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Hi I'm Rob

I'm a husband and father, I'm an attorney who helps people negotiate with banks to keep their homes, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since I was a little kid, I knew I always wanted to do what my Dad did: practice law. I worked hard and went to a school that I'm proud of and that has helped me serve those I represent. Along the way, I played a lot of sports (mostly baseball and football), fell in love with history and politics, and met the girl of my dreams. We got married over 10 years ago and have a couple of kids (we call them the "wild beasts" sometimes...of course, when they're at their wildest, my wife tells me they're taking after my side of the family). I wanted to be a criminal prosecutor, but after school, I returned to my home state and began practicing real estate and construction law. Nowadays, I spend most of my practice helping people who are having trouble with their mortgages. Whether it's negotiating with the bank to help them keep their homes, or working to help them with a strategic exit, I help people navigate one of the most difficult experiences in their lives: losing their home. When I succeed, there's a no greater feeling. Personally, I'm a huge football fan and serve on various political campaigns, both local and national. In my spare time I like to ride bicycles, shoot guns, play video games (don't laugh), and hang out with my kids. I'm a huge football fan and serve on various political campaigns, both local and national. In my spare time I like to ride road bycles, shoot guns, play video games (hey, don't laugh), and hang out with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

My reasons for following the Gospel seem to change based on where I am in life. When I was young, I found comfort in the teachings and guidance I received during life's trying times. There were always those around me during the hardest challenges of life that imparted well-timed wisdom when I most needed it. When I grew to be an adult and started my family, I found guidance in how to be a good father and husband, and to take responsibility for the welfare of others. Along the way, I discovered that the Gospel provided a context to life which, to this day, serves as an anchor in times of trial as well as success. Many people look around them and think that they are alone, and are suffering more than others. The truth is that we are never alone. There is a plan for each of us. Life isn't easy for a reason, in fact, I believe it's designed to help us progress while we're here. That doesn't mean there won't be challenges. In fact, one of my favorite quotes is from a 1973 speech from a church leader named Gordon B. Hinckley (he was quoting a columnist named Jenkin Lloyd Jones): "Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just ordinary people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. . . . Life is like an old-time rail journey--delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6051 I'm a Mormon because I believe in eternal progress. I'm a Mormon because I believe in the power of families. I'm a Mormon because I believe that life has meaning, and that we are here to learn to not only enjoy the ride, but understand it.

How I live my faith

I serve as an Elders Quorum President. This means that I help lead and serve a group of Elders in our congregation (in the church, and Elder is an ordination held within the Melchizedek Priesthood). My job is to take care of other Elders (and their families) in my Ward. This is often manifested in the form of personal visits and physical assistance when necessary. I also oversee the teaching of the quorum each Sunday and organize the Elders' home teaching assignments. (Home Teaching is a program the church created where each family is assigned a companionship of Elders or High Priests who make monthly visits at the respective member's home.)