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Hi I'm Doug

I'm a husband, a father, a grandfather -- I feel old! I'm really, really happy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family has been Mormon since the early 1800's. My wife is a convert. Our children (we have 3) and our grandchildren (we have 6) are Mormons. We define ourselves by our beliefs and how we attempt to live our lives. I am the Chief Investment Officer of a Registered Investment Advisor. I love what I do. I have served in many capacities in Church organizations -- My family and my fellow saints are where I find the joy that defines my life.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child, some of my earliest memories involve church. As a young man, I decided that I would serve a mission. As I reached that decision, I chose to believe and do. What I have learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the experiences that I have had while living the gospel have demonstrated to me that my Father in Heaven loves me, wants me to be happy, and does all in His power to care for me. The gospel has clarified my thinking, given me knowledge, guided my life and strengthened me during difficult times. My faith and my testimony come from study, contemplation, experience and service. I cannot imagine living any other way.

How I live my faith

I have served the Lord and my fellow members in just about every position possible.Serving and being served by others is a magnificent experience. I have worked with children, teenagers, cub scouts, boy scouts and adults through the years. I have had the privilege of serving in various leadership capacities. I am currently the first counselor in our Stake Presidency.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Husband and wife are equal partners in marriage and share the duties of parenting, as well as caring for each other. My wife and I attempt to be of "one heart and one mind." That doesn't mean that we always agree, we often don't agree; but we find ways to pull in the same direction at the same time. Show more Show less