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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a Northwestener, husband and father of four, roof consultant and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've got a great family. My wife and I have four great kids. They keep us busy with their personalities that differ so much - although they all were raised the same. There is nothing better than coming home from work and seeing their eyes light up when they see you and immediately want to play. There are times when they ramble on about their day and I'm not a patient as I should be, however I try to limit this as much as I can, and swallow my pride and apologize quickly when I snip at them. My wife is simply a great woman. Many times I'll hear from others about the great things that she does for them, without me ever knowing that she did them. She truly has a caring spirit about her and wants to lift others up. I've spent nearly my entire adult life involved in the construction industry, specifically roofing. From starting in the sheet metal union, working in the office as a project manager/estimator and now as a consultant. I love the opportunity to put on the boots and visit a jobsite where we can find solutions to problems that are real head scratchers. There are so many great people who work in construction who find unique ways to obtain the end result that is desired.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised Mormon. My mother joined the church in her late teens and my father's family has been LDS for generations. I have always had faith that the LDS Church was true, but I think that it was when I was on my mission that my faith burrowed deep into me. I realized that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, and that through him, I can live with God again. As I was younger this belief slowly grew inside of me, and as I've gotten older I realize that the knowledge of what our Savior did for each of us is truly amazing. More and more I'm seeing the belief in God as something that seems to be going by the wayside, as something that is for weak people. That is not true. God is real and he wants what is best for all of us.

How I live my faith

Each Sunday I have the opportunity to teach a Sunday School class for teenagers 16-18 years old. This is a great opportunity to talk to them about truly important principles of life. These are the years where there is independence from parents and the youth are testing the bounds of everything. I strongly feel that it's important to keep them grounded, and talk about whatever it is that they need to discuss. It's great to be in a classroom, discussing cars, and find a way to relate it to a principle that the Savior taught. There may be times where they think that I'm quite outdated and make some fairly bad jokes, but I think that it is important for them to understand that the world around them is something to be enjoyed and explored, within boundries that God has set for us. God doesn't set boundries to restrict us, but rather to help us. It's no different than the guy who went swimming in the ocean even though the shark warning sign was out. He got bitten by the shark that was near the shore. The sign was there to help us, not restrict us. Just like the swimmer, when we ignore the signs, bad things happen. I like to help the youth in my class identify the signs, and accurately understand what they are telling us. I like to make sure that they see both sides of the sign, so that they can see the best and worst case scenario and make their choice. I don't think that because I'm the "teacher" that I know it all - I don't, I do have a few grey hairs though, and that has helped me learn some things that may help them down the road. I also try not to speed. It's a silly little thing, however one of the items that the LDS church professes is that we believe in obeying the law. I take that seriously and have tried (and gotten better) at getting the lead out of my foot.