Hi! I'm Scott. I'm considerate, hard-working, creative, and fun-loving. I like lots of things, including light-hearted conversations, building forts out of boxes, and putting craisins in salads. But I especially enjoy giving service alongside someone I love!
I grew up in a small town in Indiana, then served in the Bulgaria Sofia Mission (speaking Bulgarian). I graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science in physiology, with honors and an English minor. I am currently (until 2016) a med student in an M.D. training program. My dreams include becoming a husband, father, physician, and author, as well as giving service in the Church.
My friends say I'm "unique and funny," which is a wonderful compliment! I work hard in school, but I prefer to be defined by my qualities and personality. At a dance, I love dancing with a girl, forgetting myself, and just thinking about the two of us having a good time together. I really like discovering amazing places and people close to home, though I also want to visit other countries and cultures, someday! My passion for serving has led me to work hard in school, conflicting sometimes with my passion for fun and adventure, but in the end it will all turn out for the best!
I love the Church! I know Jesus Christ lives, and that He leads the Church. I believe that when two people both strive to become closer to God, they also become closer to each other. I love serving in the Church and doing missionary work. One day I hope to serve a mission with my future wife.
Some of my favorite activities are seeing plays and musicals, movies at home with pizza, ultimate Frisbee at sunset, dancing swing to a live band (with trombonists), morning runs with a friend, baking chocolate chip cookies, hiking behind waterfalls, playing Studio Ghibli songs on piano, designing educational games, volunteer tutoring, going to the temple, and picnics in the park with kids. I love being with family and friends!
More about my interests:
First, the arts! I love seeing musicals, supporting local artists, writing stories, taking snapshots, and teaching myself Disney songs for piano! Also singing along in the car, singing in the ward choir, making videos, and anything creative! I love swing era dance, music and movies, and the history and culture surrounding the world wars. I dream of traveling to visit Europe, publishing novels, seeing Broadway, etc!
Next up, fitness! I love Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, hikes, running, swimming, volleyball, etc! I also love dancing swing, waltz, polka, country swing, and cha-cha! I run regularly and like to stay fit, and would love a partner for dancing, the gym, and hiking! After a workout, I like to relax in the hottub and go for an easy swim in the pool, then snag some dinner at Subway.
And of course, games! I've been collecting board games of good lengths, difficulties, and styles for various occasions. They are a fun way to get family together and generate excitement! My favorite is 7 Wonders. I love having friends over to play games, have dinner, or watch a movie or devotional! I also like to create new wholesome games, which is something my older siblings and I enjoy doing together. I love seeing people smile as they play a new game we've made!
I look forward to getting to know you! Let me know if you would like to share some time together!