Im a laid back guy who enjoys spending time with friends and meeting new people. I would definitely describe myself as outgoing, friendly, and one who enjoys sharing in great conversation. Although I don't get to see them as often as I would like, my family means a lot to me.
I have a strong testimony of the church and the truthfulness and helpfulness of the gospel in my life. It has been, by far, the biggest help towards my outlook on a positive life and perspective on obstacles and trials. Going on a mission to the Philippines was a great opportunity for me to solidify my testimony, and learn invaluable life skills. I still use what I learned those two years every day, whether it be in speaking Tagalog with a friend or stranger, using gospel knowledge or just incorporating something I learned about myself during that time.
I really enjoy playing and watching sports, and being active outdoors. Soccer is one of my favorite hobbies. Im an overall sports enthusiast who loves them all, both playing, watching live, and on tv. I played soccer along with many other sports growing up, including competitive swimming, cross country, gymnastics, baseball, golf, tennis, sailing, surfing, wakeboarding, and climbing to name a few. By high school, year round swimming and soccer had become my passion. Eventually soccer took the lead and gave me plenty of scholarship opportunities to college. I played in college before and after my mission. Although I am older, slower, and not quite as sharp, I still love to play locally in adult indoor and outdoor leagues. I also enjoy following the professional game here and overseas.
A perfect night for me is getting my friends together and cooking a nice dinner for everyone where we have the chance to talk, and have a great time together. I am a fan of staying in and watching movies and TV shows, or playing games. I also definitely enjoy a fun night out on the town. Going out dancing, shopping, to a show or to the movies, or just out to try a great restaurant. Variety is the spice of life. I have learned when life is spent doing quality things you love, with those you love, it doesn't get any better than that!