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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a bicycle/hiking/outdoor/motorcycle enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in many places in the United States including Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Vermont, Washington. I have worked in the IT industry for the past 14 years by providing software customer support and software development. I have worked with youth in the Boy Scouts of America by teaching young boys outdoor skills and how to be leaders. I served for two years of my life among the people of the Philippines and developed a love for the people, their food, and their culture. I have been married for 11 years to my best friend and we now have 3 kids that keep us on our toes. I try to share my love for the outdoors with my family as we go hiking, cycling, backpacking, and snow skiing. I look forward to date nights with my wife when it gives us a chance to reconnect and fall in love all over again.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family so I was familiar with the church from a very young age. However, when I was 15, I found that I needed a better reason to keep going to this church than just the fact that my family all went to it. I began reading the Book of Mormon on my own and found myself drawn into it. There were many times when I read for long stretches of time without realizing it. One night, after reading the Book, I knelt down to ask God if this church and the Book of Mormon were true. As soon as I asked the question, an overwhelming feeling of peace and comfort swept over me and I knew at that moment that this is His church and I needed to continue attending. Many experiences since that night have continued to remind me that this is God's church. When I served for two years in the Philippines as a missionary, I saw other people go through the same process of asking God if the Book of Mormon were true. And I was blessed to see them gain the same understanding I had gained on my own. It gives me strength to see others go through the same steps and reach the same conclusion on their own. I have always loved being able to tell others that they don't have to take my word for it; just ask God.

How I live my faith

I have taught Sunday school classes to youth and adults. I help to lead a men's organization similar to a fraternity within our congregation. This group allows us to organize service projects, to teach each other from the scriptures, and look out for each others needs when someone is having a hard time in their life.