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Hi I'm Todd

My wife and I have five beautiful daughters ages 10 thru 30. I served as a missionary in Vancouver B.C. from 1978-1980.

About Me

I love spending time with my family. Waterskiing has been the family outdoor activity since 1994. We all have bicycles; some of us taking biking more seriously than others. We love the outdoors and hike in the summer and snowshoe when it snows. In the past I produced film and video for a living and now it is my hobby. I love most kinds of music. As a teenager and young adult I worked at retail Hi Fi stores. I have always had a nice stereo and still spend free moments listening to music. I played competitive basketball in my youth, but not so much anymore; years ago I took a spill while on my “off road motorcycle” and both of my arms were broken. This accident required many surgeries and today limits some of my activities. My work has taken me to more than 30 different countries. I love the different cultures of the world; I have found wonderful people everywhere I have traveled. I have worked in the banking, mortgage, creative services, video production, technology and rich media industries in the past. Today I work for a fortune 100 company as a software business consultant.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a Mormon as a boy because I was raised in an LDS family. I am a Mormon today for many reasons; these reasons ultimately lead to happiness for me and my family now and in the future. For me there are truths that cannot be properly understood thru traditional means. Information and knowledge that reaches far beyond mortal reason must be obtained in spiritual ways. The knowledge I have of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on a spiritual level is more real and enduring than any knowledge I have gained in a traditional ways.

How I live my faith

In June of 2013 I went with 175 youth and 60 leaders that live in my area on a “pioneer trek” were we pulled handcarts over 27 miles in two and a half days; thru this experience we learned more about Mormon pioneers and what motivated them, and also to appreciate their sacrifices more. Youth between the ages 14 and 18 also and a great time dancing and playing pioneer games; and some of the adults did as well. We all enjoying the scenery, great outdoor cooking and each other far away from the noise of our busy electronic world in southwestern Wyoming. The were youth asked to develop a theme for trek. “Of One Heart and One Mind with No One Left Behind” is what they came up with. I find their maturity and their insights into life amazing. This was the fourth trek that I have had the privilege to document with video. Over the past fifteen years the trek experience has become very special for me on many different levels. The kids are incredible and I always get back much more than I can possibly contribute. I find there is much to learn from the youth of today.