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Hi I'm Tedd

I am a Senior Director of Finance, husband and father of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work for the University of Phoenix as a Senior Director of Finance, where I received my MBA. I get to travel the country and world meeting with employees and students from the University. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. My wife and I make a point to take a trip or two together yearly in order to help build our marriage and friendship. The last few years we have been to Italy and Japan. We also love to travel each year with our children. Family vacations are very important to us. Our favorite family vacations are to Disneyland and camping in Colorado. Another big part of my life is music. I love to sing, play the piano, guitar and participate in local choirs and musical events. One of my greatest joys is sharing music with my children and hearing them sing, dance or play and instrument. Running, rollerblading, biking, fishing, hiking and camping take up the rest of my time. Of all the things I most enjoy, spending time with my wife and kids are the best and most important to me. Oddly enough, I love to shop and take my girls to the mall on the weekends. Hanging out and doing fun things together as a family is a big part of who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His teaching. I believe that through the Mormon church we have the fullness of the everlasting gospel of Christ, which allows me to understand our Savior in a more clearer way and feel His spirit working closely in my life. I love that the Mormon church is led by a Prophet and twelve apostles, just like in the Lord's primitive church in the New Testament. These men are inspired by our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ to lead and guide it members here on the earth. The world is trying to pull people and families in so many different directions that lead them away from moral and Christlike values. It is nice to be guided in a way that is directly from the Spirit of our Heavenly Father. I have felt God's Spirit lead and direct me in my life and through it know that the teaching of the church are in fact true and will guide me and my family back to live with Heavely Father and Jesus Christ again someday. I also love how the church teaches us to keep our bodies spiritually and physically clean. We are taught to avoid foul language, immodesty and to keep and love chastity, as well as eating right, exercise and fitness. There are many people that I work with that think it is weird that I do not drink alcohol, smoke, use foul language or speak inappropriately, but by doing so I know I can be close to the Spirit of God and be led and directed by Him in my personal life.

How I live my faith

I read my scriptures, pray individually and as a family daily. My family and I attend church each Sunday to partake of the sacrament so that we can remember the sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ and recommit ourselves to following Him and keeping His commandments. I am always honest in my dealings with those around my and try to have integrity in all that I do. To me, being a Mormon means being a disciple of Jesus Christ. This means that I live in a way that emulates His teachings and would not offend Him or others in any way. It is important to me to treat people kindly and be a positive inspiration for them. I love to find ways in which I can serve and develop others. Service is a huge part of being a Mormon because it shows our love for all of Heavenly Fathers children and helps to bless their lives. I get the opportunity each week to work with primary children and teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is so amazing to hear how they take the teachings into their own lives so that they can feel the Spirit and bless the lives of their friends. Being a good person in society and contributing to the success and our community is a huge part of being a Mormon.