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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a husband, a dad, and an electrical engineer who loves to play the guitar. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Even though I grew up in Palo Alto, California, surrounded by technology, I left for college out of high school planning to be a high school teacher. Without strong direction, I changed my major multiple times from secondary education, to guitar performance, to psychology. By the time I graduated in psychology, I married my sweetheart and we had our first son. It's amazing how quickly family responsibilities can provide the motivation and direction that we need. Over the next eight years, I returned to school and eventually completed my PhD in electrical engineering. Following school, our family moved to Idaho, and we just recently arrived in Southern California, where our little family of six hopes to stay. I love to play racquetball and guitar, and over the last several years I have become an avid genealogist. My sweetie and I just spent ten days in New England, visiting cemeteries, courthouses, and historical societies. As I have had the chance to help others with their family histories, I have really gained an appreciation for those who have gone before us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because the Holy Spirit has burned within me, testifying to my soul that I am in the right place, doing the things that please my Heavenly Father. The Gospel of Jesus Christ not only provides direction, but it provides comfort. When we lost our third son in 2002, it was our faith in the grace of Jesus Christ and His plan of happiness that gave us hope and reassurance that we can be with our son again. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I enjoy a happy and fulfilling life, and hope to share an eternal life with my family.

How I live my faith

About twenty years ago, I spent two years in the inner-city and suburbs of Chicago, sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. During those two years, I was not only blessed to help others accept the message of the Savior, but I personally became more converted. Since returning, I have worked with the boy scouts, taught Sunday school classes to youth and adults, served in various forms of leadership, helped others with their genealogy, and supported my wife in all of her service activities. In the fall of 2012, I had the special opportunity to help organize a small portion of the Boise Temple open house, during which the Boise community had the opportunity to tour the Temple, inside and out. Included in my responsibility was the chance to serve as a Temple tour guide. What an incredible experience it was to be able be in the Temple with my friends, sharing in the sacred spirit of that special place.