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Hi I'm Geoff

Hi. I love gadgets. I grew up and live in Provo, Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah Valley, where I fostered a passion for tinkering through home experiments, summer camps, school clubs, and friendships. I remember blowing up fruit on sleepovers, building model rockets, stuffing my bag with gear for scout camp, and wanting more than anything to be just like Egon, the inventor on the Ghostbusters. One of the highlights of my youth was receiving a box of spare computer parts from my dad's company for my 8th birthday - enough to build my own computer. That machine was subject to endless modifications and upgrades. It cemented a passion in me that has never left. I attended BYU, where I studied Information Technology. I served a mission for my Church in the Boston area. Initially the culture there felt foreign and uncomfortable to me. As I continued to serve I grew to love and appreciate New England and people to the extent that the very mention of Boston fills me with warm feelings. I enjoy running, people watching, audio books, seeing new places, fixing things, Taco Bell, and sometimes SpongeBob Squarepants. Most of all, I love being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember in second grade coming to the sudden understanding that everyone in the world was not a Mormon. For a time I wouldn't believe it, it was so shocking to me. Everyone I knew went to my Church. While I grew up, and still live in the most densely populated Mormon area in the world, my relationship with my Savior and The Church are anything but typical or a write of passage. As I have applied small and simple teachings from the doctrines of my faith, I have observed a joy and peace come into my life that I think can only be understood from experiencing it. I feel a sense of direction and purpose that has come from learning truth for myself.

How I live my faith

I love this heading. If something is truly believed, it should be evident in conduct. I feel my daily worship has an impact on how I treat and view people and the world. I'm slower to anger, more willing to lend help, more cautious about the things I consume, and I feel more confident. My faults are many, but my intentions are made more pure through exercising my faith. Particularly when I attend the Temple, give meaningful service, or share my beliefs with others. The technical things I frequently interact with follow principles of logic. Problems can be solved through following a path of logic. Sometimes I struggle understanding life's problems and how to deal with them. Thankfully I have a relationship with the Manufacturer. As I strive to follow His instructions, I am calmed in the assurance that if I remain faithful, good will come of whatever happens to me. I hope my faith lives in my smile, the way I treat others, and in my personal integrity.