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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a basketball player, a golfer, and a lover of all things beach. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The first thing that everyone wants to know about me is my height. I'm 6'6", and I can indeed dunk a basketball. On a 10 foot hoop. I am the father of a beautiful daughter and husband of a wonderful and beautiful wife. Our family loves the beach and everything about it. Happiness as a family for us is taking an afternoon to walk or ride bikes along the coast, to go surfing, play volleyball, or to just lay out and enjoy God's beautiful creations. My wife and I love to experience cultural foods. Recent discoveries include sushi, indian food (particularly tiki masala and garlic naan), and Thai (curry, anyone?) I also love the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. I currently work in the biotech space, and am amazed at how fast technologies are changing how we live our lives. I am a big believer in thinking big, being bold, and taking calculated risks.

Why I am a Mormon

My religion is fundamentally part of who I am. I love being a member of the LDS church. I believe we are guided by our savior Jesus Christ through a living prophet that receives revelation and speaks on His behalf. I love being a part of a group that upholds high values, tries to be good citizens and neighbors, has a tradition of giving generously of their means, and seeks to promote family life. Being Mormon is great!

How I live my faith

My relationship with and study of the Savior have taught me that Christ sees us for what we really are, and more importantly, for what we have the potential to become. Part of our mortal walk is to make mistakes. The power of the sacrifice that Christ made is that he has experienced every pain, temptation, sin, heartache, sickness, and distress that we have, or ever will, or ever could experience. By this, Christ knows us. He understands us, and he knows not only how it feels to experience our challenges, but also how to face them and overcome them. This is how I try to live my life to emulate the savior. I seek to understand others, and try to help them see within themselves their divine potential for greatness. I work with a group of youth who each face unique challenges and adversity. I'm amazed at their ability to stand for what they believe in, even when they stand alone. I admire their desire to do good, to help their friends, and to be loving members of their families. Working with the youth has taught me much more than I could have ever taught them.