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Hi I'm Aaron

I grew up in California and now live in Colorado. I'm a father, husband, marketer and snowboarder. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the dad of four beautiful daughters and husband to my amazing wife. My dog is even female so you could say I'm a bit outnumbered. I love music, hunting, the mountains and especially spending time with my family and snowboarding. For the past 23 years I haven't been able to get enough of snowboarding and hope that my daughters will continue to enjoy it with me for years to come. I spent six years of my childhood in St. Louis, MO and then middle and high school in Sacramento, CA. I have a strong affinity for NorCal having grown up there - enjoying surfing in Santa Cruz, playing in the rivers and lakes and of course snowboarding in Tahoe. Since then I have been in the Rocky Mountains and love this region as well. I lived in Belgium and France for two years serving a Mormon mission and enjoy speaking and reading French whenever possible. It was an amazing and rich experience that I pull from daily to this day. I love life and its new adventures and I Iook forward to each new chapter.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon and had confirmations of my faith throughout my youth. However, at age 18 I decided that I needed to truly know for myself. It was a turning point for me in my life - would I live my life as my parents and church leaders had taught me or would I forge my own path? I decided to read the entire Book of Mormon over the space of a week during my freshman year at college. This was not the first time I had read it but my intention was both different and stronger this time. Throughout that week I received continuous confirmation of the truth of the book as a testament of Jesus Christ. The messages spoke to me and what I knew to be true. All the same, I followed Moroni's instruction in the final chapter and prayed to my Heavenly Father to know that it was true. The ensuing confirmation that came is one of the strongest things I have ever felt. I felt a levity, happiness and love that is difficult to describe and that I will never forget. I had been reading all night and through the morning and at this point sprinted to the dorm cafeteria for lunch. It is a vivid and defining moment in my life. Since then I have had continued spiritual confirmations of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He lives. I know that He loves me. I know that He died for me. I will be forever grateful for that sacrifice and love Him with all my heart for it.

How I live my faith

I am blessed to work with the youth in our local ward. This includes the scouting program, which I love. I teach the gospel to our youth on Sundays and share with them the ways it has blessed and enriched my life. I am constantly amazed by both the challenges that face our young people and the strength that they possess. They are an inspiration to me. I love opportunities for service, from Colorado Cares day to a neighbor in need across the street. I feel closest to my Heavenly Father when helping others. Each day I try to remember my Savior's love for each and every one of us and then emulate that in my interaction and contact with others.