Saturday, May 30, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Spencer started his college career at Utah Valley State College (now UVU) majoring in computer engineering with a year off to work for Sawgrass Systems, Inc. in South Carolina and some time in Park City as a lifty at the Canyons. In 2001 he transferred to the University of Utah, still studying computer engineering. Then from July 2002- July 2004 Spencer served in the Illinois Peoria mission and while on his mission decided computer engineering wasn’t the path he wanted to take. Shortly after his mission he married his faithful girlfriend and went back to school at the U, this time studying biomedical engineering- a tough major because it requires an understanding of both medical and engineering. Despite the challenge, it seemed to be the perfect fit for Spencer. He worked very hard but also enjoyed what he was learning (for the most part). He gained valuable friendships and learned a great deal from his professors. In December, after lots of late nights on the phone with his dad working through physics problems and pulling all nighters for projects due the next day, he successfully completed all his classes for his biomedical engineering degree. Though he graduated in one of the worst job markets that our generation has experienced he was offered and accepted a position at Numira Biosciences as a medical image processing associate. Numira Biosciences does µCT scans for researchers and pharmaceutical companies. They use the scanned data to generate quantified data and three dimensional images and movies. Spencer spends most of his time at work processing CT datasets and developing biomedical imaging applications. Spencer graduated a month before his 30th birthday (his goal!) and shortly after the birth of his second son, Benjamin Mark. We plan to remain in our little apartment on foothill drive, where we manage the apartment complex. This way we’ll be able to save money for a house someday. For now we are glad to be here and feel very fortunate to have a job! Spencer is busy as the stake scout master and has amazed me with his ability to be an extremely attentive and nurturing father and husband while balancing church responsibilities, the demands of school, and now two jobs- Numira and the apartments we manage. We sure love our daddy (and husband)! We’d like to thank all the family and friends that have helped and supported us all along the way. We literally could not have done it without you. Thank you for your love and your support.