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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a modern pioneer and Civil Engineer. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I've always enjoyed learning things, and I like to think I'll try anything (within reason) at least once. The result is that I've become something of a "Jade"-of-all-trades. It's also helped me expand my horizons, and enabled me to have some amazing one-of-a-kind experiences. I love "Adventuring"-- which is a new hobby. My husband and I will take short trips, lots of photos, and we chronicle our adventures in a bi-annual newsletter or in scrapbooks. Sometimes, we have some amazing stories to share. Sometimes, we share life events that have been recent life challenges. In either case, it's still a wild adventure. Some of the interesting events I've chronicled include life trials, catching shoplifters, winning the Arizona State High Jump Title for 4A schools, earning a college degree in Civil Engineering (after much hardship), learning to write backwards, becoming a student ambassador to Europe through People to People, and being the first girl at my high school to pole vault competitively. Because I like to try new things, I consider myself a modern pioneer. The only drawback to trying new things is that you have a lot of hobbies and not-a-lot of time to master everything you enjoy... but part of the fun is learning new things. I'm currently employed as a roadway designer, but I'm also just starting a family with my husband. The whole experience of being a mom is my next great adventure and I'm looking forward to tackling those life challenges. I can't wait!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church; and while I looked at other religions throughout my life, Mormon doctrine just seemed to "make sense". There is a resounding truth contained within church doctrine and gospel principles that is irrefutable. There have been moments where I've questioned my faith in the church, and I've had to come to my own understanding of gospel principles-- but ultimately, it's the solace that I find in gospel principles that have helped me develop a testimony of the church. Falling back on those teachings during trying times in my life has helped me through those dark hours when I felt alone and worthless... and through faith and love and family and friends, I've managed to push through those darkest hours to become a stronger person, ready to take on new trials and tackle new adventures.

How I live my faith

My husband and I have been asked to serve in our church's primary program as Cub Scout leaders (Bears - 9 y/o's). We have a lot of fun planning activities and putting fun twists on activities. Some examples are-- teaching the kids to use a fire-extinguisher (because who hasn't ever wanted to test one?) when teaching them about fire safety AND using paintball guns to create Jackson Pollock type paintings to earn their Art belt loops. Working with the kids has been fun and challenging, but we know that if we're having a good time, those kids are having a good time and learning important life skills as well.