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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a father, husband, attorney, fly-fisherman, aspiring writer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in eastern Oregon. After high school, I served a mission for two years in Guatemala and came home fluent in Spanish. Shortly after returning, I met my wife, Adrian. I immediately started school after getting married and studied for two years at a community college in Oregon before finishing at BYU in Provo, Utah. From there, my family and I moved to northern Idaho where I attended law school. After graduating, we lived there for a year and then moved to central Idaho where I opened my own firm. We have been here ever since. My wife and I have four children, a daughter and three sons. We love doing stuff together as a family. During the summer we're always at the pool in our neighborhood. We also like to camp and fish. I love fly fishing, though I don't get to do it as much as I'd like.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a mormon family, but I choose to be a Mormon today simply because it makes me happy. Prior to serving my mission, I prayed to my Heavenly Father to ask whether I should leave everything I knew to serve him. I received a powerful answer from him. When I think of my testimony, that was the start. I know He answered my prayers. I know he has been with me ever since and continues to watch over me. I know that the Church was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know it because the Holy Ghost has confirmed it to my heart. I have no doubt. I love that our Heavenly Father loves us enough to talk to us. That He loves us enough to answer our prayers. I love that He loved us enough to sacrifice his son, Jesus Christ, so that we could return someday to live with Him and with our families. I know where I came from, why I'm here, and that I can be with my family that I love so much even after we die. I can't imagine not having that comfort! When I was just 15, my grandpa (and very best friend) passed away. It was devastating to me. You can't imagine how happy it makes me to know that someday I will see him again. Living the lifestyle of our church makes me happy, healthy and safe. As an attorney I work every day with people struggling. Sometimes it's beyond their control. However, so very often it's because of poor choices they have made. Choices I was taught from an early age not to make And it has made all the difference in my life. I'm so glad that I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith has evolved over the years, as it does for many people. After I returned from my mission and got married and started a family, I realized that I had to start making my own choices as to what type of man I was going to be. One thing is for sure, once you have children, everything changes. They are a tremendous responsibility, and I've wanted to make sure I do everything I can to be a good example to them. I've had many different service opportunities in the church ranging from teaching little children in primary to being the president of the group of men my age to assisting the leader of our ward. I am currently on the high council which is a group of twelve men who assist the leader of our Stake (a group of several wards). I've been able to learn and grow from each of these callings. As I look back, there is much I wish I could do differently. In fact, given the chance, I know I would. But all we can do is look forward and do everything we can with the responsibility we are given. I was raised to be honest always. That is something I have always prided myself on. And it's something I'm trying to teach my children. I try to be friendly to everyone I meet. As an attorney I an constantly in the middle of high conflict situations. However, I find that it gives me a chance to extend a friendly hand to those who are struggling with difficult situations. As I've matured, I've learned to love serving others. Sometimes that involves helping a family move in our out of their home. Sometimes it's nothing more than helping put away the chairs after our meetings on Sunday. I am especially grateful for the chance that I have to home teach and watch over some families and make sure they are taken care of. Am I living my faith perfectly? Of course not. But I am doing the best I know how. And I believe that in the end that's what will really matter.