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Hi I'm Dave

I was born in Arizona and have been a desert dweller all my life. I love the outdoors. A husband to a fiery redhead. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Arizona, and have lived in the desert all of my life. Growing up in close proximity to such a diversity of nature has taught me to love the outdoors. I enjoy being at the top of a high mountain or the bottom of a deep canyon, but arriving at my destination is only as much fun as the path taken to get there. On any given weekend I can be seen running through the desert. Trail running is my favorite form of exercise. I love to have my hands in the soil and the challenge of making things grow in the desert. Gardening has become one of my favorite hobbies. I graduated from Arizona State University in Business Administration. My career has taken me into the field of supply chain management. Efficiency and figuring out how to refine and improve business processes have been the focus of my work. This is a challenge that suits me perfectly and carries over into my personal life. It is something that I try to apply to my hobbies and personal pursuits as well. Working hard is working smart, and I like to play the same way. The light of my life is a sweet little redheaded girl named Carla. I call her Peliroja. After a long and arduous search, I finally found the girl that was perfect for me. At age 37, I was married to the love of my life in the LDS Temple in Mesa, Arizona. Marriage has been the most fulfilling experience. Sharing the things that I love to do with someone that I love the most has given me a greater sense of purpose. My wife's happiness is my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a lifelong Mormon. My mother is also a lifelong Mormon. My parents have been married for 46 years. My father is a man of faith but not a member of the same church. My mother's greatest desire was to raise her children in her faith, and my father has been totally supportive of that from the beginning. As time has passed, my faith as a Mormon has deepened. I have read and re-read the Book Of Mormon. I have studied its words almost daily for more than twenty years. The principles of faith in Jesus Christ contained in that book have given me the strength in difficult times and have uplifted me in times of sorrow. Joseph Smith is one of my heroes. A man that sacrificed all to give us the Book Of Mormon, and to teach us of a God that loves us individually and that we can know personally. I am a Mormon because I know that God is my Heavenly Father, that Jesus Christ is my Elder Brother, and that they are concerned with my individual happiness. They know me and love me, and will speak to me if I am willing to listen. They have spoken to me through the Holy Ghost many times in my life. They have taught me, strengthened me, and guided me as I have sought to serve them by keeping their commandments and serving my neighbors. I am a Mormon because I know that I can be with my wife for eternity. The knowledge that our relationship will last beyond this world is my greatest source of joy.

How I live my faith

Studying the gospel of Jesus Christ is a daily pursuit. I never tire of reading the Book Of Mormon. I have always been a voracious reader of many types of literature. Along with American history, the history of my church has been the subject of much of my study. My ancestors were some of the earliest Mormons, and reading about their hardships and the sacrifices they made to preserve my faith is a source of inspiration. I have always insisted on being involved in my local congregation. Having responsibilities in my ward has given me the opportunity to serve others and to teach others what I have learned, while learning myself. Being a part of the priesthood has provided me with many personal growth opportunities. Teaching the youth in sunday school has always been one of my favorite assignments. Currently, I have the opportunity to work with the 14-15 year old boys as members of the priesthood themselves and as members of a varsity scout team with the Boy Scouts of America. The opportunity to teach young boys of faith and to help them grow and become leaders through outdoor and sporting activities has been a great growth opportunity for me as well.