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Hi I'm Alex

I grew up in Connecticut, joined the Army, and became a surgeon. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My daytime job involves surgery with the U.S. Army, but my real job starts when the duty day is done! Only sort of kidding...I am a husband and a father of 4 four beautiful children. Family, friends, work, and church fight for the 24 hours of my day, and what is left over I happily commit the world of sports.

Why I am a Mormon

Quite simply, because it feels right. I believe in a loving Heavenly Father. I believe in my Savior Jesus Christ, and that through HIs Atonement I can become clean. I believe in treating others as He did. I believe in doing all we can to serve and love others. I believe in prophets. I also believe the Book of Mormon to be true scripture, and that with the Holy Bible, provides an invaluable resource in navigating this mortal life. As I have prayed about these and other issues- including issues that are deeply complex and challenging- I have continually felt the influence of the Holy Ghost (a feeling at times not unlike my conscience) leading me to ideas, thoughts, and actions that I feel are right. My faith is a vital part of my life!

How I live my faith

I see my life's greatest mission as being a valiant husband and a dedicated father. Surely this mission is a process, and completing it takes a lifetime. Along the way, there are certainly going to be challenges, setbacks, and maybe even prolonged stallings. Perhaps the biggest resource we have in overcoming whatever hardships comes our way is love: our capacity to both give and receive it. We try to focus on this - our ability to love and be loved - in our family. After our prayers at night, we having a saying, "Try a little harder, to be a little better." Each day we try and do our best to do a little more, love a little more, BE a little more. I am part of a local congregation's leadership, which allows many opportunities to serve. To me, serving others is one of the more concrete and meaningful ways to follow our Savior Jesus Christ. Whether its organizing a baptismal service for a new convert, visiting the sick, or chaperoning a youth dance, every opportunity to serve allows me to think of and help other people. Focusing our thoughts and efforts on others is a big part of love.