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Hi I'm Tom

I'm a husband to a wonderful wife, a father to six super children, an IP strategist, a problem solver, a mentor, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

The world is full of so many exciting people and opportunities! New ideas, friends, languages, cultures, challenges and solutions. I grew up in Utah in a family that really enjoys learning and coming up with creative solutions. Perhaps that's why I studied electrical engineering, I've always been fascinated with language and cultures including my native English and have had the great blessing of learning Spanish in Spain, Danish in Denmark, Portuguese in Brazil (and California) as well as a smattering of French, Catalan, Japanese, Chinese, and even a few words of Basque.

Why I am a Mormon

Gratefully I come from a family that has known about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ since the early days of the church. In fact my father's grandfather was confirmed a member of the church by Joseph Smith Jr. the first Prophet of the Restoration. Many of my ancestors joined the church in the mid 1800s and emigrated from Denmark, Switzerland and England at great personal sacrifice. Many suffered poverty and persecution but the considered themselves richly blessed by God for the knowledge they possessed of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. And while I have been blessed by learning about the gospel as a child, I choose to continue trying to follow Jesus Christ because I've seen the happiness it has brought to me and my family. I've also seen how the gospel of Jesus Christ can change the lives of people for the better.

How I live my faith

I recently served as an Employment Specialist in the ward (congregation) where I attend. Careers and employment make up a big part of peoples lives and I enjoy coaching people on how to build their experience and their skills to find a job or further their career goals. The biggest challenge for most people is that they focus a little too much on reading job postings and filling out applications. When they begin to think about it a little more strategically and start to plan a path to get from where they are today to where they want to be one step at a time, it's really amazing to see how good they feel when they make progress. As a ward mission leader, I really enjoy sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with friends, neighbors, and new acquaintances.