Scott keeps an eye on the past

Look­ing back while look­ing for­ward

Gatton Star - - LIFE COMMUNITY -

Name: Scott Wright

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Owner, along with Sarah, of The Barn and Scotty’s Garage

Age: 59

Mar­i­tal Sta­tus: As good as.

Why did you de­cide to get in­volved with the busi­ness? Sarah and I were both do­ing our best for our re­spec­tive em­ploy­ers at the time and de­cided we should be do­ing it for our­selves.

Have you met any­one fa­mous, who and when? Back in 1998 I played golf with Wally Lewis and in 2015 Steve Price and his mum vis­ited The Barn.

What is your great­est ac­com­plish­ment in life? My two de­voted daugh­ters, and, with Sarah, achiev­ing suc­cess in busi­ness. What’s the best ad­vice you’ve ever re­ceived?

The harder you work, the luck­ier you get.

What is the one thing you would like to change in the world?

The fu­ture. I’m for­tu­nate in my position to get to talk to a great va­ri­ety of folk from dif­fer­ent walks of life. We all agree that the fu­ture seems to be perched on a very slip­pery slope.

Not­with­stand­ing the num­ber how old do you feel and why?

Early 40s – old enough to know bet­ter and en­er­getic enough to fol­low it through.

What is your favourite hobby or re­cre­ation, and why?

Pre­serv­ing our her­itage. We need to ap­pre­ci­ate where we have come from to have any idea of where we’re head­ing.

What is your hap­pi­est child­hood mem­ory?

Rid­ing in the back of the old ute, hold­ing the rub­bish down, head­ing to the dump.

What is your favourite place to visit in the dis­trict?

Pohlman’s Nurs­ery (When it rains again!)

What would you do if you won the Lotto?

Keep it a se­cret, then share it amongst fam­ily and friends swear­ing each of them to se­crecy.

Who are the peo­ple you most ad­mire – dead or liv­ing?

The peo­ple who made Aus­tralia the place it was.

PHOTO: DO­MINIC EL­SOME

GRIT: Co-owner of The Barn and Scotty’s Garage Scott Wright is a be­liever in hard work pro­duc­ing great re­sults.

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