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Hi I'm Matt

I ride my bike everywhere. I am a tree hugger. I love American politics. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I believe life is about making good choices, learning from life's experiences, and cherishing the journey. I come from a family of seven children and all of us have taken different paths through life. For me, I went to college and graduated with a degree in Political Science. I later earned a Masters Degrees in Public Administration and now work for a City as a Financial Analyst. While finishing school, I met, fell in love with, and married my wife, Erin. Six months after we were married, she passed away after a valiant battle with leukemia. My faith in God gave me hope during this difficult time and now I am a witness that you can fall in love twice in a lifetime. I met Michelle and today, we've been married for just over six years and are the proud parents of a rambunctious two-year old and another beautiful baby due next January. I began riding my bike to work four years ago. Since then I've logged over 10,000 miles on two wheels and have gained a whole new appreciation for my health and the environment. One day I'll ride my bike across the country. Until then, I'll just keep pedaling...

Why I am a Mormon

Christianity teaches us to love others and to avoid passing judgement. It emphasizes empathy and tolerance. I believe that being a Mormon has strengthened my spiritual relationship with God because I'm given so many opportunities to develop love, tolerance, and understanding towards others. The teachings of Jesus Christ contained in Mormonism help me to be a better husband, father, friend, and person. Put simply, Mormonism has made me a better person.

How I live my faith

Like many young men who grow up in the Mormon faith, I served a two-year mission when I was nineteen years old in Brazil. My faith in God and my love for people blossomed during these two years. Today, I get to visit members of the Mormon faith each month to help with household chores and to share spiritual experiences. My wife and I try to help out with local programs each month like Meals-on-Wheels, the Food Bank, and recycling events. I am blessed to have so many friends and mentors who choose to live happily and, regardless of faith or creed, share in my belief that we're all in this together.