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Hi I'm Russ

I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a financial analyst. I'm a coach. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my best friend, and she spoils me everyday. We have four great children, who like most, are growing up way too fast. Our home is filled with laughter. When we are lucky we take our show on the road to the beach, our favorite summer getaway. I have a B.S. in computer science and an M.B.A. This prepared me well for my current role as a financial analyst. When the workday is done it is time for sports. Playing, coaching, or watching our favorite teams; we enjoy it all!

Why I am a Mormon

As a father, I want to give my children every opportunity to succeed. I want them to know when they have questions, they can turn to me for answers. In the scriptures we learn we have a perfect Father who is in Heaven who wants us to succeed and wants us to turn to Him for answers. We are promised if we pray to Him, we will know the truth about God and His word. I was a teenager about to leave home, when I first truly put this promise to the test. I can tell you the promise is true. There is a God. He wants us to succeed. Jesus Christ is the Savior. Great happiness awaits us now and in the future the closer we grow to Him. He has given us instructions and counsel to help us do so. We find this help in The Bible, The Book of Mormon, and the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are all true, and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have had the great privilege to work with children and teenagers both in the community and through church responsibilities. I have enjoyed coaching a variety of sports to a variety of ages. With the teenagers we have organized service projects, camping trips, hikes, leadership retreats, and multi-day conferences. I have also had the opportunity to meet with them on a regular basis each Sunday in a class just for their age (except for us, their 'old' teachers, of course!). I have enjoyed the opportunity to mentor these young people, and build their confidence and optimism. Without fail, I always learn something from them, too. Of all these amazing young people, my first priority is to my own four children. I am grateful for everyday I have to spend with them, and the opportunity to teach them how much Jesus Christ loves each one of them.