I am a convert to Orthodox Judaism. .....from atheism. I was raised Catholic and went to a catholic school which perfected my athesim by the age of 14.
I did not come to Judaism until I was 40 (appropriately)
I have had several conversions starting with Reform about 13 years ago. It did not take much study on my part to determine that liberal Judaism held no more truth for me than catholicism. This is what drew me to Orthodoxy. If none of this (the Torah) really happened and is just a fable or nice philosophy, who are you praying to and why? Once you open the door to the Torah not being from Hashem, you are in man-made religion territory. An Aish HaTorah Discovery Seminar finally gave me permission to believe wholeheartedly and I began pursuing a Halachic (Orthodox) conversion, which is extremely difficult to do. My first one was over 10 years ago.
A year or so ago I discovered that there may be some question as to its veracity due to a question regarding the legitimacy of the Beis Din, and after consulting HaRav Dovid Feinsten, he suggested that I get another conversion for stringency's sake.
I approached the Eternal Jewish Family, a group based in Monsey who have the approbation of the Israeli Rabbinate and after a thorough screening process and interview, I received another conversion after appearing before a Beis Din in Monsey, who was approved by the Rabbinate.
I used to teach at both reform and conservative synagogues and now am homeschooling my young son and daughter.
I have no formal yeshivah background but have studied under several very learned Orthodox Rabbis for a number of years now and am currently studying the Shuchan Aruch - Hilchos Shabbos with the Pirchei Shoshanim program.