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Hi I'm Scott

My life changed when I found Jesus Christ and the church. I love the church and everything about it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the LA area, living in several suburbs until 1971. For the next four years I lived in Orlando, Florida before moving to Glendale, AZ in '75. I graduated from Glendale High in 1979 and entered the Air Force, where I worked as a Calibration Tech for the next seven plus years, serving in Denver, Okinawa, New Mexico and the 3.5 years at Williams AFB in Mesa, AZ. While at Williams, I married my wife and we had our first two daughters, adding our other three after I left the AF, while living in Mesa (then Gilbert) and working as a Cal Tech another eight years. That ended August 12, 1994 (the same day as the MLB strike) when I was laid-off from Allied-Signal Aerospace after nearly six years. That proved to be a blessing as I was hired the following Halloween by my present employer. I have worked mostly in the Phoenix area as a field service engineer, as well as the NA Knowledge Management Champion and most recently the Western Region Manager position upon my graduation from the University of Phoenix in 2010 with a degree in Business Management. I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially the Suns, Red Sox, Dodgers, Patriots, Vikings, and ASU Sun Devils. I also like to camp, read, oil paint, and care for my Koi and two Chihuahuas; but value mostly my time spent and traveling with my wife, five daughters, and two sons-in-law and granddaughter and grandson.

Why I am a Mormon

I once searched for a church that valued baptism and works most importantly, that there was more to life than merely naming Jesus Christ as my savior. I felt it was shallow for some individuals I knew to go to church on Sunday, but live the rest of their week doing whatever they chose and not feeling any remorse. I wanted a church of people that chose to live a higher standard as a rule and that valued the choice to be baptized as the beginning to a life of service. When I found that the LDS church taught that it was meaningless to baptize infants and that an age of accountability should be obtained to value the decision, this caught my attention. I discovered this and many more teachings that were in alignment with what I felt a church should offer, and more importantly, a way in which I wanted to live. I joined the church in 1984 and soon met my wife who helped me learn even more about the church and about eternal choices and families. We live the gospel of Jesus Christ every day and have been blessed with five beautiful daughters that also live and value the gospel in their lives.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed all of the opportunities I have had over the years to serve in church callings and by doing so, serve others. I have taught in many ways, including Sunday School, served as adviser to young men/scouts (my current calling) and written and produced the weekly bulletin and a youth play. The church has afforded me many callings for growth as I have discovered talents that I would not have without these opportunities. The chance to serve others is very important to the lives of Latter-Day Saints and without each of us serving each other, my life, and that of my family, would not be the same.