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Hi I'm kyle

I'm fanatical about my wife, my kids, and Boise State Football. I'm a teacher of the worlds most amazing youth, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in Boise, Idaho. I have 5 siblings--4 brothers and one sister. Growing up I was involved in sports and scouting. Baseball is my favorite sport. I played many different sports throughout my life: soccer, basketball, football, baseball and I also ran cross country. I like art and music as well. I played the saxophone during my youth and I play the piano and the guitar. During college I danced on a college ballroom dance team. After high school I served a mission for my church in Milan, Italy. There is still a huge part of my heart in Italy!! I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling. I teach Religion classes to High School and College age students. I am married to the most incredible woman on Earth and we have two beautiful children.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a Mormon family, I had my own experiences that shaped the way I feel and what I believe to be true. When I was in high school, I began trying to figure out who I wanted to be. As I became more "self-aware", I also became more aware of other people. I payed close attention to choices that people made and their level of happiness. A few other students in particular were great examples. I watched them as they played sports, were involved in student council, and worked hard to get good grades. They were kind to others, they were humble, they were confident, and they were always happy. I finally decided that the life they had, was the kind of life that I wanted. I listened carefully to EVERYTHING they would say during Seminary (a weekday religious class during school hours). I was convinced that they really believed in God, that they really believed that He loved them, and that they really believed that He listened to their prayers and worked in their lives. I realized that if I wanted what they had, I had to know what they knew. On a dark day in my life, I saw an open copy of The Book of Mormon on my brother's desk. One of the scriptures that was highlighted said that if we humble ourselves before the Lord, He will make our weaknesses become strong. That night I knelt by my bed and offered my first prayer. I asked my Father in Heaven to help me change, and I asked him if the book that inspired me to pray was true. I received an answer of peace and confidence that I don't ever remember feeling before that point. I knew, and still know, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that the Book of Mormon is true. That one experience has helped me to know that there is a God, that He loves me, and that He wants me to be happy.

How I live my faith

I'm a teacher of Seminary and Institute. They are weekday religious classes for High School and College students. We study the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I get to associate with some of the most incredible youth in the world and I get to share with them my testimony and help them understand the scriptures and how they apply to their own lives. I go to church each week and participate in worship services. I love participating in service projects for others. I feel that I can make a difference in someone's life by giving of my time and abilities. But mostly, I live my faith in my home. Each day we study the scriptures together and gather for Family Prayer. Every Monday night we have what we call "Family Home Evening" where we have a short lesson, a game, and treats! I try to be the very best husband I can be. My marriage is the most important relationship I have. I believe it is meant to last for eternity and that God can help me achieve that goal. My wife and I have a date night each week. We don't always do something big - sometimes we just pop popcorn and watch a movie or play a card game. (We are very competitive at Skipbo and Phase 10!) Each week I have a day set aside for special "Father and Son Time" and another day set aside for "Daddy / Daughter Time". We go to the park, the library, out for ice cream, play a game, do a science experiment, or anything else that we can think of to do. It gives me a chance to focus on being there for my children and have one on one time with them. I believe that Family is God's greatest gift to me and I can show my faith in him by protecting that gift and showing him that I cherish it!