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Hi I'm Matt

I work as a Geologist, and I love the outdoors. My family and faith are the most important treasures in my life.

About Me

I grew up camping and hiking in Virginia, and then discovered geology while attending college at Brigham Young University. I found that studying geology had a good mix of physical science, hiking, outdoors, and camping. I moved to Southern California for graduate school. I met my future wife and was married while in school at Loma Linda University. While dating, we enjoyed swing dancing and salsa dancing with live bands at many great venues in the LA area. After graduation, we moved to Orange County for a career in Environmental Consulting. We enjoy the beach, Disneyland, scuba and spearfishing. Most of all we enjoy our two young kids. There is nothing better than family.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents and parents taught me about church, the scriptures (the Bible and Book of Mormon), and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I decided to be baptized when I was 8 years old, and while a teenager I decided to serve a religious mission when I was 19 years old. My mission experience for 2 years was the best choice I made at the age. I learned so much about serving other people, and how to live my life to follow the example of Jesus Christ. My grandparents were the first members in our family and were baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (my grandma in the 1940's and grandpa in the 1950's) after visiting with missionaries, and asking questions to their Mormon friends. They discovered that their Mormon Latter-Day Saint friends were so genuine and loving that they truly saw them living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I learned the scriptures and felt the Spirit of God in my grandparents and parents. They were good examples for me.

How I live my faith

I live my life with devotion to my wife, family, and God. I know that all we take with us after death is the knowledge we've gained and the relationships we've made in this life. I can leave a legacy for my family, that my children will have a better life. My grandparents did the same for me. Without them, life would have been more difficult because I may not have known the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.