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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm all about my cute kids & beautiful wife. I'm also a marketer and avid surfer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my spare time with my four cute kids and wonderful wife. In the early mornings I'm all about surfing a great point break. And during the Fall I'm cheering on several college football teams. College ball is my thing. Pro ball is too mechanical. When I'm working, I'm executing marketing strategies, building stronger relationships with co-workers, customers, and partners, and doing my best to make life great for everyone around me. During the weekdays, I'm helping young men become better young men through the Boy Scouts program and good ol' fashion work & service. I'm also a huge fan of any dessert, and if I had my preference, I'd eat dessert first every night.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, life is all about happiness--enduring, true happiness--not a fleeting moment of pleasure or a short-lived thrill. (Though I LOVE the thrill of dropping in on a wave. Not gonna lie.) But waves come and go. Swells come and go. So I've learned I need to dig deeper for enduring happiness. And I've found it. While preparing to live in Argentina for a two-year mission, I knew I had to know deep down what was true. In particular, I had to know if the Book of Mormon was true, since so many told me it was false and of the devil. So I spent many hours studying scriptures, praying, and thinking. A thought that kept coming to me was, "If I'm going to go half-way across the world, I'd better be sure." So I kept studying. As I studied from the Bible and Book of Mormon (and more importantly, when I shared what I studied), I began to feel something extraordinary. I felt the most fulfilling peace in my heart, and a happiness that was so comforting and sustaining. I gained hope that I could be better. I had a desire to do good. I LOVED what I felt and I wanted to share it with everyone because I knew what I felt was God's way of letting me know what I was learning was true. I was feeling the fruits of something true. To solidify these thoughts I knelt and prayed one night. I knew God answered prayers and I needed Him to answer mine. When I asked if the Book of Mormon was true I felt a unique, powerful, surge of happiness and peace come in to my heart. I smiled and thanked God for hearing and answering my prayer.

How I live my faith

Because I have received such happiness in my life, I have a strong desire to help other adults & youth find that same happiness. The way I look at it is this - if I've found something that brings this much happiness, why wouldn't I share it with everyone I care about? So I share, and I let others choose if they want to learn more. Pretty simple. During the week I spend about 5 hours with 12- and 13-year-old young men. Some weeks we spend much more time than that when we go on awesome camping trips or outdoor adventures. We work hard, push ourselves physically to stay fit and teach ourselves that we can do more than just text or play video games. We also find ways to serve other people and include more friends from school that aren't of our faith to join us on the camping trips and have fun with us. I've found that teaching youth the importance of selfless services not only helps them but also helps me to realize that it's all about forgetting your own selfish needs. It's pretty cool to see a 12-year-old young man catch that vision. I also get to visit a few families in our neighborhood who've I've been ask to look out for. I'm joined by another man in our neighborhood and together we visit these families, teach them the gospel, and make sure they have what they need as far as food, protection, etc. My wife and I also try and teach our kids daily how Jesus would like us to live. I'm a firm believer that the strength of our society is directly correlated with the strength of the family in each community. So we try our best to raise kids that are respectful to others, seek to serve others, and do their best to live as Jesus would live. And man, it ain't easy! But it's worth every ounce of effort.