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Hi I'm Patrick

I grew up in California. I'm a visual artist, I'm studying to be a professional production designer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love art and games, any kind of games, specifically tabletop war games. I love building miniatures of anything I deem to be interesting enough to have a miniature replication of it. I'm married to the most amazing woman in the world. Right now I am a freshman in my undergraduate program, which is Entertainment Design. I served a full time mission for the LDS Church in New Zealand from 2011 to 2013. I got to learn a lot about a place that is so wonderful and amazing and is much too far away for my own liking. I miss the people I met and the friends I made while I was there, but I know that I will see them again one day. Coming back to America was much harder than leaving, and it took 4 months after arriving back on US soil for anyone (including my wife) to fully understand everything I was saying. I am glad though that she recognized when I proposed to her. She's the extension of myself, and I love her. My favorite time of the day (next to spending time with my wife) is when all my home and house work is done and I can just sit down and create something from one of the fantastic worlds that my imagination has so far come up with. Eventually I hope to have a lot of my artwork and designs published and patented, because I really believe that they could help make the world a better place. I'm just starting out in my college career, and hope that by the time I graduate that my portfolio will be bursting with things waiting to get out and make this a better world to live in.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an family atmosphere that is common in today's world, but isn't usually found in a typical LDS family. My parents divorced when I was a year old. But thanks to the help of my grand parents and other relatives in my family and friends, I am where I am today, not just in church, but in my life. most kids who grow up with divorced parents who struggle end up struggling themselves in almost every way. But living the gospel throughout my life has helped me stay away from struggles far worse than the day to day challenges we all have. My testimony really started to consciously develop when I was 14 years old. At the time I was attending an Art school in northern California, but planning to go to a Catholic boarding school in England to play the oboe and eventually for the London Symphony Orchestra and convert to Catholicism. Yet despite many attempts at ordering the necessary paper work to attend, the papers never came once. Instead I found myself going in a direction I wasn't entirely comfortable with at the time, Visual and Dramatic Arts and Technology, with a heavy dose of unwanted mormonism 6 out of 7 days a week. But I learned to love church more as I spent 5 of those days learning more about the savior and his teachings for an hour every morning before school. Eventually the time came for me to graduate from High School, and between my grades and affected low self esteem, college options seemed bleak, and my church activity seemed doomed for its ending in my life after high school. But a gentle nudge by the Holy Spirit ended up changing my life almost overnight, and I managed to obtain just enough points to get out of school with my diploma and graduate to higher education, with a promised acceptance at BYU Idaho. Since then, my testimony has done nothing but flourish as I have followed the Savior. I served a two year mission, got married, and am now headed down an education and career path I could only dream of at 14 years old. And It's awesome.

How I live my faith

In my church community I am currently an assistant to the Priesthood brethren and help them to help other members of the church and even sometimes the community who are going through a hard time or just need a helping hand for a few minutes, or maybe need someone to spend some time with them.