About Scott Fillmer

Scott Fillmer Self Portrait, 2014

Scott Fillmer Self Portrait, 2014

Hi, I’m Scott. Welcome to my site.

My brief personal bio is below, but just for fun because I love using numbers, I thought I would give you a few quick fun facts about me, by the numbers. If you are interested in my formal resume it can be found here or my LinkedIn profile here.

  • 4.271 Terabytes. The amount of personal data I’ve collected (kept) since my first PC in 1992.
  • 219,728 Images. The number of photos I’ve taken in 20+ years as a photographer
  • 8. The number I wore in baseball, also shared by Yastrzemski, Ripken, Yogi Berra, and Joe Morgan
  • 641,549 Emails. The number I’ve sent/received and saved since I left AOL in 1993.
  • 3,014,250 Words. The number of words I’ve penned in my DayOne App.
  • 22,364 Tweets. The number of messages I’ve sent via @scottfillmer since Nov 1, 2007.
  • 50 different states, 25 different countries, and 5 continents I’ve been to. I call Auburn home.
  • 10 nieces and nephews. But I only have 1 sibling.
  • 46.66 seconds. The time it took you to read and comprehend the above numbers without pausing to reflect.
  • 154.63 seconds. The time it would take you to read this entire page without stopping to reflect.
  • 14.71 seconds. The amount of time the average person will spend on an “about page” which will determine their first impression about your entire life and who you are.

If you have read this far then maybe something has peaked your interest, that’s great. Thanks for visiting my site and spending part of your day with me. On the practical side of life, I have over twenty years of business experience from the airlines, to the tech industry, to non-profit organizations. I have (disclaimer) been on staff serving Cornerstone Church in Auburn since 2008 as the Business Administrator and Production Manager. With an BA in Accounting from UAB, and an MA in Theology from Liberty University, I hope to be able to equip others in fulfilling their mission goals and objectives.

I find great value in the relational aspect of life, and in being able to help others using the skills and experience I have acquired. I have been fortunate to be able to serve locally in the Auburn-Opelika area, internationally in places like Uganda, Africa, as well as online communities where I spent two years with YouVersion.com as a volunteer support representative.

I am a student of photography, writing, baseball, poetry, all around Internet and social media guru. My wife Deborah and I have been married for 21 years now, and we now reside among the Loveliest Village on the PlainsAuburn, AL. Most days you can find me online around Twitter and Facebook.

It’s hard to put into words what God has done in and with my life, what all I have done and have yet to do, but collectively this site is my honest look at life over the past 10-20 years or so. As much as anything else here on this site, I hope it is an honest look at what I call life from my vantage point. If you would like to contact me for any reason you can start with sending me an email at scott.fillmer [at] gmail.

Other Interesting Aspects About My Site

  • About my Photography
    I’ve been a photographer for twenty years now. I Studied at UAB from 1994-96 and started shooting with actual film. My love for photography comes from our ability to capture tiny slices of daily life, frozen forever in time.
  • Read My Personal Testimony
    This is my personal testimony of my faith in Jesus Christ, and how it has progressed through my life from beginning to current day. Every believer in Jesus Christ has this personal testimony, I just realized that few of us ever write it down.
  • My Miscellanies As I have tried to organize my site into coherent sections, and then the various pieces of information that belong in their own group, some things just don’t have a proper spot, they are Miscellanies.
  • My List of Lists I love lists, of all different kids. Over time, I have created enough lists, to have a list of my lists, that’s what this is. I know it sounds a little crazy, maybe it is.

-updated June 2014

27 thoughts on “About Scott Fillmer

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  3. David Norris

    Scott,

    I am also a seminary student at Liberty University Online and in the midst of a ministry plant in Bedford, IN. The reason I am contacting you is that I have found some of your DSMN 500 WA essays to be a good guide in helping me get an outline and direction for my papers. I am working on my “Discipleship Ministry Project” and I could use any advice or direction that you may have. I know what my ministry project will be, however, I am a visual learner “what should my finished project look like” FYI “you do awesome blog work” I have a blog but I am not a blogger. I keep ministry updates on it and that is about it, however, when time allows I would love to be more involved

    We have a professionally published video on the home page that tells all about our ministry, we have secured the building and location just this week. Praise God.

    Thank You and I look forward to your reply

    David Norris

    Reply
    1. Scott Fillmer Post author

      David, thanks so much for your comments… I haven’t taken the ministry project class so not sure how well i could help you there with that, but, i am still working on adding my Discipleship essays to my site, so maybe that will help.

      i checked out your blog and your ministry site, great work, looks like you have your hands full :)

      Reply
  4. Chad Helfenbein

    Hello Scott,

    I would like to inquire about an image of yours, known to me only by the image file title of “great-horned-owl1.jpg”. The image in question was posted to your blog on May 02, 2008. The reason for my inquiry is as follows:

    As an artist, I have been selected to donate a selected work for a silent-auction fund-raising event. All proceeds from said auction are to be allocated to the construction of a skateboard and bicycle park in our community. As such, the medium that we, the artists, have been provided with, is that of a skateboard deck. After weeks of conjuring up various ideas for this platform, I have now narrowed my selections down to two options. One of these options, is that of an owl. After searching Google Images for various reference images, I became quite intrigued by the aforementioned photograph, and would possibly like to pursue a painted rendition for my donation.

    If you could please contact me with regards to this image, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time.

    Reply
  5. Natural True Beauty

    Amen! Thank You for Being YOU Scott! I’m Really thankful to have checked out your Blog. Your Pictures are AMAZING! You’re a Breath of Fresh Air! LOVE! ♥

    Hosanna in the Highest!!

    For His Glory,
    ♥ Linda M

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  6. Trey

    I stumbled upon your site via the “Life, Leadership & Faith” blog. I really enjoy it. I was completely surprised when I started seeing all these Auburn pictures being that I graduated from there in 1991. I was already liking your posts but that sold me. :-)

    I also have a blog called “The Third Thoughts” which is at thethirdthoughts.com. I’m new to this whole blog thing and would love to get your opinion on mine. If you’re busy, no worries. I enjoy your blog, keep it up!

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  7. Nasir Shakeel

    Hello!
    Greetings!
    I have visited your website and praise the Lord that you are working for the Kingdom of God in all nations of the World. I am Nasir Shakeel Christian from Pakistan working with Faith Ministry. So if possible keep in touch with us, and if possible work with us or become a partner and help the Christian Children with Education here in Pakistan So that these children may free from poverty, violence, crime, divorce, alcoholism, prostitution, and drug abuse and work in promotion of peace and reconciliation, care of God’s environmental creation, and community responses to social, political, and religious fragmentation. I shall be great full to you. We provide our Translation Services into Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic & Sindhi Languages. We wish to translate your material like Bible studies, Tracts, Sermons Newsletters, Books, etc into these languages so that true teachings may reach to every true believer in all nations of the World. It will be little costly but will be great in the Kingdom of God. For further information please write us. Looking forward your reply.

    In Him

    Nasir Shakeel
    Executive Director,
    Anaveem Faith Ministries
    Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan

    http://acmpak.webs.com

    Phone: +923006565989

    Reply
  8. Alexander M. Jordan

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for liking my post about Rob Bell over at my blog. I hope you’ll keep reading the series. I like the look of your blog (clean and colorful- via your photos). Like you, I’m also a seminary student (part-time). I have strong interests in music and writing and want to do more with this. I also like to take advantage of all the cool things techies like yourself come up.

    Best wishes to you on all your endeavors, and blessings in Christ,

    Alex

    Reply
    1. Scott Fillmer Post author

      thanks for the comments, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to your future posts… always nice to meet another seminarian, several guys on staff at our church are currently enrolled at RTS, great school. Scott

      Reply
  9. fecanton

    Wow…wonderful photo! You are very good (sorry for my english).

    Can you help me? I try to use the Twenty Twelve template (I’d like to have as similar of you). Please help me. Thank’s

    Reply
  10. Lisa Wheeler

    I came across your blog looking up pictures of Jordan Hare and am so impressed with your photography. I am looking for some Auburn photos (converted to black and white) that I could turn into posters for my son’s room. I am wondering if I could purchase a few of your photos to do this. Please email me below. Really, really impressive work you have!!

    Reply
  11. Jeff

    Now, is that a Boston Red Sox hat you are wearing in that photo at the top of this page? Seems we both may be members of another “nation.”

    Reply
    1. Scott Fillmer Post author

      yeah, moment of weakness, didn’t want my head to get sunburned and my auburn hat wore out… i’m actually more of a Yankees fan anyway, so wearing a boston hat was bad bad lol

      Reply

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