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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a CPA at a global consulting firm, I love to snow ski and ride longboards, and I'm a dad to 4 great kids - and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a gen-X husband and dad whose world revolves around his wife and kids. I love spending time in the outdoors, whether it's skiing in the mountains or backpacking and exploring the canyons of Arizona. I love to travel and experience new places, people, and especially foods. My career is fast-paced and demanding, but my family keeps me grounded and focused. My faith in Jesus Christ is central to who I am and what I strive to become.

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager, I came to understand that God is there and knows who I am. This feeling was further solidified while sharing that same understanding in northwestern Argentina as a missionary. Despite the complexities of life, no matter where I live or what my individual circumstances may be, I know I have a loving Heavenly Father who has a plan for me that is specifically tailored for my progression and advancement. He recognizes my challenges and my strengths and finds ways to make good things happen through me. Even when I fall short, I know my failures don't have to be final. His Church provides the clarifying teachings and authority that help to ensure that my path is aligned with His plan for me. I know He's there, that He loves me, and that He hears my prayers!

How I live my faith

The Church gives me opportunities to serve and be served by amazing people. I counsel with people who face any number of difficulties, but simply press forward with hope that there is purpose to this life and that things will get better. These good people are my heroes. I love to work side by side with young people to help them see that they can accomplish difficult things, whether that's speaking in front of hundreds of people, giving service, conducting a leadership meeting, or hiking up a steep, narrow trail out of the Grand Canyon. I appreciate being able to see them make positive decisions and help other people, not because I ask it of them, but because they have faith that it's right.