An Expedition Through All Things Glorious
Mormon Mesa, Overton, NV
Among the people of this world, there are none I'd more like to be with. These friends make the world go 'round.
Faith and Devotion
Biograss fields, Iowa City, IA
Faith is like a little seed. You are like a little seed. Grow where you are planted, Reach for the sky, Yield much precious fruit.
Leadership and Learning
Tippie College of Business, Home of the University of Iowa's Management & Entrepreneurship program
Leadership is strategy and execution. Take time for both.
Entrance to Mormon Handcart Park, Iowa City, IA
Sometimes it's halfway around the world. But most days, it's just around the bend.
Ice-coated pine needles, Iowa City, IA
We live in a truly breathtaking world.

A Few of My Favorites

Not comprehensive, and in no particular order . . .

Who I Am

My mission is to become like God, seeing as He sees, knowing what He knows, and understanding as He understands.  I want to think, feel, speak, and do as He does. In short, I wish to BE as He is.  To this end, I daily strive to grow in every aspect of my life as a son of God:

  • Child of God
  • Follower of Righteousness
  • Humble Servant
  • Tabernacle of Flesh
  • Believer

Where I Am

Physically, I live in Iowa City, Iowa. I serve as a Data Manager and Health Science Specialist at the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, with projects that touch on the experiences of veterans across the Nation. I am incredibly fortunate to also serve as a leader for 7-9 year old boys in bi-weekly activities, a Sunday School teacher for young women and men ages 11-13, and a technology specialist for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in my local region. I am learning to be a better neighbor and have been blessed with the greatest of friends. Virtually, I spend a great deal of time with family and am grateful for the technology that keeps us together, though we’re apart. Spiritually, I LOVE spending time with God, at home, at church, or in the holy temple. Whether through individual study and worship or through faith-based activities with friends, I find great joy in focusing on Christ and leading myself and others to Him. If you are seeking greater happiness and peace in your life, I invite you to join me.

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Whom do you seek?
--- Become, not find ---
People ask me all of the time what I'm looking for in a mate. Actually, they don't. And that's probably pretty good, because I'd just tell them it's less about what I'm looking for and more about who I'm trying to become. I believe "like attracts like," or in the words of the God of the Universe, "wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light."
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Introducing my Top 10 Business & Self-Help Reading List

In truth, I can never answer the question "What book would you recommend?" with a list. Nevertheless, the books on this list are loaded with near-unending coolness that, if internalized, will revolutionize your life.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

A paradigm-establishing, building-blocks type book that will give you the information you need to begin to see the world in a different light and find success that you are personally satisfied with.


Liz Wiseman & Greg McKeown

This is for all of the well-meaning, as well as the self-confident, managers out there. It's also for any who wish to make a sustainable influence in their workplace.

Leadership & Self-deception; The Outward Mindset

The Arbinger Institute

These are the books that started it all, and the books that will challenge the way you see the world. Are you an effective leader, really? It’s not what you think. 😊

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, & Jim Huling

While most of the books I’ve selected are about changing the way we see the problem, this one is about changing the way we go about solving it.

Difficult Conversations; Thanks for the Feedback

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen

Two books by the same authors (Bruce Patton is only on the 1st book) with similar themes. However, the contexts are different and the principles worth reading twice! Apply these ones!

Good to Great

Jim Collins

I reference the principles in this book regularly, especially its observations on goal-setting and technology. It’s not what you would expect. :)


Carol Dweck

One of the few books that I love that describes how the way we see things completely alters our behavior, without us having to think about our behavior.

The 3rd Alternative

Stephen R. Covey

One of the first “popular-press” business books I ever read, but one of the most important. I recommend the audiobook over the printed book. 😊