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Hi I'm Todd!

I love people, technology and the outdoors. I'm a husband and friend and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in technology and marketing for a local software company. I love creating new things and being able to measure the impact of your actions on yourself and your community. You will often find me outdoors camping, hiking, biking or skiing. Otherwise I'm often reading something or trying to learn something else. I enjoy working with people and appreciate different ideas and perspectives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon (member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) because it provides a complete set of doctrinal principles that is centered on Jesus Christ. Beyond doctrines for salvation, Mormonism also focuses on answering four major questions. 1) Where did we come from? 2) Why are we here? 3) Where are we going? and 4) what do we need to do in this life to receive the most joy? The teachings of Jesus Christ and his apostles is reflected in the way that Mormons live their lives and interact with others. You see that Mormons as a group are very open minded and well educated and we are united by our belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Beyond my belief in the doctrines, I also enjoy that members of this faith generally live what they believe and strive to improve their lives and those around them.

How I live my faith

Mormons have thirteen "Articles of Faith" which define and describe our beliefs (you can read them all on this site). The last of these is: “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” I think that encompasses how I try to live my faith. I seek after good and uplifting things and try to bring out the best in myself and those around me. Of course I have my faults and weaknesses, but living my faith helps me overcome them and improve upon them. Members of the Church also live on the theme of "live in the world but not of the world" meaning that I am active in the community, social life and events, but not in a way that compromises my faith or belief. My faith lets me live my life the way I want, and become the person I want to become, without being overwhelmed by the ever changing pressures of the world.