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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a proud husband, father of five, and an agent for change in industry of continuous improvement. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Jack of all trades, master of none. That pretty much describes me. I am first and foremost a proud husband to the girl of my dreams. I'm also a proud father of five and absolutely love teaching, coaching and nurturing my family. Ever since I was little, my dream was to be married and have children of my own. I feel so privileged and blessed to have that opportunity now. I'm also very pleased with where I'm at in my professional career. I'm an Industrial Engineer by educational background and am currently a continuous improvement manager for a great company. I get to work with all sorts of great folks across all organizations in the company to find ways to improve what we do. Using great methods such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints, I have great fun working with difficult challenges to find constraints, manage them, fix them and improve the business. As a result, I know a little bit about many areas but I'm not an expert in any particular area. Thus my jack of all trades, master of none moniker. I find this carries over into my personal life as well. I'm interested in and do lots of things, such as photography, video, wood working, do it yourself projects, golf, piano, music, singing, model airplanes, web design, basketball, reading, camping, hiking... I like to do these and other things but can't say do any one of them expertly. But I have fun with these interests, especially when my family is involved.

Why I am a Mormon

There are three primary reasons that explain why I am a Mormon. The main reason why I'm a Mormon essentially boils down to the simple fact that I choose to continue a grand experiment of faith I started very early on in my life. This exercise of faith continues to bring positive effects to my life with the most important one being my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through faith I've come to know my Father in heaven is real and He loves me. Throughout my life I've learned and continue to learn and seek truth. I consider myself a truth seeker and am very grateful for the abundant opportunities I have to learn and grow. Church doctrines and beliefs have played a big part in cultivating these desires and attitudes within me. There is nothing I have learned or been exposed to in any form that compels me to believe this experiment of faith is futile. To the contrary seeking truth has strengthened my faith and given me greater hope. I'm also very grateful for the belief of eternal families. This is the second reason what I'm a Mormon. The knowledge that I can be with my family for eternity because of Christ and Our Heavenly Father's plan is a tremendous source of hope an joy. Understanding that we are here for a reason brings a tremendous feeling of purpose and commitment. The Book of Mormon is third primary reason why I choose to be a Mormon. It is inspired scripture and has brought me closer to Christ. Together with the Bible it helps me further understand what faith is all about. It sustains my commitment to continue my experiment of faith and receive an abundance of blessings I am only beginning to understand.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is primarily manifested in how I do all I can to raise my family well. In my line of work to find constraints and improve them, one method we often use takes a list of seemingly random undesirable attributes about an environment and organizes them in a logical order that then helps to identify a common root cause. Then attention and focus is paid to that cause to improve the situation. When that is done, because the root cause is addressed AND because the previously identified undesired attributes (that were thought to be random and independent) were all dependent in the examined environment, they not longer were a problem. It never ceases to amaze me how often an organizations' issues are usually interconnected and that by finding the core issue or root cause, you can have the greatest impact or leverage to cause positive changes. I believe this same phenomenon exits in our society. Nearly all the undesirable aspects of our society, I believe, are a result of unrighteousness. Thus the solution of our world's problems lies primarily in living righteously, living in a way that our Heavenly Father wants us to live. And I can have the greatest impact toward that solution by doing all I can to raise and nurture my family well. That is how I choose to live my faith - to make an impact in my immediate family and by trying my best to do the right things.