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Hi I'm Andrew

I'm a father. I'm a classical musician. I'm a huge video game & comic book nerd. I'm an entrepreneur. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the father of two rambunctious little boys and married to a wonderful woman who teaches choir in Jr. High. I hold a BA in Media Music and Computer Science (that means I sit in a recording booth) and an MBA in Marketing and Communications (that means I learned how to sell the fact that I sit in a recording booth.) Just out of college, I started my own business recording and distributing audiobooks for self-published authors. I love a good story and for me, there's nothing better than getting wrapped up in a good book--especially if it's an audiobook. What I found when I started the business is that there are a lot people with great stories to tell, but no audience. So, I set up a business that allows me to record audiobooks and then make them available for sale on places like iTunes and Audible.com. It's a lot of fun I've met great people all over the world who have great stories to tell. I'm also a classically trained singer. For several years, I sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I currently sing with a group called the Salt Lake Vocal Artists and we travel all over the world singing great music and adding beauty to the world. I love music that uplifts and inspires and being able to share that with people has been a great blessing in my life. In my spare time, I play video games, read comic books and go to the movies with my wife and kids. It's a fun life, if a busy one, and I'm grateful for it.

Why I am a Mormon

Several years ago, my wife and I made a decision that we would live apart for a year while she pursued her dream of becoming a teacher. She was given an opportunity to enroll at a prestigious university in another state while I was working on my own graduate degree at a university near home. We had been married for five years when this opportunity hit and it was something we couldn't pass up. I remember struggling with whether or not this was a good decision. We didn't have kids at the time, but when you live apart, it's easy to drift apart as well. Long-distance relationships are hard, but I never really knew how hard until we did it. We loved each other and we'd had a great relationship, but relationships die because of these kinds of things. We didn't want that to happen to us. So, after a lot of prayer, she left and pursued her dream. During the time she was gone, we did a lot of things to stay in touch--we talked on the phone every night, we emailed a lot and we even got online and played video games together. We traveled to see each other in person as much as we could and planned our weekends together so that we could maximize our time spent with one another. It was hard, but we did everything we could. But, like any time apart, there were times when I was lonely, heartbroken and just depressed. In those moments, I remembered the promises I made when I married my wife. As Mormons, we believe that relationships go beyond the grave if we are married in the Temple by someone with proper authority. Whenever I got depressed, I remembered that commitment that we had made to one another and the perspective it gave me on our time apart. One year apart couldn't compare with an eternity together and ultimately, I knew that our marriage would last forever so it didn't matter how far apart we lived. We're home and together now, but I'm a Mormon because I want my family relationships to last forever. And because of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I know they can.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday School for the adults in my church. For me, it's a chance to talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people every week. The best part about it is that while I try to teach people what I know, I almost always come away with something new that I learned that can improve the quality of my life. And, at the end of the day, that's all I want from my faith. I want something that improves the quality of my life and being a Mormon does that for me. Since I travel for business and I talk to folks all over the world either with my singing group or for work, I get asked if I'm a Mormon quite a bit--especially because I live in Utah. That gives me a great opportunity to share with people why I'm a Mormon and why I live what I learn in church. Sharing my faith is a great way to build my faith.