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Hi I'm Autumn

I'm a pediatrician. I'm a country girl at heart and I love kayaking, snorkeling, snowshoeing, and gardening. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm finishing my pediatric training and soon plan to join a small rural practice. I'm married, but don't have any children. I enjoy kayaking, snorkeling (especially in the Carribean), snowshoeing, and gardening. I love spending time with my family. I also love to travel. I speak Spanish, which comes in very handy at work.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is busy for all of us. My life has been especially busy over the last few years as I've completed medical school and residency. The thing that keeps me grounded is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every day I spend an hour with God. I get up early in the morning and spend time praying, reading the scriptures and words of modern prophets and pondering. It's that time that I spend with God every day that keeps me going. Another reason why I love the Gospel fo Jesus Christ is because I can see in my own life and in the lives of those around me the happiness that comes from keeping the commandments of God and the sorrow and misery that comes from disregarding His loving counsel. I love the happiness that the principles of the Gospel bring into my life--as I live those principles. I know that when I'm feeling down and out, the way to feel better again is to realign my life with God's plan for me. I know He loves me. I know He wants me to be happy. The plan for us to be happy is set forth in the words of ancient and modern prophets. I know we can truly experience the joy and happiness that God has promised us, despite a busy, hectic, trial-filled life, if we will only do what He asks us to do.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday School to the 12-14 year olds where I live. I love teaching them. They are at such a critical time in their lives--a time when decisions are crucial. Not all of them have a great home life where they can learn the Gospel, so it's so important for me to do my best to teach them. With the knowledge of right and wrong, I know they'll be much more likely to make the right choices and experience long term happiness. I also love being able to spend time with the other women that go to my Church. I love being able to give them medical advice and receive a variety of information and advice in return. One of the great things about the Gospel is that we all work together to help build and strengthen one another.