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Hi I'm Rob Bott

My family is at the center of my life. Because of that, I've been an active Mormon all my life, by conscious choice.

About Me

I grew up in Murray, in the Salt Lake Valley. As the middle son, with an older brother and a younger sister, we enjoyed a safe and happy childhood (picture "Happy Days"). My father, my greatest hero, is a gentle man who taught school. My angel mother was a full time homemaker. After high school, I served a mission for the Church in Perth and Adelaide, Australia. After returning home I married my sweetheart, Dawn Evans. We've now been married for almost 40 years. We have three wonderful children who also have wonderful children. Being a Grandparent is as good as they say it is! I attended the U of U for my undergraduate work and completed my MBA at Utah State. I have spent pretty much my entire career in the printing business, even working for the Church's printing services for about 12 years. I'm currently the VP of Ops at a RR Donnelley printing operation in Logan, Utah. We moved here about 17 years ago to take this job and we love Cache Valley. My work has always been an important part of my life and I feel good about the contributions I've made in my business, while working to keep my priorities focused on my family. We enjoy boating, traveling and camping. But my favorite recreation is skiing. I still love to hit the slopes and believe that since I don't ski on Sunday, I shouldn't spend too much time at church on Saturday... :-) My family is the center of my life, and the gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me how I can live with them forever.

Why I am a Mormon

As I've indicated in this profile, my life's focus is my family. But l recognize that to be of most value to my family, I need to follow God's plan. He has sent us here to learn, to serve and to improve. It is a lifelong quest and no doubt even continues after this life. I'm motivated by my faith in Jesus Christ to follow this plan, this path. I've chosen to believe and I can tell you that in believing, I have found peace and happiness. I can see from the example of those around me, the consequences of various choices. My choice is for joy with my family.....and this has been my experience.

How I live my faith

I decided a long time ago to try and serve wherever my local Church leaders asked me to. I'm not perfect at this and find I need to constantly improve and rededicate myself to these service opportunities. But I've served as a Boy Scout, Scoutmaster, in the leadership of some of our local church groups, as a Sunday School teacher and as a Bishop (Pastor). I'm currently making my second attempt at being a good Bishop. I serve in a Married Student Ward, associated with USU. These are wonderful, strong, talented, young members of the Church and I learn from them as I try to serve them. As important as service in the Church is, I believe that in order to follow Christ, I need to reach outside my family and Church members to be of service. This can be accomplished in formal ways, but it can also be accomplished by seeking and finding opportunities for acts of kindness to those around us. Those both inside and outside our set of circumstances. These opportunities occur at work, in community settings, in times of disaster and peace, and even just walking down the street or having lunch in a cafe. I try and apply the principles I learn from the scriptures and the life of Jesus Christ into my day to day life. I believe that in fact, this is the purpose of life. To become more and more like Christ as I seek to master myself and make my will subject to God's will......my life more like Christ's life. Those are big words and concepts and it clearly will take me more than a lifetime to reach some level of success at that. But as I observe my 88 year old hero-father, I can see the possibilities if we repent and work to improve.