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Hi I'm Shane

I'm a Californian, I enjoy playing all sports, I'm a triathlete, I'm a doctor of chiropractic, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the church spent the first 19 years of my life in the Bay Area. As a kid I was outside playing every day of the summer, and while going through school, I was most excited about recess and after school sports. After high school, I served a two-year mission for the church. I was assigned to serve in the southern part of the Philippines. At the time I didn't even know where the Philippines was on a map. The weather there was tough, incredibly hot and humid all the time. We routinely had geckos in our houses, along with many other insects. The diet was primarily rice, fish and veggies, even for breakfast. It was a great experience teaching the Filipino people. I now live in Boulder with my wife and 3 children. I own a large chiropractic office and enjoy that challenge. We love the farmers market, the downtown, and being so close to the mountains. We love the people here in Boulder and we love the lifestyle. In my free time (not much of that lately) I enjoy mountain biking, road cycling and playing every and any sport.

Why I am a Mormon

The truth is I'm a Mormon because I was raised by good parents who taught me well and showed me a good way to live. Growing up in the church, there's a point when I needed to decide for myself if what I've been taught was actually true. The commitment to be a Mormon isn't easy. Heck, taking 2 years out of my life during the prime of my college career to serve a mission was a big sacrifice. If I didn't believe what I was teaching, I could never have done it. The Mormon church gives me the answers to why I'm here on earth, where I came from and what happens after I die. It's the answer to, "does God really exist?" and "What is His plan for his children?" The Mormon church wasn't created by a group of people who wanted to start a church. It's a restoration of the same church that Christ established when he was here on the earth. We have Apostles and Prophets, the priesthood (power t act in God's name), scriptures, etc. The things I've learned give me the assurance that hope that after this life on Earth live eternal life with my family and with Godand Jesus Christ. Understanding God's plan for me gives me perspective and helps me to keep some of the challenges that we face in this life in balance. Life can be hard, but knowing the bigger picture helps when things seem too hard to go on. I know that Heavenly Father knows me and wants me to be happy. He watches out for me and if I keep His commandments, I know that I'll be blessed.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a lifestyle, not a Sunday only activity. While in high school, I attended what is called seminary. It's basically an early morning religion class, 6-7am every school day all the way from 9th-12 grade I mentioned I served a 2-year mission in the Philippines beginning when I was 19 years old. While there I spent every day, 12 hours/day serving people and teaching them. Since returning, I've served in many assignments in the church. Each member is given a specific responsibility. I've taught Sunday school, taught the children and worked with young men in the scouting program. I live my faith by teaching my children the same principles that I was taught growing up. My faith shapes my life, and it becomes progressively more important as my life goes on.