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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a husband, a father, an adoptive father, a reader, a small business owner and a 'gadget-guy'. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm mostly focused on my family as far as working during the days so we can have evening and weekend time together. I'm a college graduate, a small business owner (that's like a whole other family), and a NASCAR fan. My interests include reading (my wife teases me that all I read is nonfiction), computers, and sharing my legos with my kids :) We love riding bikes (I go for the recumbent and electric assist varieties), playing catch and frisbee at the park, racing rc cars, boats, and planes as well as digital slot cars. We also spend time together talking about ancestors, world events, watching documentaries and fun tv series on Netflix. We tackle all of our big challenges like diabetes, prematurity, cancer, and adoption just like our small, daily obstacles like chores, hurt feelings, and constant maintenance needs - one day at a time, as a family, and with an eternal perspective of our forever purpose and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the good habits for my family such as having a family night, praying and discussing scriptures together, talking about lessons after church, and having father's interviews one-on-one. These are all continuously supported and encouraged. As a missionary in Chile I was able to visit more homes and families than I've ever met in my own community and came to understand the love and universal power of my Savior's love and sacrifice. I look forward to serving as a father and husband now, and as a missionary many more times in my later years because this is where I find the most joy.

How I live my faith

I currently help others to improve their employment situation - it's a unique assignment in the church to be available to give advice and encouragement for others during these relatively more difficult economic times. I also help out with the teenage boys in scouting and am in charge of communicating with all of the parents so that they know where the boys should be. My son and I visit some families in our neighborhood every month and share a spiritual message as well as making sure that their physical needs are taken care of. These are all service opportunities and I can always do more and do better at them.