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Hi I'm Dan

Lucky father of 3 young boys. Technology attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a thirty-three year-old husband and a father of three who is almost four years into a career as a practicing attorney. Each day I'm eager for life's opportunities and struggling to simply keep my head above water as a husband, father, and young professional. Before pursuing degrees in law, business, husbandology, and parenting, I played collegiate-level soccer and caught shows by hippie jam bands. These days I coach soccer (and sometimes T-Ball - but mostly soccer), think about how to make the legal profession more human and humane, and try to teach my three boys to be good, loving, open people.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in the Mormon faith, in Utah, and certainly encouraged to attend church, my attorney parents gave my brother, my sister and me significant intellectual and spiritual leeway to challenge both the predominant Mormon culture and our Mormon faith. In some ways I came to be a practicing Mormon in spite of and not because of my upbringing. In short, I have had a successive number of small spiritual experiences that brought me to a point that I know that God lives, that the Book of Mormon is true, and that God's love is in everyone and everything. I regularly struggle with the everyday questions that challenge this somewhat amorphous and unwieldy knowledge but inevitiably I find that through faith in God and His plan it all makes sense somehow.

How I live my faith

I try to be open and honest about my faith and our church. In some cases I have invited friends to talk to the missionaries or visit our services. But I find greater value and satisfaction by merely engaging others in a discussion about what I believe and what the Mormon church is and is not and has and has not done. In talking like a rational person about my faith, trying to adhere to the tenets of our church and, most importantly, attempting to model my life upon Christ I hope that I show others that, when it comes to faith, one can be clear, logical, and devout.