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Hi I'm Collin

I'm a software engineer. I make iPhone and iPad apps. I'm a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho and really came to love the outdoors. Scouting, camping, and hiking are some of my fondest memories. I'm proud to be an Eagle Scout. As a teenager, I snowboarded in the winter and skateboarded in the summer. When I wasn't doing one of those, I was working road construction or playing the drums in a band. In high school, I started building my own computers which is probably what led me to my current profession. I have a degree in computer science and, instead of building computers, I now build software. I love creating things and making software tools that make our lives easier. I'm very passionate about what I do. I'm a husband and a father. I have a daughter that I just adore. We have so much fun together.

Why I am a Mormon

Every good thing that has happened in my life I can directly attribute to my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was raised in a wonderful family that loved me and cared for me. My parents taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ. They also taught me the value of work and earning what I have. They taught me all of our choices have consequences and we must make wise choices to receive the blessings we desire. They taught me the things I needed to know to make those wise choices and let me be free to choose and to learn. Through the church I became involved in scouting which has left me with some of my most fond memories. I was able to serve the Lord as a full-time missionary for two years in Chile and learn the spanish language. I received my college education at an LDS church funded school. There I met my beautiful wife with whom I was married for all eternity in the LDS temple. I found my employment at a career fair put on by the college. I'm now blessed to have the most wonderful daughter and a wife that gets to stay at home and dedicate her full attention to the raising of her. Besides the blessings I've received from my affiliation with the church and the following of its teachings, I'm a member because I know it to be true. I've studied it intently and thoroughly. I've pondered and compared the Book of Mormon with the Bible and found them to be complementary to each other. I've prayed about its veracity and have felt at peace with the answer I've received. The doctrine of the church makes logical sense and answers the questions about life and our purpose here on earth. It brings me joy to think about the great treasures of knowledge restored through modern prophets in our days. The church has also facilitated great opportunities to serve those around me. From teaching the youth every Sunday, to being a full-time missionary, to participating in weekly Sunday school classes, to aiding the bishop by performing his secretarial work.

How I live my faith

You learn to love others by serving them. In the church, there are myriad opportunities for serving our neighbors. Since we don't have paid clergy, we all get to help care for the temporal and spiritual welfare of those around us; through christlike service. Currently, I serve as the executive secretary of the congregation I attend. I get to prepare all of the bishops meeting agendas, schedule his interviews with individual members of the congregation, and help lift the burden off of his shoulders in any way I can. As the members meet with the bishop, I get to know them better while they are waiting outside his office. It is amazing to see their improved countenances as they leave the bishop's office. I also am responsible to visit monthly several families that are members of our congregation. This is a great way to truly get to know others and to become aware of their needs. For the past year I've had the opportunity to visit a family that recently joined the church. It has been wonderful to help encourage them as they have dealt with the new adjustments in their lives. The numbers of service opportunities available are limitless.