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Redding Resident of the Week: Scott Smith

A stay-at-home dad with a sense of humor remains consistantly active in Redding's many organizations.

Name: Scott Smith

Age: 38

Occupation:  I maintain my Illinois law license and do occasional legal and marketing consulting. For now, my full-time job is as a stay at home dad to our two children.

Tell us a little about yourself:  I was born and raised in La Grange, Ill. where I lived until I moved to Redding. I have an older brother, Terry and a younger sister, Sarah. Sadly, my parents Jerry and Kathy are both deceased. My wife Mary is from Marshfield, Wisc. Mary is a Financial Services Industry Consultant for Teradata.  We have a first grade daughter and son in kindergarten. I am thankful to my friend for nominating me for resident of the week. 

How long have you lived in Redding? I moved to Redding in April of 2009. 

What is your favorite thing about Redding? Almost every person I have met in Redding is kind, thoughtful and reliable. Life sure is a lot easier when you live among people like that.

What keeps you here?  One of the conditions of my parole is that I not leave the State of Connecticut. I am kidding about that! The real reason is that my family and I are happy here.

What is your best memory in Redding?  Last summer I experienced the perfect summer Sunday. It began with a full day of swimming on the beach at with my family. We ended the day with a visit to the town green where we listened to a free concert, ate a hamburger served by one of the Redding Girl Scout troops, and visited with a dozen or so friends who had the same idea that day. 

What do you do during your free time in Redding?  I am co-chair of fundraising for the Redding Neighbors and Newcomers, I am family social chair of the Redding Elementary PTA, I am assistant coach to my daughter’s softball team, I am a substitute Meals on Wheels delivery person for the , I serve on the Frog Folic Committee which raises money for the , a few times a year my family and I serve dinner at the Westport Community Kitchen, and on most Wednesday nights I sing and play guitar with fellow musicians at Pickers Night Out at the . I also enjoy fishing and golf, but don’t get the chance to do much of either. 

Cathy kane June 06, 2011 at 01:35 AM
Great guy and a great family. Well deserved!
Julie Heslin June 07, 2011 at 07:58 PM
Scott is an amazing guy and I'm glad to know him, Mary and the kids!!!!

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