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Hi I'm Tony

I'm a family man, with a wonderful wife and three great kids. I'm a military officer and a lawyer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a pretty simple guy. What matters most to me are my relationships -- with God and with my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and with the many wonderful people I've met through the Church as we've moved around the country. Also important to me is my career as a military officer and Judge Advocate. My service to our Nation has provide me some of the most personally rewarding experiences of my life, and it has given me the opportunity to meet many people and make lasting friendships around the world. Outside of work, I try to stay active through sports and fitness. And if I have spare time, I like to be outdoors, where I'm an avid hunter and fisherman.

Why I am a Mormon

Relationships are everything to me, and foremost among them is my relationship with God. I have been blessed throughout my life with a loving family and dear friends who have influenced me to stay close to God and live the gospel of Jesus Christ, which provides us the opportunity to live with God and with our family forever. I am a Mormon (and therefore Christian) because it brings me joy on a daily basis, and it gives me hope for a lasting happiness far beyond this life.

How I live my faith

I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and keep the Lord's commandments every day. I find personal strength and inner peace and comfort through righteous living. But I also know that I make mistakes and sin, and I need the love and grace and healing power of my Savior Jesus Christ. I want others to know the joy and blessings of the gospel that I have. St. Francis of Assisi stated, “Preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words.” It's clear to me that my deeds and outward acts of service can be far more important than anything I say to invite someone to accept Jesus Christ. Because of my military service my family and I have moved around the country a lot, and as a result I've had many different experiences serving in the Church and in the community. Some of the most rewarding experiences are those when I taught Sunday School to children or when I mentored Boy Scout-aged young men and tried to help them prepare for life.