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Hi I'm Michael Dunn

I have spent my career in advertising, television and film. I am a husband, father and grandfather. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from the University of Utah and have been very fortunate to work in a variety of jobs in advertising, television and film. I currently work as the Chief Marketing Officer headquartered in Park City, Utah that operates retail ski boot and running shoe stores in the United States and four foreign countries. Before that I was the General Manager of a public television station. Prior to my public television experience I founded and operated an advertising agency and film production company for 16 years. My wife Linda and I have three children who are all married. I also have three grandchildren that I adore. My whole life I have loved running, cross-country skiing and bike riding. I have been fortunate to have completed more than 30 marathons and other endurance events including ultra-marathons, triathlons and cross country ski races.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up as an Episcopalian I always had a strong send of God and his son Jesus Christ. But it wasn't until I learned about the Mormon Church that I really felt I had a complete knowledge of God's plan for us. To understand that I met with missionaries from the church, read the Book of Mormon (a sacred book of scripture that supports the Bible) and, most importantly, prayed and asked God if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was all it purports to be. My prayer was answered and I joined the church. And I can truly say without reservation that after living by it's teachings and precepts for nearly forty years now, that it is everything it claims.

How I live my faith

A year after becoming a Mormon I was able to serve full-time mission in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission. Since then I have been able to give other non-paid service to my church as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader. The other "callings" as we call volunteer service in our church was getting to work with newly married students as the ecclesiastical leader or "Bishop" of a congregation at a local university. Later I was asked to serve with even more students at the university and work with a group of seven student congregations (or Wards as we call them). In late June of 2014, I have yet another wonderful service opportunity as my wife and I have been asked to go to Johannesburg, South Africa and work with about 200 missionaries. We are so excited for this calling!