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Hi I'm Maegan

I am an adventurer, a lifelong learner, a wife and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family without a lot of money. Because of the love of my parents and the support of my five siblings, I never once remember feeling poor. Within my family I was taught to work hard, laugh often, and to embrace learning in both formal and informal settings. I went on to earn my Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling to assist people with addictions, disabilities and mental health barriers to reach their vocational goals. I have traveled to over 10 different countries seeking to learn more about other cultures and to experience life outside of myself. I love to cook, take pictures, go camping, and spend time with my husband and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS Church. My choices and beliefs were based on those of my parents and their expectations. As a young adult I found myself uncertain of who I was and where I fit in the world. I had overwhelming feelings of anxiety, doubt, fear, and loneliness. I learned that my choices had natural consequences and I did not like the direction I was heading. I made the decision to explore my faith as an outsider and to determine if it was indeed true or simply something that was familiar. I began to pray regularly, study the Book of Mormon, and apply the principles of the gospel. Slowly, I began to have the peace I had not felt since childhood. The knowledge that I am indeed a daughter of my Heavenly Father returned and doubts about myself and future fled. This has allowed me to find success without fear of how others will view me or whether or not I am capable of this success. This inner confidence has transformed my life. As a counselor I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of different types of people facing a variety of challenges. Many challenges individuals bring on themselves without any anticipation of the problems it will create in their lives or their relationships. Some damage irreparable. I am so thankful for a God that loves us enough to establish standards and guidelines to help steer us from many of these challenges. I know that not all problems in life are "self-inflicted" or avoidable. For these I know that there is a loving God waiting to comfort us and help us overcome these challenges. I am Mormon because with these principles I am a better wife, friend, counselor, and my relationship with God is strengthened.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by regularly attending church, following the principles of the gospel, and particpating in service projects within the community. I also assist with planning our annual "Girls Camp" where girls ages 12-18 attend our camp free from phones, Ipods, computers etc to learn important life skills like teamwork, first aid, service to others, survival, etc. Friendships are made here and self-confidences are strengthened along with their relationships with God. It is a phenomenal program to help these girls navigate these critical ages.