very passionate and an exceptional artist. Tyler is my oldest boy who loves his family and never wants anyone to leave. He is pretty boy but ironically one of the only thing he wants to do when he gets older is play football. Reed, our youngest boy, is all boy. He loves dirt, trucks, wrestling and sports but seems to have a heart of gold as he is considerate of others feelings. I am an owner in our family business that builds, owns & operates special event facilities primarily for weddings & receptions. It can be challenging at times to be in business with family but for the most part it is very enjoyable. We have experienced both good times and bad times within the business. I am the construction manager in the Austin/San Antonio region and we are fortunate to be expanding and enjoying success at this time. I love outdoor adventures including kayaking, hiking/backpacking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and snow skiing/boarding. My most recent adventure was kayaking the Texas Water Safari...260 miles down the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my parents raised me as a 'Mormon', I eventually had to find out for myself if what my parents taught me about God, Jesus Christ and other Mormon beliefs were true. On many occasions in my youth, I felt in my heart that what I was being taught was true but I never personally and specifically asked God for myself. It wasn't until the beginning of my freshman year of college when I felt it was important for me to ask God 1) if he is our Father, 2) if Jesus Christ is our Savior & Redeemer and 3) if God restored to true church once again through the prophet Joseph Smith and continues to direct His church through a living prophet and apostles. After reading the Book of Mormon one morning, I knelt beside my bed to pray and ask God the desires of my heart. God answered my prayer with feelings of love from a caring Heavenly Father, feelings of forgiveness from a merciful Savior & Redeemer, feelings of conviction of the truth of the restored Gospel and feelings of desire to share the truths that I just learned with others. This experience is certainly the foundation of why I am a Mormon. Nonetheless, I have continued to have several experiences that have both renewed and increased my conviction of the restored truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is truly a privilege and blessing to be part of this great and marvelous work.

How I live my faith

I live my faith individually by striving to improve my relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by studying the scriptures, pondering the truths of the gospel and conversing with God through prayer. I know as I strive to live the commandments and follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ I show my love to our Father in Heaven and our fellow man. I live my faith within my family by striving to establish loving relationships with my wife and children. Spending quality time with them is important especially when the quantity of time I have is often consumed by our business. As a family we strive to spend one evening weekly to pray together, teach the gospel and have fun together. We also strive to eat dinner together as often as possible and participate and fun family activities. I live my faith within the community by serving as a youth advisor and scoutmaster for a group of young men between the ages of 12-18 years old. This works well for me as I am an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy helping the young men develop a love for the outdoors and teach them good values and principles.