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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a father of three living in California, married to a wonderful woman I met in Europe, a huge sports fan, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Growing up in the shadow of Chicago for most of my childhood offered some unique formative experiences. My early childhood memories consisted of always being outdoors and enjoying the four seasons that the Midwest can offer. Sledding & basketball in the winter, baseball in the spring, watersports in the summer, and football in the fall. Chicagoans are passionate about their sports so many of my memories are of happy times at Wrigley Field, Soldier Field, and Chicago Stadium. Since our relatives lived far away, my two support systems became my family and my church congregation. They helped instill in me the values of integrity, hard work, and being a good citizen. Being the only member of my faith on my high school basketball and football teams, I tended to stick out and it made me articulate what I believed and why. After I graduated, I was called on a Church mission for two years to Salt Lake City. If I’m being honest, you can imagine the lack of excitement I had when I first open the call, but it ended up being an incredible experience. I learned how to serve others and saw people make positive changes in their lives as they embraced the teachings of Jesus. After my mission, I finished my undergrad studies followed by an MBA. I have been blessed to be the father of two boys and one girl and to be married to my best friend for almost 10 years. We currently live in Southern California where we enjoy the beach and spending time with each other.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born & raised in the Church, everyone, I believe, has to be converted to the tenants of faith at some point. Jesus says in the Bible, “If any man will do his will, he shall know the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself (John 7:17).” I have found this to be true. As I have lived the teachings of Jesus, I have seen the positive results in my life. I am better father and spouse as well as a better citizen in my community. I find it easier to forgive and to ask for forgiveness when I live the commandments. Finally and most importantly, I’ve asked God in prayer if the things that I’ve read in the Bible and Book of Mormon are true and he has confirmed that they are to me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in a way that it would please my Heavenly Father. This includes trying to be as honest as I can with my fellowman (including myself), being a provider and a protector for my family, and looking for opportunities to serve others.