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Hi I'm David

I'm a dad of 4 boys, a silicon valley businessman, an oudoor Jeep enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Vermont with my 2 bothers and 2 sisters. We lived on 6 acres of land where my brothers and I grew up like Tom Sawyer... exploring, racing rafts, creating our own adventures. I was a high school wrestler and won the Vermont state championship in 1992. I studied engineering and business at Brigham Young University and graduated with master;s degres in both. I met and married my wife Angela during graduate school and we moved to San Diego after I graduated. After 4 boys, 2 homes, 2 jobs, and 10 years, we moved to the bay area. By some grand miracle, my younger brother and I both now work in Silicon Valley, far from our tiny very hometown. As a family, we love to spend time ourdoors. We love camping, hiking, kayaking, and about anything else in the great outdoors. The picture shows is from a Camping/Jeep trip we took to Moab, Utah in April of 2010.

Why I am a Mormon

This is a question that I have been asked and have asked myself many times over the years. When I get asked the question, it is most often in context with "don't you think you are missing out on part of life." When I have asked myself this question, it is often with the same thought. The root of the question is whether the sacrifice it takes to live a religion (really any religion) is worth the benefit you receive. In my case, I want to shout with an overwhelming "YES!". Is not drinking worth the beneift of having a very healthy body, and never having to explain to the boys why they shouldn't drink? Yes. Is goint to church on Sunday and serving others worth the lost time. Anyone who has ever seen a life change, including you own, will answer as I do. Yes!

How I live my faith

I was just reading in James today how James would show his faith through his works and his works would demonstrate his faith. Put in less Biblical speak, what you do is a reflection of what you truely beleive. So, how do I try to live my faith... the short answer is that I try to live following the faith I have in Christ and his teachings. Love my neighbor. Be a good Samaritan. Embrace the prodical sons of the world. Love and cherish children. I may not always be perfect, but this is how I try to live.