I’ll go through a few of the different experiences that have made me who I am. First of all, I was born in Montana to wonderful parents Mom and Dad who have always loved me and shown me that they care. They are wonderful examples of loving each other and although not perfect, they have really worked hard to be good examples, show me the right paths to follow, help me to understand God’s plan for us on earth and to realize that the Savior lives and wants to help each one of us.
I moved to a little city outside of Seattle in the 3rd grade and I lived there for 4.5 years till I moved to Richland, Washington at the beginning of the 7th grade. Richland is one of the tri-cities and I spent the rest of my childhood there, going to Carmichael junior high and then to Richland High School the home of the bombers. I graduated with a high GPA and as a disappointment to my current wife I did not earn my eagle lol.
From there, I went to work for various construction companies to earn up money to pay for my forthcoming 2 year mission that I had chosen to serve for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These months of construction were difficult but fulfilling. I got to live with my sister and her family during that time and enjoyed being close to them. I also earned much more money that I deserved because I was paid $29/hour as an 18 year old.
Next, I was called to serve a mission in Germany in several cities around Leipzig, Germany including my first city, Meissen. After that I moved to Cottbus for a bit, then on to Hof which is in Bavaria. After that I moved to Nordhausen, and finally landed in my last city in Germany in Annaberg-Buchholz. My mission shaped so much of my life and the following experiences that I simply cannot ignore its power. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a brilliant missionary program and I believe that it is truly inspired by God to bring the message of his plan of happiness to his children all over the earth.
Once I graduated, I started up right away at Brigham Young University where I had been accepted and then deferred previous to my mission. I began with a plan to possibly do business because of an entrepreneurial bug that had sparked in my life early on when I sold a rock to another kid for $5 after successfully showing him that it could make fire. (I cracked it together with another rock to make a spark.) I played with the idea of medicine and did enjoy the health and wellness industry as a whole and settled on a degree in accounting because it had the best reputation of any of BYU’s programs.
After that I went on to start several businesses including being a founding partner of Junto Group which received $250,000 in startup capital and spun off several successful businesses including one that just received it’s next round of $8 million in capital.
Several years later, and several successes and a couple failures chalked up, and I am gearing up now to build value in my next opportunity. I am going into health and wellness in one of the best capacities that I know. I am preparing to enter the field of medicine.