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Hi I'm Dana

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and now live in Gilbert, Arizona. I am an attorney and live for my wife and four kids.

About Me

I have been married for almost 13 years to the most wonderful woman to ever walk the earth. We have four kids, 3 boys and a little girl. Reed is 8, Jesse is 6 and the youngest are five month old twins; Clint and Lola. I am an attorney by trade and focus on personal injury and criminal defense. I enjoy what I do because it gives me a chance to help people that are injured and or dealing with severe life changing charges. I enjoy many things that I do with the little time I have which includes jeepin', motocross (i have and 89 Jeep Wrangler and an 07 Kawasaki 250f), softball, boxing, mountain biking and hunting. I work with the young men in the church and enjoy making a difference with them in a small way. We focus on scouting and Duty to God programs and I frankly learn more from them than they do me. I am amazed at how strong these young men are in this challenging world we live in that constantly promotes things that are not in our best interest.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up Mormon and have a mom and dad that loved me and taught me how to be an honest man that strives to contribute to our society. The church has been a constant positive influence that keeps me focused on what really matters in life and not exert effort on things that are not as important. It is easy to lose perspective and begin to focus on less important matters. We all get busy and stressed about money, reputation, business, time, etc. All of those things are, of course, important but what really matters are relationships with our families and friends. The church stresses these priorities and through its teachings and programs it is brings light and balance to my life and ultimately leads to happiness. I am grateful for the church and I know it is true. I love the scriptures and most especially Jesus Christ. I know that He wants us to be happy and feel His love. I would gladly share my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone that is interested.

How I live my faith

I am active in attending church on Sunday. I work in the Young Men's organization with the Teachers. Those are young men between the ages of 14-16. We work on Scouting and Duty to God. We meet on Sundays for an hour and on Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We do activities such as sporting events, camp outs, lake trips, vocational nights, etc. We help and support one another and try and serve those in need in the community. I am an active father and spend time with my family. We have family night on Monday nights where we learn more about Christ and His teachings and also play games, go out for a treat or dinner. My wife and I attemtp to go on a date once a week and spend as much time together as possible. This may not seem to be a spiritual activity but I believe that our marriage and commitment is the most important thing in my life. I want both my wife to know as well as my kids that it is the most important thing in the world to me and that they can see that it is worth the time and effort. I read my scriptures and pray daily. This does not take a lot of time but is what keeps me grounded and reminded of my priorities. Martin Luther once said that he had so much to do today that he must spend an extra hour in prayer. I am honest with my fellow man and strive to consider others needs equal to or greater than my own. My faith is who I am and what I am constantly trying to become.