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Hi I'm Scott

I am a Pediatric Endocrinologist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Boise, Idaho, and I served a French-speaking mission in the Ivory Coast of Africa. I graduated from BYU in Biochemistry in 2003. I finished medical school in 2007, completed a residency in Pediatrics in 2010, and I am now specializing in Pediatric Endocrinology. My wife and I met at BYU and were married in 2001, and we now have 3 kids. I am an avid tennis player, and I enjoy ping-pong, billiards, foosball, soccer, and the guitar hero video games.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, and my parents and grandparents are all members of the church. But I gained a testimony of my own throughout childhood and as a teenager. I've always known in my heart that Jesus is the Christ, and that Joseph Smith was called of God to re-establish Christ's Church on the earth in these latter days. By living the principles of Christ's Gospel and following the teachings of the modern-day prophets, my testimony slowly grew. One of the most powerful spiritual experiences of my life came as a missionary at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. During one of our large weekly missionary meetings, we sang the hymn "Praise to the Man", a tribute to the prophet Joseph Smith. The Spirit of God came so strongly to my heart that I began to choke on the words and could barely stand. With tears streaming down my cheeks, the Spirit bore witness to me that Joseph Smith had seen God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, and that he was indeed called as a prophet to restore the fullness of Christ's Gospel in this last dispensation.

How I live my faith

I strive to be an honest and happy person and to be good example to those around me. In the church, there are two main areas where I am currently volunteering. I help with some of the maintenance issues, like changing out some of the lights that aren't working and making sure the kitchen and bathrooms have plenty of paper towels and toilet paper. I also meet on a weekly basis with the 11-year old boys who are making the transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. They are eager to learn about Scouting and excited to start going on overnight campouts.