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Hi I'm Noah

I was born and raised in California. I've windsurfed in Korea and been to the top of the Andes. I design pools and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 36, a husband, and father of 3 daughters and a son. I love my wife Anissa and have been married for 13 years. I was born and raised in California and still love it despite its flaws. I am the middle of three siblings. I am a graduate of BYU and CSU Sacramento in Civil Engineering. I am an avid BYU fan. Rise and shout. I play soccer and coach my kid's soccer teams. I play the guitar. I love to spend time with my family,especially camping and playing at the beach. I am a partner of an engineering consulting firm in Northern California. I am a Geotechnical Engineer and spend most of my time designing and engineering swimming pools. I'm fluent in spanish. I'm an Eagle Scout. I search for unique snow globes for my daughters collection when I have to travel for work.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My mother when she was in middle school and my father when he was 18. I was raised in a strong LDS home with loving parents who sacrificed all they had for me and my sisters. I was taught to keep my priorities straight, (1) God, (2) family, (3) my country. I was afforded the opportunity growing up to visit and learn about many different religions. However, none seemed to be as plain and make as much sense to me as the Mormon religion. It had the answers to life's most important questions where others did not. The truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the LDS church was confirmed to my heart by the power of the Holy Ghost though sincere prayer. I invite all to do the same. My faith led me to serve a two year mission in the wonderful country of Chile. The Chilean people are the most humble and wonderful people on this planet. Teaching them the gospel and seeing how it changed their lives further strengthened my testimony. I served in the area hardest hit by the earthquake that occurred in 2010. I was amazed how faithful and strong my friends endured their trial. Today I teach my children the same gospel principles while inviting them to ask God for themselves for the truthfulness of all things and answers to all their questions.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example and a leader in everything I do at home, in my community, and at work. It is said that "you" may be the only scriptures someone ever reads. I believe my most important calling in life is to be a good husband and father. Coaching my kids soccer teams allows me to have quality time with my kids and let them know I care about them while also affecting others kids lives in our community for the better. After serving in the young men's organization and Boy Scouts for several years, I currently teach the Gospel Principles class at church where those investigating the church and members of the church can learn about the most basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also love serving the Oakland temple once a month with my wife and going out for Fenton's ice cream afterwards.