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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up in California and Oregon. I work with people who have mental illnesses. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of three and have a younger brother and sister. I also have wonderful, loving parents. I am a husband of an amazing woman and have a daughter and four sons, all of whom are the love of my life. I also have been blessed with an intelligent and caring son-in-law and two beautiful and loving daughters-in-law. I also have a very smart granddaughter with a grandson on the way. I have always enjoyed playing and watching sports. I enjoy watching good movies and love to listen to music and sing in choirs. Years ago, I went to BYU and graduated in Information Management and from there worked in software and hardware sales and marketing for 18 years. I worked for companies like IBM, Oracle and Hyperion and other small start up companies. I survived the dot com boom and bust but after 18 years decided to make a complete career change. I left my livelihood and while still supporting a family, went back to school full time. Literally one Friday I was an account executive for companies like Nike, Albertsons, Fred Meyer, and other large and medium sized corporations in Oregon and Idaho and worked out of an executive suite in downtown Portland and the next Monday I was sitting in an Introduction to Chemistry Class at Portland Community College with people less than half my age. That started a 4.5 year journey to become a nurse and then a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. For the past 5 years I have been treating those from mild depression to florid schizophrenia

Why I am a Mormon

My greatest testimony, my greatest evidence, my greatest manifestation is what I see in me today through living the principles and teachings of the LDS Church. I am not perfect and have a long way to go. But God has changed me because I used the free will He gave me to allow Him to make a change in me. God has comforted me when I was in need because I allowed Him to. I have learned truths that fly in the face of conventional thought because I chose to believe what the Holy Ghost told me. I chose to repent and take advantage of Christ’s healing power and evil was rooted out of my soul. My greatest testimony is my life of happiness, assurance, hope, love, faith and confidence that did not come from me but came because I chose to submit to what God had for me. So the real evidence of why I know that my Heavenly Father lives and loves me, that Jesus is the Savior and that the Bible and Book of Mormon are inspired scripture come first from the witness of the Holy Ghost telling me these things are true and second by living these principles. If you choose, I would invite you to read the Book of Mormon with an open mind and heart. Read the Book of Mormon slowly and just ask the question as you read, “Father, what would you like me to learn and receive from this book?” If you choose, I would invite you to turn to page 529 in the Book of Mormon and read verses 3-5 as they are the verses that help us know how to discover the truth of the Book of Mormon and other spiritual truths. So many of my questions have been answered and my life continues to change for the better with this approach. Dear Reader, this is why I am the way I am. If I have any redeeming qualities in my character, it is because I have tried to live these truths. I would hope that you learning more about me would only serve to strengthen your personal quest for becoming a better you, like this has helped me become a better me. May the good Lord bless you in your sacred quest for a greater life. Tim

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by searching the scriptures and learning the words and counsel of the prophets. I try to follow the commandments and heed the words of Christ. I strive to keep Christ first and foremost in my mind and heart so that I can remember what He would like me to be. I have a prayer in my heart to our Heavenly Father to help me in my quest to try to be better. I also pray personally and with my family every day. I pray for the people I work with and the people I see in a clinical setting. I try to be a servant and a help to my fellowman. I strive to be kind and compassionate. I attend my church meetings and other functions to associate with those who have similar desires and we help each other and teach each other how we can be better in our associations with others. I also enjoy meeting, discussing and talking about our faith in the family setting so as a family, we can look for ways to help others. This may seem like a lot to take on but it keeps me from focusing too much on myself and more on what is going on around me. In this process, I learn who I really am and what I really need to work on.