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Hi I'm Robb

I'm a husband and father of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Provo, Utah and was raised in Indiana and Utah. I have been married for 25 years to my wife, Kim, and we have three daughters and a son. We live in Utah Valley, where I work as a graphic designer for FamilySearch.org after working many years at Novell and Symantec. I love barefoot running, with FiveFingers as protection against rocks and snow in the nearby mountains. I have been doing some ultralight backpacking from the top (7200 ft.) to the bottom (1900 ft.) of the Grand Canyon with three trips in recent years, and love to take photos of all of it. There is not enough vacation time for hiking! I am excited to be a grandpa as of 2010.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS Church but had to learn for myself what is true, that Jesus is my Savior. His strength has kept me from giving up during the difficult times that have come to me. I served as a missionary in Seoul, Korea as a young man, learning the language, sharing my faith, learning their traditions, loving their food. How do I conquer my own destructive behaviors? How do I avoid being angry? How do I keep it together when a child experiences a life-threatening illness? How do I hold on through a child's wayward, questioning struggle? How do I help a child avoid being trapped by something addictive? Receiving answers to all of these challenges is why I continue to practice my faith. When I do my part to serve the Lord by serving my neighbor, I receive the help I need.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve as the clerk in our ward (congregation), which means I keep track of many things, including membership, finances, church ordinances received by members, and so on. I had no idea how much there was to keep track of, and even though I don't know everything that comes with this assignment, I hang in there! Each month, my son and I visit three families we've been assigned to watch over. We spend half an hour, sharing a spiritual message from the prophet and his counselors, get better acquainted, and look for ways to help. Last Sunday, one of them asked for a priesthood blessing before undergoing a surgical procedure.