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Hi I'm Scott

I was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington, USA. I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a lawyer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington. When my dad lost his job right after my eleventh birthday, my family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to find work. I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints six years later after meeting the woman I now call my wife. I spent two years in South America bringing the message of Jesus Christ to the wonderful people of Brazil. I was married soon after coming back home to Utah. My wife and I finished college, had a baby, and moved away to Spokane,Washington for law school. Today, eight years and three more kids later, my wife and I again call Vancouver, Washington home. I am a partner at a local law firm. I represent persons injured by others.

Why I am a Mormon

When I moved to Utah, I didn't really know what the word "Mormon" meant. In high school, many of my friends were Mormon and gradually I learned bits and pieces about the church. When I was 17, I met a girl, a Mormon girl, and we dated for about a year. One day, while I was at school, she called me to tell me that her 20 year old brother had been killed in a car crash earlier that morning. Although this was a devastating experience for her and her family, it created an opportunity for her to share with me her beliefs about her beliefs concerning the eternal nature of the family and her beliefs that she would be with her brother again. I was baptized a few months later after learning from the missionaries, reading the Book of Mormon, and gaining my own testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I serve as a counselor to our Bishop in my ward, or congregation. Among my many responsibilities, I am responsible to oversee the children's organization (1-12 year olds) and the young men's (12-18) organization in my ward. This has created tremendous opportunities to serve and help raise the next generation of civic leaders. I am also a leader in the Boy Scouts of America where I find many more opportunities to serve. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a personal injury attorney, I have almost daily opportunities to brighten the lives of those around me. That to me, is what it means to be a Mormon.