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Hi I'm Jim

I am a SF Bay Area native along with immediate and extended family. I am a technology professional. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family always comes first. I enjoy staying abreast with the latest technology, and have made a good living as a consultant helping companies leverage them. I am an Eagle Scout and have served as a Boy Scout and a Cub scout leader. I enjoy camping, Backpacking, Mt. Biking and street motorcycle riding. (my most recent motorcycle, a BMW R1100RT) My wife and I both come from good-sized families, and keep those relationships strong by getting together often with extended family. After many years as a Sr. Systems engineer, I recently made the transition to Project Management (PMP) and enjoy the opportunity to work more closely with people; leading teams and fostering individual professional growth. Despite the recent economic challenges and setbacks in Real Estate, we have been very blessed to have sufficient for our needs an enough to spare. It is a privilege to be generous with our excess in time and money with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church as a 4 year-old when my father decided his little boy needed a church. Soon after our little family became active, and have remained faithful ever since. I learned over the years what a faithful Latter-day Saint lifestyle is like. As a teenager and young adult I was faced with the reality of deciding for myself if I truly believed, or was just following a tradition. There are many answers to tough questions in the doctrines, but feeling for myself that there really is a living Father in Heaven was important to me as well as feeling His love and guidance during difficult times. I studied the scriptures, prayed and experimented with the promises found in ancient and modern scriptures - The Word of God. About the time I dedicated 2 years of my young adult life to sharing the gospel with others in North Carolina, I received the personal assurance I needed. The gospel really is true, and life does extend into eternity. Family relationships can also remain throughout eternity if we remain faithful to covenants made to our Heavenly Father. It is through the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ that we can overcome sorrows, pain and mistakes in this life - opening the door to lasting happiness for eternity despite our imperfections. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

Despite a full-time career and lengthy commute, I make time to serve in the Boy Scout organization in positions such as Scoutmaster, Merit Badge Counselor, Den leader and Cubmaster. I love helping boys experience uplifting relationships with other adult leaders with high moral standards learning important life skills along the way. I am also a Woodbadge graduate, utilizing those leadership skills in all areas of my life. I also make time to visit with and watch over a handful of single-mom families in our congregation to make sure they have a friend and receive an uplifting message each month. We take care of each other this way. I once learned to pray for opportunities to serve others daily. "You open the doors, and I'll do the work." I strive to maintain that habit of serving others each day as The Lord places individuals in my path - those I've been uniquely prepared to serve through my life experiences.