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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a businessman. I'm a musician. I'm an outdoorsman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a businessman. I am an entrepreneurial-spirited individual, a risk-taker, a dreamer. I live my work – not as a means to an end nor as a way of collecting a paycheck and going home. I live and breathe my passions through work. I find my enthusiasm in a career where I can give to my industry, my community, my family, and my God. I am a musician. My parents sent me through the gauntlet of piano lessons at an early age. I quickly grew to love the lessons, however. My father had as much to do with my passion for the piano as anyone – continuously offering me incentives. My favorite: $1/hr to go mend fence or $1/hr to stay home and practice the piano. I stroked the ivories for as many hours as my little hands could manage and logged my hours in a tattered spiral notebook – eventually recording enough hours to buy my first motorcycle. I am an outdoorsman. Born and raised in rural Wyoming, I enjoy the open spaces and the slow paces. Growing up in Wyoming allowed me to live an outdoorsman's fairytale. I have welcomed a sunrise atop a nameless peak, exhausted an afternoon with a berry-scavenging black bear, and even enjoyed a short debate on food-chain hierarchy with a hungry mountain lion (see Kearns, Colin. “Close Calls.” Field & Stream May 2009: pg. 8 for the full story).

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon. Although I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and... although I don't remember a time when I wasn't committed to the church or the principles to which the church subscribes, and... although I don't remember a time as a youth when I did not want to spend 2 years of my life as a full-time missionary, I never full became converted to Jesus Christ and to living the principles found within His church with exactness until I was in my early thirties. Let me rephrase: I do believe I was converted to the church, however, I never experienced the change of heart that comes when one is fully converted to Jesus Christ...until very recently. I am a Mormon because I have finally recognized who I can be with the partnership of the Savior. I am a Mormon because I have finally accepted Him and wish to serve Him with all my heart. I am a Mormon because through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can get up, no matter how many times I've been knocked down. I am a Mormon because I am surrounded by people who are imperfect but who are willing to try and who are willing to help me try. I am a Mormon because I believe that I can become who Jesus wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I am a churchman. I believe that people can and do change. I believe that change is necessary for everyone in order for us to overcome our natural tendencies and enjoy the highest measure of happiness. I delight in seeing this change occur in myself and in others and witnessing this change has become the motivating force in how I live my faith. My family. Aside from attending church meetings, my wife, children, and I set apart one evening each week as a special family night. It's a night that's designated for becoming closer as a family and becoming closer with Jesus Christ. We have wonderful experiences together! I believe that this evening is a sacred time which has reminded us to keep our commitments and live according to our priorities. My church service. I get to spend a few hours each week working with young men, ages 12 to 18. We sit together and work on establishing goals which will develop life-long attributes to bring each young man to Christ. I feel such joy as I see individuals become converted to Jesus Christ and then turn to help others experience the same. My example. I'm usually not the kind of example I'd like to be. Eventually, I'd like to live a life which will be representative of my heart's desires follow Jesus Christ. After all, it seems to me that those who have influenced me the most, have done so without the use of many words; rather, their examples have been shining lights of how I should live and whom I should serve.