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Hi I'm Howard

I'm "dad", "honey", "Dr" and "bishop". I love catching salmon. I am an orthopedic surgeon. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to ride a beautiful color-changing tandem bicycle with my wife. I have three kids. After graduating with a mechanical engineering degree I became an orthopedic surgeon. My favorite hobby recently is salmon fishing and we have caught several tyees (30# king salmon) on our boat.

Why I am a Mormon

I've come to realize that God knows me - Howard. I am His kid! And because of this relationship, He wants me to be happy. He has given me a way to be happy, if I'll just listen to him and learn from him. This plan is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It allows me to focus on the truly important things in life instead of being caught up in the world. I know that whenI follow our Heavenly Father, I AM happy.

How I live my faith

I've been the bishop, or pastor, of our congreagation for the past four years. It's been amazing! I've had experiences that could never be duplicated in my regular job as a surgeon. I've been able to climb Mt Rainier, Mt Hood and Mt Baker with our 16-18 year old boys. Just today, I went on a 22 mile walk with the 12-18 year old girls! However, the most rewarding experiences as a bishop, have been helping people understand the gospel of Jesus Christ and use His Atonement. I love being able to serve in the church.