I was born on a wintry day in the small town of Provo, UT, while my parents were going to school at Brigham Young University (BYU). Being their first child, I’m clearly their favorite, though now I am the oldest of 7 children.
We lived there only long enough for my dad to finish law school, which means that I remain untainted by the somewhat-controversial-but-either-way-profoundly-weird culture of the LDS-dominant Wasatch Front (what one of my California friends affectionately calls “Mormon Land”). After Provo, we moved out to the heart (er, maybe the bellybutton) of California in the San Joaquin Valley, where I grew up.
A few months after I turned 19 I was called as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served for two years in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission of the Church. The Mission covers all the islands, but I spent my time on O’ahu and Kaua’i. I returned back to California in February of 2007.
I married the most wonderful girl in August of 2008, and now I don’t know how I lived without her. She is from the Bay Area in California, and we met (or rather reconnected, but that’s another story) at BYU. She earned a degree in Elementary Education and taught first grade while I finished school.
I graduated myself from BYU in December 2011, with a degree in Business Management and an emphasis in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. I also studied general philosophy and philosophy of religion during my tenure there. I now live and work in the Seattle, WA area.
We currently have one little boy, and are expecting twins in October of 2014. If I don’t update this after October, you’ll know why – it’s because we’re struggling to survive while we care for twins and a toddler.
In addition to my occasional (read: sporadic) blogging, I have an array of other interests. For example, in my spare time, and in addition to spending time with my growing family, I play video games and read comic books.
You were expecting, maybe, something more adult? Don’t worry, I prefer talk radio, so maybe that balances out the video games and comic books (I like to refer to them as graphic novels).
I love Dr. Pepper, vanilla Coke, and In-N-Out. I also love board games (I’m pretty sure I have some relationships out there are still strained because of some Diplomacy games in high school).
Welcome to my blog!