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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a Father of Four, a Husband, a Small Business Owner, a long-time AZ Cardinals Fan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona and love camping and the outdoors. I'm a college graduate and now run my own small business. I'm a husband and a father of four children, so that dominates most of my time at home, and I wouldn't have it any other way, while driving me insane at some points, nothing I have ever done or will do, can be greater than being a father and husband, my family is my greatest joy. I grew up playing football and wrestling in school and enjoy camping and hiking and a HUGE AZ cardinals fan.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon Church with a foundation of Christ and his teachings, learning scripture stories and going to church every Sunday. As a child it was fun, as a teenager, my parents had to push me every week to go, but toward the end of my teenage years, I began to pray and search the scriptures to find answers to some questions. I wanted to know whether this church I was raised in, was God’s church. Was the Book of Mormon true? Was I on the right path? I knew from earlier in childhood the realty of God, I had felt the presence of the spirit in my life countless times, but as I prayed about these questions, I felt such an overwhelming amount of love, peace, and joy as the Holy Ghost testified to my soul that these things were true. I could never deny the feelings I felt that day, nor the feelings of the spirit that continue to bless me through my life.

How I live my faith

I work with youth in and out of my church and help them to develop a relationship with God, be good citizens of their country, and learn leadership skills to carry them through all assets of life. I serve as a Scout Leader in the Boy Scouts of America for our local troop. I work with boys and help them to develop life skills through scouting. I have worked with scouts for many years and hope to be able to do so for a long time to come. The values we try to instill into young men are to become: “Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.” It is through these guidelines that Scouting continues to lead youth with a moral compass that will shape our world for a better tomorrow.