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Hi I'm Brandon

I grew up in Southern California and went to art school in San Francisco. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California near Anaheim (near Disneyland) and I miss the warm weather (I live in Ohio now). I have a beautiful wife and two young children. My children and I enjoy having sword fights, going to the zoo, eating frozen yogurt, going on "hikes" at the park, and playing trains. I love Anime, comic books, movies, playing the piano, and drawing. I love playing racing video games, adventure games (with a guy in a green tunic, master sword, and a fairy guide... you know which one), and side scrolling games with a plumber with a mustache. I have a BFA in illustration and an MFA in computer animation. I grew up as a Mormon and served a full time mission in the New Jersey Morristown Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

This church teaches peace, kindness, selfless service, answers life's most intriguing questions, guides me in my daily living, helps me be a better husband, father, friend, and co-worker. It has influenced my life for the better in every way. I am sincerely grateful for the church in my life. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on the Earth today. I know this because of the positive outcome it has had on my life and also because of the peaceful, sweet feelings I have when I read the Book of Mormon, pray with my family and by myself, attend church and ponder the inspiring words from our prophet Thomas Monson, the living 12 apostles, and other church leaders.

How I live my faith

I say morning and evening prayers, read the scriptures (almost every day), share about Jesus and the gospel as often as I can, I lead the nursery children (18 months - 3 years old) in singing time at church and am in charge of the young men ages 12-13. Each week we have a family night where we discuss upcoming events, birthdays, vacations, etc., and discuss a religious topic (sometimes it has to do with honoring your father and mother, he, he). We then play a little game and have a treat. I think the treat is what gets my little children most excited for family night.