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Hi I'm Scott Smith

I grew up in Short Hills New Jersey. I've help grow several tech companies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love technology, baseball, ultimate frisbee, peanut butter and meeting new people. I have a newborn baby girl and a wonderful wife who I love spending time with. I'm naturally very curious and I enjoy learning new things. Right now I'm trying to figure out how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript to build a family website. There are a lot of tools out there that would probably make this process easier but I wanted a challenge!

Why I am a Mormon

Because...it makes sense in my heart and my mind. Because when I followed the guidance to pray and find my own answer, I felt a sense of calm and reassurance that what I was choosing to follow was right. After I made that small decision to continue in the path of listening to the teachings of this church many years ago, I continue to have these small reassurances that my choice has been correct. I also have found that when I'm following the directions of our modern day Prophet, I am happy. Being consistently happy and at peace is incredibly important to me. I love that I can be confident in knowing that I'm raising my daughter in the way that I believe that God expects me to.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a number of ways: I love and support my wife, her family, and my family. Treating those that I know and don't know with love is something that I consider crucial to the demonstration of my faith. Christ taught us to love our neighbor and while I'm not the ideal example of this, it's something I strive for. I attend church on Sundays. While I'm there I try to take a break from thinking about work and issues or problems that might be weighing over me. I find that by spending some time praying, singing, and spending time with friends while worshipping a Heavenly Father that loves me, I'm able to find greater peace. As a side benefit of doing these things I'm typically able to find new solutions to my problems that I might not have considered. I share what I know to be true. I do that through Facebook, talking with friends, and generally just being open about what I do on my weekends (church, service, etc). I also do this by spending time with the missionaries going and visiting new people who might be interested in learning more about our church. Sometimes it can be nice to meet someone without a suit and a nametag, like the Elders wear, and I like to be able to say "This church has given me a great deal of joy, peace and comfort, and knowledge about what I should be doing in this life." Hearing that from a friend or neighbor like me can be reassuring.