WELLcome Home, Scott Lowen
We're excited to continue our monthly feature highlighting someone awesome who has recently moved back to Metro Detroit after adventures away!
This month, we'd like to (re)introduce you to Scott Lowen!
TW: You recently returned to Metro Detroit after spending some time away. What brought you back?
SL: I left Michigan 8 years ago, but I always considered Michigan home and always said if I found the right job I would come back. After learning about the Youth Engagement Director position at Temple Beth El, I applied immediately and am thrilled to be back with my family and at TBE where it all started for me!
TW: Where did life take you before you returned home?
SL: I worked and lived all over the world. From New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, California, Oregon, Washington State, British Columbia, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland and Boston. Most recently I was living and working in Seattle, Washington.
TW: What fictional place would you most like to travel to (and why?)
SL: I really love the Star Wars movies, specifically Chewbacca! So I would love to go to Kashyyyk which is the wookiee home planet (major nerd alert moment!!!).
TW: What is your ideal Saturday?
SL: If it's nice weather, anything outside; specifically laying in my hammock! If it's not good weather, I love movies and LOTS OF POPCORN!
TW: What's your favorite game? (could be board game, sport, etc.)
SL: I’ve played soccer my whole life -- it will always be my favorite!
TW: What was your AIM screen name and how did you choose it?
SL: Is it sad that I still remember it? ShortnhairyS… I was short, hairy and my name starts with S.
TW: What's one food you could never bring yourself to eat (and why)?
SL: There are not many foods I won’t try at least once, but I don’t eat any kind of candy! I’ve never had M&Ms, Skittles, or Reese's. No chocolate/candy for me!
TW: As a kid, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"
SL: It changed constantly, but for a long time I wanted to be a high school history teacher.
TW: What is your most frequently used emoji?
SL: I didn’t get a smart phone until 2014, so emojis are still somewhat new to me. If I had to choose one, it would have to be it would be the BIG smile emoji because I usually have a big smile on my face.
TW: What do you look for in your Jewish community?
SL: Collaboration, being present, and open-mindedness. I think it’s so important for communities to collaborate and work together. It's 2018 and while I think tradition is important, I think it is more important to change with the times, make new traditions and be willing to try new things!
TW: Finish the sentence: When I go to The Well...
SL: I want to meet new people!