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Hi I'm Hugh

I'm an Environmental Specialist and an Entomolgist. I search for vector-borne diseases & I do food inspections. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Insect collecting is my favorite hobby. I also love to read. I'm especially interested in history. I love hiking and being outdoors. I'm an avid sports fan and love to follow major league baseball and the national football league. I also love going to the movies and I have an extensive movie collection. I especially like westerns and musicals. I'm a grandfaher with two grandchildren who are wonderful to me. My wife and I enjoy every minute we spend with them. I have a son who is currently in college majoring in history. He wants to teach. My daughter is a medical transcriptionist. I do vector-borne disease surveillance and food facility plan review for a living. I look for diseases such as West Nile Virus and plague in local mosquito abd flea populations. I review each new food facility and ownership change of a food facility to insure code compliance. I've also done many presentations in relationship to my field of work and for general entomolgy. It has been a rewarding life.

Why I am a Mormon

I read the Book of Mormon when I was 18 years of age. This book changed my life. I received a witness to its truthfulness and I have been an active member of the Mormon church ever since. It lead to my going on a mission to Minnesota and Wisconsin for two years. Since then, I've held numerous callings in the church. I know that this is the Lord's church, his only true church on the face of the earth. This knowlege has helped me to lead a life that has been full of blessings. I know that the Lord has placed a prophet on the earth, and that God continues to take an active role in leading his church.

How I live my faith

My wife and I are very interested in family history and spend many hours working on reasearch in this area at the family history center. We also meet with individuals to get then started with family history and teach classes. We attand the temple as much as possible to review promises we have made with the Lord and to help in the family history work. We also have families that are assigned to us that we care deeply about. We visit at least once a month and also spend social time together. We are invovled in teaching classes at church on gospel principles. We also do volunteer work at the local soup kitchen, making hospital visits and in various service projects as they come up, whether it be helping families to move into or out of the area, helping in emergency relief or helping with the sick or afflicted with meals and etc. Recently, as the result of a large fire in the mountains near our area, flooding has become a large problem for local residents. We have spent time, along with others, in sandbagging to protect homes.