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Hi I'm Scott.

I'm a father of five amazing children and a husband to a wonderful wife and mother. I work in the space industry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the third child in a musical family of eight children. I loved growing up in a large family, and I enjoy spending time getting to know people. We followed my dad's career in road construction from Utah to Texas to Colorado, where we have stayed since I was 13. I enjoyed most sports and attempted many in my teens including soccer, basketball, softball, and volleyball. I also love great music and while playing the piano and oboe did not pan out (ask my family), I found a lot of joy bellowing songs in the shower, and singing in several choirs. "Ol' Man River" and many of the songs from "Les Miserables" are among my favorites. Languages fascinate me, and I have dabbled in Spanish (elementary school), French (high school), Russian (college), and Cantonese, which I learned when I served my mission to Hong Kong. I married my wonderful wife, Rebekah, while in college at Utah State University. She came from a large family too of seven kids. We now have five children, and I love being the "Meanest Dad in the World" and telling my kids, "Let me think about it... No." Rebekah makes our home life rich, reading books out loud, singing and dancing to a wide variety of music, and organizing the daily life including our MDDs (minimum daily duties). Our challenges are mainly health. We love our doctors, but wish we didn't have to visit them so regularly! Even so, we often relearn to be grateful for our lot in life, and we would not trade as each family has their own trials.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all of my life. I have great examples to follow from my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents from both sides of my family. But that is not why I am a Mormon. I believe in my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I know He is there for me. He answers my prayers and his Spirit brings me comfort and peace. I know His gospel is designed to bring happiness, and the blessings the gospel brings makes my life and my family's life abundant and full. There are hard days even when we are doing what is right. Our family has its normal ups and downs. The trials we face sometimes stretch us to our limits, but the Savior has always been there for us. His atonement has the power to heal our hearts from our sorrow and pain. Being a Christian, I try to be a true follower, but I still make many mistakes. I am so grateful to Jesus for the atonement. He makes up for my weakness and blesses my efforts to extend far beyond my abilities. It feels so good to be clean again when I come to the Savior and take his hand into my life and let him lift me up. I truly believe the best answer for the problems we face in the world is found by following the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the simple truths of faith, repentance, baptism, and living by following the Spirit. His gospel is the greatest source of hope. The gospel strengthens families. I love knowing my family can be eternal. If I follow Christ, nothing can take my family from me. It is a great honor to hold the priesthood and be able to bless my family and friends through its power. The blessings of the gospel are truly great. And that's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I serve my ward as the financial clerk. It is inspiring to see how faithful people are in supporting each other, especially when times are difficult. The funds are sacred and every effort is made to use the money to bless the lives of all the members and especially those who need it most. Previously I have been a scoutmaster. Helping young men learn and grow to be men is a noble work. I appreciate the Boy Scouts for what they do for my son, and also for what they do for my daughters. It helps me stay prepared.