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Hi I'm Todd.

I'm a composer, a professor of music, a father of four, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have four children, ages 18 down to 10. I compose classical music, film scores, and popular/commercial music and teach composition, music production and recording arts, bass guitar, and contrabass performance at a liberal arts university. I also design websites and create music videos.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in my mid/late teens, I studied the scriptures very seriously, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I carefully and prayerfully pondered what I read and fasted many times over many months to seek a clear witness from God that the things I grew up learning from my parents were indeed real and true. Knowing that the young men of our church are expected to serve full-time missions and testify to others of what they believe, I did not want to preach to others something that I was unsure of in the least degree. Through a series of powerful (yet quiet, peaceful, and private) experiences, the Spirit of God spoke to my mind and heart. Through these, and many other witnesses since, I have come to know for myself that God surely lives and is my Heavenly Father. I know that he is aware of me - he knows me and knows what I can become with his help. I know His Son, Jesus Christ, is my personal Savior - that He suffered and died to redeem me from my sins. I know He lives again and invites me to follow Him. As I have done my best to follow his commandments, great blessings have come to me and my family - comfort, guidance, peace, fellowship in the church, opportunities to grow and serve others, hope, covenants that unite me with my wife and children beyond this life, and much more.

How I live my faith

I have served in many capacities in the Lord's church throughout my life. I was just recently called to serve as the new bishop of our ward. I am grateful for friends of other faiths that strengthen me through their good examples of living lives of integrity, kindness, respect, and service. I find that my life is greatly blessed through witnessing the many quite acts of service and ministry I see in the members of the church that I work with each week, as they teach, uplift, share, and love one another. I try my best to follow the Savior's example in the way I live.