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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a native Arizonan. I love the outdoors. I'm a CPA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father with five wonderful children. I grew up on a small ranch in Arizona and served a mission in England. I now manage the operations and finances of a national software company, a job I love, but I would almost always rather be outdoors. I enjoy trying new adventures and if I haven't already done it, I've at least dreamt about it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family and I have decided to continue with the Mormon faith as a result of personal experiences. My earliest recollection of an experience with God occurred when I was six years old. I was very distraught over the passing of my great-grandmother, particularly after seeing her lifeless body at the funeral. I decided to pray to know why she had to die and where she was going. It was in response to my simple prayer that I felt the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit. I felt immediate peace and the words came into my mind that my great-grandmother was alive, that she was with God and was helping Him in His work. I knew then for myself that God was real and was interested in me. Years later, at the age of 20, I felt confused and had a strong desire for a heavenly confirmation that the things I was teaching on my mission were in fact true; that living prophets were again on the earth, that God and Jesus Christ had visited man again, that lost priesthood authority had been restored to enable the binding of families together for eternity. Again, as I had done as a six year old, I privately prayed for an answer, willing to accept whatever answer came. As before, I again felt the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit and great peace. And with it the answer that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ was in fact true. As I have tried to live true to those communications from a loving Heavenly Father, I have seen great blessings in my life and in the lives of my family. The church has taught us how to live happily, in spite of our challenges, and has given us hope for an eternal family once we pass on.

How I live my faith

I've been asked to serve voluntarily as a leader of our congregation. It is a temporary assignment in which I have the opportunity to direct the youth programs, gospel teaching, welfare efforts and service activities of members that live in my area. I enjoy getting to know so many good people on a personal level as we work together to help eachother and do good in our community and throughout the world. I also have accepted an assignment as a "home teacher" to a family in our congregation which involves visiting that family regularly and ensuring their needs are met. I've become great friends with them and believe I actually benefit more from this association than they do. I also try to live my faith as an employer. I try to be kind and fair, give opportunities for personal growth and help employees grow through personal accountability.