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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a husband and father. I design microchips and play ultimate frisbee. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of two (somewhat destructive) little boys. I love my family and would do anything for them. We love to play with legos and transformers, ride bikes, and explore new places (museums, zoos, national parks, etc.). I am an electrical engineer, and work on electronics for medical devices, cell phones, and tablets. I love to play ultimate frisbee, music, and board games, as well as read sci-fi/fantasy books and tinker with electronics. I'm a total nerd, but as my wife lovingly says, "nerds make the world go round!"

Why I am a Mormon

It's true! This is the actual church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. I prayed, and asked God if this is right. I know that it is. How could I not be a member? On the practical side (says my engineering mind), I am a Mormon because it makes my life better. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ lifts me and those around me. It gives meaning to everything I do, hope through the hard times, and real joy in the good. I'm not talking about "wow, that was an awesome movie" kind of fun (though I like that, too). I'm talking about a lasting satisfaction that comes from a conviction that God loves and cares about me, that my life is in line with what He would have me do, and that the choices that I make ultimately matter.

How I live my faith

My faith is part of who I am. It shows in the way I treat others, especially my own family. I try to be patient with my boys (though I'm not perfect!), and let them know that I love them by reading, playing, and spending time with them. My wife and I work together to teach them to be kind and grateful (a work in progress), and we keep our marriage strong by serving one another and going out on dates each week. Praying and reading scriptures together daily keeps us focused on what really matters. I serve in the church by participating in the choir, teaching lessons to the men's group, and watching our small boys while my wife helps out with cub scouts. I also check up on a few families in the congregation on a regular basis and pitch in when somebody needs help moving.