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Hi I'm Kurtis

I am an engineer, inventor, father, scouter, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was raised to enjoy life, love to explore the outdoors and have been a youth leader for many years. Like to be creative and enjoy my job as an engineer developing new technologies. I have four grown children, three grown step-children, and one grandchild and a beautiful wife whom I share this great life with.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in Missouri and my brother and I were the only Mormons in a large high school. We were surrounded with peer pressures. Even though I was raised in the LDS Church, I was taught by my parents the principal of free agency and I knew I could choose for myself. I looked at the choices that my friends and others made and the consequences that followed. It was obvious to me that life is already full of trials and why make it harder. Following the Lord was a pretty simple choice to make. I had an older sister who died within a few days after birth, I never knew her and never shared those growing up moments. But I have felt her spirit in my life and knew that this earth life holds no limits on being with my family beyond this life. I know that through righteous living, that I will have the opportunity to see my sister again as well as live with my family in eternity, which brings security and a joy beyond measure. I know that God lives and he wants us to enjoy all the blessings that he has.

How I live my faith

I have learned that simple truth that when you are in the service of your fellowmen, your life is defined with more meaning. Since I graduated from college, I have spent over 25 years working with LDS youth programs and the Scouting programs to lead and teach many youth including my own sons and stepsons. This has been a great joy especially when I see those youth grow and become leaders and teachers to others. I remember when I was a youth, watching my father (who had very little) give on many occasions to others in need. He was not asked to, nor considered it an assignment, but it is part of his character that I hope to emulate. It is also important to me to show my love to my family by being a good father and husband, a responsibility that is above any calling or job and holds great rewards and joys. It is not always easy and so I often rely on my Father in Heaven, who knows me and knows what I need, of which I am indeed grateful.