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Hi I'm Sam

I'm an engineer, husband, and father. I help factories save energy. I love to hike and snowboard. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a dad and husband. I'm a mechanical engineer and am a consultant who helps industrial facilities save energy. I'm a bit of a tree-hugger and love that I have a job where I can help the environment, play with big machinery, and provide for my family all at once. I'm a snowboarder and I love to spend as much time in the mountains as possible, regardless of the season. I grew up in California, but am a happy transplant to the Northwest and all it has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon and going to church each week makes it easier for me to recognize God's influence in my life, helps me to remember who I really am, and gives me an opportunity to become a better person every day. I have felt peace and joy when God's Spirit communicates with and teaches me. Because of this I know why I am here on Earth, where I want to go after this life, and how I can get there. Knowing I am a son of a loving God and that he wants me to improve and return to live with him gives me perspective that guides a lot of my choices and the choices we make as a family. It makes me happy. Without my faith I think I would feel very directionless.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon gives me a lot of opportunities to help those in my community, which is one of the things I really like about the church. In the past I have helped lead the Boy Scouts - taking them on camping and hiking trips and trying to help them learn important life skills. I've also had the chance to be in charge of organizing the men at church into teams assigned to watch out and care for different families in the congregation. This is one of my favorite things about helping at church - I think we all look out for one another in general, but in addition everyone has someone assigned to them specifically that they can go to for any type of help. I've been glad to be able to go out and serve those in the congregation that I might not naturally have come to know so well. This spreads the work of "loving one another" to all of us, just like Jesus taught us to do.