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Hi I'm Tom Rohlfing

I grew up in Utah, am an electrical engineer, a road biker, a ham radio operator, and a would-be piano player. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After graduating from college at the University of Utah, we moved to the Bay Area in CA, where I worked as an electrical engineer for 7 years. We loved living there, where our kids were born, and I managed to get an MSEE from Stanford during those busy times. We moved back to Utah where I continued working as an electrical engineer until retiring at the end of 2015. We live close to a canyon, which is a great place to ride my road bike for a bit of exercise and beautiful scenery -- about 2,000 miles last year. Like most people, we have learned a lot from raising our family, with all the excitement that so often comes with that part of life. We have two children, and seven grandchildren that bless our lives and keep things fun and interesting just about every day. My dad was a jazz piano player, so I got to hear him play every day while I was growing up. Now that I'm retired, and trying to learn a bit of jazz piano, I wish he were still around to teach me all the things he knew, which I wasn't interested in at the time. It's so much harder to learn when you're older!

Why I am a Mormon

Like most people, I have seen a broad spectrum of how people choose to live their lives, and what is important to them. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is God's plan of happiness for us. Life is so much happier when you follow God's plan -- it helps us avoid many of the things in life that can only bring unhappiness and disappointment. But the most important part of God's plan to me is the knowledge that the associations we have with our family here on earth can continue into the eternities if we keep God's commandments, and follow His plan. I'm a Mormon because I enjoy being with my friends at church, socializing with them, learning together, and helping each other with daily challenges. But most importantly, it teaches me what I need to do to return to God's presence, and be with my family hereafter -- a Forever Family!

How I live my faith

We always enjoy meeting with our family, friends, and neighbors on Sundays, both at church and at home. It's a great break from the hectic weekday routine, and a chance to re-charge our spiritual batteries every week. Over the years we have enjoyed working with our church and community friends. I worked with the local Rotary Club for several years advancing several community charitable programs supporting youth and community interests. I have also combined my ham radio hobby and community service, serving as the emergency communications coordinator in our local area for the last ten years or so.