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Hi I'm Tyler

I climb mountains, ski double-blacks, travel the world, work full-time, perform improv comedy, draw, and write. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If my name was in a dictionary the definition next to it might read: Still trying to figure everything out. Basically I enjoy too many things making it near impossible to focus on any individual aspect of life. So far on my sojourn of life I have received the Eagle Scout award, performed with the group Clogg America who represents the US in festivals around the world, served a two year mission to wonderful São Paulo, Brazil, graduated from college with a BA degree in History and a double language minor in Portuguese and French, had an adventurous bout creating my own clothing company, learned the skill of improv and perform monthly with Utah's leading improv group, have traveled to 10 foreign countries, visited 35 US states, I ski, hike, camp, climb, play sports, draw, write, and in essence strive to live life to its fullest. Looking back on my life I have wonderful experiences and memories. Looking forward I have no idea what it holds. Presently I'm simply trying to figure it out by preparing for the future, learning from my past, and continuing the adventure of life.

Why I am a Mormon

Aside from being born to Latter-Day Saint (LDS) parents, the time came when I had to decide for myself if I would continue in the faith and more importantly honestly strive to make the faith an active part of my life. Several singular moments lead me to choose for myself that living the life of a Mormon is the life I desire. Three of those moments drastically stand out above the others. First, was when I was 19 years old. For the first time I had read all of the Book of Mormon. Immediately I knelt in prayer asking God if the book had in fact been written by ancient prophets and was a true testimony of the divinity of Jesus Christ. Such a warm and powerful feeling of peace and joy filled my heart upon asking that I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. Second, was learning for myself that Thomas S. Monson is a true and living prophet of God. This knowledge came from listening to his words, pondering them in my mind and heart, and asking God if President Monson is a true prophet. Little by little, prayer after prayer, I came to know that President Monson is the living prophet of God on the Earth today. Third, was gaining my own personal experience with the atonement of Jesus Christ. I have experienced the cleansing power of Christ. I do not know exactly how the atonement works, but I know that it is real. And thus I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. These three experiences coupled with many similar moments are the reasons that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Somewhere in my path of studying the scriptures, going weekly to church, working to fulfill my church callings, and striving to follow the example of Jesus Christ, I gained a strong conviction (or testimony) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have learned for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Christ and teaches the fullness of his gospel. My testimony leads me to follow Christ, attend church, and strive to do my duty as a man, neighbor, citizen, brother, son and one day as a husband and father, regardless of the actions of others, whether they be members of the church or not. In order to maintain, strengthen and confirm my testimony I strive to study the scriptures of God daily, serve those around me, attend church each Sunday, and frequent the local temple where I make sacred covenants with God to live the Gospel of Christ. My faith is not a Sunday only activity. It is a daily pursuit. A lifetime pursuit. It is the pursuit of trying to be like Jesus.