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Hi I'm Andy

I'm a husband and a father, I enjoy working and playing hard and teaching my family to do the same, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia, I was always outdoors and hiking, camping, fishing, or participating in any number of power sports. I have raced go-carts, four-wheelers, motorcycles and even a mini-stock car on a Nascar series track. I got married during college and worked full time while over-loading at school. I graduated, had our first daughter and bought our first house all within about 3 months. I love my job and my family, there's never a dull moment.

Why I am a Mormon

Fortunately I was born into a family that was members of the church. I grew up with excellent examples of how to live as a responsible son of God. I attribute much of what I know and how I live to my father and grandfathers, they are all amazing men who are unselfish and always willing to serve others. I learned from them how to treat my wife, and how to raise my kids. I know that there are a lot of good people in the world, and don't take away from them one bit, but I know that it is because of their faith in the Gospel that my father and grand fathers acted the way that they did, and it is because of that that I am who I am.

How I live my faith

I have been in the leadership of my church for a few years now, and have had the opportunity to work with almost everyone there at some time or another. I am particularly interested in the youth, because I know of the pitfalls that our young people face today. It is difficult to understand as a teenager the importance of all the decisions that they make. From extra-curricular activities to where and how they will go to college, their choices now will determine where they will be in 5 or 10 years, and maybe the rest of their life. The youth are the most important to me, they are the future leaders. As I have spent a lot of time with my callings over the years, I feel that it has taught my own children to recognize how important it is to help and serve others, it requires patience and understanding.