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Hi I'm Von Hanks

I'm a soccer coach, scoutmaster and a dentist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pocatello, Idaho. I was a missionary in Seoul, Korea from 1981 to 1983. Became a dentist in 1989 and moved to Bellingham, Washington where I have lived ever since. Married Michelle Mahealani Cale in 1994; we have two boys and two girls. I'm scoutmaster for both of my boys--Dalton and Koa, and coach soccer for my daughter Tiana's incredible soccer team. I like photography and Photoshopping. I also like shooting video and making home-made movies. I love being a dentist but absolutely hate going to the dentist.

Why I am a Mormon

The Mormon Church is my family. Wherever I travel I will have "family members" that believe what I believe and adhere to the same principles I adhere to.

How I live my faith

I am Scoutmaster for the boy scouts in the Bellingham 3rd Ward. This gives me an opportunity to not only teach kids some basic skills for being a better husband and father, but also for me to learn how to become a better husband and father. At some point--probably about the time I figure out how to be a good scoutmaster--I will be given another responsibility in our ward and start this learning process all over again.