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Hi I'm Dave

I'm the President of a Marketing Company, helped start a Non-Profit Health organization, the father of 5 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado and love sports and the outdoors. I spent time in my youth camping, fishing, hunting, rock climbing and hiking. I also loved rooting for John Elway and the Denver Broncos. Later I became a rafting guide, and spent time one summer on rafting trips for 40 days, including rafting the Grand Canyon. I have a degree in Psychology, but my favorite college class was welding and metal work. My wife and I have been happily married for nearly 10 years and will soon have 5 kids. I'm also a scoutmaster for a local troop of about 10 young men who are 12 and 13. It's been wonderful finding ways to help them develop their talents and self-confidence and hope they continue to make good decisions in their lives. Recently I helped start a non-profit health organization that coaches people in ways to improve their health. I'm also the President of a marketing company. I feel working hard and being self-reliant are important qualities of individuals in any community. It's wonderful to feel like the work I do can help improve people's lives. Currently I'm in several song and dance productions with my wife and kids. We love the arts and recently helped start a local musical theater studio. There's nothing that makes me happier than seeing my kids develop their talents and abilities and hope that it will help them develop character and confidence.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother and father joined the Mormon Church when they were in their early twenties even though their parents were concerned about their decision. I couldn't have asked for better parents. They always supported me in whatever I loved to do. They encouraged me and were wonderful examples of service and Christ-like attributes. They helped me stay on a good path, but a time came in my life when I was wondering if God was real. I remembered the things they had taught me and what I had learned at Church. I decided to pray for guidance. I went into the woods near my home and spent several hours reading the scriptures and praying - but didn't feel any different. I went home later that day and told my older brother about my experience. He said, "Dave, if Heavenly Father always answered our prayers the first time we asked how much would the answer really mean to us?" I took that message to heart and continued studying and trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ in my life. Later I went to college in Hawaii, and while being 2000 miles away from my family my faith was tested and I began to really have doubts about whether God existed and what was true about where I came from and why I was here. Again I decided to pray to know the truth. This time the only private place I could find was to lock myself in the dorm restroom. I poured out my soul to God and said that I believed that I had been taught good principles but I had to know for myself. When I awoke the next day the most peaceful feeling came over me that I had ever felt. My doubts and worries were gone. I prayed that I could feel that way forever. That immense peace stayed with me for several days and has become the foundation of my knowledge that God lives, that he hears and answers our prayers, that Jesus Christ died for each of us to provide a way for us to live with Heavenly Father again. Since that time I have had countless other experiences that have affirmed these truths to my soul.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ in my life. I try to be the best husband and father I can be. I try to work hard at my vocation. I look for ways to serve others. Currently I have been asked by my Bishop to serve as the Scoutmaster for our congregation. We have about 10 boys who participate in activities each week some of which are not members of the Mormon church. We welcome them and try to make them feel comfortable as they participate with us. So far we have participated as a troop in service projects and many fun activities. We have gone fishing, caving on canoe trips and even water skiing. It's been really rewarding to help teach these boys skills they can use and enjoy for the rest of their lives.