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Hi I'm Reid

I grew up in Virginia. My wife is from Montana. We have four children. I own a civil engineering firm. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My faith drives me. The Saviour lived and died for me, and my Heavenly Father loves and knows me. I want to return to live with them forever. I try to be a dedicated husband and father. My most satisfying times are when we have fun unifying experiences together: american history trips, working in the garden, playing soccer, lazy summer bbq's, snuggling with children before bed. I'm a civil engineer. I own a consulting firm. I love to work on projects that improve the community and provide services and needs to people: water and sewer systems, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, surveying. I love the mountains. We enjoy rock climbing, skiing, river running, and biking. We live near a ski resort, so its a cultural thing for us to skip school/work and go get some powder. We live in the mountains where its easy to go on a quick hike, swim in the river, star gaze on summer nights. I grew up on a farm property. We had goats, horses, black angus cows, etc. Lots of tractor work, bass fishing in the pond, wood cutting, dirt bike riding, and fence work. My dad was a mechanical contractor, so I learned to be a pipe fitter of sorts.

Why I am a Mormon

This is simple. The Holy Ghost has testified to me on many sacred occasions that the gospel is true. I feel strongly that the Book of Mormon is real scripture. Some are critical of this additional scripture, but it really teaches of Christ and brings all who read with good intent closer to Him. It inspires me to repent and be better.

How I live my faith

I am a young mens and scout leader. My own 13 yr old son is in the group. We have weekly Wed night activities to do service and work on scouting things. When we serve we try to interact with people who need a lift or who might feel alone. The young men learn to be leaders. They also learn to adopt Christlike attributes. They pass the sacrament in church on Sundays, they collect fast offerings, they help teach Sunday lessons to the other young men, and they testify of the importance of the Atonement when they teach. They are not like a lot of other teenage young men in the world. They are on a path to become good husbands and fathers, to be honest with others, to be morally clean, to work hard in school and eventually in a career. I try to keep up with them. As a father and youth leader I try to teach by example. That means I really try to walk the walk: be patient with others, love my wife, serve as the Saviour would, be good to my rambuctious children, etc. I really do feel blessed by Heavenly Father, and feel that the only thing I have to give is my will. Not always easy to give, but brings real joy when I do. I feel that life is eternal, that we are spiritual beings in a terrestrial world - out of our real element. We are sons and daughters of a loving and all caring Heavenly Father. He sent his perfect Son to live and die for us. A blessing to all the world.