By Julia Thompson
Sep 29, 2018

Meet the 2018 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipients Part One

Every year we honor outstanding men in our community at a recognition event called the Celebration of Eagles. Adult Eagle Scouts who have shown success in their professional life and community are nominated for the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. Men who have gone above and beyond their communities and made a national and international impact are nominated for the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

These men have devoted a lifetime to their profession, avocation, community, and beliefs, at great sacrifice to themselves and their families. Each recipient will receive recognition worthy of a lifetime’s accomplishments.

The Outstanding Eagle Scout Awards 2018

This year we have the pleasure of honoring the following recipients:

James Daniels Gary Dollar
Brandon Doman Brad Frost
Dennis Heaston Stan Houghton
Kevin Johnson Jeff Lind
Stan Lockhart Charles Loveless
Jan Newman Kelly Nielsen
Tom Otterstrom Greg Perry
Brandon Pulsipher James Rasband
Brad Wilcox

In part one of this series, we will take a deeper dive into five of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award.

James Rasband

James R. Rasband is the Academic Vice President at Brigham Young University and previously served as dean of the BYU law school.  His research and teaching have centered on natural resources law.  Rasband received his undergraduate degree from BYU and his law degree from Harvard University.

Prior to entering academia, he practiced law at Perkins Coie in Seattle, Washington, where his practice focused on Indian treaty litigation.  Rasband is an Eagle Scout and has twice served as an assistant Scoutmaster.

He loves hiking in Utah’s red rock canyons.  Rasband is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.  He and his wife, Mary Williams Rasband, have four children.

Brad Wilcox

Brad is an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University where he also enjoys working with such programs as Especially for Youth and Campus Education Week.  He is the author of The Continuous Atonement and the BYU devotional, “His Grace is Sufficient” which has had over a million views.

He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile and returned to that country to preside over the Santiago East Mission from 2003-2006.  The year prior to his first mission as a young man he served as the youth representative on the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America.

He and his wife Debi have four children, eight grandchildren. They also currently serve as Cub Scout leaders in their Provo ward.

Brandon Doman

Brandon is married to Alisha and they have 6 children: Sage, Isaac, Jace, Myles, Michael, and Macie. They have lived in Pleasant Grove for almost 10 years. He is the son of Verl and Susan Doman and has 3 brothers and 3 sisters, who all live nearby in Utah County.

Since 2013, Brandon and his brother Bryce have co-owned two local manufacturing companies named Landecor and Weigh Safe. Prior to this business partnership, Brandon attended BYU where he played QB from 1998-200. After which, he played 3 seasons in the NFL for the 49ers, Redskins, and Bills. He later coached football at BYU for 8 seasons from 2005-2012.

Brandon became an Eagle Scout in 1994 and has since served for many years as a youth Scout leader. He currently serves as an Assistant District Commissioner. His current church calling is 2nd counselor in the stake presidency of the Pleasant Grove, Utah North Field Stake.

Kevin Johnson

Kevin was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and raised in North Ogden. He was 14 when he earned his Eagle Award. Kevin served an LDS mission in Chile, is a graduate of Weber State and earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University. Kevin is married to his best friend, Nikki, and they have six children and two grandchildren. With over 30 years’ experience, Kevin is a Board-Certified Fellow in Healthcare Management from the American College of Healthcare Executives and is the CEO of Mountain View Hospital in Payson, where he has worked for 24 years.

Greg Perry

Greg is a Seattle native that attended the University of Washington and then NYU School of Law. While in New York, Greg met his better half, Erin Ruffner, from Provo, and they have five children ages eleven and under. Receiving his law degree and a master’s in taxation law, Greg practiced in the area of tax advising on mergers and acquisitions in Seattle before moving to Utah in 2010. Greg is currently general counsel for a family office that is focused on commercial and residential real estate. He enjoys serving as the committee chair and 11-year-old Scout leader of Provo Troop 1381.

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Author: Julia Thompson | BA in English from BYU | Fund Development and Marketing Specialist | Boy Scouts of America, Utah National Parks Council

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