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Hi I'm Ben

I'm a mechanical engineer. I like people, I like science, I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I guess part of me never really grew out of being a kid. I would always run around with my brother pretending to save the world. I was fascinated by everything and would daydream for hours about all the cool stuff I would do some day. For the most part that hasn't changed, now I'm an engineer and every day I get to help design products that improve peoples' lives all over the world. I am still fascinated by the world and the billions of amazing people that live in it. Now that my wife and I are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy helping to save the world seems more important than ever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a wonderful LDS (a.k.a "Mormon") family and I've been going to church since before I can remember. I've always appreciated the beauty of the gospel message and the peace and happiness that it brings to individuals and families. Despite all of this faith has never been an easy thing for me, life has a lot of hard questions and very few easy answers. Living the gospel has blessed me with hundreds of small reassurances that God is real, that He knows me and cares about me and that He speaks to His children. These little reassurances help pull me through when I am confronted by doubts or fears, and make me grateful for god's patient hand in my life.

How I live my faith

Growing up my Dad often told me, "There are only two kinds of people in the world, the people you love and the people that you don't really know." I've come to appreciate the truth of this as I've gotten older. By word and deed Jesus Christ taught the supernal importance of loving God and loving our fellow man. To me love is really the core tenant of Mormonism because it is the core tenant of Christ's teachings. Love is how I live my faith ("imperfectly" is also how I live my faith but I'm working on it). I have learned the most about putting love into practice from my family. My wife and I see each other at our best and at our worst and we both like things to be done our own way (unfortunately our two preferred ways don't always coincide). I put my faith into practice by striving to follow Christ's example of selflessness and charity.