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Hi I'm Ken

I am married to an amazing person, have 6 great kids, develop software for a living, love biking and running and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I develop software for a living and love helping change people’s lives through products I help develop. My family is the most important thing I have. Our family is very active and we are all into many outdoor activities. All of our kids like to play sports, dance, or music so we spend a lot of time attending games and concerts. Most recently our kids have been getting into lacrosse. I love being outdoors and bike and run regularly. I commute to work 17 miles each way on a bike year round. A few years ago I also got into doing triathlons and competed in 3 full ironman and 6 half ironman events. Trying to balance time to train and to also be there for my family became a real challenge. As I became better at racing it was taking too much of my time. I have since decided to not race ironman competively anymore. I still bike and run and like to participate in shorter events but this way I can be there for my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I find that following the Mormon faith the things that are most important to me are better. I find that I have a path to get answers to my most important questions and comfort to my most difficult struggles. Life comes with its share of challenges and I have experienced many. But with my life rooted in the teachings of Christ as taught in the Mormon faith I believe I have a way to happiness. I have richer relationships in my family and I am taught how to be a better husband and father.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church by working with the youth and also help train other leaders in the church. Some of my favorite memories are working with our youth in what we call pioneer treks. My wife and I have been involved with 5 of these major retreats with youth. At each one there have been between 100 and 150 kids. The kids are assigned to families for 4 days. Each of the families has two adult leaders who act as their ma and pa. During these 4 days we reenact some of the experiences that 1850 Mormon pioneers went through. The kids dress like them, eat like them, and have to work pulling handcarts just like them. I have never experienced anything that helps 14 to 18 year old young men and young women learn to appreciate the important things of this world better than this. There are so many pressures and temptations for these young men and women in high school to get involved in drinking, drugs, sex, and other material things. Seeing these kids willing to get away for 4 days and focus on family, God, relationships, and most important where they stand with their own religious beliefs is so good for them. Preparing for these workshops and participating takes a ton of time but is one of the most rewarding things I’ve done.