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Hi I'm Brandon

I'm a fraud investigator, a husband, a father of four, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I really love conducting complex fraud investigations, which I have done while employed with a "Big 4" accounting firm, a Fortune 100 company, and for the US Government as a special agent. I graduated with an accounting degree from BYU and an MBA from Texas Tech University. I married my high school sweetheart after we served church missions (I served in the Philippines). We are going on 18 years of marriage and have four wonderful kids who are growing up too fast. My favorite thing to do is be with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a rich heritage of LDS pioneers and was born into the LDS faith. Joseph Smith broke the ice so one of my ancestors could be baptized. Another ancestor played a prominent role in the renowned Willie Handcart company. A third ancestor served as an apostle for the LDS church after migrating from England. At times during my teenage years, I felt the Spirit of the Lord confirm to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was His church. However, when I went on a mission to the Philippines, initially, it was really a challenge proclaiming the gospel in a foreign land while experiencing culture shock. These hardships caused me to question if I really wanted to proclaim the gospel and wonder if the message was REALLY true. As I endured my mission, I witnessed miracles and saw the joy that the gospel of Jesus Christ brought into peoples lives. One night, my companion and I were teaching a school teacher, Emma, who said she wanted to believe our message, but she had been "brainwashed" by her church into believing Joseph Smith was an evil person and the LDS church was a cult. As I testified to her that Joseph Smith was a prophet called to restore Christ's church on the earth in the latter days, the Spirit of the Lord was incredibly strong. Emma was in tears, I was in tears, and my companion was in tears. Emma cried as she said she now knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that our message was true. Emma was baptized a few weeks later, and I had an experience that I still reflect upon 20 years later and can not deny that Jesus Christ is our Savior and he has restored His gospel to this earth, through Joseph Smith, in these latter days. My mission experiences were key in helping develop the testimony I have today: I know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and atoned for my sins. He lives and will come again to this earth, in all His glory. The Church of Jesus Christ is His church and stands as a beacon in a world of wickedness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a faithful husband to my lovely wife and a devoted father to my children. Honoring these responsibilities I have to my family is the most important way I can show I'm following Christ. At church I serve as a teacher in a class for the male adults and have served as a youth instructor. I also serve in the prison ministry for our church by writing gospel-related letters to an inmate. This prison ministry is important to me because my professional job takes me into the prisons to interview suspects and witnesses, and while in the prisons I have felt God's love for some of these people who find themselves in desperate situations. In evaluating the lives of these prisoners, I have concluded that they all find themselves in these desperate situations for one reason - they have failed to keep the commandments of God. The commandments God has given us will keep us safe from sin and help us maintain our freedoms to live this life in peace. This is why I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - our church doesn't just talk about having faith in Christ, it helps us put that faith in action by loving God and loving our fellowman.