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Hi I'm Steve

I live next to the Utah mountains, but I'm really no mountain man. I'm a husband, a dad, a grandpa, a vitamin guy and a Mormon.

About Me

My family is the core of my happiness. After 37 years of marriage I'm still surprised almost every day-- and I love it. My beautiful wife, five kids and their mates, and nine grandkids make me laugh and smile in wonder at the blessings and beauty of this life. I've been in the vitamin business since college and I enjoy the healthy living elements of my job. I work with great people and many of my very best friends have come from business associations over the years. I like to build things-- products, campaigns, brands, partnerships, concepts-- and see them grow. I try to learn from the successes (a few) and the failures (many) and, if possible, keep smiling. My interests are Family History, Photography, Travel, Reading, Nature, and The Arts. I'm married to a wonderful artist and we really enjoy traveling to paint and to see the works of other great artists. I feel a close connection to my ancestors and love to find them and learn about them. I used to perform musically in high school and still appreciate a great performance or a catchy tune. I'm a lousy singer who likes to sing. I read a lot and enjoy a great plot, history, and the classics. Sometimes I get lucky and snap a picture that captures a moment or the sublime beauty of Nature.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Warmth and Love. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me comfort and understanding. His Plan of Happiness, established from the beginning, helps me to understand life's trials and my dependance on the Atonement of Jesus Christ to help compensate for the mistakes that I make and hope for forgiveness. His Plan provides perspective and comfort as I have come to know the eternal nature of my family and the ties that can bind us together. Forever. I need and soak up the comfort and love in my community of dear friends and family, united in faith, that is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormons.

How I live my faith

I believe that God lives and loves us. He has poured out the light of truth and joy upon world through his Son, Jesus Christ. This is my faith. My faith leads me to be active in my church congregation (Mormons call it a ward). We serve one another without paid clergy and I love the opportunity to be a part. I find that love of those we serve is the key to meaningful service. One of my favorite assignments recently was to lead our ward effort in Family History. We learned together how to research genealogical files and records to find lost ancestors and the essential facts of their lives. Sometimes, we had wonderful experiences in getting to know them better through their journals and letters or from things written by others about them. These connections to the past and my fore bearers helped me to better understand myself and to appreciate the rich heritage that they have left for me and my family. That understanding and gratitude seems to lift my whole life. I also have faith that my assignments, or "callings" in the church come from inspired leaders. Because of this I'm happy to serve where I'm called-- my Dad called it "growing where you're planted". My faith adds dimension to the world around me. I love to observe and try to appreciate God's handiwork-- whether it's the detail of a leaf, the grandeur of mountain peaks, the power of a storm, or the gleam of a distant star. It all lifts my spirit and reminds me to be grateful. We are so blessed!