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Hi I'm Dave

I was born in New York. Grew up in Oregon and raised my family in Washington. I was a geek before it was cool & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two teen sons. I love being a Dad. I love hanging out with the youth. I believe you are never too old, except when you think you are. I have been blessed with a wide variety of talents & skills that I try to share with my family, friends and others in need. I'm not really into sports but I love to stay fit and healthy by going to the gym, before work, every morning and biking or even taking a run occasionally. I have a BFA degree in Design with an emphasis in photography from BYU. However, I now work in Information Technology, which didn't even exist when I went to school. I love simple things in life but feel I never have time to really enjoy them. I love the outdoors, working hard and cooking for others. My career is in IS&T, specializing in the printing industry. I used to work in Seattle and commuted everyday on the ferry, with a motorcycle, from the Kitsap Peninsula. Now I work in Tacoma and get to drive the Narrows Bridge everyday. I'm a long time Apple evangelist and Mac expert. I am always looking to bring more fun and joy in to my life and the life of my family.

Why I am a Mormon

As others here have said… I am a Mormon because I was born a Mormon. My parent's & their parent's back many generations were also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon). However, each of us have to find our own individual path in life and that includes finding our own testimony or our own foundation of faith. My family is the most important thing in my life. I believe after countless experiences that the truth or gospel of this church will bring my family the greatest joy in this life and eternally. None of us are perfect. We all have challenges, trials and endure countless temptations. Our lives don't always go the way we planned or even hoped they would. The secret to endure all things is to understand life with an eternal perspective. There are so many things in life what we find difficult to understand. I believe, that if we rely on the Lord, keep our will and our hearts close to him each day, that the purpose of Life's challenges become more clear and much easier to cope with or even overcome. The scriptures, The Bible & The Book of Mormon, together bring me the peace at times when I am anxious and strength at times when I am down. I believe from personal experience that it is through prayer that we talk to God and for me, many times, it is through the scriptures that he answers my prayers. Other times it is through the messages from our latter day Prophet & Apostles. The love and wisdom that they offer the Church and the World can really only come from God, our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Being exposed to the teachings and practices of the Mormon Church all throughout my childhood shaped very much of who I am today. The moral standards taught by my parents developed my character. That's not to say I didn't rebel as a youth or trying to find happiness my own way but the lifestyle that I grew up living, helped determine my current path in life. I live my faith today because my faith is an integral component of what determines my actions. The kinds of things I do, the deeds I may or may not do, and the words that I choose to say are all an outward reflection of my faith. I still make mistakes and keep trying to find my own way to be happy. I usually end up on my knees asking for His help in getting my life back on track. I have never been one to wear a sign or tell everyone that I am a member of this church. I do know for a fact that most of the people in my life know that I am LDS or a Mormon, because of the way I live my life each and every day. I believe that our thoughts determine our desires and our desires shape our priorities which drive the choices and actions we take in life. You can't be one way at church but live another during the week. As so many religions and philosophies teach, for true happiness and fulfillment, our lives have to be in balance. I find that balance & happiness by living the gospel of Jesus Christ, by being a Mormon.