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Hi I'm Eric Russell Syphus

I grew up in and again reside in California, with the goal of becoming a well-versed financial advocate.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California, playing soccer, volleyball, trumpet, and singing. I also was involved in scouting, going to scout camp each summer, eventually earning my Eagle Scout. I was about 40 minutes from the beach, where I learned how to bodyboard, skim board, and surf. Due to where I went to college, I also gained a greater appreciation for the mountains and canyon regions of the Northwest, snowboarding in the winter and hiking in the spring. I also lived in Oklahoma for two summers, where humidity is the norm, and so is Sonic. I served a mission in Cape Town, South Africa, serving in Cape Town, East London, and Port Elizabeth. That part of the world is amazing! So much culture, inspiring landscapes, and experiences that I will never forget. After my mission, I finished college with my accounting degree and currently work in financial services in Orange County, California.

Why I am a Mormon

I, like a lot of other latter-day saints, had the blessing of growing up in a family who has a strong foundation of understanding of the Gospel. Throughout my youth and young adult life, I've seen how the principles of the Gospel bless me and will continue to bless me if I continue to follow them. That's the key- living the principle and finding out for yourself the attached blessing of living it.

How I live my faith

Since moving down to the Orange County area, I've met a lot of great people. Like I said previously, I grew up in LA County, which was also a place full of good friends and experiences. I've been able to work on the committee that helps to prepare meals after fasting for every first Sunday, working with other faiths and finding commonalities on the public affairs council, and currently work mostly with the full-time missionaries in my branch.