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Hi I'm Darrell

I grew up in California and now I live in Texas. I'm a dentist, an HOA President, a triathlete, a coach, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dentist. At least that's what I do about 30 hours/week to support all the other things I am. I enjoy those 30 hours though. It's fun to go to work. There is a new challenge every day. I've always been artistic, and dentistry allows me to be an artist every day. I keep myself pretty busy with everything else I do. I help out in my community as the President of my HOA Board of Directors. It's been fun, but it's probably as far as I'm ever going to go in politics! I love to spend time with my family. Five kids will keep you busy. I love having dinner every night together with my family and hearing about what they did that day. Like me, all of my kids enjoy playing sports. I’ve had a great time coaching one team after another. I love to play volleyball, basketball, snowboard and mountain bike. The past few years I have taken on a new challenge of triathlons. I love to swim and bike, but I hate to run. Doing two triathlons each year is helping me stay in shape and is stretching me to do something that is difficult and that I don’t like to do…running. It’s really great to find something a third of the way through life that gives you new energy and enthusiasm.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, when I know something is true, there is no turning back. My parents joined the Mormon church when my father was in the Air Force stationed in Japan. That was before I was born. I was born when they moved back to California. I grew up in the Mormon church. The teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ made sense to me. It wasn't difficult to understand. It was plain and simple. I knew from a young age that it was true. When I was in elementary school, my parents went through some difficult times. They decided to stop going to church. But I knew that it was true. Even at an early age, I could not deny the spiritual knowledge that my Heavenly Father had given me. That knowledge carried me through high school and through the two year mission I served in France. I was blessed to share that knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with so many people during that period of time in my life. Every day that goes by, I feel spiritually stronger and closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to act as if Jesus Christ were by my side every day in all that I do. Service was important to Jesus, and it is important to me. In my profession, I am presented with daily opportunities to help others out. I will never forget the promise that I made to God when I was in dental school, that if He would help me get through school, I would do everything I could to help others. It's been a blessing in my life to be able to give service to people in need.