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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm an entrepreneur. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and love the coast. Growing up I spent a lot of time on the beach with friends having bonfires and hanging out. I left California to attend BYU in Provo Utah where I recently graduated in Entrepreneurship from the Marriott School of Business and am now looking forward to returning to the warmth and weather of the Bay Area again. I love starting new businesses and have tried everything from a T-shirt company to a Real Estate Investing business. Currently I work in Real Estate and have enjoyed the challenges that come along with this industry. I love innovation and hope to continue pushing personal and societal boundaries in discovering new things and doing things in new ways. I'm always looking to start a new business and hope to start something someday that truly makes a difference in our world.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know God answers prayers. My entire life I have been taught to pray but it wasn't until I was in Middle School that I started feeling my prayers being answered. Middle school was hard. There were not many members of the Mormon church and so I was often invited to go other ways and do things out of line of the standards of the church. I often felt alone and out of place. During those years I sought answers to prayers asking for friends and courage to talk to people I didn't know. I was pretty shy and afraid to step outside my comfort zone. As my prayers become more and more sincere I started seeing changes in my life. I started making new friends, some of which are still my best friends today. I began feeling more confidence in myself and had more courage to to reach out to others. I truly felt that God was looking out for me. As people learned that I was a Mormon I would often get questions about my faith. It was easy to throw out answers that I had learned in church but I started feeling a desire to know for myself whether the things I learned in church were true. So I began reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know whether it was true. As I worked my way through the book I felt more and more peace each time I read. When I prayed and asked if the book was true and if the church was true that same peace filled my life. I found that I was happier the days I read and prayed versus the days I didn't. It amazed me the effect these simple actions of reading the Book of Mormon and praying had on my life day to day. As I have grown older God still continues to answer my prayers. I have learned to recognize the way He speaks to me and His answers seem more clear now. I feel His love and direction in my life. I know this church is true because He has answered my prayers in a very real and personal way. God loves us and I know He will answer our sincere questions if we ask in faith and then show him we are willing to act on His answers.

How I live my faith

I've spent the last year in my ward organizing fun activities. We have done everything from camping trips to dances to community service and BBQ's and it has been a blast. I strongly believe that a faith in God means more that going to church on Sunday but should also focus on making the world we live in better and happier for everyone. I have been grateful for the opportunity to create events where friends are made and fun is had. Seeing people smile and laughing is a very fulfilling feeling and the church has given me many opportunities to make that happen. Everyday there are opportunities to live my faith in the way that I act. I know that the knowledge I have gained through my faith has made me a happier person and I try to share that with those I come in contact with. Despite whether someone is a member of my same faith I know that they are my brother or sister in God's eyes and that I have an opportunity and obligation to love and to lift them. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay I was able to be surrounded by very diverse people. Although we all had various backgrounds it was amazing to me how much we still could find in common. We are all God's children and I felt that as I learned and listened from friends growing up. Most my friends in school were not Mormons but we always had good times playing basketball together at the local Mormon chapel. We often shared our beliefs and participated in church sponsored activities with each other. I always felt respected for my beliefs and appreciated their support in helping me live my standards.