Role at Digital Scrapper
Hi—I’m Charlie Sattgast, the Mystery Man behind Digital Scrapper. I’m not trying to be boastful, but Digital Scrapper couldn’t run without me. (Linda is nodding in agreement as I speak.) Among my list of duties is:
• Video and manual production
• Web and classroom development
• Managing our server
• Finances and taxes
• Cooking and taking out the trash
• And anything else on my Honey-Do List
Though I’ve lived in Portland for 37 years, I grew up in rural southern Idaho where I worked in my parents’ hardware store, which means I can fix just about anything. In fact, at our house I’m known as the Fix-It man, and it’s one of the things I really enjoy doing. My perfectionist tendencies even show up when I make toasted cheese sandwiches.
Photos and page by Linda Sattgast
Template from Daily Life Template 12×12 by Susie Roberts
Paper from Cardstock Lunchbag by Susie Roberts
Fonts: Pablo and Optima
My fix-it skills have come in handy at Digital Scrapper where, in the very beginning (2003), I hired someone for two hours to teach me how to create web pages and then proceeded to create our first website.
Music is one of my passions. I learned to play the guitar as a child and the trumpet in junior high, then moved on to electric bass in high school. About 10 years ago I learned the upright bass which I play, along with the electric bass, on our worship team at church.
I’ve been a credentialed Foursquare pastor for the last 23 years and recently earned a doctoral degree in leadership development.
I’ve also been a military chaplain in Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) for the last 13 years where I’ve had the privilege of influencing the next generation of young leaders. Some of my strongest friendships are with the fine unpaid professionals in CAP. (All service in Civil Air Patrol is voluntary.)
I currently serve as the Chief of the Chaplain Corps, which puts me in leadership over the largest volunteer chaplain corps in the world. It is both a great honor and a great responsibility.
I like cushy activities like ballroom dancing and going on cruises with Linda, but I also love more adventuresome sports like rocking climbing, mountaineering, and hiking. This photo was taken at sunset on the summit of Sahale Peak, North Cascades National Park.
Scrapbooking Consultant (and Favorite Page)
I know you’ll find this hard to believe, but I’m not a scrapbooker. However, did you know that I’m one of Linda’s two main scrapbooking consultants? (Our daughter Allison is the other one.) Linda often says, “I’d like to solicit an opinion. Do you like this better…or this ?” as she hides and reveals a layer, or group of layers, on a scrapbook page. So I tell her which version I like, and she usually goes for it.
The scrapbook page below is one of my favorites because it involves one of my favorite activities—going south for a couple of months in the winter to “boondock” in the desert in an RV. In the photo I’m calling home to say we had arrived at our destination just as the sun was setting in all its brilliance.
Photo and page by Linda Sattgast
Paper overlay from Harvest 1912 by Joanne Brisebois
Tag from Alphabet Soup by Digilicious
Staple from We Celebrate by Julie Mead
Chevrons from Paper Strip Templates by Digital Scrapper Designs
Font: Hero Light
Though I don’t scrapbook, I do my part by letting Linda take as many photos as she wants and enjoying the finished pages. I appreciate being married to someone who knows the importance of preserving our wonderful family memories!