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Hi I'm Hans

I'm an Arizona native. I'm a guitar-playing Rugby player. I'm a father, husband, son and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I was always able to associate with all walks of life. I was a very active youth and I would say that I was well-rounded. I played the trumpet in middle and high school. I was in school sports: Football, Wrestling, Soccer and Volleyball. I still love those sports and continue to be active even now as I play Rugby, which has now become my favorite sport. I can't get enough of it, whether I watch it or play it. I am a father and enjoy every minute of it. I attend college in pursuit of a degree in Physical Therapy. My passion is being able to watch others enjoy the things they love the most. I don't like watching people be on the sidelines of life. I want to be able to help those needing physical therapy get back on their feet, so that they can get back to doing what they love, be it providing for a family, playing sports or simply enjoying life. I am also currently a Navy Sailor. I am proud to serve my country and the freedoms and standards that we have.

Why I am a Mormon

In high school, I dealt with several obstacles with the media, people around school and even myself. The biggest of those obstacles was myself. My Senior Year in high school was when I was really converted to the church. I wrestled all four years, but that year I was projected to be the top contender at my school and in the state. I had a lot riding on this. I was nervous with this expectation, but also arrogant and cocky because somewhere inside of me I knew I was the best. I felt like a giant target was sitting on my back waiting for the right man to overtake me. At one particular tournament I was seated 1st. I was undefeated in the year and was projected to win the whole thing. I beat every opponent leading up to the championship match. I had just finished watching my teammate win his own championship match. I was excited and prepared to follow suit. Little did I know that I was dealing with a mental battle of my own. Being "the best" took its toll on me because I never expected to be the "one to beat." I allowed the fear of losing enter my thoughts. I lost that match and lost confidence in myself. I allowed my arrogance and pride to fill my heart. The teammate that won the tournament bothered me through the whole rest of the season. I wanted so much to see him lose. It ate me up inside to see me continue to lose and I quickly fell into a tailspin. I felt lower than dirt and that everyone had given up on me and I had given up on them. After confiding in a youth group leader, I soon realized, with his help, that the important things in life were my family and the gospel. Because I allowed love to enter my broken heart I was able to allow God back into my life. I was happier and stronger with myself and my ability to accomplish anything in life. I know that I was supposed to go through that so that I can now see that there are far more important things to do with my life than sports. I know now where I belong and who I am. I am a child of God and I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by example. I do all in my power at work and around friends to be honest in all my dealings with them. I share my testimony when appropriate, whether with friends or strangers. I am a primary teacher in the ward that I am in. I teach the 9 to 11 year old boys about Christ and His teachings. I help them gain a testimony for themselves which they can hold onto throughout life. I help those that are in need so that they can have a better day. I strive to be a happy person so that I can easily share a smile with anyone who needs it. I say my daily prayers, read the scriptures and follow the counsel of the leaders of the Church. I try to live my faith by living a good and productive life.