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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a techie, a father, a Mormon, and always in pursuit of understanding the world better today than I did yesterday.

About Me

I'm fascinated with all things related to the use of data. I honestly believe that with the right information, (and the right methodology) anything is possible, and there is nothing that cannot be learned. Because of this, making faith-based decisions can sometimes be a challenge for me. My goal in life is to make enough money to give my kids a good childhood, and then be home as often as possible, and retire early so I can see my grandkids grow. Nothing in this life is more fulfilling for me than a warm, loving relationship.

Why I am a Mormon

Making faith-based decisions can be a challenge for me. But I've learned that choosing to act in faith has led me to happiness. Following promptings from God and the teachings of the Church have brought me true, real, deep, lasting happiness. For example: In college I met a beautiful woman who was bright, bold, confident, and kind. I loved every inch of her. In time, we both felt like the time was right to be married. I was apprehensive about putting a really fun single life behind me, combining our debt, and signing on to support a more expensive lifestyle, but it felt like the right thing to do, and further prayers confirmed that feeling. After only a few months of marriage, another impression came: it was time to start having children. We decided to have faith in those promptings as well, and was blessed with an adventurous little girl. Getting married when I did ended up being one of the greatest blessings of my life. My wife gave me the courage to switch my degree to something I loved (data science), instead of something comfortable before it was too late. Our daughter has been a brilliant spot of sunshine and encouragement when my wife and I have needed it most. As I read the scriptures, I find that I have the strength to be a better person. As I pray, I find a real connection with God, and have received direction that has answered some of my toughest challenges. And as I read the Book the Mormon, I feel like God guides me. It may sound strange, but I feel like God 'talks' to me best through the pages of that book. In statistics, you gather large, randomized sets of data to establish the truth of something. My personal set of experiences with the church and its teachings is large enough to convince me of the validity of the church. Ephesians 5:22 reads: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace... goodness, faith". Time and time again, I have found that Spirit, through following the promptings of God and the teachings of this church.

How I live my faith

My role in the Church is that of a computer technical adviser. I help local leaders select and manage the technologies important to completing church functions, broadcasts, and area meetings. In my personal life, I always try to be kind, and am constantly trying to love others like God would love them. I draw inspiration from Christ's life of charity, kindness, and goodness to all people, especially those who were outcasted or marginalized by society, as described in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I believe the greatest mark of a man is how he treats those people. I have my fair share of weaknesses and shortcomings, but I hope someday I can become the kind of man that God would be proud of and can rely on.