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Hi I'm Allison

I was born and raised in Idaho, am a doting new mom to a sweet baby boy and work in healthcare marketing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised to be self sufficient and while my husband sometimes calls me stubborn, my initiative has served me well. I come from a unique family and am the youngest of nine. I have four half siblings, three step siblings and one adopted sibling. I always like to let people know that I was an aunt before I was born! Due to my family's financial situation, I began working at 14 years old and put myself through college. At the age of 21, I graduated with honors with a degree in Communication and minors in Business and Theater. Since then, I have worked in a hospital, a humane society, with a group of gastroenterologists and even as a restaurant critic. I have been married 8 years to a teddy bear of a man and I just had a beautiful baby boy whom my world revolves around. It took my husband and me a while to become parents, and because of this, I cherish every moment of having this amazing miracle in my life. Even though the San Antonio heat threatens my hobbies, I love to hike, garden, dance and take photos of the beautiful world around me.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, the church was always in my life. My father had a heart-attack when I was only three years old, and then my step-father, who had raised me since I was little, had bouts with cancer and strokes throughout my life. I always found comfort and friendship within the Church. At the age of 17, I remember trying to decide whether to attend a church university, BYU-Idaho, or a school that had the architecture program I wanted to pursue. I realized that a lot of my life would depend on whether I went to a church school or not. I also realized, quite suddenly, that if I wanted to base my life on my family's religion, I needed to find out for myself if it was not only good, but true. After a lot of prayer and quiet consideration, I feel a reassurance that the religion of my youth was correct. I resolved to continue to make my faith an integral part of my life. Throughout my education, career, and now, as a new mom, being a Mormon has served me well - and it's also allowed me to serve others, which has brought joy and fulfillment into my life.

How I live my faith

I enjoy being involved in Church, whether its by writing skits for the the young women's annual summer camp or by heading up the Halloween and Fourth of July celebrations. Right now, I am involved with the children's program and help organize it for the 80 kids that meet in our church building every Sunday. I love to answer my friends' questions about the church and try to be a good example for my siblings that are not of my faith. I also like being involved in the community working with the local humane society and making new friends from all backgrounds.