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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a father of six, triathlete, CPA and a Mormon.

About Me

I am from the Northwest where I grew to love snow skiing, mountains, good friends, biking and liquid sunshine (optimistic way of saying there is more rain than sun in the Northwest!) Even though I'm living in the South now, I still consider this area my home and try to visit often. I married my ball room dance partner from college and now we have six wonderful children that keep us very busy. Even though my dance partner and I keep busy with raising kids, work and church activies, we make time to enjoy things we love to do...triathons! This is our hobby and passion! We've competed for many years and although its hard for me to admit, I've only beat her once or twice. Yes, she's that good! I can't believe how quickly my kids are growing and developing. I wonder if I'm doing enough to prepare them for the future. I put my faith and trust in the Lord that what I ever I miss, He will make up the difference.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Mormon faith. I remember how my sweet mother started and finished the day with a prayer of faith to God. I felt protected and loved and wanted this for my family. As a teenager, I chose to follow the faith and made the decision, based on my study and prayer about the Book of Mormon, that I knew the Mormon faith was right for me. I felt closer to God by abiding by the tennants of the faith. I have never regretted this decision and it has made all the difference in my life. Today I love the church for the same reasons and more. As a parent, I appreciate that my children understand through the Church's teachings that they are children of God and that He has a plan for them. The Church's youth programs provide faith building experiences for my teenagers that build their confidence and faith in the Lord. And yes, I ensure that we start and finish each day with a prayer!

How I live my faith

My faith starts at home. We make prayer and scripture study a daily event (or at least try!) I appreciate when my smaller children remind us to have prayers as they really appreciate kneeling as a family in prayer. I live the standards of the Church and at times, can be considered curious. For example, at business dinners, I'm often asked why aren't you having an alcoholic drink with dinner? This question gives me an opportunity to explain that I'm a Mormon and we refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages. My older children play club soccer which has a few games on Sunday. However, they have made the decision (and informed the coaches/team) that they will not play on the Sabbath. In summary, my faith is a way of life. It's a great life. We have many challenges and trials, but my faith in the Lord and his Mercy gets us through them.