Hi I'm Geoff
I'm a college professor, a video game author, and a daddy. I'm a Mormon.
I started programming computers at the age of 8. After attending way too much school, I landed my dream job as a university professor in Hawaii, where I teach computer science classes. My hobbies are to draw cartoons, read novels, and write cheesy video games for Android phones. I love Mexican, Indian, and Thai cuisine -- anything hot and spicy. My wife is my best friend, and I'd rather spend time with her than do just about anything else. We've been blessed with 5 cute kids, three princesses and two energetic boys.
I grew up with the Church, and never seriously doubted its teachings. I would say that my belief in Jesus Christ grew gradually but naturally during my growing-up years. However, I didn't know for sure that the Church's teachings were really true -- but I wanted to know. So after my first year away from home at college, I studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and prayed to know whether they were true. The answer did not come right away, but in time I received a witness from the Holy Ghost that God lives and that He loves me, and that this was His Church. I still don't know everything, but I know enough to keep going in faith.
My faith helps to keep things in perspective. As an academic, it's easy to get caught up in research and teaching, both of which if carried to the extreme could take time away from my family. The teachings of my Church remind me that my family needs to come first, and that helps me remember to come home on time and give attention to my wife and kids. My current responsibility in the Church is to be a "home teacher" -- me and another guy visit three families each month to make sure they're doing okay and give them a spiritual message from the scriptures. It's a very fulfilling assignment, and I feel like I make a difference in the lives of the families we visit.