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Hi I'm Dustin

I was born in Maryland. I've also lived in Alaska, California, Utah, Belize and Honduras. I'm a musician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love people and I love attention. Theater, dance, music, public speaking and teaching have dominated my time since junior high school. I love to perform and entertain, to inspire people and make them laugh. I have a master's degree in orchestral conducting. A career in this path allows me to have all of the above in one single job! I teach band and orchestra at American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork, Utah. I have struggled with anxiety disorder, depression, and addiction and thanks to the power of Jesus Christ, I have been helped to move beyond these limitations. The power of Christ through the Atonement is mighty to change and to save!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS Church and have found it easy to see and feel the impact and blessing of living the principles taught within the Church. Deep within my soul I feel a burning conviction that Jesus is the Savior of all mankind, and that His gospel was restored to the earth through Joseph Smith, the first prophet since the death of the original twelve apostles.

How I live my faith

In addition to attending to weekly church meetings, I spend a great deal of time socializing with friends and neighbors in my ward throughout each week. Some of this time is used to visit people in the ward to whom I've been assigned to look after and offer my service for anything they might possibly need, and to help them report those needs to people in leadership positions in the ward who may be able to effectively fulfill those needs. Callings or responsibilities I've had in recent years include teaching scripture classes on Sundays, organizing events, and assisting with the music during our weekly meetings (play the organ, piano, conduct music, etc.). I've also given on average 1-2 "talks" or sermons each year at our sacrament meetings, as this assignment is divvied up among the members of a ward in addition to the ward leadership. I absolutely love these opportunities; I'm certainly not afraid of speaking in public!