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Hi I'm Scott

I was raised as an Air Force brat. I manage a computer test team. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and a father of 5 kids -- 4 girls and 1 boy. 3 of those children are grown and out of the nest. I work with computers, managing two teams of computer testers -- one team tests software, one team tests hardware. I have a BS in Computer Science. My hobbies are reading, wargames, and computer games. I used to camp a lot when I was younger. I still help as an Assistant Scoutmaster, so I still get some time out-of-doors. I crack a lot of dumb jokes, I'm pretty optimistic, and I enjoy helping other people. My wife says I don't talk enough, I'm stubborn, and I like to fix everything she talks about instead of just listening to her stories. I think of myself as kind, fun, funny, a little silly, dependable, and very helpful. Guess it depends on your viewpoint!!! I used to swim a mile a day, but I've been lazy for the last year -- guess I'd better get back to swimming again!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but had to find out for myself how true it was. So when I was 17 years old I spent one summer really studying and praying about Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, the gospel, and flaws I saw in people around me in the world as well as in our ward (church group)...as well as flaws within myself. Over the course of that summer my testimony grew into an extremely strong conviction that this is indeed the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it is lead by him through admittedly-fallible people like me. But what a wonderful world this would be if we all followed the gospel to the best of our (up and down) abilities! Since then I have tried (admittedly sometimes more than other times) to do my best to live and obey the gospel and be Christ-like in my thoughts and actions. I find that my testimony is closely coupled to my prayers, my attitude, and my actions. If I get lazy and selfish then my testimony fades. If I am unselfish, prayerful, and serve others then my testimony grows and brings me tremendous internal peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to act as I think Christ would act. I usually succeed in considering my actions in that light about half the time -- the other half is usually just me being me. But I try to improve that as I grow older. I also help as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America. I enjoy helping young boys learn self-confidence and useful skills for life. I help on the school Parent Teacher Association, helping with fund-raisers, carnivals, and as and example and security at school as a Watch-dog (Fathers who help at school). I am on the activity committee at work -- where I help plan fun activities and picnics for employees. Other than that, I just help neighbors when I see them needing help or hear of something that I think I can help them with.