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Hi I'm Scott

I am the father of 5. I'm an illustrator, a teacher, and a student of the creative process. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in small town Idaho doing normal boy things like playing baseball with my friends, soccer with my brothers, and building forts. I didn't have a television until I was about ten, so I found creative ways to stay busy like making mud bombs with firecrackers and breaking open rocks with a hammer. I also did a lot of drawing. My love of drawing and creating led to a career as a children’s book illustrator and art teacher. That adventure has taken us from small town Idaho to Los Angeles, to Utah, and recently to Colorado. Shortly after a two-year mission to Portugal, I married my high school sweetheart. Even though she teases me that I should have been a dentist, she has been extremely supportive. Her dedication, love, and sacrifice for our family is truly amazing. Together, we are raising five healthy children. I am currently the department chair of Art and Design at a community college and love to teach drawing and creativity. I enjoy playing soccer, rock climbing, and teaching workshops on creativity and leadership.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know God lives and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. His prophets teach me to have faith in Christ and in His word. The Holy Spirit confirms in my heart the truthfulness of their words. When I follow His word, and do His will, I find peace and happiness. But you say, “there are many people of faith who believe in Christ and live his word?” Yes. And I am so grateful for my friends who are people of faith. I am a Mormon because I was taught about a second witness of Christ, the Book of Mormon and I know it is true. It is God’s word and I have tested, proven, and felt that many times over.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many small ways. I teach my children about Jesus Christ. I ponder His word regularly and strive to live as He did. I pray daily. I lead my family in prayer at meal times and before we go to bed. We read the scriptures together and sing praises to the Lord. I love my “neighbors” and look for ways to serve them. I am faithful to my wife. I worship on Sundays and live my standards every day. I give ten percent of my income to build up the church. I donate money to the poor and the needy. On Thursday nights, you will find me serving the young men in my area as a scout leader.