The Gospel and my children are, without question, the most important aspects of my existence. Meeting a lovely someone special to add another member to our family will be a well-looked-forward-to blessing. I am a romantic, decent looking guy with a soft heart and a manly voice. Due to our distance from very many LDS members, I have been single for a long while. I am a dad who loves his kids & grandkids immensely and manages to maintain a pretty good sense of humor. Of my four (boy/girl, boy/girl), all are graduated, #1 home from his mission in South America, finished with college, married & working paramedic/ski patrol in Colorado. #2 returned from her CA mission, married w/. a 5yr old boy, 3yr & 1yr old girls. #3 just back from France teaching English heading to Korea. #4 graduated school in Southern Virginia with her husband and they have a one year old baby boy. Each lived their whole lives with me. Being a single dad for so long certainly molded my life.
I do my best to be kind to others around me. I am well educated, enjoy socializing and consider myself quite down to earth & genuine. Teaching high school and being a football referee have kept me feeling young! After 28 yrs, I am leaving teaching high school Spanish behind me and look forward to something different.
I have served in many church callings from Missionary in Spain to LDS Scoutmaster, District Young Men's President, Branch Presidency, Sunday School, Elders' Quorum President, Ward Mission Leader and now High Priest Group Leader; also as as youth, middle & high school football official. I previously coached & served years as the local teachers' association president.
I love spending time with my children and grandchildren. I need to get back into getting myself in shape, hiking, working out & lifting. My motorcycle is a great diversion (as is the hammock in the front yard). Here in the mountains, our modest log home is surrounded by tall pines and a lot of wildlife. I am a small town guy who spends a lot of time in the great outdoors. I enjoyed working for the National Park Service as a Park Ranger for 7 summers before I began teaching. Up until just recently, I spent my summers with the U.S. Forest Service. I really love traveling. Hawaii and Spain are favorite destinations [I attended BYU-Hawaii and even worked at the Polynesian Cultural Center as a Spanish guide after my mission]. I also like Cancún/Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Paris and all of Italy!
Because I have posted a good number of photos, you should get a pretty good idea of what my kids & I look like. If the pictures please you, rest assured, I am even a better man on the inside.
Hey, I am a NORMAL, GOOD GUY with an absolute testimony (my wife will never have to twist my arm to diligently live the Gospel).... Isn't that what most NORMAL, GOOD Mormon gals look for???