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Hi I'm Ty

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 (two boys, two girls), a husband, and a graphic designer. As a designer, I have a passion for beautiful and interesting things. Almost 20 years ago I read a statement that still rings true to me today. It reads, "Design should arrest the eye and engage the mind. Great design has the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary." I believe in a God who has a tremendous and inspiring eye for design.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up on a dairy farm. When I was really young, everyday was an adventure. I would pretend to drive old broken down trucks and tractors that were rusting to pieces in a junkyard. I would ride my bike down seemingly endless dirt roads. And I went to church. I was a Mormon before I even knew what that was. As I grew up, I continued to find adventure. I went to Hawaii as a freshman in college, served an LDS mission in Ecuador, and married my best friend. And I went to church. We then went on a few adventures together. We lived in New York City, moved back to Hawaii for a few years, then back to Utah. And I kept going to church. So I've often wondered if I'd be a Mormon if I hadn't been "born into" the church. Kind of hard to honestly answer that one. But I can definitely say I go to church now, for an entirely different reason than I did then. Now I go to learn about Jesus Christ and His gospel. I go to teach others what I've learned and felt. I go to serve. I go so that I can hopefully be a little better tomorrow than I am today. I go because I believe God lives and loves us, His spirit children. I have felt that love in a farm town chapel, in a small city in Ecuador, next to a waterfall cliff in Hawaii and in my home ward in Utah. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I pray you can feel God's love for you as well. I know you can.

How I live my faith

Hopefully I live it daily and honestly. Being an "active" member of any organized religion requires sacrifice on the part of every individual family member. Some days we make those sacrifices with a smile, other days...not so much. But we carry on because we know that it helps us look outside of ourselves. It helps us learn from our inspiring neighbors and grow in ways that can only happen by serving others. At the end of the day, I live my faith because I feel a moral duty to be helpful and kind.