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Hi I'm Scott

I grew up the son of a US Army Officer. I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and coaching sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My hobbies and activities are varied. My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family. So, I generally enjoy doing most of the activities my family enjoys. We spend time hiking and rock climbing. We also enjoy going to the beach when we can get away. I also really enjoy working. I completed a Bachelor’s degree in accounting about 20 years ago and received my CPA license a few of years later. About 10 years ago I decided to return to school to obtain a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. While working on this degree, I returned to my work as an accountant for the university and then went on to complete my Doctorate in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a focus in family financial issues. I completed that degree this year and now enjoy my extra time continuing to do research in the area of retirement planning.

Why I am a Mormon

My father grew up with his mother going to the Methodist church and his father going to the Baptist church each Sunday. My mother grew up with her family attending the Presbyterian Church, so religion has always been an important part of our family life. My father was stationed in Korea as a battalion commander in the late 1970’s and due to the length of his assignment our family was able to be in Korea with him. During this time we were introduced to the gospel through a group of young men serving our church and an orphanage of girls that toured Korea performing musical numbers. About 6 months after this introduction, our family made the decision to join the Mormon Church on December 25th, 1975. I was one of the youngest members of my family and over the course of the last nearly 40 years, my understanding of the gospel principles has continued to grow. Today, my understanding of the role of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and his willingness to sacrifice himself for me provides me with the strength to keep going. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to continue to become like him and to continue to grow in my understanding of this world and what lies ahead and for the understanding that the Spirit provides me as I study these things.

How I live my faith

I have been afforded many opportunities throughout my adult life to serve both in my community and in my church. I have spent time serving in the community as a junior achievement instructor, on the board of directors and as the Treasurer of a non-profit organization, as a soccer coach for my daughter’s soccer teams, as the president of the soccer club, and as a state delegate for an election cycle. In the church I have had the opportunity to serve children, youth, and adults in both teaching and leadership positions. All of these experiences have helped me to grow and develop my talents and abilities and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve those around me.