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Hi I'm Allen

I'm an avid off-road enthusiast and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have had the unique experience of being the President of two professional logging associations, 1) the national US association and 2) a western US /international association. I was raised in a logging family and continue to work with my brother and several other family members for almost 30 years now. I have been a policeman and a school teacher after my college graduation in the late 70's. I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake, wakeboarding and off-road recreating with my Rubicon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Methodist home and attended church every Sunday and was active in the Methodist Youth Foundation in high school. Even though I enjoyed this active religious experience, I really yearned for a more structured religion with deeper doctrine. My most dearest friends in college were Catholic and I started attending with them and it seemed to address my desires and joined their faith and practiced Catholicism for many years. After several years and several hard life experiences I met my future wife, who was raised Mormon, and we started dating. I sensed something in her that was different, a love of life and a huge heart. Even though it took me several years after we were married to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am eternally grateful for the blessings that membership has brought.

How I live my faith

I have always had a love of teaching, and graduated from a college that specializes in teaching professions. Even though I have not professionally taught for many years, the church has often given me the opportunity to teach, as I have taught both the adult Sunday School class and currently the 10 year olds. I have had many administrative assignments for my church service, but it is always teaching callings that I really enjoy.