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Hi I'm David

I grew up on a small farm in Central Utah. I played sports in high school and basketball in college. I love mechanical things.

About Me

I grew up on a small farm in central Utah. For the first years of my life I worked with my dad running the farm that consisted of dairy cows, sheep, pigs and chickens. I spent most of my summers working with dad learning the value of hard work. His favorite saying as we irrigated the farm land was, “If you don’t get an education, you will use the stick of ignorance (a shovel) all the rest of your life.” That instilled in me a desire to gain a college education. While serving a mission, I felt impressed that I should be an accountant. While attending college on a basketball scholarship I met and married my wife. We have seven (6 living) children…three boys, followed my three girls. I have worked in healthcare financing for my entire professional career. I have several hobbies, most of which center on fixing mechanical gadgets or building things. I love working on guns, cars, or making things better. I receive a lot of satisfaction in helping others…you could say it gives me purpose in life. I am dyslexic and have a hard time concentrating and reading….in fact, if an article is more than a few paragraphs long I won’t usually read it (pictures are great). However, the past few years I have really started reading more when it relates to real life experiences or biographies. I love the outdoors. My favorite smell is fresh cut hay. I have summited Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower states, and like to camp and backpack with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the only religion on earth that contains the fullness of all the teachings of Jesus Christ. It gives me peace to know that through Jesus Christ’s atonement we can return to live with God.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith through my actions and deeds. I serve where I am called in the church and try to do my best in whatever is asked of me.