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Hi I'm Scott

I'm Mormon. I'm an attorney. I'm a husband and father.

About Me

I am a father to three children, and I absolutely love my wife. She was my high school sweetheart, and I feel very fortunate to be part of such wonderful family. Educationally, I have a law degree, as well as undergraduate degrees in philosophy and in English. I also minored in editing and am kind of a grammar geek. Professionally, I am an attorney, and I work at a firm that specializes in creditors' rights and remedies. When people ask me what I do for a living, I like to say that I help people keep their promises. I used to clerk for an appellate judge, and also worked at a city attorney's office. I am an Eagle Scout, although over the last years I've become much less outdoorsy. When I was younger I played ping pong competitively, even playing in the Table Tennis US Open. Growing up I spent the summers working long hours with my dad, who is a general contractor. I enjoy reading articles about philosophy, ethics, and the law.

Why I am a Mormon

Two principal reasons: 1) Because devout Mormons are the happiest people on earth. A prophet once taught that "happiness is the object and design of our existence." The Church teaches me exactly how to live a truly happy life. Its teachings and requirements are precisely calculated to bring the most happiness and good. 2) Because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. It also has an expansive view of truth. One Mormon prophet taught that "'Mormonism' embraces all truth that is revealed and that is unrevealed, whether religious, political, scientific, or philosophical."

How I live my faith

Two of my favorite scriptures are "let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly," and "let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds." Following the teachings of these two scriptures helps me to live my faith. Some might see the "Mormon lifestyle" as having so many limitations that one's freedom is significantly inhibited. Those who actually live the Mormon faith, however, find the greatest liberty and fulfillment. Just try it!