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.
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 became my passion, and eventually soccer took the lead and gave me plenty of scholarship opportunities to college. I had the opportunity to play in college before and after my mission. Although I am older, slower, and not quite as sharp, I still love to play locally, and follow the 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 catch up 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!