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Hi I'm Brad Nelson

I'm a superintendent for a large General Contractor. I am married with 5 children. I have lived in 5 countries. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and served a mission to Portugal. When I returned my family had moved to Utah. I graduated from BYU in Construction Management and started my career with Hensel Phelps Construction Co., who I still work for. My wife, Jen, and I were married in the Bountiful Temple in 1995 and started having children after both of us had graduated. After college, we lived in Scottsdale, AZ, then moved to Curacao in the Caribbean. After 2 years there, we lived in PA, CO and AR. In 2003 we moved to Cape Town, South Africa and then moved to Berlin, Germany at the end of 2004 until 2008. We then moved back to Phoenix to work on a couple local projects. We've had many wonderful experiences, including having 2 of our children in Germany. I enjoy snow skiing in the winter and water skiing in the summer with the family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the LDS church, but that did not decide my testimony of the gospel. I received a testimony of the gospel and Jesus Christ in my teenage years and it was fortified greatly while serving the Lord for 2 years in Portugal on my mission. I'm a Mormon because of 1) my testimony, 2) the eternal concept of the family and 3) the values it gives to my children as they grow to live a chaste and righteous life.

How I live my faith

I try and show my faith through example at work. It was not too long ago that working with another Mormon was uncommon. Lately, the example of several Mormons with my company in the Phoenix area and the work ethics of all the Mormons working here have encouraged the upper management to continue to hire more and more graduates from BYU, and now include BYU-I and UVU. Mormons in construction is not that common, especially in large commercial projects...in my project alone, 5 out of 9 of the staff are Mormon.