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Hi I'm Gordon

I'm a Mormon. I am an electrical engineer.

About Me

I graduated from college with a degree in electrical engineering and later completed an MBA inTechnology Management. Since graduating I’ve worked in the aerospace industry and the semiconductor industry. In my first job I worked for the Department of Defense at an Air Force Base. It was fun because I got to work with fighter pilots and with some planes that could do some amazing things. Currently I work for a company that produces electronics chips that go into just about everything. In my current position I manage several supervisors who are over engineering groups located in Arizona, Thailand, India and the Philippines. It has been an interesting challenge to develop a global team of engineers that come from different cultures and time zones. I have been married for many years and we have six very active children and a dog. They consume most of my “free” time. Our two girls are into competitive dance as well as orchestra. The boys are very active in sports as well as band. When I’m not attending the kids’ concerts and sporting events, I enjoy working on the yard or on projects around the house. I also enjoy watching and participating in sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes sense and because it feels right. I am very analytical by nature. I like to understand how things fit together and I like to understand the "why" behind the principles. Over the years I have learned more and more about the teachings of the church. I am still learning. The more I learn, the more the components/teachings of the church seem to fit perfectly together. I also believe that you can tell if something is good by the fruits it produces. I realize that there are good and bad people in most religions, but I see the kind of people and the kind of traits that this religion tends to produce and I like it. It is a religion that is not passive. If you truly live the teachings, it makes you become a better person. When I live the teachings I also become a happier person. I am also a Mormon because of the way it makes me feel. When I do good things I feel good inside. When I follow the teachings of the church I also feel good inside. It's one more testimony to me that the church's teachings are good for me and my family.

How I live my faith

My faith is at the center of my life. I live each day with the goal to become a better person than I was the day before. At times this can be overwhelming. How can I be a better employee, husband, father, neighbor, etc. etc., etc.? The gospel helps me stay motivated and keep a proper perspective. Activity in the church involves ongoing service. Over the years I have helped teach the youth and run a scouting program. I have helped people improve their job skills and find employment. I have been a nursery worker and played with young kids so that their parents could attend sunday school. Currently I am what is called a Mission Leader. My role is to help those that are new to the church learn more about it. It's been a very fulfilling role because I have watched people change for the better. I have seen them grow and become happier. I have seen voids in their lives become filled. All of these different roles or callings in which I've served have also helped me become a better person. I have been lucky enough to see some of the fruits of my efforts. I've seen a 12 year old boy with little support from home be able to get through those tough teen years and become a successful young man. I've learned how to deal better with the challenges that my children are faced with. This is what makes it easier to live my religion. As an analytical person, I can see the results of all the sacrifice and hard work. It all makes sense.