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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a husband, father, physician, rugby referee, and burrito truck aficionado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mid-40's father of 5 with kids ranging in age from elementary school through early adult life. For me, life is a fun albeit sometimes stressful balancing act. I decided to become a physician when I was 21 years old and spent 13 years in school and training to enter practice in allergy and immunology. Science and medicine inspire my mind and spirit as I continue to learn and recognize new questions. I find that parenting is not much different from medicine--as I gain experience and continue to seek knowledge from the best sources, I recognize new challenges and questions. I like to view my role as a father similar to my role as a physician. I'm in practice, but not perfect. I started playing rugby in college and have maintained a connection to the sport for 25 years. As a referee, I get to run around for 80 minutes and enjoy the game without getting hit!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my religion brings me happiness, helps me to improve each aspect of my life, and provides eternal perspective. From an early age I was blessed with faith. Friends and colleagues have questioned me about my faith throughout my life: "Why do you pay tithing?", "Why don't you drink alcohol?", or "Why don't you play sports on Sunday?". For me, the answers are uncomplicated. Being a Mormon makes me happy, and I'm convinced that my consistent though imperfect effort to live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the key to my happiness.

How I live my faith

I try to view everyone in my life as a child of God. Sometimes this is easy, like when I hold a baby or sit with my 93 year old grandmother. In other circumstances I struggle to remember this principle, like when a rugby fan disagrees with my judgments on the field of play. I find satisfaction in living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ even though I can't control all outcomes in my life--as a husband, father, physician, or rugby referee. As I age, I find that my happiness is more directly linked to my faith because I am unable to control many variables. I try to teach my children these principles of faith, and share with others through word and example as best I can.