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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a physics teacher. I love sports, science, and technology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in northern Nevada and spent a lot of time skiing and playing tennis. In college I found a love for physics and felt that teaching would be a rewarding way to spend my professional time. I have a beautiful wife and four fun and crazy little boys.

Why I am a Mormon

While I find science to be fascinating, exhilarating, and inspiring, it also has a limited potential to give meaning to one's life. I choose to believe that our existence is more than a cosmic accident, that beauty, truth, and humanity are of divine origin. We can learn these truths through personal communications from a loving Father in Heaven as He speaks to our heart and mind. I have received such a testimony and cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

For the last several years I have worked with the youth in my congregation (I guess spending all day with teenagers at school wasn't enough for me). This included meeting in the evening once a week for an activity (service projects, sporting activities, gospel discussions, etc.), going on camp-outs from time to time, and teaching gospel lessons on Sundays. Seeing young people grow in maturity and understanding of their purpose here on Earth has been an immensely rewarding experience. Teaching the gospel in my home to my young boys is an even more daunting and rewarding endeavor. We spend a little time each night reading scriptures together and try to set aside one evening a week for more lengthy discussions and activities centered around the teachings of Jesus Christ. But more important than the formal teaching that I do in the home is trying to set a good example of following the Savior and of making family the center of my life. A big part of why I chose to go into teaching was that I knew it would provide me an opportunity to spend a lot of time with my wife and children. We eat dinner together, go on bike rides, do science experiments, play sports, read, learn math, have Nerf wars, and a variety of other activities that keep us close as a family.