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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm in school, studying acoustics. I love math, music, and good food. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a typical white male, who grew up in the western United States. Raised in Montana, I love all things outdoors: fishing , camping, hiking, etc. My main passions involve math and music. Mathematically, my favorite problems to solve usually involve Green's functions and transform methods for solving partial-differential equations. My primary area of interest is theoretical acoustics. Musically, I enjoy performing, recording, and catching live shows. In fact, my love of music is what began my fascination with acoustics in the first place.

Why I am a Mormon

To start, it's important to know that I was raised Mormon. However, I have thought quite a bit about weather being a Mormon was a good fit for me. I have a number of reasons for being an active member of this church. First, there is the issue of Christianity itself. For instance, why believe in Christ and not Buddha, Allah, the Great Sprit, or no God at all? I believe this question is answered by the Book of Mormon since the book is an additional testament of Jesus Christ. With each religion claiming their God and/or prophet, the Book of Mormon gives additional credence to belief in Christ. Second, there is the issue of which Christian church to be a part of, given that you decide to believe in Christ. There are many Christian churches and they all use the same book--the bible. As a Mormon, I also believe in the Bible, but the Book of Mormon wonderfully provides additional evidence that Christ is the son of God and that his church is again a part of the earth. The principles taught in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon teach us to love God and our neighbors, to take care of the poor and needy, and to accept Christ as our savior and redeemer.

How I live my faith

I help with the youth in our church and work primarily with youth around 16-18 years of age. Many weeks this involves not only our worship on Sunday, but activities during the week or dances/campouts on the weekends. I enjoy this service as the youth have such a more vivacious outlook on life than most adults. My wife and I are also parents, which I believe is a fundamentally important role to a well-functioning society. It is not without its ups and downs, but I believe it is easy to see the had of God in one's life as a parent.