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Hi I'm Chad

Landscape Architect then Environmental Engineer then Air Force Officer then Dentist then Ironman. Father of 6 and a Mormon.

About Me

I served as a missionary in the Truk Lagoon, Micronesia, in the Pacific Ocean. Upon returning I studied to become a Landscape Architect and got married to an amazing person. I then decided to further my education and got a master's degree in Environmental Engineering. I then used this background in the US Air Force as an officer for 5 years. My wife and I had a wonderful little family of 5 kids and I was traveling a ton. A mutual decision was made that it would be best for our family for me to return to school and become a Dentist. While we were in dental school we added one more child to our crew brining our total to 6 wonderful children. I now enjoy being a dentist in our community and serving those we live around. I have always enjoyed sports and have completed 10 marathons including two Boston Marathons. I have also completed two Ironman competitions. I enjoy participating in dental humanitarian projects with my wife and office (we also take one of kids on each trip). We have done humanitarian trips to Peru, Mexico, Dominican Republic (4 trips), and the Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. I recently learned to solve the Rubik’s cube. I am the father of 6 great kids and husband to the love of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon to very faithful parents. However as I grew older and went away to college it became apparent to me quickly that the gospel of Jesus Christ was the only way I would ever find true happiness in this life. I needed to jump into the gospel with both feet if I was going to be a part of the work. I decided to read the Book of Mormon as a part of this process. I fell in love with the teachings in that book. I remember on a few occasions being so engaged in my reading that I missed some of my college classes just to read the Book of Mormon. I always wanted to be a missionary and share the things I believed with others that it too might help others learn of the gospel message. I received my call to serve as a missionary in Micronesia. When I arrived in Guam I was further assigned in serve my two years in the Truk Lagoon. This is a very remote location in world where every one lives on small islands without any modern conveniences. The people were humble and I learned so much from them. I learned that Heavenly Father loves all his children--even the ones that live on the small remote islands in the Pacific. Through many wonderful experiences there I grew close to my Father in Heaven and learned to appreciated all the many blessings that he affords his children. The main blessing is that of His son the Savior Jesus Christ. It has been many years now since my service in the islands but I have always appreciated those experiences afforded me. I personally witnessed how the gospel could change someone someone from being an evil person to one that would love and serve others as a follower of Christ. I know the that gospel of Jesus Christ is true and that it literally changes lives for the good.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life by thinking of others rather myself. I am lucky that as a dentist I serve others all day long. It is a very rewarding profession in that you can be in the service others continually. I also love to live by faith by sharing my talents with those who aren't as fortunate as I am in countries where they lack access to care. This has been a huge eye opener for our kids as we have been able to involve them on these dental humanitarian trips. I also love serving the youth in my neighborhood. I work closely with the young men ages 16 to 18. I have helped them to try to determine the type of men they want to be as they grew older and what they want to study in school to also decide how they will make their mark on society. I have help organize many outings for them to learn about different professions that they may be interested in and the pros and cons of each of these career choices. I have a great sense of fulfillment as I serve others in all aspects of my life. I feel that is how the Savior would want us to live our lives because that is how He lived His.