My name is Scott Pilcher and I have been happily married since 1993. I enjoy spending time in the Colorado sun with my wife and two kids. I am blessed to have a family that shares this value. We enjoy hiking with our dogs, fishing, and camping. Colorado provides an amazing playground. I have always played sports growing up. Currently I am fascinated with the game of golf. The mental aspect of the game is such a metaphor for life that it keeps me coming back regardless of how bad I play. In my "free time" I enjoy reading self-help books and books on personal growth and success. Since I was a kid, I have enjoyed playing chess and I have been introducing it to my kids for the past few years.
Like many dads I have structured my work around my family goals. I realized many years ago that if I was going to preach the importance of family I had better be living it as well. You may notice that I do not work in the evenings, on Fridays or the weekends.
Being authentic and genuine are values that I strongly believe in. I have always been intrigued by human behavior and would often just watch and observe and wonder "now I wonder why that person would do that?" Now I realize the better question is,
"I wonder why I did that?" I was not a great student in the classroom through high school so when I graduated from Colorado State University in 1991 it was a great accomplishment. I received a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. My plan was to be a ski bum in the Colorado Rockies for a few years and then become a sports psychologist, work with professional athletes, and retire early. I wanted to take athletes where they were and make them even better.
As happens when you plan your life, life had different plans for me, a lesson that has repeated itself many times. In 1997 I graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling. I quickly found out that my idea of becoming a "sports psychologist" was premature. In addition, my own values were beginning to change with the expansion of my family. I found myself more interested in working with families than athletes. I have found that success in relationships takes vision, determination, education, and practice. I have also found that all relationships will go through some tough times and that these tough times are when people grow the most.