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Hi I'm Glade

Raised in Utah. Finance and real estate manager. Love hiking, music composition, photography,and golf. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah in a family with five brothers and no sisters. My mother taught piano and played the organ. My father taught elementary and junior high school. I learned to have a curiosity, interest, and love for many things because of my parents and where I was raised. I learned to love sports by playing basketball, baseball, football, and soccer with my dad, brothers, and our friends in the neighborhood. Through the boy scouts and backpacking trips to the Utah and Wyoming mountains I learned to enjoy the outdoors and gained a love for landscape photography. Through many years of prodded piano lessons I developed a love for music and the arts. These activities still help define me today. I love to play basketball, golf and go on bike rides with my wife and children. I write musical compositions using a keyboard and synthesizer and I love to go hiking and backpacking where I enjoy taking photographs and enjoying the beauties this world has to offer. I earned a Bachelors degree in finance and later an Master in Business Administration which helped further my career. My career is in finance and real estate which has taken me on travels across the United States where I have met many great people. I am married to an amazing women and we have five children which I can attest grow up very fast. My life really does revolve around my family which is truly what makes me happiest.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, was baptized when 8 years old. Went to church every Sunday. Served as a missionary in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont when I was 19-21. I was raised in an environment where I had good parents, good family, and exceptional friends. For the most part, we encouraged each other to do good and be good. Don't get me wrong, we made mistakes, had failures, felt rejection, had loved ones pass away, and had other difficulties but to me, looking back, it was very much an exceptional childhood. I felt what the gospel can do for a family and community because I experienced it. It really was a place where I felt safe and loved and where I saw many acts of service performed. My testimony was built overtime through the actions of my mother and father, their service to us as a family and to our neighbors and friends. As I got older I grew to understand more completely concepts of Christ's teachings which then began to solidify in my heart and mind my own testimony. I am grateful for the Holy Spirit who is the third member of the Godhead. I have experienced His promptings which have led me to tender mercies and miracles in my life. I know that God our Father is real, that His Son, Jesus Christ, is what He said He is, that He atoned for our sins, suffered for our sake, and was resurrected and is a real and living being. I am so grateful for modern day revelation, for a living prophet and apostles and for scriptures. Scriptures truly are a beacon and light for us and will lead us closer to God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and to greater peace and happiness in this life.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It defines everything I strive to do at home, at work, in my community, and in every other aspect of my life. It is not easy sometimes but I have found as I put Jesus Christ first in my life things seem to work out for the best. I have spent many years teaching youth in my church and serving as a boy scout leader. I enjoyed connecting the ideals of scouting with those taught by Jesus Christ and helping these young men grow into better individuals. I currently serve as a Temporal, Spiritual, and Family Leadership Chairman for the older men in my congregation (ward). I am privileged to help these Fathers and Men become greater spiritual and temporal leaders in their homes as well as in our community. I provide opportunities for service, opportunities for learning, opportunities for insight into more Christ centered lives. The more true light I can help them gain the more they share with their families, neighbors, co-workers and so it spreads. I believe that there is enough goodness and things that bring light in the world that we don't need to spend anytime listening to, watching, or participating in anything that is dark. If it is "virtuous, lovely, of good report or praiseworthy we seek after these things". Focus on going about doing good, choose the best of those things and your schedule will be complete and there will be no time to idle away on dark things.