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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a husband and father of 2 crazy kids. I'm an MBA, a social media nut, an avid geocacher, and a tech junkie. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are proud parents to two wonderful young children. We love spending time as a family and doing things together. Currently, I'm an active full-time house dad. My wife works to support us now, and I'm at home with the kids while I apply for jobs. We remain happy and optimistic in our, albeit, uncustomary state with me at home with the kids while my wife works. I am a complete nut for technology. I follow all the major tech sites and blogs to get the latest scoop on the newest coming technology. Social media is also something that I frequently engage in (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, blogging, and more). I also love playing Settlers of Catan with friends and Geocaching.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a loving home and taught the principles of the Gospel since I was young. I learned that through hard work and faith in the Lord all things can be made possible. But despite the lasting legacy of faith that my parents and ancestors have left, I remain devoted to my faith because of my own personal testimonies and witnesses of the Gospel. I remember, as a youth, deciding to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover for the first time by myself. It took me almost three months to finish it but I was enamored by the stories and drawn to the book like no other I had ever read. I decided to read it again after I had finished and this time read it all the way through in only two weeks. I couldn't put it down. The way the book made me feel was beyond anything I had felt in my life to that point. From that point on, I have never been able to deny the witness of faith that I gained through the testimony of the Book of Mormon at such a young age in my adolescence. That faith has carried me through the good times and bad and has made me a better person in my life.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints means also being an active contributor to your family and to society. There are no free rides into Heaven. We must all give our best efforts every day of our lives. Am I perfect? By no means, not even close. But the Gospel is not made up of perfect individuals. Instead it is a place of training and schooling to learn to become more like our Heavenly Father each and every day. Every day we are encouraged to stand a little taller and give a little bit more. In our families, we conduct Family Home Evenings, which occur each Monday night. This is a simple activity where we get the family to discuss principles of the Gospel appropriate to each family member and their respective ages and understanding. There is always a fun activity and dessert planned afterward to ensure the kids are on the best behavior. Along with doing things in our families, Mormon members are encouraged to be active contributors to society. Over the course of my lifetime I have been involved in many community building activities and service projects that have taught me the importance of charity and Christ-like living. Being a member of the church is a busy responsibility, but it is rewarding knowing that the choices you make in your life can impact your family and even your community for good for generations to come.