I Am Sandy - Rayna Scott (Sandy Senior Center)
Rayna Scott and her husband Dave moved into their Sandy home 55 years ago where they raised their four children. Rayna has been an active participant in the community ever since. She first became involved in the Sandy Senior Center in 2005 when she started assisting in teaching a Photoshop class. She has since been serving on the Sandy Senior Center Advisory Council for the past ten years as secretary. In 2015, she received the Salt Lake County Vital Volunteer Award for the Sandy Senior Center.
Other community service has included serving as a volunteer in the Olympic Village for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics in 2002, serving as a den mother in a Cub Scout pack, and she and her husband mentored an 11-member refugee family from Liberia, Africa. They also served in Salt Lake City’s inner city for 2.5 years helping vulnerable people become independent. They also served as volunteers at the Utah State Prison for 7.5 years helping transition inmates as they approached the time of their release.
Rayna taught piano for 22 years before going to work at the University of Utah. She worked there as a Recruitment Coordinator in Career Services where she received the Dean’s Service Excellence Award for Student Affairs & Services.
She has held various positions in her church including teacher, officer in various organizations, girls’ athletic coach, camp leader, organist/pianist, and as a “Ma and Pa” with her husband on a youth handcart trek.
Her hobbies include reading, playing the piano, walking, editing pictures, and playing ping pong at the Sandy Senior Center.