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Hi I'm Todd

I live in Spokane Valley, Washington. I am a husband and a father of 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as a research engineer with my training in chemical engineering. I have worked in the chemical industry for ten years in Michigan in a job that I expected to be what I wanted to do and it was better. Eleven years ago I got to return home to Spokane, Washington as a research engineer in the aluminum industry and I enjoy that too. I am married to my best friend and I am father to six. We love to have adventures as a family primarily in the outdoors, usually skiing, camping and backpacking.

Why I am a Mormon

As long as I can remember, I attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with my mother and siblings. But about at the age of 18, I realized that it could not be a casual decision to keep attending church. If I continued to attend, I had to be committed all of the way. I looked ahead to what I wanted my life to be and I could only see happiness if I followed the teachings of our church. I was most concerned about a having a successful marriage and family. The Latter Day Saint teachings and the example of the love of Jesus Christ have made me a much more successful husband and father than I think I would have been if I had made a different choice at 18. With our whole family following Christ’s teachings, we never give up if things aren’t going well and many times things are going well.

How I live my faith

We all have assignments in the church. Many times my assignment has been with the youth. Currently, I am the scoutmaster for the 12 and 13 year old young men. So I live my faith by going camping. It’s great. Of course camping is not the end goal. Along the way, the boys are learning self-reliance, integrity and Christ-like living.