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Hi I'm Steven W. Hoggard

I work in the software industry, enjoy scouting and I"m a Mormon

About Me

I was born in American Fork, Utah and spent most of my youth growing up in Midvale, Utah. When I was a sophomore in high school my family moved to Monticello, Utah where I finished high school. I pursued my education by attending Snow College and Utah State University where I studied computer science. I earned my degree in computer science with an emphasis in business and a minor in Spanish. In between my education I served 18 months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Buenos Aires Argentina. I married my college sweetheart and we have been married 30+ years. We've raised 4 wonderful children (2 boys, 2 girls). Throughout my working career, I worked at Flying J as a software developer for 6 years and I've spent the last 20+ years working at Spillman Technologies in various capacities, software developer, development managers, R&D managers and Program Manager. I enjoy serving others and I've been involved in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, soccer coach (recreational and competitive), Emergency Medical Technician, IJIS Committee Chair (representing the government and public safety) and many church callings where I've been able to serve both the adults and youth. By far, I enjoy working with our youth. My goal in life is to be the best husband, father and role model that I can be. To teach my children the important things in life that they will be better than I am, more prepared for life and to love and have trust in the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born, my parents were members of the Mormon Church but we really didn't attend regularly. I was blessed with a mother that saw the importance of having knowledge of Jesus Christ and understanding His teachings. I was also blessed with wonderful role models in my youth that encouraged me to learn more about the church. With all this and wonderful friends I felt impressed in my mid teenage years to inquire of the Lord and find out if I truly had a Father in Heaven. Through prayer I received my answer and I've not looked back since. Over the years my testimony has strengthen and I've realized that great blessings are in store for those that show faith in Jesus Christ and serve others. I’m so thankful to be a Mormon and to know that our beliefs will not sway with the pressures and beliefs of the world. Rather we stand firm in the teaching of Christ and find that true happiness comes from living His teachings. Lastly I’m thankful for the knowledge that God has not left us alone. We have a living Prophet that does guide us and we each have the privilege to received personal revelation by the power of the Holy Ghost to help us find answers and bring us comfort in those times of need.

How I live my faith

I strive each day to not judge others and live the example given to us by our Savior Jesus Christ. I've come to learn that none of us are perfect. Rather than judging others, if we take time to understand the heart of others, we learn that everyone has good within them. I strive to be patient and find good in those that I associate with. I understand that I’m not perfect, but I do try to exemplify the qualities of Christ with the hope that I will change my heart and have these qualities become part of my natural behavior each day that I emulate Christ. I strive to serve others in my church, neighborhood and at work. I've learned the value of service as it helps me to be considerate of others and not become self-centered, thinking only of myself.