Unlike most globe-trotting athletes, this sensational snowboarder has used his hard-earned notoriety to help as many people as humanly possible. An active member of the LDS Church, Nelson has used a combination of public speaking and what he calls “positive promotion” to become an active model for youths all over the state.
“It’s important for kids to know that I’m LDS,” he says. “You will never see a picture of me with a cigarette or a beer in my hand. Kids really pay attention to stuff like that.” Desert News