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Hi I'm Brett

I grew up in a small town in Washington, love running and biking, work in Finance and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised on a small farm in the mountains of Washington State. I ran track and cross-country in high school and learned what a nightmare distance running could be. So, when I was older, At 26 I decided to face the nightmare and run a marathon. i finished my first marathon in just under 3 hours and qualified for the Boston Marathon. In the spring of 2004 I competed with the best in Boston. I was first married in 1997 and have two daughters from my first wife. Unfortunately, things didn't work out and we got divorced. I worked and got myself through school with a BS in Finance. I am currently remarried to my best friend and we have a newborn son. I work as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in the Hospitality industry. I am so blessed and take advantage of opportunities life offers.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it's the true path to happiness and eternal life. How do I know this? It's the same answer we all give, because the Holy Spirit revealed it to me. I grew up in an LDS family and naturally that makes it easier for me to be a strong Mormon. There did come a time in life when I wondered why I worked so hard all the time to keep the commandments. I guess it's because I knew the Book of Mormon was true and that every time I shared Joseph Smith's experience I feel an exciting rush throughout my being that tells me, yes, it is true. Oh yeah, the health, good family and friends, and education are nice perks as well!

How I live my faith

I strive to make my faith a natural part of me. I find that I'm truly happy when I'm keeping God's commandments and serving others. I get to work with the youth ages 12-18 at church and on Wednesday nights and on activities. One of my best times with the young men was on a dangerous backpacking trip when we were very humbled by the terrain and weather. Together we learned first hand of the need to rely on God. When I help others, I forget about myself and overcome selfish tendencies.