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Hi I'm Kevin

I was born and raised in Indiana, but feel that I grew up in Alaska. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of two boys and now a grandfather. I am passionate about genealogy and enjoy studying history and being able to 'see' my ancestors in history. I work mostly outdoors inspecting construction sites and testing the construction materials for compliance to required specifications. The company sends me around a large region across four states to perform my job. Sometimes I'm away from my family for months at a time, many hundreds of miles apart. With these travels, I have discovered family, cousins I had never met before. I enjoy life and the stories of families.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was eight years old I kept having dreams of me being in Alaska. Every night when I would go to sleep, visions of the inside passage of Southeast Alaska would play all night long. I would wake the next day and ask my parents, "When are we going to Alaska?" They would just laugh and say, "Not today or tomorrow." When I was about 16 a new dream started appearing while sleeping; I would be on a bicycle traveling all around England. Night after night, I would see places in England all while bicycling. Remembering what my parents said about going to Alaska I decided not to say anything about my new visions. Upon graduating high school, I joined the US Coast Guard. After boot camp training in New Jersey I was sent to Southeast Alaska. It was there that I met two missionaries from the Mormon Church. They had the answers to all of my questions and the answers felt right. I joined the church in Alaska. I had to travel over a thousand miles to find the Gospel. My parents lived in the same home for over thirty years and never had a missionary knock on their door. After leaving the US Coast Guard I decided to go on a mission. I told my friends where I was going before the official call came, they just laughed. I was sent to England and I saw the places that were in my dreams years earlier. I KNOW this church is the true Church of Jesus Christ; I have no doubt.

How I live my faith

I feel it a pleasure to go to church. I have been a teacher most of my time as a member of the Mormon church. As a teacher, I feel that I have learned more than my students while preparing the lessons. I enjoy teaching genealogy or as the church calls it, family history the most. I also have been a member of many genealogy societies and held offices in a few, teaching them as well.