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Hi I'm Marshall

I work at Dell in Austin, Texas. I sit on the board of the HeartGift Foundation and help kids who need heart surgery to live.

About Me

Hi I'm Marshall. I gew up in Salt Lake City and attended BYU - twice. I work at Dell in Austin, TX and work with the youth at our church as a scout leader and youth advisor for 14 and 15 year old boys. My wife Julie and I have 5 kids - it's a houseful but they are all great.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and always felt what I learned at church helped me be a better person. Before I left to serve a mission I really had to know. I prayed and got my answer, and learned so much as a missionary about the gospel and had my share of miracles, not the least of which was learning Cantonese while living in Vancouver, Canada.

How I live my faith

When our oldest daughter was 1 month old she was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and required open heart surgery. Through the grace of God and a remarkable medical team, she is now fine. That experience touched me deeply, and I wanted to do something to help those in a similar situation to mine, but who lacked the means to save their child's life. My daughter's surgeron introduced me to the HeartGift Foundation, based here in Austin, and asked if my family would host a patient coming from Africa with her mother to receive free, life-saving open heart surgery. We hosted 3 more children over the following few years and I joined the Board of Directors to help the foundation grow. The foundation has now served more than 100 children and is operating in 4 US cities with more to come, and several members of our church community have also hosted patients and their mothers. Language skills I learned as a missionary many years ago have helped make all of this possible.