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Hi I'm Matt

I am a distance runner, traveler, backpacker, sushi lover, non-profit manager, husband and father, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love the mountains and occasional trips to the beach. I love sports and the lessons you can learn from them. I enjoy design, photography, and landscaping. I love socializing with people. I have a Master’s Degree in non-profit management and have traveled around the world working with others on sustainable projects for those in need. I lived in Japan for two-years as a missionary on the northern island of Hokkaido. I was born in a Mormon family, but took it for granted as a teenager, until my mom was diagnosed with cancer when I was 17-years old and passed away a year later. That’s when I couldn't sit on the fence anymore and had to find truth for myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always appreciated the fact that Mormon’s believe God still talks to us today through feelings and promptings. It makes sense to me that God; our Heavenly Father would continue to have open communication with his children no matter what generation they live in. How loving is an earthly father who hugs their child going to college but then never answers their children’s phone calls or text messages? Mormons aren't afraid to encourage others to pray for themselves and ask if this is His Church or not. I did this and received my answer through peaceful and inspired promptings within my heart and mind. I continue to have those spiritual promptings the more I study the truth’s taught in the Church. Living the principles that come from the truths has provided me an incredibly satisfying life. I love it! That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Even though I strive to live my faith I still make mistakes. When I get distracted and my priorities seem out of whack I go back to my faith to re-prioritize and get pointed in the right direction. My faith is my compass.